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Four Reasons You're Not Losing Weight - Daily Mail

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When it comes to weight loss one factor which often goes under the radar is hormone balance and in particular our stress hormone, Cortisol. This hormone is in control of our fight or flight response and is released when our body is under physical and psychological stress.

I recently spoke with the Daily Mail about 4 possible reasons you might not be losing weight. The article discusses the following areas which might be inhibiting your weight loss attempt:

  • Your cortisol levels are too high
  • You're not getting enough sleep
  • You're depriving yourself
  • You're overtraining

 To read more on this topic click here to gain access to the full article.

 

How To Eat For Your Age - Talking Lifestyle Interview

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Eating for your age has certainly been a hot topic in the last few weeks. While various macro and micronutrient requirements do change across one's life due to variations in metabolism, muscle mass and hormones, there are definitely recommendations which ring true for any age - such as eating a diet rich in plant-based foods (particularly your vegetables!).

To hear more on how to eat for your age click here to listen to my chat with with Kayley Harris and Nick Bennet from The Daily Drive via Talking Lifestyle radio.

Are cheat days good or bad? Huffington Post Interview

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Who doesn't love to treat themselves! The thought of having a whole day to go to town on absolutely anything one's little heart desires is music to many peoples ears! 

In theory, a cheat daysounds great!  An allocated amount of time where you can splurge on whatever and in whichever quantity you want all day, be it doughnuts, pancakes, cake, pizza, burgers or fries (or all of the above).

But is this a reality? Are cheat days and meals helpful, or simply pointless?

If you want to read more about my thoughts on cheat days, what they actually do to your metabolism and how often you can afford to treat yourself, then click on this click for more information  

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.

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

How to Stay Healthy-Ish While Travelling

To all those people heading over to Europe at the moment, I am very jealous! 

I sat down with Juliette Steen from Huffington Post to share some tips on how you can have a fantastic holiday,  which includes enjoying the bread, the pasta and the wine, without compromising your health or adding (too many) extra centimeters to the waistline

Click here to read the full article

Podcast Interview - Pacey Performance Episode #92

I sat down with Rob Pacey from the Pacey Performance Podcast to discuss my role as the Athletic Performance Dietitian at the GWS GIANTS and the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Club. We discussed a range of topics including:

* My role as a sport dietitian in professional sport

* How I developed a range of systems and processes in the performance nutrition space

* The current supplements environment and how to mitigate the risk of inadvertent doping

* My thoughts on high / low carb diets and the importance of timing and distribution when it comes to an athletes protein intake.


 

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.