Weight loss, how can a dietitian help?

In my experience dietitians are often the last point of call for advice and support regarding weight loss. When you come to a dietitian for advice and support that’s exactly what you’re going to get. That’s right no weight loss pills, or weight loss shakes, no long list of expensive supplements which promise a quick fix. If there was such a pill or shake, then why would we be living in the heart of an obesity epidemic?

The truth is weight management and weight loss is hard work, in my experience the first step to sustained weight loss is to accept there is no quick fix and overcome self-pity ‘why me – this is so unfair’.

Maximising Metabolism

I often hear the words ‘I think it’s my metabolism’ or ‘I just have a slow metabolism, there is nothing I can do’ – sound familiar to you?

You may have found that diets used to work for you although gradually over a period of time it is getting harder and harder to lose or maintain your weight. You possibly have put it down to a slow metabolism and virtually given up.

I am here to tell you there are ways to increase your metabolism and get your body burning maximum kilojoules again. Boosting your metabolism is by no means an easy feat, your results will be achieved through long term commitment and motivation. But trust me it's all worth it in the end.

 

Eating to Manage Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes and Carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates are always a hot topic when it comes to managing diabetes through diet. Should we be recommending no carb, low carb, carb counting, complex carbs? With diabetes self-management there is no one right way, rather it should be individualised to each and every diabetic.

So what are the main dietary sources of carbohydrates?

Probiotics and Prebiotics

There is more and more evidence emerging regarding the importance of our gut microbiome and our general health and wellbeing. Scientific research has identified specific functional components of foods that may improve health, and prebiotics and probiotics are high on the list.

Though they are available as dietary supplements, there are also a variety of dietary sources where we can access them in our day to day intake.

Prebiotics: what are they and what do they do?

 

Dietary management of IBS. FODMAP intolerance or food chemical intolerance? How do you decide?

It is often assumed that everyone with IBS has similar symptoms; therefore the management should always be the same. Symptoms and management of IBS is different for each individual. Food chemical intolerance often presents with the most common symptoms being..

A Dietitians secrets to sustained weight loss and overcoming the diet cycle:

Learning the skills of healthy eating and maintaining those habits is by no means an easy concept to grasp. The bottom line is that being healthy is a long term commitment and something that has taken me majority of my adult life to accept. Forget the diets, weight loss pills and weight loss shakes whether they work or not, typically they don't fit that mould of healthy eating.

The real secret is learning how to live a general healthy lifestyle. In other words, don’t put the focus on weight loss or on a particular diet, you just want to eat and be healthy.

Step one: start by changing your worst habit...

Spring is here! Time to spring clean your health.

I start counting the days down from the 1st day of autumn. The sun is shining in Perth today, doesnt it feel great. 

Hibernation is over everyone. Let the arrival of spring be your new motivation. 

Its now time to say goodbye to those unhealthy winter habits and maybe to some unwanted winter weight as well. Why not start this spring by....

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