Tagged: diet

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating – And What to Avoid

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating - And What to Avoid

As a parent or guardian, it can be quite tricky trying to cook family meals your adolescent kids will happily eat. We take a look at the 5 key food and beverage groups every teenager should be eating. Then we take a look at what your teens should be avoiding.  Continue reading »

Working through diet changes with family/community support


Changes in our family situation can occur at any time and for any number of reasons, and they may require some quite major changes in how we run our lives.  It’s interesting to consider how many of these changes are connected directly with one of our most fundamental needs: food.

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Simply gluten free


Gluten is a protein and is found in foods made from wheat, barley and rye. It is what makes food such as pasta and bread elastic and chewy in texture.

A very small proportion of people are truly allergic to gluten but many do suffer from intolerances due to eating gluten. A severe and sudden reaction to gluten can be symptoms of an autoimmune disorder called Celiac Disease.  Intolerance reactions we can experience that are unpleasant include bloating, tiredness, lack of energy and irritable bowel.

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Worried about your child’s weight?


Every day we see articles and reports on the growing impact of obesity on our nation’s children, it’s scary stuff. Overweight kids often lead to obese adults, at risk of a shortened life due to weight related diseases and illnesses. Continue reading »

Weight management and diets


Many people are desperate to lose weight to look “hot”, and some actually even want to become healthier! It is unfortunate that we live in an age where it is all about appearances – and it is this reason I believe that many are desperate to lose weight fast, at just about any cost. Liposuction clinics are the extreme end of weight loss, but are getting to be surprisingly more common and acceptable in society. Continue reading »

Great reasons to lose weight


If you know that you are overweight, there are some great reasons to consider losing weight.  Continue reading »

Weight, carbs and lifestyle


Much more likely – remember what we said about the insulin sensitivity and inflammation. But, carbs are not the main reason you get fat, they are a large part of the equation. It’s the snacking, the boredom, the less activity through computers and the fast food culture we have created to a big degree too. Continue reading »

Weight management


People often ask me the same questions: “How do I lose weight ?”, “Should I be on a high or low protein diet to lose and maintain my weight ?” or the classic one: “Why do I put all that weight back on that I lost a year or two ago when I went on a diet?” Continue reading »

Women and diet

Women and diet

Women and diet – we are obsessed by it! Women probably think about their diet more than any other health related issue. Continue reading »



Dietitians and nutritionists are quite different – this article dietitian will help you to understand the difference and know how they can help your family.

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