By Susan Phillips | Monday, January 07, 2019
Set health goals for a healthier you in 2019? 50% of people set weight loss as their New Year resolution. There is a lot of hype and confusion about the fad diet for weight loss. Fad diets are restrictive and difficult to stick to. Don't be sucked in. Instead, focus on healthy habits. Here are my top 5 tips for success.
By Susan Phillips | Monday, January 29, 2018
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.
By Susan Phillips | Monday, January 08, 2018
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.
By Susan Phillips | Thursday, October 12, 2017
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.
By Susan Phillips | Monday, September 04, 2017
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.
By Susan Phillips | Sunday, August 27, 2017
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.
By Susan Phillips | Friday, August 18, 2017
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.
By Susan Phillips | Saturday, August 05, 2017
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.
By Susan Phillips | Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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.
By Susan Phillips | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Do you struggle with willpower when it comes to weight loss? If you answered yes, you are not alone. This is a common difficulty when it comes to weight loss. The problem is that willpower is a finite resource. We usually start the day well, but as the demands and pressure placed upon us over the day builds up our supply of willpower dwindles. Psychologists have discovered that it is far easier to focus on making changes to habits rather than depending on willpower. Here are some simple habits that can help you achieve your weight loss goals