Nutrition

We've pulled together a few of our favourite reads to help you with your healthy eating and exercise. 

Guides to healthy eating and exercise

You can download or print any of the resource documents listed below.

Anti-Inflammatory foods

Chronic Inflammation is tied to just about every health problem – gut issues, hormonal imbalances, heart and autoimmune conditions, mood swings and skin, hair and nail problems. The foods we eat fight inflammation or feed it.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods.pdf (223 KB)

Carbohydrates for sport

Carbohydrates improve athletic performance by delaying fatigue and allowing an athlete to compete at higher levels for longer. How do choose the right carb for you?

Carbohydrates for Sport.pdf (184 KB)

Orthorexia

Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are well-known eating disorders. With the recent upsurge in interest in health and nutrition a new eating disorder is now making an appearance - Orthorexia.

Orthorexia.pdf (166 KB)

Pre-workout supplements

Pre workout supplements are designed to give you a sudden energy boost to fuel your workout. But are they a good idea?

Pre Workout Supplements.pdf (233 KB)

The psychology behind dietary change

Making a dietary change is undoubtedly difficult and requires time and repetition to become a healthy habit. An approach to understanding how humans decide to make changes can be useful for people looking to make dietary changes.

Psychology of Diertary Change.pdf (200 KB)

Super foods

So-called "superfoods" are foods that are rich in nutrients. Super foods are mostly plant-based but also some fish and dairy that are thought to be nutritionally dense and therefore good for our health. There is no set criteria for determining what is and what is not a super food but these are the popular foods that regularly top the super food list. 

Superfoods.pdf (194 KB)

The Keto Diet

The popular Keto Diet is an extreme version of a low carb, high fat diet which can successfully help a person to lose weight in a short period of time. But does it work long term?

The Keto Diet1.pdf (178 KB)

The Plate Model and food portions

An alternative to calorie counting is the Plate Model which splits your dinner plate into a well-balanced meal where a quarter of the meal is a protein source (red meat, chicken ,fish, tofu & legumes), a third is carbohydrates (grains, bread, potato & kumara), and the rest is filled with a variety of vegetables.

The Plate Model & Food Portions.pdf (185 KB)


Recipes

Immune Boosting Recipes

Check out these links for immunity boosting meals to help keep you fit and healthy during lockdown. More content coming soon.

Australian Fitness Network:
https://www.fitnessnetwork.com.au/resources -library/recipes-autumn-2020/

Good Food Network:
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/immune-friendly

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