My Health for Life

My Health for Life program is free. Groups meet fortnightly and help you build the motivation to make sustainable and achievable changes to improve. You'll also receive a workbook and manual to help guide you through the steps.

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Hot Tips for Making Successful New Year Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is a time when we develop goals for the year. Many of us choose to make goals to improve our health such as losing weight, managing stress and improving our fitness. Sometimes it can be hard to stick to these goals. Susan shows us how to form resolutions that work.

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Happy World Egg Day

Eggs are a fantastic source of protein in one perfect round food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack, eggs are an excellent source of energy and vitality. Celebrate World Egg Day by serving up a plate of delicious goodness. Check below for serving ideas.

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What is good for me?

A quick and easy fix can be extremely appealing, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This morning I was reading about "neophilia" or our fascination with new and novel ideas and how it applies to nutrition. It is this love for a new and novel idea that sometimes compels us to try ridiculous fad diets and products such as green kale smoothies and paleo diets.

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Top 10 Things to Know About My Health for Life

The My Health for Life program maintains that lifestyle change can have a huge impact on our future health. Healthy changes are best taken in small manageable steps in a supportive environment. If you live on the Brisbane Southside, you may contact Susan Phillips, dietitian and qualified My Health for Life facilitator for a free health assessment.

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My Health for Life

Have you struggled in the past with achieving diet changes and sticking to a commitment to a healthier you? Often life just gets in the way of our plans. Don't feel disheartened. This is a normal part of life. To help you with your journey Susan is holding free group courses with My Health for Life in conjunction with Diabetes Australia. The purpose of these groups is to reduce your risk of developing chronic or lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Susan has groups organised in Acacia Ridge and Browns Plains.

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When can a dietitian help me?

Dietitians provide expert advice on food and nutrition to suit the needs of all people. A good time to see a dietitian is when you experience a change in your health status, a new diagnosis or your lifestyle changes. A dietitian is qualified to provide a diet prescription to suit your personal needs. There are many reasons you may benefit from seeing a dietitian.

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Booze. Playing it Safe.

As we near the end of Dry July it is timely to reflect on our drinking habits. Responsible drinking means balancing your enjoyment of alcohol with the potential harm that alcohol can cause. Choosing no more than 2 standard drinks per day reduces your risk of alcohol related harm. How does your drinking add up? Here are some tips for managing your drinking behaviours.

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What's for Dinner? Nourishing Soup

I chopped up a pile of vegetables including onion, carrot, leek, celery, broccoli, swede and parsnip. I placed these in my slow cooker with a lamb shank, a good handful of soup mix (barley & split peas) and fresh herbs such as rosemary, bay leaf, thyme and sage. Lamb & Barley Soup is on the menu for dinner tonight.

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