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Kate Bennett, KB Nutrition Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Exercise Physiologist M. Nut and Diet, B. Ex Phys

Foods to avoid after exercise

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Nutrition plays a huge part in recovery in preparing the body for your next run or event. Whether you’re an elite athlete or not, muscle glycogen stores need to be replenished to feel tip top after each sporting event or training session. What you fuel your body with will affect how you feel in the hours […]

Easter Treat with a difference

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Feel like getting creative this Easter and want to try making your own chocolate gifts? Look no further than the recipe below. Homemade gifts add a lovely personal touch and chances are your friends and children will remember them, more than just a regular run-of-the-mill egg or bunny they will get so many of. The […]

New Year, New You, New Pantry

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A new year is often time for a fresh start – out with the old and in with the new. It’s time new goals for the year ahead, so we can aim to be at our best in 2017. I recently a post entitled ‘How to avoid failing at New Year’s Resolutions’- a great, full […]

Delicious Smoothie Bowls

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Do you ever get sick of having the same thing for breakfast each morning? Why not try the latest  craze making their mark on the café scene?  Smoothie Bowl or Acai Bowl is where its at. The trick to a café style Smoothie Bowl is freezing your fruit first, which gives it a thicker and creamier […]

Beat festive hangovers

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It can often be hard to resist a drink at this festive time of year. Everyone also has that one friend who encourages you to overindulge, leaving you feeling like death warmed up the next day. Follow these few steps and you’ll be the perky one the next morning, able to fit more into your […]

7 Top tips to avoid overeating during the holidays

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One of the most common conversations I have with clients at this time of year is about managing food and weight around the festive season. A friend recently shared me her family’s philosophy with me. She is Scandinavia, so you can imagine the food they have at this time of year. “It’s not what you […]

Summer treats to keep you cool

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Blueberry kebabs Spike around 10 blueberries on a bamboo skewer, dip in yogurt and freeze for a refreshing afternoon snack. Pineapple ring pops Place a bamboo skewer through a sliced ring of pineapple, so it looks like a lollipop and pop freezer. A great alternative to ice blocks. Rainbow fruity ice cubes Fill an ice […]

How to build a healthy meal plan

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Earlier this month there was a link in my blog to the CSIRO healthy eating survey where you could see your diet score and compare your regular way of eating with our national dietary guidelines. With that in mind, it’s fitting that this week is National Nutrition Week! This year, Nutrition Australia would like us to […]

Delicious healthy lunch box treats

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Delicious lunch box treats (which are actually healthy) Make sure you are giving your children something nutritious for their lunches, but also satisfying their desire for a ‘treat’ once on a while. The following are a few lunch box sweets sure to be a hit. Nut free and can be made gluten free too. Chick […]