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Stop Exercising to Lose Weight

You hear it all the time, right? The "magic potion" to losing weight is a combination of exercise and healthy eating. But... what if it's not? This idea is actually a lot more complicated than it looks so let's unpack this common weight loss approach. Large body = no exercise? This [...]

By | 2017-11-11T20:37:36+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Movement|Comments Off on Stop Exercising to Lose Weight

Fit-spiration? I call Bullshit

I am so so SO excited to be bringing you this topic as this issue is really close to my heart and part of the reason nogreensmoothies was created. My whole reason for blogging is to stand up against health fads and I believe that this is something that we really [...]

By | 2017-10-29T08:39:16+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Body Image|Comments Off on Fit-spiration? I call Bullshit

Aiming for 1200 calories? Learn why you need to stop. IMMEDIATELY.

Open any diet book ever and you'll find a 1200 calorie meal plan. Search for diets on the internet, you'll get a 1200 calorie meal plan. Bikini body challenge? Yep, 1200 calorie meal plan. Ready made meals? A whole day of those will add up to 1200 calories too. Why? It's [...]

By | 2017-10-29T04:05:40+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Eating Well, Weight Concern|Comments Off on Aiming for 1200 calories? Learn why you need to stop. IMMEDIATELY.

Addiction or restriction? The truth behind your food cravings

Let’s talk food cravings. Sugar addictions and withdrawals. Food addictions. Do you ever: Feel out of control when you eat certain foods? Feel like you can’t stop eating some foods no matter how much you’ve already eaten Feel like the only way to not overeat some foods is to avoid them [...]

By | 2017-10-29T03:43:54+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Eating Well|Comments Off on Addiction or restriction? The truth behind your food cravings

When Calories Don’t Matter

I used to be really worried about getting the balance just right. I used to be really worried about getting enough protein, fibre, magnesium, potassium. I tried to make sure my diet was low in salt and moderate in caffeine. I used to be fanatical about eating just the right foods [...]

By | 2017-10-29T03:42:20+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Eating Well|Comments Off on When Calories Don’t Matter

5 Things Your Doctor won’t tell you about your weight

1. Their conscious and unconscious bias will affect how they treat you This goes for any healthcare professional you see. A conscious bias is like a belief - it's formed from opinion and life experience. An unconscious bias is like a social stereotype - assigning blanket characteristics (often negative) to a [...]

By | 2017-10-16T03:03:24+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Weight Concern|Comments Off on 5 Things Your Doctor won’t tell you about your weight

I’m not anti weight loss, I’m anti weight loss focus

Most of you would probably know by now that I’m not one of those Dietitians that prescribes a calorie controlled meal plan. An appointment with me involves talking about your lifestyle, and general up or down trends in your weight, but we don’t talk numbers. There’s not even a pair of [...]

By | 2017-10-16T02:58:42+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Weight Concern|Comments Off on I’m not anti weight loss, I’m anti weight loss focus

I’m a Dietitian and yes, Imma eat that fucking burger!

Let’s talk about something that I see coming up from time to time- the idea you need to look a certain way or eat certain foods if you talk to people about health, food, nutrition or exercise. I don’t know where this idea came from but it needs to die a [...]

By | 2017-10-16T02:51:59+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Eating Well, Weight Concern|Comments Off on I’m a Dietitian and yes, Imma eat that fucking burger!

3 Reasons You Don’t Need to Be on A Diet

1. Diets are silly Let’s face it, fad diets of any kind ask us to do some pretty silly things. Drink lemon juice (an acidic food) in the morning because it will make your blood more alkaline! (That lemon is pretty magically to become less acidic!) Or make like Dr Atkins [...]

By | 2017-10-16T02:46:46+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Body Image, Eating Well, Weight Concern|Comments Off on 3 Reasons You Don’t Need to Be on A Diet

5 Phrases that need to disappear from your nutritional vocabulary, pronto!

Here at No Green Smoothies I’m all about dispelling food myths and quelling food fear. What does the media like to do, however? Amp up the fear and anxiety around food and eating. It’s very easy then, when you see ridiculous articles in the media, to distrust what you think is [...]

By | 2017-10-16T02:43:16+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Eating Well|Comments Off on 5 Phrases that need to disappear from your nutritional vocabulary, pronto!