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Veg Up Your Meals

Veg Up Your Meals

on Saturday, 24 March 2018.

We all know plant based foods (like vegetables, fruit, beans, chickpeas and lentils) are so good for us, but sometimes they just aren’t as appealing or convenient as other foods. Here are some ideas on how to get more of them into your day! 

Alcohol & Your Weight

Alcohol & Your Weight

on Monday, 12 February 2018.

Alcohol ... the elephant in the room when it comes to managing your weight?

I get asked all the time when talking about weight loss  ‘So... will a few drinks on the weekend be okay?’

My experience of introducing Solids

My experience of introducing Solids

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018.

My baby (who is not so much a baby anymore!) is 8 months old now, and we have come a long way since being attached to the boob in those newborn months! So many of the questions I get asked on the website and my socials is about weaning and introducing solids, so from Mumma to Mumma I have written a little about it given I have just gone through it and have a background in nutrition.

6 Health Tips to kick off 2018

6 Health Tips to kick off 2018

on Monday, 01 January 2018.

Summer, Christmas and New Years break all hits at the same time here in Australia. Which means lots of fun with family and friends, but can also mean your health takes a bit of a hit! Whether it was a little over-indulging in yummy foods, excess alcohol, not enough sleep or not keeping up with your exercise.  So I thought this would be a good time to share 6 nutrition tips to kick off 2018

 

11 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain this Christmas

11 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain this Christmas

on Wednesday, 20 December 2017.

11 tips to take on for the Christmas break to avoid feeling a little heavier in the new year!

How much protein do I need?

How much protein do I need?

on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

How much protein is needed for the general person? And how much is optimal for an athlete or the active person?

Limiting pre made sauces & Condiments

Limiting pre made sauces & Condiments

on Saturday, 07 October 2017.

Sauces, spreads and condiments are often some of the unexpected culprits of high calorie foods. It is hard to imagine sushi without soysauce, toast without spreads or eating your foods plain! Sauces and condiments add flavour to our food to make it more palatable, but unfortunately a lot of them are full of fat, sugar and salt. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy ways to add flavour without these commercial sauces, and if we are educated about the contents of what we are putting on our foods we can learn to moderate how much we use, and make healthier alternatives.

Watch your weight by watching your portion sizes

Watch your weight by watching your portion sizes

on Wednesday, 13 September 2017.

After being in the USA, I really noticed that the portion sizes were much bigger for most meals- and even though I was conscious of the larger serving sizes, and am aware of how much I should eat, I still often found myself overeating. 

Low calorie dieting could be making you fatter

Low calorie dieting could be making you fatter

on Saturday, 12 August 2017.

It's that time of year where you may find yourself wanting to go on that big ‘diet’. But before you start on those low calories, and before you make yourself suffer those bad moods, obsessiveness, tiredness, and clearing your social schedule- please read this. Because there IS an easier way. It may even see the weight you lose actually stay off too. 

COFFEE - The good, bad & calories

COFFEE - The good, bad & calories

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017.

ASK ALEX QUESTION:

Hi Alex

I read about coffee/caffeine, and views seem to differ whether there are benefits to drinking it (in moderation), or  not. Currently I have 1-2 cups a day and never later than mid-afternoon because I do notice the difference it makes to getting a good night’s sleep.

What is your take? 

How to get back on track after Easter

How to get back on track after Easter

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017.

Did The last 4 days of Easter get a little out of control?! It's okay to indulge every now and then, the key is to recognise, stop and get back in control. Replenish your body by getting a load of nutrients, fibre, vitamins, minerals and hydration back in. Do this by setting some goals to sick to - Here are my top 4

My 'Day On A Plate'

My 'Day On A Plate'

on Tuesday, 04 April 2017.

A question I get often in Ask Alex is: What do you eat over a day? Or for breakfast? Snacks? And so on!

I have been hesitant in answering this as everyone is different and obviously intake needs and taste are different for EVERYBODY (age, sex, active, less active, culture, job, beliefs, intolerances), so please keep this in mind- but I decided to give an overview of what and how I eat to give some ideas and a snapshot of some healthy options

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