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5 Tips to lose weight and still enjoy this party season

The festive season has well and truly arrived bringing its endless Christmas parties, end of year office get-togethers and New Year’s Eve celebrations.  For people looking to enjoy themselves but also keep on track with their goal to lose weight, the delicious festive season treats on offer can leave even the most to iron-willed partygoer feeling nervous. I’ve put together five tips to help...

4 Ways to identify if you’re hungry other than a rumbling stomach

One of the most difficult things clients struggle to identify when they start working with me is how to know when they are actually hungry.  They’ve been following diets rules and meal plans for so long that they no longer know when the right time to eat is.  They no longer have confidence in their ability to recognise if they're hungry because they are so used to suppressing it that...

How to make a great decision at the food court

I have a few tips to ensure your day of retail therapy doesn’t end with a bad decision.

How to Read Food Labels in 8 Easy Steps

Understanding how to read food labels and interpret the information in them will help you to make better and more informed choices when you do the weekly shopping. The nutrition panel on the packaged foods we eat must by law in Australia contain information about the nutrition of the product. This information is meant to help you make an informed decision about the food choices you make. But a...

Why saturated fat has been so unpopular, until now…

The messaging around saturated fat has been that it is unhealthy.  You’ve been told that it sends your cholesterol level up and it contributes to an increased risk of developing heart disease. But new research is telling us that things aren’t actually that simple and the situation is more complicated than that. In this blog I’m going to give you a run-down on saturated fat and whether or not...

What I Wish Everyone Knew About the Non Diet Approach

You know how people are always trying new diets to lose weight or change their body shape, but the diets end up being too restrictive or hard to follow long term, so they give up?  And then they end up gaining back the weight they lost, plus more? This is the diet trap.  A cycle of negative emotions and restrictive eating that leads to an unhealthy relationship with food. What the non diet...

17 Weight Loss Tips For Busy Mums

What you eat and how much exercise you do are at the core of the science behind weight loss tips for women, ie. calories in versus calories out, but there are plenty of other things that influence your ability to lose weight. There is lots of evidence that tells us that everything from the quality of your sleep to the health of your gut influences your appetite and your ability to lose body fat....

What is low GI (and what is it used for)?

Low GI stands for Glycaemic Index Gly – means glucose Aemic – means blood Index – means “measure of something” So when we put it all together it means “measure of glucose in the blood”. And when we are referring to the Glycaemic Index of a certain food we are referring to the effect that food has on the glucose level in our blood when we eat it.  When we eat foods containing carbohydrate,...

How to plan tasty and nutritious meals

The struggle to think of what to eat each day is REAL!  What's for dinner?  I'm hungry, what's to eat?  There's nothing to eat! These are all questions and phrases I used to hear at my place before I started meal planning.  Now the fridge and pantry are regularly stocked and we have a plan for the week where all the hard thinking has been done and all that is left to do each day is execute. ...

What is fibre and why is it important?

If you've ever had a consultation with me or participated in any of my programs you will know that I talk about how important fibre is a lot! SO, WHAT IS FIBRE? Fibre is the indigestible part of the plants we eat - like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes and lentils.  There are 3 types: Soluble fibre This type of fibre is soluble in water.  Pectins and gums fall into this...
5 Tips to lose weight and still enjoy this party season

5 Tips to lose weight and still enjoy this party season

The festive season has well and truly arrived bringing its endless Christmas parties, end of year office get-togethers and New Year’s Eve celebrations.  For people looking to enjoy themselves but also keep on track with their goal to lose weight, the delicious...

read more
How to Read Food Labels in 8 Easy Steps

How to Read Food Labels in 8 Easy Steps

Understanding how to read food labels and interpret the information in them will help you to make better and more informed choices when you do the weekly shopping. The nutrition panel on the packaged foods we eat must by law in Australia contain information about the...

read more
Why saturated fat has been so unpopular, until now…

Why saturated fat has been so unpopular, until now…

The messaging around saturated fat has been that it is unhealthy.  You’ve been told that it sends your cholesterol level up and it contributes to an increased risk of developing heart disease. But new research is telling us that things aren’t actually that simple and...

read more
What I Wish Everyone Knew About the Non Diet Approach

What I Wish Everyone Knew About the Non Diet Approach

You know how people are always trying new diets to lose weight or change their body shape, but the diets end up being too restrictive or hard to follow long term, so they give up?  And then they end up gaining back the weight they lost, plus more? This is the diet...

read more
17 Weight Loss Tips For Busy Mums

17 Weight Loss Tips For Busy Mums

What you eat and how much exercise you do are at the core of the science behind weight loss tips for women, ie. calories in versus calories out, but there are plenty of other things that influence your ability to lose weight. There is lots of evidence that tells us...

read more
What is low GI (and what is it used for)?

What is low GI (and what is it used for)?

Low GI stands for Glycaemic Index Gly – means glucose Aemic – means blood Index – means “measure of something” So when we put it all together it means “measure of glucose in the blood”. And when we are referring to the Glycaemic Index of a certain food we are...

read more
How to plan tasty and nutritious meals

How to plan tasty and nutritious meals

The struggle to think of what to eat each day is REAL!  What's for dinner?  I'm hungry, what's to eat?  There's nothing to eat! These are all questions and phrases I used to hear at my place before I started meal planning.  Now the fridge and pantry are regularly...

read more
What is fibre and why is it important?

What is fibre and why is it important?

If you've ever had a consultation with me or participated in any of my programs you will know that I talk about how important fibre is a lot! SO, WHAT IS FIBRE? Fibre is the indigestible part of the plants we eat - like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes...

read more
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Hi, I’m Erin O’Neill

I’m a Accredited Practising Dietitian, weight loss coach for busy mums and wrangler of two young children.  If you’re looking for support to lose weight without going on another diet, counting calories or giving up the foods you love, then we need to talk.  Find out more about how you can work with me here.

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Weight-loss coaching for busy mums all over Australia