Weight Management

The right portion size for you? It’s all there in your hands.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 6, 02:10 PM in and . No comments.

Increasing portion sizes would have to be one of the major contributors to weight gain and the obesity epidemic. Everything is supersized, “standard” portions we think are normal are far bigger than they were in the past and even our plate sizes have increased. It’s easy to lose track of what is actually the right portion size for us.
So how can we tell?

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Are you watching your portions? My successfully kept resolution !

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 2, 06:19 PM in and . No comments.

Just a quick mention of my successfully kept resolution from the start of 2012. I was terrible for cooking too much pasta and was determined to downsize the portions and prevent food waste. I’m happy to say this one has been a success and I’ve managed to cook the right amount each time using this handy tool – my spaghetti portion measurer. I’d highly recommend using portion measures, especially for things like pasta and rice.

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She'll be apples mate - the benefits of apples

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 19, 01:34 PM in and . No comments.

Having just eaten a small red apple for my mid-morning snack, I’m wondering why more people don’t eat apples.

Apples are plentiful here at the moment, I love seeing trees full of them and an abundance of fallen apples on footpaths and in some of the local parks here. Apples are the perfect snack, easy to throw into your bag for an emergency. They are the perfect “fast food”, contained in their own fabulously coloured packaging.

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Hunger and satiety part 2 : How to curb that hunger

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 9, 12:34 PM in and . No comments.

Woman raiding the fridge in the middle of the night

Ok, you’ve tried the method in “are you really hungry?“ to tell if you are really hungry or not and find that yes, at certain times of the day you are just darned hungry before time! What do you do? If you are trying to cut down, it makes it very difficult to avoid eating over your requirements.

There are a few strategies to ward off hunger between meals. Firstly you need to consider if you are getting enough exercise, water and sleep as these will all have an impact on hunger. In fact, a paper recently published suggested that early morning exercise can reduce hunger cravings during the day. Sleep has a big impact on hunger and satiety hormones.

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Hunger and Satiety part 1: Are you really hungry?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 21, 02:16 PM in and . No comments.

Have you ever started on a weight loss plan to find you are so hungry that it all goes wrong? Hear people say that on their latest diet they are “never hungry”? We have all felt hunger. Hunger isn’t always bad. In fact, I actually think it’s a good thing to feel just a little bit hungry for some of the time. We have been programmed into thinking we must always feel “full”. Why so?

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