How to escape the silly season diet cycle

Eating during the holidays can be stressful.

The silly season is here! While this time of year calls for celebration, it can also be stress inducing and lead to feelings and guilt and shame for indulging in food. This can start the silly season diet cycle.

Why you can’t stop thinking about food

Table full of food to show how we can become obsessed with thinking about food.

It’s normal to think about food. However, when your mind is overrun with food chatter, these thoughts become extremely frustrating. Find out how to turn down the volume on food thoughts.

5 tips for meal planning

5 tips for meal planning from a dietitian

Planning your meals for the week can feel overwhelming when you are trying to put together nutritionally balanced meals. Keep reading for 5 dietitian tips that will simplify meal planning.

What is my healthy weight?

Woman stretching with a smile on her face

Whether you are recovering from an eating disorder or considering your health, many people want to know what their healthy weight is. Unfortunately, common tools like the BMI teach us that everyone should fall into a narrow weight range to be considered healthy. I invite you to consider another approach called your set-point weight.

Why the BMI needs to go

The BMI is an unreliable tool for measuring health

The BMI has been used for decades as a simple tool to assess a person’s health risk. However, this simple tool has some major problems. Let’s explore where the BMI came from and why it needs to go.

How deprivation can lead to binge eating

Dieting can lead to binge eating because we are depriving our body of food.

Food is an integral part of our survival and when access to food is limited our body responds is physiological, mental, and emotional ways. This response to deprivation can lead to binge eating.

Managing low iron for women

Unexplained tiredness is a common symptom of iron deficiency

Feeling tired or struggling to concentrate? It could be the mid-year slump or it may be an iron deficiency.

Low iron affects 1 in 10 pre-menopausal women in Australia and is a topic I talk to my clients about frequently. So why is low iron so common among women and what can you do about it?

Do I need to lose weight to be healthy?

Meal plans can be used as a way to lose weight

When you think of ways you can improve your health what comes to mind? For many people, the answer is weight loss. But what if I told you that weight loss is not the guaranteed ticket to health we have been promised?

What is the non-diet approach?

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The aim of the non-diet approach is to foster a healthy relationship with food without seeking to lose weight or change your body composition. It allows us to recognise and respect our body’s natural hunger and fullness signals without the restrictive rules of dieting.