My friends call me the cheese platter queen and I’ll happily take that title. My mum has been making EPIC cheese platters for as long as I can remember and I’ve grown up happily munching on them. The key to an epic cheese platter however is to get the perfect mix of ingredients so it’s not only tasty but also healthy. Thanks mum for teaching me the art of the perfect platter!
I have so many beautiful emails and messages from you guys about binge eating that I thought I would dedicate a blog to it! It’s a personal topic for me as when I was a teenager – I suffered from mild binge eating too. I was too embarrassed to tell anyone or seek help so I’m hoping my experiences + my professional expertise can help even just one of you! xxx
A lot of you would have seen my top healthy lifestyle tips on Nine News on Monday night. For those of you who missed it, you can read it or watch the segment here.
For those of you who would like to read the tips in more detail – please keep reading. You can also find me on Facebook: The Fitness Dietitian or on my Instagram account: @the_fitness_dietitian for more inspiration.
I get some many questions about wind and bloating that I thought I would write a few tips for you guys below. To be honest, they are both a part of a healthy digestive system (yes even women fart!) but when they start to impact on your daily life, prevent you from socialising etc or cause you regular distress – this is when I generally recommend trying some of the tips below.
I’ve had a lost of requests for nutrition related information for PCOS so I’ve decided to do this article for you guys. This is a common condition affecting women and diet and lifestyle interventions can be very helpful. As always, I recommend seeing a local accredited practising dietitian to assist in an individualised meal plan but here are some tips I recommend below.
HANDS UP IF YOU LOVE KOMBUCHA! (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) This fermented tea has been consumed for thousands of years but did you know about the nutritional benefits as well? Read on to find out more:
SERIOUSLY! So many of my clients restrict carbs at night as they think they will make them gain weight! They won’t… as long as the carbs/meals you consume are within your energy budget.
Put your hand up if you usually just slap breaky into a bowl without a care in the world! Cereal eaten from the box doesn’t count right? This picture is to demonstrate why I think it’s important to understand portions & serving sizes. Neither of these pictures is right or wrong depending on your goals. However, the majority of my clients are aiming to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle so some aspect of portion consideration is needed.
Why I recommend eating breakfast
I personally believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Think of your body like a car, you need to put fuel into it regularly for it to run properly.
Healthy snacks can be included as part of a nutritious eating plan however you should only eat snacks if you are actually truly hungry or struggling to meet your daily energy requirements. Eating snacks when you’re not actually hungry can lead to unwanted weight gain. Many people find themselves eating snacks when they’re not hungry which may be due to habit, thirst or a response to boredom, stress or emotions. Too many high energy (kJ) snacks may stall your weight loss or even lead you to gain weight.