Seasonal Eating: Maximizing Flavour and Nutrition Naturally
In today's busy world, the pursuit of a healthy diet can sometimes seem daunting, not to mention expensive. Yet, there's an approach to nutrition that not only promotes well-being but also helps you save money: Seasonal Eating.
Let's look into the world of seasonal eating and explore its numerous advantages.
What is Seasonal Eating?
Seasonal eating means enjoying foods that naturally flourish during the current season.
In the past, seasonal eating was the norm. But with advancements in techn…
The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Women: Benefits, Tips, and More
Trends come and go in the nutrition world and Intermittent fasting has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years, there isn’t a week that goes by where clients come to me and share their Intermittent fasting schedule.
Intermittent fasting is a popular diet strategy that involves cycling between periods of fasting and eating. While it's gained a lot of attention in recent years, especially for weight loss, there are some important considerations for women who are considering intermitte…
Sports Nutrition & Recovery Guidelines for Everybody
In this episode, Elly McLean and I talk about nutrition and recovery guidelines that are relevant to anyone who exercises regularly and wants to maximise their training outcomes. Whether it be for the sake of endurance performance, muscle growth or fat burning. We talk about the importance of post training nutrition for recovery, including what should be in your post training meal. You will learn why athletes should take a holistic view of their training, nutrition and recovery strategies. Liste…
Perimenopause & Performance for Women 40+
In this podcast episode I share a closer look at perimenopause and performance for women over 40, specifically:
- the hormonal picture
- the role of insulin
- how to optimise intermittent fasting
- what’s the deal with alcohol
- the importance of having other strategies to nourish your nervous system
- and so much more.
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Perimenopause and Performance for Women Over 40 with Lara Briden and Kira Sutherland
Recently Lara Briden and I had the opportunity to chat about Metabolic Health and Vitality for Women over 40 on the Natural Medicine Podcast. If this is something you're interested in, today's post is for you. We cover the lived experience of women transitioning through perimenopause to menopause and the physical and emotional aspects clinician's need to be mindful on when working with women over 40. In this episode, we chatted about:
- Anabolic elements of estrogen
- Why alcohol is an important…
Quantity vs Quality: How To Do A Macro Eating Plan Right
I follow a lot of health, wellbeing, and fitness folk on social media. I do this for two reasons.
The first is that I love supporting my community. I love having a strong network of peeps I can call on, share with, or be inspired by.
The second is, it’s a great way of keeping on the pulse of what food philosophies are trend…
Sports Nutrition For Active Women
There's a lot of confusion around sports nutrition for women. And whether you're an athlete, gym junkie, a runner, wanting to build muscle in midlife, or just need to get fit and healthy again after pregnancy - it's hard to know how the right way to fuel your needs. I was recently featured in the Wholehearted Health & Nutrition podcast with Samantha Bennett, where we chatted about exactly this topic. In this podcast, we talk about:
- Is the protein powder you're using good? Or should you even b…
Why You Shouldn't Train When You're Sick
Now, before I tell you all about my top nutrients for immune support (stay tuned for a later blog), I want to talk about the second most popular question my athletic and sporty clients ask me at this time of year ...
“Can I train if I’m sick with...?”Often, I’ve got an athlet…
How Safe Is Exercise While Fasting?
In this discussion I talk about:
🏃♀️ The benefits and misconceptions of fasting. 🏃♂️ Intermittent fasting for runners. 🏃♀️ The positive effects exercising has in a fasted state. 🏃♂️ The fat-burning benefits of fasting. 🏃♀️ Eating after exercise post-fasting. ⠀ 🏃♂️ The misconceptions around fasting. 🏃♀️ The mistakes I see athletes make with fasting. 🏃♂️ The consequences of misusing the fas…
Understanding Dietary Fats Benefits, Functions, Diet Types and Portions for Meal Planning
What are dietary fats?Dietary fats are one of the three macronutrients. Of the three macronutrients, fats are the most energy dense.
While protein and carbohydrates each give us 17kj per gram, fats give us 37kj per gram; this is part of the reason why dietary fats are often blamed for excess body weight and obesity.
When we eat dietary fats, they are in a form called triglycerides. As the name suggests, a triglyceride is three fatty acids linked to a glycerol molecule. The fatty acids are links …