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What foods to eat for weight loss: my top recommendations as a dietitian

If you search online for what foods to eat to lose weight, you’ll likely come across an AVALANCHE of information (in fact, it might be how you found your way here!). There are a million different opinions about what foods to eat for weight loss, which can be a little overwhelming and confusing. Which is why, even though I’m a dietitian, I’m not the biggest fan of telling people exactly what to...

Healthy Beef Stir Fry

Love a Chinese takeaway but also want to lose weight? Then you’re going to love this healthy beef stir fry recipe.  With yummy Chinese flavours and lots of nourishing veggies, this low calorie beef stir fry is the perfect dinner treat.  While it’s easy to make from scratch using everyday ingredients, you can make life even easier for yourself and use a ready-made Masterfoods recipe base.  Taking...

Kiwi Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are a great way to pack in a lot of nutrients all in one go – and this Kiwi Green Smoothie is no exception.  Combining the powerful trio of kiwifruit, banana and spinach, it’s a nourishing meal that’s full of vitamin C, antioxidants and fibre (and it tastes pretty good too!).  Simply blend your fruits with protein powder, chia seeds and ice, and you’ve got a satisfying and...

Dipped Apple Slices

Dipped apple slices are a yummy and healthy apple snack that are perfect when you feel like something a bit more than just fruit. Simply dip your apple slices in yoghurt, and then coat them with a coconut or cinnamon and hemp seed mix. Pop them in the freezer for 10 minutes, and you’ll have a healthy low-calorie treat that’s great to enjoy at any time of day.Here’s how you make dipped apple...

 3 ways to enjoy Easter without ruining your weight loss goals

When you’re a mum, Easter can be a really fun time of year. You might be looking forward to Easter egg hunts with the kids, spending time with the family, or simply having a couple of extra days off to relax and recharge. But if you’re a mum who’s trying to lose weight, Easter can also be difficult. From the endless chocolate eggs, to the hot cross buns that seem to appear earlier and earlier...

Healthy sweet snacks for weight loss: 5 guilt-free treats to try

We’ve all been there, right? You’ve been trying hard to eat healthily and have been SO good all day. But then the afternoon slump hits, and you’ve got the urge to eat something sweet. You try to take your mind off it, but the more you resist, the more you want it. And you know that even if you DO manage to resist temptation today, eventually you’re going to cave-in. Sound familiar?  If so,...

Weight loss counselling: what it is and how to know if it’s right for you

When people first learn I’m a dietitian and ask me to help them lose weight, they usually assume I’ll give them a meal plan and send them on their way. And that’s a fair assumption, given that’s what I did as a hospital dietitian for almost 20 years. But what I realised after years of preparing beautiful calorie-controlled meal plans for people is that meal plans are actually a big waste of...

Weight loss that lasts: the secret to losing weight (and keeping it off for good!)

If I had to pick one question I get asked the most, it’s this: How do I lose weight and keep it off for good? I usually get it from clients who’ve lost weight before but then put it back on (and then some). They feel frustrated and defeated, and they just want someone to tell them the secret to weight loss that lasts. Well, the truth is, from a purely scientific point of view, the ‘secret’ to...

7 signs of an unhealthy gut that could be stopping you from losing weight

The gut is one of those parts of the body that most people don’t particularly enjoy talking about. Gas, bowel habits, bloating… it’s something we’d prefer not to think about, right?But while it might not be much fun to talk about, your gut is something you need to pay attention to – especially if you’re trying to lose weight. That’s because your gut has around 39 trillion bacteria and fungi...

5 healthy snacks to curb cravings and help you lose weight

When it comes to weight loss, there’s a LOT of advice out there about what you should and shouldn’t be doing. And snacking in particular is an area that can be really confusing. You might think snacking in-between meals is a big no-no. Or you might have heard you need to keep your metabolism going, and therefore you need to eat many small meals throughout the day (whether you’re hungry or not)....
Healthy Beef Stir Fry

Healthy Beef Stir Fry

Love a Chinese takeaway but also want to lose weight? Then you’re going to love this healthy beef stir fry recipe.  With yummy Chinese flavours and...

read more
Kiwi Green Smoothie

Kiwi Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are a great way to pack in a lot of nutrients all in one go – and this Kiwi Green Smoothie is no exception.  Combining the powerful...

read more
Dipped Apple Slices

Dipped Apple Slices

Dipped apple slices are a yummy and healthy apple snack that are perfect when you feel like something a bit more than just fruit. Simply dip your...

read more
Erin O'Neill wearing a red shirt, smiling eating fruit, ready to give away all her weight loss tips for mums!

Hi, I’m Erin O’Neill

I’m an Accredited Practising Dietitian, weight loss coach for busy mums and wrangler of two young kids.  If you’re looking for weight loss tips for busy mums or 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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