• Susie’s Tips for the Week Ahead – Holidays are an opportunity not an excuse.

    December 15, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Planning, Susie burrell, Tips | 1 Comment
    Susie’s Tips for the Week Ahead – Holidays are an opportunity not an excuse.

    Last week I had several clients mention that they ‘always gain weight’ over Christmas. What do you think will happen to these clients this Christmas? They will gain weight of course. Not because they have to, but because they have basically given themselves’ permission to do so. The psychological approach we have to our diet […]... more

  • Summer fruits: to eat fruit or not

    December 12, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Fruits and Vegetables | No Comments
    Summer fruits: to eat fruit or not

    At this time of year, how can you not indulge in the beautiful Summer fruits on offer – mangoes, cherries, peaches, nectarines – fruit is truly natures candy. One of the biggest misconceptions propagated about fruit is that it is high in sugars, and hence should be limited in the diet. Wile fruit is a […]... more

  • Healthy Christmas gifts: My Christmas gift guide.

    December 10, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Planning, Products, Tips | No Comments
    Healthy Christmas gifts: My Christmas gift guide.

    If getting fit and healthy is at the top of your ‘To Do’ list for 2015, you cannot go past some of these Chrissy gifts that also offer the gift of good health, and most are surprisingly affordable! 1. Magazine Subscription  There are plenty of great Aussie titles ranging from Men’s & Women’s Health to […]... more

  • The top 5 party survival tips

    December 9, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Food, Planning, Susie burrell, Tips | No Comments
    The top 5 party survival tips

    At this time of year there can be events and parties on every single night leaving you feeling tired, bloated and craving sweet and fatty foods. So, to avoid feeling this way for another two weeks so that you can launch into beach season feeling fit, lean and at your best, here is your fool […]... more

  • Which dip should you choose? A dip review.

    December 8, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Products, Susie burrell | No Comments
    Which dip should you choose? A dip review.

    Who does not love sitting down to a cheeky drink with some dip and crackers? The dip section of the supermarket is becoming bigger and bigger and while a pot of vege based dip may seem a reasonably healthy option comparted to chips and pastries, if you consider that just a tablespoon of one of […]... more

  • Building your healthy Christmas snack plate

    December 4, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food, Planning, Tips | No Comments
    Building your healthy Christmas snack plate

    Who does not enjoy a snack plate – dips, cheese, nuts, crackers, anti pasti – so delicious but so packed with calories. So if you are like me and partial to a little pre meal nibble plate, here are the top picks so you do not end up eating an entire meal before your main […]... more

  • Getting your salad balance right

    December 3, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Tips | No Comments
    Getting your salad balance right

    The return of the warm weather also sees the return of the salad and although all things green are thought to be healthy, making a nutritious salad can be easier said than done. If you consider the extra dressings, cheese and various other additions that are often added, a previously “healthy” salad can become a […]... more

  • Product review of the week: McCain Healthy Choice Wholegrains Thai Beef & Basil Stir Fry

    December 2, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Diet, Dietitian, Food, Product review of the week, Products | No Comments
    Product review of the week: McCain Healthy Choice Wholegrains Thai Beef & Basil Stir Fry

    Product Name:  McCain Healthy Choice Wholegrains Thai Beef & Basil Stir Fry Nutritionals per 340g serve: 388cal (1620kJ), 17g protein, 8.2 g fat, 57.8g carbs, 7.5g sugars, 1190mg sodium Ingredients: Cooked rice mix: Cooked brown rice (37%) (water, brown rice), cooked red quinoa (6%) (water, red quinoa) Beef and basil sauce: Water, onions, flavours (sugar, basil […]... more

  • How do you know if you are eating too many carbs?

    December 1, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Food | 1 Comment
    How do you know if you are eating too many carbs?

    With all the recent talk about the pros and cons of a high fat, low carb diet, one key question that has been repeatedly ignored by those sprouting these messages, is how much carbohydrate are we talking about? Any discussion about carbohydrate by those trained to be talking about it will inevitably turn to questions […]... more

  • 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