New Year Goals - don't be a sucker

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.

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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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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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Struggling with willpower?

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

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Throw a healthy meal together this week

During Australia's Healthy Weight Week 2017 the focus is on enjoying more home cooked meals. Why? Increasingly, studies are showing that purchasing meals, both takeaway and restaurant foods, away home from is associated with more weight gain. The solution is eating more meals at home. Unfortunately in our busy lifestyles lack of time and energy are often the barrier to cooking meals at home. But the good news is that throwing together a healthy meal is as simple as one, two, three.

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Did you know eating more cooked meals is good for your health?

How often does your family sit down to a home cooked meal together? Sometimes it can become a challenge once the kids are back at school and you become caught up in transporting them to an array of extra curricular activities along with juggling work and other commitements. However apart from saving some money, enjoying home cooked meals is good for our health. It improves our well being and makes it easier to maintain a healthy body weight. Perhaps it is a good time to set some new habits in your home. To get you started I have a few tips:

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Foods for Digestive Health

An increasing body of research is linking our digestive health to many other aspects of health including anxiety, depression, weight problems, heart health, inflammatory disorders such as ulcerative colitis, arthritis and diabetes. So its not surprising that we are keen to learn more about the effects of food choices on our microbiome.

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Start the day well with breakfast

Breakfast eaters are better able to maintain a healthy weight. Eating breakfast kickstarts your metabolism and keeps you satisfied so you are less likely to consume excess kilojoules later in the day. Breakfast also improves mental alertness, concentration, mood and learning by stabilising blood sugar levels. Breakfast provides a range of important nutrients including carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium and B group vitamins

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