Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Tag Archive for ‘food’

The ‘new’ Atkins diet- haven’t we moved past this?

Have you heard of Atkins? Dieting fads have been around almost as long as modern nutrition, and today these quick-fix, results-guaranteed, scientifically suspect diet crazes are a serious money-making machines, with the ‘diet industry’ crossing almost $800 million annually in Australia. One funny thing about fad diets is that, much like fashion, they wind up being recycled again and again over the decades. Who would have guessed we’d be wearing […]

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5 of the best ways to avoid food wastage

Sadly, we waste a LOT of food.  This months #EatKit topic was all about getting creative with food waste, and some of the facts shared by the passionate participants are pretty shocking.  According to SecondBite, a national organisation that identifies surplus food and distributes it to agencies and those in need; around $1.1 billion worth of fruit and vegetables are wasted by Australians each year.  To put that into perspective; Dietitian […]

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5 of the Best Nutrition Headlines this week

Today marks my first attempt at a bi-weekly post! The plan is each Friday to update you all with what I deem to be ‘5 of the Best.’ Depending on the goings-on of the week this could be anything from recipes, to latest news and controversies. This week I thought I’d start off with 5 of the  Best Nutrition headlines from the week  (with a few being slightly older than […]

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My Go-To Breakfast; Banana Peanut butter Oats

Porridge is my go-to breakfast. I love it both for the many delicious and exciting (yep, oats excite me) combinations that can be made, as well as how easy and satisfying it is on a Winter’s morning. (Not to mention oat’s nutritional value). Back in high school I used to set out my porridge ingredients the night before, all measured and cut up so it was ready to go in […]

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Why so Dirty on Dairy?

Dairy is possibly my favourite food group. Milk, yoghurt and cheese make regular appearances in my day, and between my porridge and yoghurt obsession alone, I generally reach the recommended target of 2.5 daily serves without even trying. Dairy is a rich source of calcium, accounting for around 60% of that mineral in the average Australians’ diet. Calcium, as you probably know, is essential for strong bones and teeth, as […]

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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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Diet soft drinks – the better choice?

We all know soft drinks are terrible for our health; Even Coca-Cola has accepted a role in the rising obesity epidemic in the USA – albeit in the form of a fairly disingenuous ad campaign promoting their low-calorie products. One can of Coke contains around 10 teaspoons of sugar – enough to make me reach for the diet option when the (luckily rare!) craving strikes. Sugar is the diet demon […]

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