Diet Myths with our Corporate Dietitian

Diet myths with Gemma Monaghan, Corporate Dietitian

When it comes to diet, nutrition and cooking, everyone is an expert!

In a world full of misinformation, it can be hard to find the right information and make the right choice.  When it comes to food and eating healthy, we all know what we need to do, but sometimes new diets come up in mainstream media that we see and need to understand.

Our guest, Gemma Monaghan is an accredited practising Dietitian, with qualifications in low FODMAPs and spends her working week educating corporates on all things nutrition.

In Episode 11 of Well Workplaces Podcast, our guest Gemma shares her insights on:

  • Her journey into Dietetics and Nutrition and love for cooking
  • What Intermittent Fasting is all about and the pros and cons
  • How Keto diet is one of diets she talks with clients about
  • Alternative milks and there nutritional value
  • The future trends in food, dining and nutrition

This was an interesting conversation with some great science to back it up.

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

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Beat the Weight Loss Plateau

by Edwina McDonald

 

So you’ve managed to drop a few kilograms – well done!

You may be finding now however the weight loss has stabilised. Below are 10 tips to help you beat the weight loss plateau and reach your ideal healthy body weight!

 

10 Tips to Help You Beat the Weight Loss Plateau

  1. Eat regularly; skipping meals can results in a loss of recognising hunger/ satiety cues and usually results in overeating in another meal.
  2. Drink water; we often mistaken thirst for hunger. Drinking water can take the edge off your hunger and can reduce overall food volume consumed.
  3. Consume protein with each meal; protein is what fills us up. Think milk, yoghurt, nuts, eggs, fish, meat.
  4. Eat for hunger; listen to your body, if you eat for hunger you will be much more in tune with your metabolic requirements.
  5. Portion control; overeating anything will put on weight.
  6. Record your intake; keep yourself accountable, focus on your nutrient intake and eating regularity.
  7. Don’t overestimate the calories your burn with exercise; your body adapts to a stimulus, you get fitter and your body gets more efficient at burning fuel.
  8. Mix up your exercise routine; doing the same thing yields the same result. Challenge your body in different ways to avoid adaptation.
  9. Practice mindful eating; be aware of what’s going in your mouth, don’t eat while you are doing something. Savour and enjoy your food while eating.
  10. Liquid calories count; alcohol, iced tea, juices, still contain calories.

 

Dietitian Edwina McDonald is currently available for appointments at the Melbourne and Docklands locations.

Six Steps to a Healthier You in 2015 by Edwina McDonald

Living healthier is often just a matter of changing a few simple lifestyle habits: getting more exercise, eating healthier, not stressing the little stuff. This is often easier to say then do when combined with a busy work week and a full social calendar! However we have an article and offer that will ensure your 2015 is a healthy one! Edwina McDonald, Pinnacle Health Group’s Dietitian and Nutrionist, gives you practical and achievable ways of changing your daily habits to keep you healthy and fit.

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