Exploring Food Trends for Weight Loss and Health

Most of you are probably aware by now, that certain food trends fluctuate throughout the media (which can often make a Dietitians job challenging to say the least). One minute the media tells individuals to eat low fat, the next minute, high fat. One minute saturated fat is said to be bad for you, the next minute it is said to be good for you. One minute dairy is said to be good for you, the next minute it is said to be bad for you. No wonder people are confused by it all!

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Achieving Your Optimal Body Weight Without Compromising on Performance

There are various reasons as to why an athlete may desire to ascertain certain body weight and/or composition such as meeting a weight category), optimising performance (i.e. increasing power to weight ratio) or for aesthetic reasons (i.e. ballet, gymnastics etc). Similarly, there are many factors that may influence body mass including genetic predisposition, training level and/or intensity and relative energy cost, diet, behavioural and social factors, tapering for competition and/or periods of injury or illness.

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Could Your Alcohol Intake Be Impeding Your Results?

Unfortunately in Australia we have a pretty big focus on drinking, and let’s face it, who doesn’t like a nice cold beer or glass of wine in the Australian Summer! However, not only are there sufficient risks associated with excessive drinking such as the development of liver disease, pancreatitis, nutrient mal-absorption and so on, the consumption of alcohol can provide a sufficient amount of unusable energy to the diet…

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