Dismissing the Detox

This obsession with the ‘detox’ seems to come from a place of wanting to drastically reset our body. Usually following a period of indulgence in high fat and sugary foods, and probably a few too many wines or beers as well. The idea of a detox is plucked up as a saving grace as if days or weeks of denying…

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Healthy Eating for Men

When men think of healthy eating for some reason, they automatically think they have to eat salad. But we’re here to tell you, you can be healthy without having to resort to boring rabbit food! Men and women aren’t that different when it comes to daily nutrition. Yes, men tend to have more muscle mass which increases their requirements compared…

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Eating for Entrepreneurs

Our Top 5 Tips for Mental Performance As busy business owners, eating well can often take a back-seat when there’s tight deadlines and a million other things to do! But when you’re busy, stressed and time-poor, it’s even more important to eat well to get the most out of your day. Food is fuel for our bodies and our brain,…

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How to choose the best protein powder
How to choose the best protein powder

How to choose the best protein powder

We have a food first philosophy here at Dietitian Approved but in some instances, protein powders can have their time and place within a healthy and active lifestyle. As a supplement, that’s exactly what they should be used as; an addition to a balanced diet when you can’t get enough protein through real food for whatever reason. Here are some of…

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How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge
How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge

How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge

Beetroot juice was the secret sauce for many athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Lots of countries were using it, but it wasn’t until afterwards that the news about beetroot juice became public knowledge...Many athletes are looking for that performance edge over their competitors. Most athletes have heard about it, but don’t know how to use it. If…

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Dietitian Approved Crew – Megan Piccardi
Dietitian Approved Crew- Megan Piccardi

Dietitian Approved Crew – Megan Piccardi

Name: Megan PiccardiCurrent location: BrisbaneProfession background: LawyerSport of choice: Power lifting & sometimes runnerHow many years have your been training for: I have been training for just over 2 1/2 years.What got you into it? For running, I was never really a runner and decided one day that I wanted to push myself and do a fun run. My first fun run…

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Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian
Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian

Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian

What is a Dietitian and Nutritionist?We constantly get asked to explain the difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist. Yes they're different and yes we will always correct you when you call us a Nutritionist. Read on to find out why we get slightly offended ;)Australia currently does not regulate the professional titles ‘nutritionist’ or 'dietitian', leaving a wide market for…

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Intermittent Fasting: Breaking Down the Evidence

Intermittent Fasting; the latest in diet trends. Claiming health benefits from weight loss to prevention of chronic disease. Is it really the answer to the world’s health problems? We take a look at the evidence... What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting encompasses several different dietary behaviours, all of which focus on controlling the period in which food is consumed. These…

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Sleep and Athletic Performance
Sleep and Athletic Performance

Sleep and Athletic Performance

Sleep is essential for general health and wellbeing.The more we learn, the more we realise that increased sleep duration and quality is associated with better performance in sport and life. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get between 7-9 hours of sleep each day for optimal health (1). But it's not clear exactly how much sleep athletes need. It's been suggested…

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Runners Gut. What is it? How can you prevent it?
Runners Gut. What is it? How can you prevent it?

Runners Gut. What is it? How can you prevent it?

Are you the type of runner that knows exactly where every public toilet is along your route?Don’t worry - you're not alone! 30-50% of athletes regularly suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) problems while exercising (1).Far too common among endurance athletes, GI symptoms include nausea, cramps, bloating, wind, vomiting, diarrhoea and urgency. The frequency, intensity and severity of these symptoms seem to…

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Dietitian Approved Crew – Pat Nispel
Dietitian Approved Crew - Pat Nispel

Dietitian Approved Crew – Pat Nispel

Introducing Pat!We have the absolute pleasure of running regularly with Pat right here in Brisbane.He makes running look just so easy! We could only dream of running even half as fast or as efficiently as this Swiss machine!Quite the competitor, Pat has a long list of achievements in the running world. Just quietly, he also won our Healthy Lifestyle Challenge in…

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Dietitian Approved Crew – Bec
Dietitian Approved Crew - Bec

Dietitian Approved Crew – Bec

Introducing Bec!An all-round LEGEND, Bec is one of our longest standing clients! She even has an original meal plan with our old logo on it - sorry about that Bec :) From humble beginnings as a triathlete 3 years ago, she's gearing up to race Cairns IRON(Wo)MAN this weekend. Good luck Bec! You're going to absolutely smash it! Photo cred:…

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Sports Supplements
Sports Supplements

Sports Supplements

Sports Supplements are everywhere!  I struggle to keep up with the latest products on the market with new brands popping up every week. As many athletes search for that ‘magic bullet’, sports supplements have become a multi-billion dollar industry. In fact, a recent study found that 40-70% of athletes take supplements.A nutrition supplement, as the name suggests, is designed to…

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Iron-(wo)man
Iron-rich foods, including eggs, spinach, peas, beans, red meat,

Iron-(wo)man

There can be many reasons for feeling tired and exhausted sometimes. Keeping up with the demands of training, getting enough sleep, managing stress, eating well and staying hydrated are all factors that affect how we feel day to day. Meeting our vitamin and mineral requirements is also key to feeling energised. A common culprit to feeling flat for no apparent…

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Carbo-Load, Don’t Garbo-Load!
Carbo-Load, Don’t Garbo-Load!

Carbo-Load, Don’t Garbo-Load!

Race season is well and truly here!Have you developed your race nutrition plan yet?WHAT you eat and drink during a race and WHEN can have a massive impact on your performance…Lay the foundations in trainingBefore we delve into race nutrition, let's not discount the value of your everyday eating plan. The foundations of daily healthy eating are where you will…

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