• Hello Spring; Spring weight loss tips.

    September 1, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell, Tips | No Comments
    Hello Spring; Spring weight loss tips.

    If you are one of the many who have let your diet and exercise habits slip a little over Winter, the smell of Spring may be a firm reminder of the need to shift a few kg quickly before bikini season well and truly arrives. Before you rush out and spend your hard earned dollars […]... more

  • Guest blog: Dietitian David Bryant on The One Percenters

    August 29, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Guest blogger | No Comments
    Guest blog: Dietitian David Bryant on The One Percenters

    Each Friday on the blog, we are lucky to have a guest post from a leading expert in weight loss, exercise, diet and motivation. In this week’s blog, we have Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian, David Bryant, who is looking at an interesting topic, the one percenters. I think we are all guilty of […]... more

  • To gluten free or not gluten free: is gluten free healthier?

    August 29, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell | No Comments
    To gluten free or not gluten free: is gluten free healthier?

    10-15 years ago it was hard, very hard in fact to find gluten free foods for those individuals who needed them. The bread options were tasteless and crumbly. Snacks were virtually impossible to find and cakes and biscuits that were available were packed full of fats and calories. Fast forward till today and we now […]... more

  • Forming a healthy relationship with food

    August 28, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Forming a healthy relationship with food

    When I first decided to study nutrition and dietetics, never in a million years would I have thought that the imparting of dietary information would be vulnerable to such debate, criticism and abuse. The simple fact that all people eat and hence have an opinion on what we ‘should’ be eating makes dietary advice much […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of walnuts

    August 27, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Whole foods | No Comments
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of walnuts

    So what is the nutritional benefits of walnuts? Of all the varieties of nuts available, the nobly walnut has one of the highest concentrations of the plant source of omega 3 fat, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) making it an extremely good choice for individuals with heart disease risk factors or with Type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Jalna Pure Yoghurt And Fruit

    August 26, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Product review of the week, Products, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Jalna Pure Yoghurt And Fruit

    Product Name: Jalna Pure Yoghurt And Fruit Nutritionals per 100g (1/2 cup) serve: 490kJ (117cal), 2.0g protein, 13.2g total carbs, 11.3g sugars, 73mg calcium. Pros: Contains only dairy, fruit and probiotics without any sweeteners, colours or preservatives. Good product for fruit yoghurt lovers and active people. Cons: Not as high in protein as Greek yoghurt […]... more

  • Timing is everything: why the timing of meals matters

    August 25, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Timing is everything: why the timing of meals matters

    As I sit here impatiently waiting for things to happen much more quickly than they are, and I try and pacify myself with the line, “things will happen when they are meant to…”, it has also dawned on me that indeed timing of meals matters. Too many carbs or calories at the wrong time can […]... more

  • Guest blog: Chriss Tinslay on the myth of the fat burning zone.

    August 22, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Exercise, Guest blogger | No Comments
    Guest blog: Chriss Tinslay on the myth of the fat burning zone.

    Each Friday on the blog, we are lucky to have a guest post from a leading expert in weight loss, exercise, diet and motivation. In this week’s blog, we have one of Australia’s leading Personal Trainer’s Chriss Tinslay, with over 20 years experience in the industry. Today she is discussing the myth of the fat […]... more

  • Diet and fertility: are you trying to get pregnant?

    August 21, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Pregnancy, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Diet and fertility: are you trying to get pregnant?

    Each week, on average I would see at least two women at my private clinic who have been referred by a leading endocrinologist for help with their diet while they try and maximize their chances of getting pregnant. Some of these women are overweight or obese; others have PCOS or insulin resistance and a high […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of pumpkin seeds

    August 20, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Susie burrell, Whole foods | No Comments
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of pumpkin seeds

    Pumpkin seeds Also known as pepitas, pumpkin seeds are incredibly nutrient rich for such a small little seed containing high amounts of protein, fibre, polyunsaturated fats , zinc and iron. For individuals following vegetarian, vegan or even Paleo diets, pumpkin seeds can act as a great daily dietary addition with 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Rude Health Almond Drink

    August 19, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Product review of the week, Products | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Rude Health Almond Drink

    Product Name: Rude Health Almond Drink Nutritionals (Per 100ml): 237kJ / 56cal, 0.2g protein, 10.5g total carbs, 4.7g sugars, 1.5g fat, 0.2g fibre Pros: Organic, non dairy milk alternative Cons: With no added calcium, there are better unsweetened almond milks out there Rating: 1 star. Of all the non dairy milks, almond milk offers little […]... more

  • Could you have IBS?

    August 18, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Could you have IBS?

    10 years ago, it was not uncommon for patients to report irritable bowel symptoms over many years without ever really knowing the cause. Gastroenterologists would blame stress; naturopaths’ wheat and dairy and many a dietitian would know that there had to be more to it. Sure enough, there was, and greater understanding of the underlying […]... more

  • Guest blog: Gabrielle Maston on overcoming over training syndrome

    August 15, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Dietitian, Exercise, Guest blogger | No Comments
    Guest blog: Gabrielle Maston on overcoming over training syndrome

    Each Friday on the blog, we are lucky to have a guest post from a leading expert in weight loss, exercise, diet and motivation. This weeks blog is written by qualified clinical and sports dietitian, exercise physiologist, behavioural health coach and personal trainer (phew…), Gabrielle Maston and she is looking a the issue of over training […]... more

  • Should you avoid potatoes?

    August 14, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Fruits and Vegetables, Whole foods | No Comments
    Should you avoid potatoes?

    Should you avoid potatoes? In short, the answer is no, potatoes can be an extremely nutritious and portion controlled source of carbohydrate. While various types of potato may have a relatively high glycaemic index, a potato roasted in its jacket contains less than 20g of total carbohydrate, less than 100 calories and almost 3 grams […]... more

  • Take control of your stress – and lose weight

    August 13, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Dietitian, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Take control of your stress – and lose weight

        Sometimes, no matter what they eat, or how much they train some clients simply cannot lose weight. Sometimes the underlying reason is medical or hormonal but also becoming increasingly common is stress as an unidentified reason that people cannot lose weight. In fact, stress can have such a powerful influence over the hormones that […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of oats

    August 13, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Whole foods | 1 Comment
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of oats

    One of natures most nutritious grains, oats not only one of the lowest glycaemic index grains but oats also have a relatively high protein content for a grain which adds to their satiating effect. Oats are also a rich source of soluble fibre, the type of fibre known to help lower blood cholesterol levels. One of […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Kez’s Free Cereal Bites

    August 12, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Product review of the week, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Kez’s Free Cereal Bites

    Product Name: Kez’s Free Cereal Bites Low in Fructose Nutritionals (Per serve): 234kJ (56cal), 1.3g protein, 8.4g carbs, 2.2g sugars, 1.5g fibre Pros: One of the few low fructose snacks on the market. Low in total calories. A great snack for anyone with FODMAP issues. Cons: The limited ingredients and small serving size means that […]... more

  • Which tinned fish should you choose? A tinned fish review.

    August 11, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Products, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Which tinned fish should you choose? A tinned fish review.

    Any discussion of tinned fish will not only feature debate about the best choices nutritionally but also the way the fish is caught, and the sustainability practices employed by the major producers around the world. Even though there are many, many varieties of tinned fish on supermarket shelves, when you really break things down, there […]... more

  • Why extreme diets do not work

    August 8, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell | 2 Comments
    Why extreme diets do not work

    After working in the diet and nutrition for a number of years, I have seen enough to know that diet fads come and go. What is a best-selling diet for a year or two is quickly replaced by the next, and you can then find these diets for sale in second hand bookshops. The Grapefruit […]... more

  • Dear Pete Evans

    August 8, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Susie burrell | 27 Comments
    Dear Pete Evans

    ‘The cause of public health nutrition is not served by a few people achieving dietary perfection; it’s achieved by making small improvements in the diets of the masses’  Bill Shrapnel Truth be known, I do not administer a lot of my own social media – I do not have time. Rather, my team and I […]... more