Emotional Eating

The first important thing you need to determine when dealing with emotional or comfort eating is whether you are physically or emotionally hungry. Physical hunger is when our sugar levels are dipping due to poor food choices (high refined carbs) or lack of regular...

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Eggs are Magic! 

How many eggs can I eat in a week? This a question we often get asked as a Dietician.  Let’s review the latest research: Eggs are a rich source of choline which helps with foetal brain development – it is recommended that a pregnant women eat one egg a day especially...

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Mushrooms – great nutritional value!

Many of us think mushrooms are nice to eat or only for special occasions and that they don’t really contribute any nutritional value to our daily eating plans. Let’s debunk some of those perceptions immediately! Mushrooms have been found to help lower cholesterol, are...

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THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean Diet is being haled as THE diet for optimal health. It is said to promote heart health, weight loss and good blood sugar control. It seems to make a lot of sense. It is a good balanced diet that includes all of the major food groups, with the...

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Top 2 reasons for failed diet attempts

Eating “healthily” is an important ideal for many – whether it is to achieve weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, manage diabetes, perform better in sport…or simply to just “feel better”. Most people know the basic fundamentals of “healthy eating”, i.e. eat more...

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DETOXING DIETS: MYTHS VS REALITY

Written by: Sue Scharf RD(SA): People often feel that they need to “detox” when they feel run-down, lethargic, bloated, and that they are carrying more weight than they should be. Articles in the media, popular magazines, and on the web often promise an instant cure...

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10 Tips for Improving Your Diet

Written by Wendy Lord (RD)SA   Healthy eating is a lifestyle. Habits take time to form. Changing habits takes just as long. Any healthy eating plan involves a certain degree of change. Whether you are starting a new diet in order to lose weight or to improve your...

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