• 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

  • Surviving the weekend

    August 8, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Friday faves, Susie burrell, Uncategorized | No Comments
    Surviving the weekend

      With a recent survey from the UK finding that people can consume up to 10 000 calories over the weekend, thanks to late night snacking, eating out and binge drinking, it seems like a pretty good time to talk about preventing weekend weight gain. It seems for many of us, a week of relatively well […]... more

  • What I learnt from John McGrath

    August 7, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Motivation | No Comments
    What I learnt from John McGrath

    When I was 25 years old, a year after finishing my second Honours degree at uni, my career reached at point in which I needed to make some major decisions. I would either continue on the path I was on, working full time at a hospital or I would start to work for myself, and […]... more

  • Tabata: what is it and are you really doing it?

    August 7, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Exercise, Guest blogger | No Comments
    Tabata: what is it and are you really doing it?

    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 leading exercise physiologist and PT to the stars, Ray Kelly (http://www.raykellyfitness.com/). Ray has worked for more than 20 years in the fitness industry and has […]... more

  • All about the new CSIRO Diet Program – Impromy

    August 6, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet | 1 Comment
    All about the new CSIRO Diet Program – Impromy

    Many of you would have seen reports of A Current Affair this week that CSIRO has a new diet program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aarIIoj76n), which they do and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to chat with the programs founder, and weight loss guru, Prof Manny Noakes. - Manny, thanks so much for taking the time […]... more

  • Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of prawns

    August 6, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Whole foods | No Comments
    Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of prawns

    The old Aussie saying, “throw a prawn on the barbie” is heard frequently during the warm when seafood and salad are a favourite of many families but we do not have to limit these nutritious baby’s until Summer. Prawns are an extremely nutritious type of seafood, packed full of protein, calcium, iodine and zinc with […]... more

  • Product review of the week: Old El Paso Taco Shells

    August 5, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Diet, Dietitian, Product review of the week, Products | No Comments
    Product review of the week: Old El Paso Taco Shells

    Product Name: Old El Paso Taco Shells Nutritionals (Per 1 Taco Shell): 224kJ / 53cal, 0.7g protein, 2.9g fat, 5.9g carbs, 0.6g fibre Pros: A much lighter, lower calorie option than burrito or fajita wraps Cons: They are easy to overeat so limit yourself to just 3-4 at most Rating: 3 stars. If portion controlled […]... more

  • I have finally gone to yoga

    August 4, 2014 by Susie Burrell | Categories: Blog, Sport, Susie burrell | No Comments
    I have finally gone to yoga

    I have finally gone to yoga, and you know what, I kinda like it…. After more than 15 years of being a chronic ‘over exerciser’, I have finally relented to my ultra-tight hammy’s; the fact that I can barely stand up straight when I get up out of the chair and the fact that even […]... more