Should you track your food?

Tracking your food can feel confronting. Suddenly there is no hiding from the habits and behaviours that we can easily avoid if we don’t think about it. That’s why it is one of the most valuable tools that you have at your disposal for understanding what’s stopping you from meeting your nutrition related goals. When researchContinue reading “Should you track your food?”

Avoid that holiday weight creep

The problem with holiday weight gain is not the gain, per se, it appears more that year on year, people just don’t lose the added weight they put on. This might be a kilogram in the holiday period for some – could be more, could be less – that is the thing with ‘averages.’. FiveContinue reading “Avoid that holiday weight creep”

Why your body changes as you age

Does it feel like you’ve done nothing differently, yet your body is changing? If you are north of 40 years, then you’re likely not imagining it. I’ve just put together a bunch of information from studies that have looked at changes in body composition and health risk during the perimenopause and menopause stages. I thinkContinue reading “Why your body changes as you age”

Why I’m anti anti-diet culture

The anti-diet culture movement. It’s a tricky one to navigate as a nutritionist who helps people lose weight. Using a diet that creates a calorie deficit diet. I had a conversation with a couple of my close friends and colleagues this week who are in the same position. It seems that my personal IG feed is full of messages that weContinue reading “Why I’m anti anti-diet culture”

Reverse dieting 102

Last week I introduced the concept of reverse dieting – if you need a reminder on that post, click here. Here’s some more information about who would most benefit from it. The first is anyone who needs to (or wants to) improve their day-to-day energy levels which are low due to a sustained period ofContinue reading “Reverse dieting 102”

Body recomposition: two more strategies

In a follow on from a previous post, I have two other strategies (food forward, and tracking calories) that may appeal to you to help shift body fat and improve body composition. The other information I shared can be found by clicking here. Focus on a food forward approach This is making changes to the foodsContinue reading “Body recomposition: two more strategies”

Reverse dieting 101

Reverse dieting – this is something that is a potentially important concept that may be overlooked in the whole ‘diet’ ‘no diet’ space. This is something that has come from the physique athlete space where competitors have to go through quite an extreme diet and training regime to reach their goals. However, this isn’t justContinue reading “Reverse dieting 101”