Dietlicious Health Blog
Do you love combining fitness and the great outdoors? Perhaps you enjoy running around your local neighbourhood streets, a coastal track with water views, or outdoor boot camp? These are all great ways to feel alive and get the blood pumping. But does the first sign of rain send you cowering indoors, and achieving more in snacks than in steps? Well, not anymore. Here are some great at home workouts that will save you from slothing when the weather turns bad.
But before we get to that…if it’s just a little rain then LIVE A LITTLE and go running in the rain!Read more...
Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Although I’ve experienced pregnancy just the once, like everyone else, I too encountered the many ups and downs that tend to arise when you’re expecting. During the first trimester I felt quite nauseous, which is common and is linked to increasing levels of hCG and oestrogen. During my second trimester, I was much better and more at ease from a safety perspective and so I finally began to enjoy being pregnant!
Over the next nine months you are probably going to realise that there’s some things you can control and many things you can’t. Most women I know, myself included, have felt empowered and committed to optimising their pregnancy nutrition, knowing that they were helping to give their unborn child the best start to life.Read more...
Did you look in the mirror this morning and a dad bod looked back?
Perhaps you’re wondering how this crept up on you… perhaps you’re not even a dad!
As for how it happened, it may have involved;
- - Friday night beers with mates turned into Monday through Sunday beers;
- - A few too many burgers with chips, kebabs or pizza;
- - Breaking off a Kit Kat (or three) for afternoon tea;
- - Skipping the gym again in favour of working late or sleeping off that hangover from above-mentioned beers;
Or simply too busy, or can’t be bothered to shop or cook (that’s if you knew how to cook, in the first place).Read more...
These yummy cookies will satisfy your Anzac cravings and leave you feeling gratified and better yet, guilt-free!
Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) which was established in World War I. The biscuits were initially known as ‘soldier biscuits’ and were sold at fetes and public events to raise money to support the war effort. Later they were included in parcels that loved ones and charities sent to the troops, as the biscuits tended to last well.Read more...
Marketers do a great job making products more appealing to consumers, especially on the shelves of your local supermarket. Thankfully it’s my job as a nutritionist to help you cut through the hype and sort fact from fiction.
These days, choosing healthy options is a minefield of competing product claims, making it virtually impossible for anyone without a Food Science degree to make sense of it all. But not anymore.Read more...
If you’re trying to stick to a diet or healthy eating plan, you need to know what you’re actually eating and sometimes the supermarket labels can be deceiving. You need to be able to navigate the sometimes wildly exaggerated health claims of product labels to know if a product is truly healthy or is it just a marketing hype. So if you’re searching ‘how to read food labels’, now is the perfect time to learn your way around a food label and it’s easy with our guidance.
Lucky for us, food labelling in Australia is governed by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) which means we have a consistent set of information that must be contained on every label. So really, those healthy choices are right in front of you, you just need to be able to make sense of it all. And that’s where we come in.Read more...
For most keto dieters, eggs are the go-to breakfast staple – scrambled, fried, poached, boiled or as an omelette – anyhow you like them is fine. You can also freely eat your fill of bacon, avocado, cold cuts, olives, nuts, smoked salmon and cheese as well as adding any healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, butter, mayonnaise and coconut cream. Keto friendly vegetables include leafy greens, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus and eggplant to name a few.Read more...
Understanding the Keto Diet
The ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.Because of the low carb intake, your body goes into a metabolic state called ketosis. This is where the body produces small fuel molecules called ‘ketones’ from burning fat for energy (instead of glucose which is derived from carbohydrates). When the body is in ketosis, the fat for energy is drawn from either the dietary intake or fat stores in the body, which is one of the reasons this diet is linked to weight loss.
A typical Western diet contains approximately 250g of carbs per day, whereas ketogenic diets limit carbohydrate to just a fraction of this amount. Suffice to say, adopting a keto regime can be quite a radical change from many people’s normal eating habits!Read more...
Not sure which plan is best for you? We know that healthy eating, weight loss and weight management is a personal thing, so at Dietlicious we have something for everyone, especially when you are thinking ‘what’s the best nutrition plan for me?’
Our restaurant-quality meals, meal plans and cleanses have been jointly created by nutritionists and chefs for you to enjoy at home. You get the tastiest meals that tick the nutritional boxes and will keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day. Managing your weight could not be easier!Read more...
Learning the art of healthy food swaps is so important if you want to establish a healthy body weight and maintain it for life. Here we show you how.
Firstly, what exactly do we mean by food swaps? Well, it’s simply choosing a more nutritious or lower calorie meal or snack option rather than going for the most tempting, heavily laden with fat and sugar, nutrition-less version.Read more...