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5 Foods to Reduce Belly Fat

Do you want to get rid of your belly fat?

You need to include some good healthy fats in your diet.
However not all fats are equal so here are 5 fat-burning foods for you to include in your daily diet...

1. Avocado

Avacardo Bowl

Avocado contains monounsaturated fat, vitamins E, K & C and plenty of fibre.
The fibre and healthy fats will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours.

2. Eggs


Not only are eggs a high quality protein food but the yolk is a nutrient powerhouse.
Just 3 eggs provide nearly 100% of the recommended daily intake for

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Winter Weight Loss Tip #2

Winter Weight Loss Tip #2

* Is the cooler weather disrupting your efforts to lose weight?
* Reaching for comfort foods ?
* Lost your motivation?
* Here are some low GI winter weight loss recipes!
* We have all meals covered!


"Start the day with a cozy bowl of low GI porridge with a difference "

Low GI Porridge

Carrot Cake Baked Oats

Choose rolled oats they are less refined & have a lower GI than quick oats, they take longer to cook BUT we have a simple way to reduce cooking time so keep reading ...

This one is good to make ahead of time

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Overhaul Your Pantry With the Help of a Dietitian

Overhaul Your Pantry With the Help of a Dietitian

What to stock your pantry with in order to make healthy eating a part of your lifestyle

Coming Soon... Pantry Parties hosted by an Accredited Practising Dietitian APD

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Pantry Parties Coming Soon

How would you like to have an Accredited Practising Dietitian come to your home and help you overhaul your pantry!

Invite your friends over for some fun whilst learning all about how to make your pantry healthier. Here are some topics that will be covered:

  • Healthy swaps for common pantry items
  • Free recipes
  • Receive a free weekly and monthly pantry shopping list
  • How to read nutrition labels and
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Weight loss - An Incentive

Weight loss - An Incentive

Hi Nicole - I see Lee Johnson at Elizabeth SA

For many years since going on Bi Polar Meds in 1976 my Weight (and Health) has been up and down more time than a bride’s nightie!!

In April 2016 my daughter said to me on a visit from Melbourne to my home of Adelaide - Dad you can lose weight can’t you? I was a massive 139kg’s approx. That hit a note that no other Medical Practioner could strike despite constant threats of Heart Attacks and Strokes - so began my latest Weight Loss Program in earnest.

Basically next morning

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Your Dietitian Does Optifast

Your Dietitian Does Optifast

Sophie Walsh, Accredited Practising Dietitian

For a two week period I tried the Optifast Diet – a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) where I had three meal replacement products (Optifast shakes, bars, soups or desserts) a day. My colleague Zoe brought up the idea, as she is doing her PHD and as a part of the trial her participants would be doing a meal replacement diet, so she wanted to try it in order to be as supportive as possible. When she told me what she was planning, it struck a chord with me – shouldn’t I be doing something

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7 Day Winter Weight Loss Plan

7 Day Winter Weight Loss Plan

Winter is the time where those extra kilos tend to creep in and we reach for those comfort foods. How about preventing the winter weight gain and even better yet, LOSING WEIGHT this winter? We have attached a FREE 7-day weight loss plan to guide you through the cooler months so that you can still feel full and satisfied!

Don't wait until summer starts approaching to start looking after your body with healthy whole foods in the bid to look your best. Look and feel your best all year around.

Look out for upcoming blog post where we will be

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The Magic of Grapefruit for Weight Loss & More......

The Magic of Grapefruit for Weight Loss & More......

While we are still waiting for that magic pill for weight loss to be developed, lets talk about a tasty and refreshing fruit that you can add to your day to help you lose weight....... the humble grapefruit!

This post will summarise this article:

Without spending too much time on the science here is a brief background on the link between grapefruit and weight loss. Grapefruit contains an organic compound called nootkatone which activates the enzyme AMPK (AMP-activated Protein Kinase). When activated this enzyme causes the body to burn glucose and fat stores for energy. This is the same

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Eating Well on a Budget.

I have had a few clients this month discuss concerns that while they are trying to eat well, it is blowing out their weekly shopping budget. As I know a lot of you may still be a bit tight financially after the Christmas spending, I have put together a list of my favourite budget friendly tips to eating well. I have also added in one of my favourite autumn soups that is super delicious, healthy and easy on the budget.

1. Make friends with your freezer. Not only can this help with budgeting but also saves a load of time.

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A New Year In Food

​ Hi everyone! Hope you have a great Christmas and are ready to kick start the new year and begin the path to a healthier you! Todays post will talk about current food trends flowing into 2017.

1. The Turmeric Chai Latte

This is one that I have seen around a lot lately particularly in wholefood cafes. I was intrigued so I thought I might give it a try, and the verdict – delicious!

Turmeric has been used in Indian traditional medicine for thousands of years and is known for its potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. In more recent times

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Mediterranean vegie and quinoa soup

Serves: 6
Time to make: 30 mins
Total cost: $18.84 / $3.14 per serve


cooking oil spray
3 carrots bchopped
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic,minced
2 cups chopped sweet potato
2 cups gluten-free vegetable stock
670g jar passata 2 tablespoons
Gourmet Garden Mediterranean seasoning
1 cup quinoa
2 x 400g cans butter beans
1/2 head savoy cabbage, shredded


Step 1 Spray base of a large non-stick saucepan with oil and place over medium heat. Add carrot, onion, celery and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Add sweet potato and cook

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Diabetes Educators in our clinics ...coming soon!

Diabetes Educators in our clinics ...coming soon!

Diabetes educators are joining the Menuconcepts team!

A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE®) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in prediabetes, diabetes prevention, and management.

The CDE® educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition.

A CDE® promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize health outcomes.

Diabetes education is estimated to save $2,827 per person with diabetes per annum in direct health system costs spent on diabetes itself as well as on avoided comorbid conditions (1). 

Why Is Diabetes Education Important?

1% reduction in HbA1c has

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A big hello from the Menu Concepts Dietitians

​Hey Guys!

This is an introduction blog post just to let you know that the dietitian team from Menu Concepts will be writing blog post with more recipes, articles, meal plans and nutrition information.

The best part that the information we post are EVIDENCED BASED and PROVEN much unlike some of the posts you will see on the Internet these days!

We are a TEAM so more heads and ideas are better than an n=1 experience.

Our Dietitians are:

Nicole Moore | Lee Johnson | Lauren Stribley | Lauren Watson | Allysa Pearce | Emily Reibel | Claire Breen | Katie Dowling | Kara McCollom | Jessica Bruerton | Jodi Klooger | Danielle Ballantyne | Ayla Caddey |


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