• Everything you need to know about mushrooms

    November 27, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Fruits and Vegetables, Guest blogger | No Comments
    Everything you need to know about mushrooms

    What makes the mushroom different? If you are like 4 out of 5 Australians you just love the taste of the mushroom, cooking it like it is a vegetable. Yet the mushroom is not a plant, evolving after fruits and vegetables first appeared on the planet. In fact, it is from completely different biological kingdom […]... more

  • Which crackers should you choose? A cracker review.

    November 26, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Products, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Which crackers should you choose? A cracker review.

    I love, love, love crackers and there are a couple that you will always find in my meal plans and in my cupboard to enjoy with cheese, salmon and nut spreads. With the festive season almost upon us, I thought it was a great time to talk all things crackers and really look at what […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Chris’s Egyptian Beetroot Dip

    November 25, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Product review of the week | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Chris’s Egyptian Beetroot Dip

    Product Name: Chris’s Egyptian Beetroot Dip Nutritionals per 20g serve (1 tbsp): 20cal, <1g protein, <1 g fat, 3.5g carbs, 3.5g sugars, 97mg sodium Ingredients: Roasted Marinated Beetroot (83%) [Beetroot, Sugar, Salt, Water, Food Acid (260)], Yoghurt [Milk, Milk Solids, Skim Milk, Cream, Cultures], Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Citrus Fibre, Egyptian Spices (0.3%) [Cumin, Coriander, Cinnamon], Salt, Vegetable […]... more

  • Surviving the party season!

    November 24, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Motivation, Planning, Tips | No Comments
    Surviving the party season!

    The party season has well and truly arrived and for most of us this means the start of numerous celebrations, parties and family functions which translates into 4-6 weeks of constant eating and drinking. Unfortunately this tends to mean weight gain. In fact, research from The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that adults gain […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of legumes

    November 21, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Whole foods | No Comments
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of legumes

    Legumes or beans have made somewhat of a comeback in recent years with cannellini, kidney and borlotti beans featuring regularly in a range of cuisines including Mexican, Italian and Lebanese. All beans are extremely nutritious containing a mix of low glycaemic index carbohydrates, dietary fibre and protein; their relatively high protein content making them a […]... more

  • Let’s not forget about the role of supermarkets

    November 20, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Susie burrell | 3 Comments
    Let’s not forget about the role of supermarkets

    With much time, energy and emotion given to the pros and cons of various popular diets sprouted by health professionals and committed fans of various regimes, a thought ever present in my mind is how meaningless these conversations are when you consider that the average person eats far differently to any of these ‘ideal’ regimes. […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Vita Weat Lunch Slices

    November 19, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Product review of the week, Products | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Vita Weat Lunch Slices

    Product Name: Vita Weat Lunch Slices Nutritionals per serve (2 slices): 646kJ (154cal), 5.5g protein, 3.8g fat, 21.9g carbs, 2.5g sugars, 4.5g fibre, 183mg sodium. Ingredients: Wholegrains (82%); Wholewheat flour, Seeds (5%) (Linseed, Sesame), Malt Extract (From Barley), Vegetable Oil, Yeast, Soybeans, Sugar, Salt, Wheatmeal. Pros: A lower calorie option than bread; great taste, good […]... more

  • The products you will always find in my cupboard

    November 17, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Products, Susie burrell, What I Eat | No Comments
    The products you will always find in my cupboard

    Who does not love a good old sticky beak into someone else’s shopping trolley or cupboard and as a dietitian I am the worst offender, constantly having to stop myself from ‘checking out’ others purchases at Coles or Woollies. So just in case you ever wondered, this is what you will find in my fridge […]... more

  • Guest blog: Nutritionist Jessica Cox on turning weight loss on its head

    November 14, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Guest blogger, Motivation | No Comments
    Guest blog: Nutritionist Jessica Cox on turning weight loss on its head

    On the blog today I am so thrilled to share the beautiful words of Nutritionist Jessica Cox. Jessica maintains a beautiful website and blog on all things healthy along with the most amazing recipes – http://www.jessicacox.com.au/recipes/all. And today she shares her thoughts on weight loss. Weight loss sells millions. The majority of those millions are spent […]... more

  • Are you slowing your own metabolism?

    November 13, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Tips | No Comments
    Are you slowing your own metabolism?

    If I had a dollar for every client who came to my clinic claiming that they had a slow metabolism I would be a wealthy little dietitian indeed. The funny thing about metabolism is that we actually have some control over it, particularly as we get older and often the lifestyle habits that we think […]... more

  • Why I work with the brands I do

    November 12, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Dietitian, Susie burrell | 1 Comment
    Why I work with the brands I do

    In the current nutrition climate, when I post something online talking about a brand, I am bound to get masses of abuse questioning my credibility as a nutritionist since I am seen to be ‘flogging’ processed food.  So I thought it might be useful to give some background on the brands I work with and […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Body Protein STIX

    November 11, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Product review of the week | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Body Protein STIX

    Product Name: Body Protein STIX Nutritionals per 2 STIX: 105cal, 10.2g protein, 3.1g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 1.6g carbs, 2.5g fibre Pros: Low calorie, high protein snack option for busy people on the go, No Added Sugar – uses Stevia for sweetness. Cons: Is a processed food which some people prefer to avoid completely. Rating: […]... more

  • The rise of the juice bar

    November 10, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Fruits and Vegetables | No Comments
    The rise of the juice bar

    Following on from last weeks piece on smoothies, it felt that juicing should naturally follow, with juice bars popping up all over the city and let’s be honest, we all feel a little more holy after we order a very healthy looking green juice when out and about don’t we? For some people juicing can […]... more

  • Q&A with Business Chicks CEO, Emma Isaacs

    November 7, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Motivation, Tips, What I Eat | No Comments
    Q&A with Business Chicks CEO, Emma Isaacs

    You know how you come across those ‘super people’ who seem to do so much on a daily basis that you are left wondering where they get their energy from? Well, Emma Isaacs, CEO at Business Chicks (www.businesschicks.com.au) is one of those people so we thought we would find out what makes her tick – […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of freekeh

    November 6, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Whole foods | 1 Comment
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of freekeh

    If you are looking for a wholegrain alternative to rice or quinoa, look no further than Freekeh. Freekeh is a roasted grain that comes from young green wheat. As the grain is picked and roasted when it is still green it retains a high proportion of protein, fibre and a number of key nutrients.40g or […]... more

  • Our New-Grads Seminar: Guest Blog from new dietitian Katrina Mills

    November 5, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Guest blogger | No Comments
    Our New-Grads Seminar: Guest Blog from new dietitian Katrina Mills

    A couple of weeks b, a good friend and colleague of mine, Jaime Rose Chambers (www.jaimerosenutrition.com.au), held a seminar for young dietitians, sharing what we have learnt as our repsective careers have progressed. The day was a huge success with 25 young dietitians attending. Here is one of the attendees take away points from the […]... more

  • The rise of the smoothie bar

    November 5, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Fruits and Vegetables | 1 Comment
    The rise of the smoothie bar

    Did you know that your smoothie probably has more calories than a meal? That caught your attention didn’t it? What started as a juice craze a few years back has now turned to smoothies, with smoothie bars popping up all over the place. And how could a smoothie not be a good choice nutritionally – […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Vitasoy Coco-Nut Milk Original

    November 4, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Product review of the week, Products, Uncategorized | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Vitasoy Coco-Nut Milk Original

    Product Name: Vitasoy Coco-Nut Milk Original Nutritionals per 250ml: 310kJ (75cal), 0.4g protein, 5.0g fat, 5.0g saturated fat, 6.8g carbs, 6.3g sugars, 0.5g fibre, 300mg calcium Ingredients: Filtered water, coconut cream (min. 8%), raw sugar, minerals (calcium phosphate), emulsifier (471), stabilisers (407,418), natural flavour, sea salt Pros: An option for individuals who need dairy free […]... more

  • Is Insulin Resistance Making You Fat? A new ebook.

    November 3, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Is Insulin Resistance Making You Fat? A new ebook.

    On an average week, I would see 3-5 clients with insulin resistance – the clinical condition in which the hormone that has the role of regulating glucose and fat metabolism in the body (yes, your ability to actually burn body fat) is not working very well. Insulin resistance (IR) is becoming increasingly common, a result […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of Olive Oil

    October 30, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Whole foods | No Comments
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of Olive Oil

    While we hear much about the wonders of coconut oil, the truth is that when it comes to looking at the research that supports the health benefits of any particular oil, you cannot go past olive oil. Great for the skin, with exceptionally high levels of powerful antioxidants that help to protect our cells from […]... more