It's a question that gets asked a lot: is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? The answer is individual of course, but research does shows us time and time again that what we eat for breakfast has more impact on us than we realise.
Countless studies have shown that the choices we make for our first meal of the day impacts our physical health, well-being and cognitive performance. Did you know that eating breakfast can decrease the long-term risk of obesity, impact on academic performance in children and adolescences, and increase concentration levels? It has also been shown that eating breakfast may lead to better food choices throughout the day - something that is often overlooked (if you're interested in the research, you can read more here, here and here).
If you're feeling flat, trying to lose weight or find yourself constantly reaching for a 3pm sugar-hit, it might not be a bad idea to take a look at what you're eating for breakfast. The latest research tel...
The whole nutrition field can be pretty confusing. It's almost impossible to use social media without being bombarded with a range of different health messages. Juice cleanses, detox diets, nutritional supplements, 28 Day programs promising weight loss, paleo and keto diets, low FODMAP plans and people hating on dairy. It's hard to keep up with it all and to know who to turn to for advice.
In Australia, the nutrition field is not very well regulated. Someone calling themselves a Nutritionist might have done a 6-week online course, a weekend intensive course, an undergraduate or postgraduate university degree, or not have formally studied nutrition at all.
It always pays to check the qualifications of the person you are accepting advice from.
Nutritionist v Dietician
Dieticians are tertiary qualified and are required to be registered with a formal body in Australia. They work in private practice, hospitals and the medical industry. They are better suited to tr...