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Better living interview - Are you consuming too much protein?

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Did you know that according to the latest ABS health survey, 99% of Australians meet their protein requirements?

If you want to hear my chat with Ed Phillips on talking lifestyle radio then click on this link here. In the interview we discuss the following:

  • How much protein you actually need - yes it changes depending on age, gender activity level and training history
  • The best sources of protein
  • What you should have post workout - food VS protein shake
  • What happens if you are eating too much protein

Any questions, please feel free to contact me for more information. 

 

 

How much exercise is too much? Huffington Post Interview

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 Regular physical activity can help reduce your risk of long term health issues. It can also make you feel good, and look pretty great as well. However, too much exercise can actually be detrimental to physical, mental and emotional health. 

The exact amount of times or minutes you should exercise per week depends on factors like your body composition goals, training background, age and overall health status.

To read more about the benefits of exercise, how much exercise you should be doing, the importance of rest days and the signs of excessive exercise  click here.

 

Why You Crave Salt - Huffington Post Interview

Salt which is also known as Sodium is a mineral that the body requires to function properly, but beware because too much, or too little, can be harmful.

Sodium is involved in a number of functions in the body including;

  • Muscle contraction
  • Blood pressure
  • Water balance

To read more about why we need sodium, what happens if we eat too much or too little salt, why we crave salt in different situations and also how to beat salt cravings then click through to the Huffington post interview.

Better Living Interview - Oats, the breakfast of champions

If I had to compile a list of foods I would classify as 'super'foods' oats would definitely be high on that list!  These very nutritious, delicious and versatile whole grains are easy to prepare, extremely cost effective and are basically a blank nutritional canvas waiting to be turned into a variety of masterpieces.

Some key nutritional facts about oats you should know;

o   They are a source of whole grains which mean they are nutrient rich and packed full of B vitamins, antioxidants, and proteins.

o   They contain slow release carbs which sustain energy release.

o   They are rich in fibre which is important for gut health and helps keep us regular.

o   They also contain a soluble fibre called beta-glucans which act like a sponge binding cholesterol so it can’t be absorbed and instead is removed from the body

o   They are naturally low in sodium

Click here to listen to my interview with Deborah Knight and Chef Daniel where we discuss all things oats. 

 

Talking Lifestyle Interview - Diets on Trend

Nutrition can be an absolute weapon when it comes to health and performance. Used correctly, it can be extremely beneficial and powerful. Used incorrectly, it can be very detrimental. 

There are so many diets being discussed in the media which you may have heard of, considered trying or may have even experimented with. 

Listen to my chat with Ed Phillips where we discuss the pros and cons of the following 'popular' eating trends;

  • Keto diet (ketogenic diet)
  • LCHF (low carb high fat)
  • Paleo diet

Please send across any questions you would like answered. 

How To Build Lean Mass - Huffington Post Interview

Do you need to eat more to build lean mass? 

I sat down with Juliette Steen from Huffington Post Australia to discuss how to build lean mass. Click here to read  the full article which covers;
- Why you need to eat more to build lean muscle mass
- Specific meal and snack ideas to help build lean mass
- How to ensure additional food does not turn into fat

Sneaky Ways to Eat Healthy

Winter is a great time to start implementing some new healthy food and exercise habits. It is the perfect time of year to treat yourself to some more R&R, up the exercise routine and be more organised on the cooking / meal prep side of things (because what else is there to do in Winter?).  

If you have been thinking about making some healthy changes to your eating before spring arrives, head over to this article which includes my tip on how to eat healthy (hint - colour, colour and more colour).

My Visit to Arsenal & AS Roma

When the 2016 football calendar came to an end, I decided it was time to tick a big solo Europe trip off my bucket list. The trip was mainly a holiday, however I also visited some elite European sporting organisations while I was there for some professional development.
I was fortunate to organise time at Arsenal and AS Roma with members of their respective
high-performance teams to talk all things athletic performance nutrition. While I was excited to simply gain access to the facilities, and spend time with some very experienced professionals,
I was particularly keen to discuss what these clubs were doing from a food service and injury nutrition point of view.

Behind The Scenes GWS Giants Interview

GWS GIANTS: In The Lounge Interview

I discuss my role as the Athletic Performance Dietitian at the GWS Giants including what that role involves on a day-to-day basis compared to game day, and how I have seen the evolution of nutrition in the professional sporting arena.