Feeding Your Mood: How Diet Can Impact Your Mental Well-Being

The connection between diet and mood is a topic of growing interest in the world of nutrition and mental health. While there’s no magic food to cure all your emotional woes, it’s becoming increasingly clear that what you eat plays a significant role in how you feel. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of […]

Almond Cake Recipe

Serves 12  Ingredients:  7 tablespoons of Classic Extra virgin olive oil  4 large eggs  1 tsp vanilla extract  Fresh zest of 1 large lemon ½ cup caster sugar  1 ½ cups almond meal  1 tsp baking powder  ¾ cup desiccated coconut  Topping before cooking 1/3 cup flaked almonds Method: Preheat Oven to 180C  Mix wet […]

Enhance Your Sleep with Healthy Eating Habits

Making informed choices about the foods we consume can significantly impact the quality and duration of our sleep. Often this connection between our diet and sleep is underestimated.  So here are key nutrients and foods that have been found to promote a better night sleep.

Steak Fried Rice Recipe

Ingredients 500g lean beef steak 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium white onion, chopped finely 5cm bulb of fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, cut into rounds and then quarters 1 large red capsicum, finely chopped 1 large head of broccoli, cut into small florets 125g […]

Final Goodbye From Ashleigh

Today marks the day in which I have finally sold Body Fusion after 11 incredible years! I bought Body Fusion from another Dietitian called Mia Ballenden back in 2012 just fresh out of University. With no training in business and completely new to private practice, it was a steep learning curve to say the least […]

Nutrition for Menopause

Menopause brings about many changes. With the decline of the hormone’s including insulin, testosterone, oestrogen and progesterone women may experience centralised weight gain. During this time, Accredited Practising Dietitian’s can support and guide women to maintain a healthy body weight and prevent chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. The Mediterranean diet has […]

Salmon and Sweet Potato Fish Cake Recipe

Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato 1/2 cup frozen green peas 400g fresh salmon mince (could most likely use tinned salmon as well) 1/2 bunch dill 2 spring onions 1 lemon rind 1/2 lemon juice 1 cup plain flour 2 eggs 1-2 cups breadcrumbs Method: Peel and cut sweet potato into small chunks. Add to a […]

Chia Seed Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of black chia seeds 1/4 cups milk 2 tablespoons honey 1 Orange 3/4 cup wholemeal flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup crushed pistachio 1 cup raspberries Olive oil spray Ricotta cheese Method: Soak chia seeds in milk and 1 tablespoon of honey until seeds swell Grate the zest from the orange […]

Intuitive Eating Practices for Easter

Since December 26th, we have been exposed to Easter chocolates and hot cross buns with every shopping trip we make. Now with 1 week for the Easter weekend, the temptation to eat the gifted chocolates or buy the reduced hot cross buns is high. This Easter, try to look at Easter indulgences differently. Here, Dietitian […]

Signs Of Disordered Eating And Implications For Diet & Health: A Dietitian’s Perspective

Eating Disorders Approximately one million Australians are living with a diagnosed eating disorder (3% anorexia nervosa, 12% bulimia nervosa, 47% binge eating disorder (BED) and 38% other eating disorders). Currently however, what we are commonly seeing in clinic is in fact what we call “disordered eating”. You can read more about types of eating disorders […]