7 Signs You Need More Sleep

Some symptoms of lacking sleep — frequent yawning, struggling to remain conscious during all the exciting bits in Game of Thrones, earnestly researching whether coffee IV drips actually exist — aren’t particularly hard to decode. I talk to Kahla Preston at The Glow about sleep and the 7 signs you need more here (and below). The tentacles…

The Pegan diet: When Paleo Met Vegan

Earlier this year, a new diet trend was born that claimed the healthiest way of eating was to combine two popular diets.  The Paleo diet and the vegan diet. Although this may seem contradictory – after all, vegans eschew meat while Paleo encourage plenty of it – the diet believes combining the best parts of both…

5 Ancient Grains to try this spring

Ancient grains are grains that have been grown and harvested by different communities over thousands of years, but as modern grains such as wheat became easier to grow and harvest, these ancient grains were sidelined and became less prevalent. But now, these heirloom grains are being rediscovered and are increasing in popularity as they become more mainstream. The…

5 Food Labelling Tricks Debunked

You’re browsing the shelves in the supermarket, maybe you’re trying to choose a cereal or muesli bar. It sounds simple enough—but when faced with an aisle full of products, all boasting different health benefits, the decision can quickly become confusing. Do you choose this one which says it’s natural? Or that one which claims it’s cholesterol-free?…

Diet Soda vs. Normal Soda: Which one is better?

I’m sure I will surprise no-one when I say that the average Australian has far too much added sugar in their diet. Reducing sugar intake in our diets is a hot topic at the moment, with many ‘sugar-free’ diets gaining popularity, and the World Health Organisation even releasing guidelines for a reduction of added sugar…

Can you be too healthy?

What happens when the desire to be healthy turns obsessive? Being too healthy… it sounds like a misnomer, doesn’t it? Being healthy is a highly desirable trait – surely you can’t have too much of good thing? A healthy diet and lifestyle can be characterised by eating foods that meet a person’s nutritional needs, being…

Superfood Salad!

Its so chilly here in Sydney that I’m spending most of my evenings trying to perfect a way to drape myself over my portable heater in a way that warms me all over at once. To be honest, salad is really low down there on the foods I feel like eating right now. But then…

Gluten-Free: is it healthier?

Your mum has lost 5kg since going gluten-free, heaps of celebrities are ditching gluten and you’ve heard it helps reduce bloating: you are starting to think that a gluten-free diet might help you to shift some weight before summer. But what exactly is gluten and will switching to a gluten-free diet help you lose weight…

Ask the Dietitian: Will eating bread make me gain weight?

Will eating bread make me gain weight? This is a questions I hear often. My clients tell me they are specifically avoiding bread as they are trying to lose weight. And it’s not just me who is hearing this; a recent survey by Bakers Delight found that: One in five Australian women feel guilty when eating…

Food trends: Bone broth

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage in 2015. This week we are looking at…Bone Broth What is it? While there is nothing new about broth; bone broth has been gaining popularity recently, mainly with followers of the paleo diet, who have spruiked it into…

What’s the difference between dairy-free milks?

From soy to almond to quinoa, there’s a wealth of non-dairy milk alternatives to choose from and it can get confusing knowing which one to buy. Medibank be. magazine recently shared my article on comparing the top 6 in terms of taste and nutrition.  If you need some guidance in choosing a dairy-free milk Check it…