CSIRO Healthy Diet Score

The CSIRO Diet Healthy Diet Score report card came out recently, with some mixed results. Overall, we scored only a 59 out of a possible 100 points, with discretionary foods being the most concerning.  On average, we are consuming approximately 3 serves of discretionary foods each day, with alcohol, chocolate and lollies being the top choices.

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Fuelling For Training

Fuelling up for long training sessions Regardless of your sport, if you’re an endurance athlete heading out for a big session (ie, longer than 90mins), eating appropriately before hand can be the key to if you have a great training session or not. But why is it so important? Our muscles contain a substance called […]

New York Eats

Eating My Way Around The Big Apple! I was recently lucky enough to spend a week in New York with three of my best friends. In a place like this, there is never going to be enough time to explore everything, no matter how long you spend there! We were lucky enough to have some […]

Marvellous Madrid

Recently I was lucky enough to take some time off work to go on a holiday, and eat some absolutely amazing meals. If you are anything like me, when you are going on holidays, you ask people you know who have been there what they recommend… So I thought that I would share some of […]

48 Hours In Hong Kong

In a recent post I spoke about some of my favourite places to eat in Madrid. On the way, we were lucky enough to stop off in Hong Kong. Thanks to some wonderful friends and family members, we already had quite a few recommendations. So where to start?! Breakfast: There’s no place like it for […]

Nutrition for the Travelling Athlete

Eating well on holidays can sometimes be difficult. Finding the right foods to fuel physical activity, and ensure optimal performance can be even more challenging! On our recent holiday, I experienced this first hand, with my partner planning 3 days of cycling in the Pyrenees, and me planning on some long trail-runs there, and a […]

Which Milk?

One of the questions I am regularly asked is ‘Which milk is best?’, or ‘What is your favourite milk to recommend?’. You would expect the answer to be clear cut, however the answer is more shades of grey than black and white. Dairy milk Full cream, low fat, skim, A2, lactose free… so many options! […]

Eat Food. Mostly Plants.

‘Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants’ ‘Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.’ This quote is by an author from the US by the name of Michael Pollan, and a quote that I think resonates with the way humans would most benefit from eating. Research shows that adequate consumption of plant food reduces the […]

Breakfast Food Diary

My Food Diary – Breakfast Something people often ask me is ‘what do you have? what do you eat for breakfast?’. So here is the answer peeps! Following are my 3 favourite breakfasts, along with a little note about why. Standard, day to day breakfast: 1/3 cup oats + 6 cashews + 2 tsp pumpkin […]

Raw Foods

Raw Foods: Hype or Hope? There has been much hype recently in the media about raw foods and their benefits. What does ‘raw food’ actually entail? And is it really necessary to eat only raw foods? Raw foods are never heated above 44C, and are unprocessed or refined. Some advocates believe this also means that […]