The Great Soy Debate

The Great Soy Debate

There are many different forms of soy products including edamame, tofu, tempeh, miso, soy sauceand isolated soy protein. Soybeans are one of the only plant-based sources of protein to contain allnine essential amino acids and are also a great source of fibre, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium,potassium and manganese.
Reducing Food Wastage

Reducing Food Wastage

Food wastage costs the Australian economy approximately $20 billion each year. To put this into perspective every ONE in FIVE shopping bags ends up in the garbage resulting in $3,800 worth of groceries per household each year!
By reducing food waste we also have the ability to improve food security for all Australians. This is important to consider as nearly four million Australians experience food insecurity each year, of which one quarter are children.
Can You Lose Fat And Gain Muscle At The Same Time?

Can You Lose Fat And Gain Muscle At The Same Time?

This is a question that baffles many, but the truth is that the answer is not so straight forward. It’s certainly possible to do, however only in particular cases.

 

Enjoying Alcohol AND Avoiding Weight Gain

Enjoying Alcohol AND Avoiding Weight Gain

Is alcohol your downfall? Whether it be seasonal festivities or just a regular night out during the year, for a lot of people their choice in alcohol could let them down. A lot of people when embarking on challenges or quick fix diets will cut alcohol completely only to binge drink after their spell of dieting and as a result, undo all their results. Why? Because alcohol has no nutritional value yet it's highly calorie dense so essentially it's empty calories that if not factored into the total daily intake goals can throw someone into a calorie surplus consuming more than they're expending. 
How To Curb Overeating AND Be Festive

How To Curb Overeating AND Be Festive

If there’s any time of the year that you want to know how to have your cake and eat it too it’s Christmas! It’s the season of festivities but predominantly eating, drinking, eating and drinking and eating on top of that. So how do you curb overeating and still stay festive and partake in the fun of enjoying delicious food in the company of family and friends? 
Why Your Diet Keeps Failing

Why Your Diet Keeps Failing

In the dieting cycle, a dieter is often confronted with deviations, moments of doubt and self-assessment, periods of being off followed closely by getting back on.. 

All in all the dieting process - particularly if the practice is problematic it can be challenging and usually never a process of going from strength to strength. Despite the inherent challenges that are deemed the 'norm' some troublesome dieting practices are simply doomed from the start. 

The Role Of Recovery

The Role Of Recovery

Post-exercise recovery is an important process that has the ability to influence overall fitness. In today’s busy world recovery is often overlooked as most people want to get in and out of the gym as quickly as possible. However, sometimes sparing as little as 5-10 minutes at the beginning and end of your workout can really increase your response to training. Our exercise physiologist sheds some light on the recovery process and provide her top tips for getting into a good routine.
Figuring Out FODMAP

Figuring Out FODMAP

The term FODMAP is an acronym that stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that are not absorbed properly in the gut and can consequently trigger symptoms in people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

PCOS: Nutrition & Weight Management

PCOS: Nutrition & Weight Management

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among pre-menopausal women, affecting more than half a million Australian women. It is the result of a hormonal imbalance, causing tiny cyst-like formations on the ovaries. This often leads to menstrual irregularities and can result in infertility. PCOS sufferers may also experience symptoms such as weight gain, acne, excess hair growth on their face/body, as well as scalp hair loss.
Food Allergies VS Food Intolerances

Food Allergies VS Food Intolerances

A food allergy is an immune system response to a food protein that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. The severity of a reaction can range from mild to severe, resulting in the breaking out in hives, swelling of the face, breathing difficulties and in the most severe cases anaphylaxis which can be life-threatening.
Reverse Dieting

Reverse Dieting

So you may have heard the term ‘reverse dieting’ thrown around. What does it all mean? Reverse dieting is a strategic process which focuses on progressively increasing your intake from a calorie deficit to maintenance. What we do is increase your intake in conjunction with your progress ie your calories go up rather than down, we do this while monitoring your response so it is done progressively and conservatively to avoid fat gain.
Why You Shouldn't Fear Fluctuations on the Scales

Why You Shouldn't Fear Fluctuations on the Scales

It is common to experience weight fluctuations throughout the course of a day, which can often add as much as 1-2kg to the scales! Most of us weigh less in the morning, after we void, and often weigh the most in the evening after dinner. Such temporary fluctuations can be due to an array of factors such as dietary intake and digestion, fluid retention, stress, sleep deprivation, physical activity and medications.