Category Archives: dietitian

16 May 2022

7 Ways to Increase Your Legume Intake (And Why You Will Benefit!)

Legumes are often associated with vegan and vegetarian diets however, in the average human diet, legumes aren’t consumed frequently and don’t commonly appear on the dining table (when they really should). What are legumes? Legumes (or pulses) are a family of plants including beans like kidney, black & soy, chickpeas, peas, lupins, lentils and peanuts. Why…

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08 Mar 2022

How well do you know your 5 main food groups?

  Variety is the spice of life The Australian Government recommends we eat a variety of nutritious foods from the five main food groups every day. By doing this we’re fueling our body with the variety of nutrients essential for optimum health and vitality. The foods are grouped because they share similar key nutrients and…

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06 Jan 2022

Avoiding the Afternoon Slump

Do you begin to feel lethargic and slow mid-afternoon and find yourself reaching for something sugary then regretting it after? Although there are a number of reasons we experience the afternoon slump: such as our body’s natural circadian rhythm being disrupted due to shift work, lack of regular daily movement, or being sleep deprived, learning…

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28 Sep 2021

How to Choose a Breakfast Cereal

A question I’m often asked is what breakfast cereal should I have? Particularly for those managing Type 2 Diabetes or looking to reduce their carbohydrates for weight management, this can be a tricky question as cereals are by definition, predominately carbohydrate based. This can make it difficult to balance blood sugar levels, especially if you’re…

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27 Jul 2021

Gestational Diabetes- Our diet and blood glucose control

A new diagnosis of gestational diabetes can be overwhelming, but in many cases a few dietary tweaks can help improve blood glucose control and prevent complications down the track. Here’s 4 tips for managing your gestational diet:   1. A gestational diabetes diet is really just a healthy eating diet. It can be helpful to…

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09 Apr 2020

Keeping well during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prioritising both physical and mental health is even more important given the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world. Below are some tips for keeping well: Physical activity: It’s important to find ways to keep active for our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing. If you can’t do your usual workout, get creative to find…

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12 Mar 2020

Food Intolerance Part 2 – Diagnosis & Management

There are different strategies for managing food intolerance and the most suitable approach will depend on many factors including an individual’s:  Symptoms – type, severity, frequency  Suspected triggers  Lifestyle & social factors For many people a specialised diet is required for both diagnosing food intolerance and for managing symptoms. These diets involve limiting your intake…

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