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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Hydrate with water

Water is critical for healthy bodies. It is needed by every single cell in our body. With summer just around the corner it is worthwhile reflecting on your hydration. Do you drink enough water? The average adult needs between 2 and 2.5L of water per day. Reduced kidney function, ageing, some medications can increase our risk of becoming dehydrated. As the weather heats up fluid losses can be greater through perspiration. Signs of dehydration include fatigue, headache and mood changes.

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Hot Tips to help your Weight Goals from ANZOS 2016 Meeting

After attending the 2016 ANZOS (Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society) Conference in beautiful, balmy Brisbane last week I decided to summarise a few hot tips about exercise, mental health and Mediterranean diet, willpower versus habits, how much sugar is too much sugar and how to improve your gut microbiome.

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Spring. Time to Clean up and Bounce into Shape

Spring is a time for new life and rejuvenation. A time to clean up old habits which were not meeting our health needs. To bounce back into health. Start by planning some time outdoors each day.

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When should I see a dietitian?

Diet is integrally related to our health and a large number of common health problems. For this reason, it is a good idea to have a session with a dietitian at any time that you have concerns about your diet or the diet of a close family member or you have a new diagnosis. Ten top reasons for visiting a dietitian include chronic health condition such as diabetes, heart problems such as high cholesterol and blood pressure.

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Aussie diet woes -

The Australian Diet Survey has revealed some concerning trends in the Aussie diet. Australians over eat discretionary foods. A massive 1/3 of our diet is discretionary food. We are simply eating way too much added sugar, salt, saturated fats and alcohol. we are missing those foods with more nutrients - dairy, fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals.:

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Do you eat a Mediterranean style Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is responsible for the good health and longevity of people in the Mediterranean region. A large volume of research supports the benefits of the Mediterranean style of eating in managing many common lifestyle related health problems including- diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, overweight and obesity, osteoarthritis, dementia and cancer. What's more, the diet is economical.

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HCG - What is the science behind this weight loss fad?

After years of research, scientists have found no evidence that the hormone promotes any weight loss. The rapid weight loss has been linked to the 500 calorie restrictive diet followed. Anyone would lose weight on a 500-calorie diet because it’s impossible to meet your energy and nutrition needs when consuming so few calories on a daily basis.

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Year of the Pulses, 2016

2016 is the International Year of Pulses. The Australian Dietary Guidelines encourage us to eat a wider variety of foods. Legumes can be a valuable, non animal source of protein as well as a vegetable serve. Many Australians still do not eat enough vegetables. Dietitians recommend people eat legumes and pulses at least 2-3 times a week because of their wonderful health benefits.

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Are you ready for a break from booze?

Febfast aims to raise funds for disadvantaged young people through a commitment to abandoning beer and bubbles throughout the month of February. Giving up alcohol has many health benefits including better sleep, weight loss, improved energy levels, increased alertness and improved concentration.

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