Understanding The Ketogenic Diet – A Critique.

August 21, 2017

Feng-Yuan Liu

I have come across so many articles over the years regarding the infamous ketogenic diet. Some have been informative, some have been speculative, and some have been so riddled with misinformation that I don’t know ...

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A MONTH WITHOUT SUGAR – A Critique.

August 4, 2017

Feng-Yuan Liu

This is the thing. As a dietitian, it is 100% our jobs to help guide clients through all the science and junk science around nutrition. It is our jobs to critically assess all dietary protocols so we can ascertain which ones are scientifically s...

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Mindfulness and Weight Management

February 25, 2017

Ashleigh Mosele

  This month, our fabulous Metro Dietetics team has presented a range of high quality and evidence-based articles around weight management. Today, I am going to showcase some simple strategies that I like to refer to as the missing puzzl...

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Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

February 23, 2017

Jessica Turton

  When it comes to implementing lifestyle changes one of the most common barriers is money! It is true that big food companies are taking advantage of health triggering words like “fresh” and “organic” as a means of ramping up pr...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Nutrition

February 20, 2017

Jessica Turton

  Whether it affects you or someone close to you, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a challenging medical condition that requires ongoing management. The good news is that lifestyle factors, in particular nutrition, hold the potential ...

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Top 5 Misconceptions about Weight Loss

February 6, 2017

Feng-Yuan Liu

  When it comes to weight loss, there are so many misconceptions surrounding it. Today, we tackle our top 5 misconceptions about weight loss. Misconception 1 - “Losing weight is as simple as ‘calorie in’ versus ‘cal...

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5 Things You Should Know About Your Weight

February 1, 2017

Rania Hatz

  Today marks the start of Metro Dietetics’ ‘Weight Awareness Month’ – a perfect time to write a piece about weight. I’m hoping this will inform you about the perception and misconceptions about weight, and why losing/gaining ...

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Low Carbohydrate, High Fat for Type 2 Diabetes: An Evidence-Based Assessment

January 27, 2017

Feng-Yuan Liu

  For those of you who know me personally or professionally, you will know that I am extremely passionate about metabolic nutrition and helping my clients understand the science behind my recommendations. Always. With all the informat...

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Managing Anxiety- Can Good Nutrition Help?

January 20, 2017

Jessica Singh

  As reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, anxiety is the most common reported mental health condition in Australia. It affects one in every four people. Anxiety involves feelings associated with nervousness and tension. Speci...

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The Benefits of Exercise for Managing Anxiety

January 10, 2017

Louisa Sammartino

  Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person...

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New Year New Me: The Anxiety-Driving Issues and The Anxiety-Resolving Solutions

January 9, 2017

Feng-Yuan Liu

  Happy New Year Metronians! Moving into the new year is both exciting and nerve racking. 2016 was an amazing year for some, and a not so amazing year for others. For some, they achieved much. For others they didn't achieve anything ...

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Enter into 2017 Mindfully

January 2, 2017

Louisa Sammartino

  Happy New Year! 2017 is upon us and I feel a positive shift in all those around me. There is a vibe and it’s different. The realisation of how important it is to stop and be present is increasingly being practiced in society today. L...

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Cholesterol: So you are an expert too?! – Part 1

October 30, 2016

Feng-Yuan Liu

  I have a bone to pick today. And I am going to pick it. In the current nutritional climate where information, misinformation and everything in between is rife, it is really difficult to know who we can trust as the “real experts...

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My Mission In Life

September 21, 2016

Feng-Yuan Liu

  Today is my birthday. Every year on my birthday, there are 3 things I love to do. 1. Spend time with the people I cherish 2. Do something that I love doing 3. Reflect on the year that’s been, and get excited about what I ...

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When Things Are Meant To Be…

September 13, 2016

Louisa Sammartino

  We all have a story. Today I feel open to sharing mine. I have always had a passion for physical activity and sport from a very early age. I remember my mother enrolled me into basketball at the age of 6. I felt at home when I was o...

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Diabetes and weight gain: has conventional wisdom got it all wrong?

September 6, 2016

Feng-Yuan Liu

It has been many years now since I was a new grad, yet I still remember with such clarity the first ever diabetic patient I saw. This gentleman had poorly controlled diabetes and was also overweight, clearly holding most of it in his mid-sect...

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Caffeine-fast: Should you do it?

August 30, 2016

Feng-Yuan Liu

I never used to drink much coffee. I might have the odd one here or there, or even go through periods of having one a day, but then I would go through lengthy periods of not having any at all. I functioned well, had fabulous energy levels, an...

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The Gut Micro Bio-What?

July 11, 2016

Jessica Turton & Feng-Yuan Liu

1. What is the Gut Micro Biome? Our body is a plethora of bugs! These microbes have incredibly diverse and essential roles in the way we thrive and function day to day, including but certainly not limited to, the digestion of...

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The Ketogenic Diet: Let’s Chew Through The Fat

May 5, 2016

Feng-Yuan Liu

I was recently approached to discuss the popular Ketogenic Diet. So let’s cut to the chase and chew through the fat. When you ask your doctor about ketosis or when you type ketosis into Google search, the definition you will get is...

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Weight Loss – Same Same But Different

April 20, 2016

Feng-Yuan Liu

Weight Loss is such a big part of what we as dietitians and nutritionists do every day. Whether people are trying to lose weight to improve health markers, fit back into old clothes, feel more confident, be at the correct weigh-in weight for a c...

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The Real Skinny on Low Carb Diets – A Critique.

March 6, 2016

Feng-Yuan Liu

This is a Critique of “The Skinny on Low Carb Diets” by Jenelle Croatto. The original article found here: https://www.12wbt.com/blog/nutrition/the-skinny-on-low-carb-diets/ Before I start, I want to preface this by saying that this arti...

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Hydration In Summer

December 20, 2015

Feng-Yuan Liu

With Summer well and truly under way, a lot of people get concerned about whether or not to exercise. “I don’t want to pass out” “Is it too dangerous to exercise when it is so hot?” “What if I get dehyd...

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Ashleigh – A Bit About Me.

June 1, 2015

Ashleigh Mosele

My name is Ashleigh and I’m a Provisionally Accredited Practicing Dietitian and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). I’ve completed a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Dietetic Practice at La Trobe University in Me...

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The Biggest Loser – A Critique

May 3, 2014

Feng-Yuan Liu

The Biggest Loser is a show that most people have watched and come to form strong views and opinions about. Some people are fans and find the show “motivating”, “encouraging”, “successful” whilst others say that it is “...

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Welcome to Nutrition Digest – Food for Thought. Thoughts to Digest.

January 11, 2014

Feng-Yuan Liu

Hi and thank you for stopping by Nutrition Digest! Here, you will find a little bit about “everything food and nutrition”. But to start, I wanted to do a little meet and greet and give you an insight into me. You can find all of m...

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