Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

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Which Bread is Best?

I have a distinct childhood memory that may well have been the spark that ignited my nutrition journey. I was about 8 years old, unpacking the groceries with my mum (which, incidentally, remains one of my favourite chores), when I came across a standard loaf of white bread. Back in the mid-nineties, this was a common staple of most households, and while my mum was usually fairly sensible when it […]

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The Blood Type Diet

Have you heard of the blood type diet – eating in line with what your blood type dictates?  I’d known of this trend for years, and to say I was sceptical is an understatement. However, it was only after discovering my own blood type in a Physiology class at uni that I became curious as to the ‘science’ behind the diet, and whether or not it made any sense…

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Slim Pasta

Marketed as the answer to a carb-fearing pasta lover, ‘SlimPasta’ is a relatively new product on the shelves of Australian supermarkets.  Boasting as little as 8 calories per serve – as well as no fat, no gluten, and a huge serving of fibre – it seems this vegetable based pasta alternative is too good to be true.  So being the natural sceptic that I am, particular in regard to ‘diet’ […]

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The 5:2 Diet

The search for an easy, sustainable and non-tedious diet is never-ending. The latest weight loss diet to hit our shores is based on the principle that you can eat ‘whatever you want,’ for five days a week, and for the remaining two days, consume around a quarter of your usual calories.  This equates to around 500 calories (a bit over 2000 kilojoules) for women, and around 600 calories (2500 kilojoules) […]

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Mood Foods! Can what we eat affect the way we feel?

It’s not uncommon to crave particular foods when a certain mood strikes. Whether it’s a coffee on waking or a 3pm chocolate hankering, most of us experience food cravings at one time or another.  While there’s little evidence to account for any deeper meaning for these cravings – other than perhaps a drop in blood sugars – can the foods we choose to eat actually impact our emotions?

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Purple Food Diet Not So Crazy

Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy diet trend, it’s now been alleged that Mariah Carey is following a ‘Purple Food Diet’, – eating only purple foods for three days each week to shift her baby weight. A source tells us that her favourite purple picks are plums, grapes and eggplant, and that she has already lost 10 pounds!

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