How not to overeat whilst working from home

 

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Now that many of us are working from home we may no longer have set break times; this can mean a lot of extra snacking and mindless eating throughout the day.  If you have noticed that you’ve been eating more than usual or find it hard to stop walking to the fridge every 10 minutes, don't worry you are not alone! We have put together some great tips to help you to get your snacking under control whilst working from home. 

 

Telehealth and Phone Consults at Hardy Nutrition 

 

Telehealth and Phone Consult

What to expect from a telehealth or phone consult with your Dietitian

As the COVID-19 restrictions remain in place regarding social distancing and self-isolation, concerns about having access to healthcare services may be causing some level of anxiety or stress. However, you need not worry! Dietitian Megan Hardy is providing virtual consultations via phone or telehealth (video) so that you can still receive the support you need from the comfort of your own home. 

 

Weight loss tips

 

Weight Loss

Are you trying to lose weight or have you in the past? Have you followed all the newest diets, only to put the weight back on in a couple of weeks? Do you feel lost and helpless? If this sounds like you, then don't stress. We have put together some of our best strategies to help you lose weight, and keep it off for good. 

Before we jump into our weight loss tips, it is important for you to understand some of the biggest factors that contribute to weight gain in the first place. Some of the most common causes are; a lack of physical activity, eating too many discretionary or high energy (calorie) foods, simply eating more than what our bodies need and yoyo dieting. 

 

Nutrition Tips during COVID-19 

(Adapted from DAA, Dietitian Connection information and @Nourish_Naturally Instagram page) 

Nutrition during COVID19

 

Although the food (and toilet paper) hoarding has settled down, eating nutritious meals and having access to familiar foods is still a high priority for many families across Australia. If you are now working from home you may find that you have more time on your hands. This is an excellent time to revisit some old recipe books, gain some inspiration and get creative in the kitchen. Just because your fridge may be looking a little dull, that doesn't mean your meals should too! To help ease some of the stress and anxiety surrounding the current COVID-19 situation, we have put together a few simple tips to keep you and your family healthy and eating well during these uncertain times. 

 

Gaining Healthy Weight

Gaining healthy weight

There’s a lot of focus currently on weight loss; but what about the flip-side of that coin? There are those of us, believe it or not, who want to gain a kilo or two rather than shed them. Bodybuilders trying to build muscle mass, people recovering from illness or even those who’ve always felt self-conscious about looking subjectively ‘overly skinny’ are just a few examples. 

 

Managing your baby weight while breastfeeding

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There is a lot of pressure on new mothers to bounce back after childbirth. While many mothers find that breastfeeding burns a lot of energy and can help them to quickly get back into shape, other breastfeeding mums find it hard to maintain their milk supply unless they eat a lot of kilojoules, which in turn can make it hard to lose the baby weight. 

Here are some tips to help you lose baby weight safely, while maintaining a high milk supply.

 

Nutrition and fussy eaters

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According to Better Health Channel, half of Australian toddlers refuse a new food at least 50 percent of the time. They are fussy eaters but did you know that it could be in their genes?

Researchers from Norway and the United Kingdom found that 46% of food fussiness and 58% of food neophobia (rejection of a new food) can be explained by genes. Read more for top tips to elimiante fussy eating from your household. 

5 Important Facts About Food Intolerance

 

food intolerance

Food intolerance is defined as the body's inability to be able to fully digest food and it's believed to be far more common than most people are aware. While there are many different types of food intolerance or sensitivities, the most common of these include dairy or lactose intolerance, yeast sensitivity, gluten sensitivity and fructose sensitivity.

There are numerous symptoms that are caused by having a food intolerance such as bloating, asthma, eczema, chronic headaches, depression, stiff joints, arthritis, osteoporosis and anaemia. So that you can have a better understanding of food intolerance we've outlined 5 important facts. 

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