What Do Dietitians Eat?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Advice
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What Do Dietitians Eat? When I tell people what I do for the first time, I tend to get a lot of questions about what I eat. The truth is like everyone else, I try to do my best & some days are better than others. For this post, I thought I’d tell you what I ate one full average mind-month week and also briefly give a basic critique of what I think I could have done better. (more…)

Snaccidents Stoppers and other Great Finds

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in What's caught our eye online?
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The days are getting shorter and colder as we go into our winter here in Durban. Or as short and as cold as our Durban winters can get considering how mild they are. But we are spoiled and retain our full rights to complain as loudly as we can.  So we have already started  snacking a little bit more, drinking hotter drinks and eating more comfort foods. The gym is even more of a challenge.   What’s new? With winter snaccidents and exercise slip-ups tending to happen more often, we have been asking uncle Google for guidance at this difficult time. (more…)

Coping with Lactose Intolerance

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Advice
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If you are unlucky enough to suffer from lactose intolerance, you know the drill. The bloating, the runs, the wind and the cramps.  It’s not pretty. Lactose intolerance is a relatively common condition where people are not able to digest lactose, the sugar that is naturally present in milk and its products.  For most of us, these sugars are broken down in the small intestine without much fanfare.  However, in affected individuals, the enzyme lactase that is responsible for breaking down these sugars is either not present or not present in sufficient amounts to do the job properly.  The undigested sugars  pass on to the large intestine, with resulting uncomfortable symptoms.  Lactose intolerance is relatively common especially in the black population.  Medical experts think that it affects up to 70% of the adult population. (more…)

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Recipe: Spicy Baby Marrow Fritters

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Recipes
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It is officially either baby marrow season or my local supermarket is making it rain baby marrow.  There’s only one winner. My belly. Baby marrow is not a vegetable I grew up with so I still have to consciously think about what to make with it whenever I buy it. Fritters are a great way to add more colour, a little nutrition and variety to the weekday meal grind.