Tag Archives: "Carbohydrates"

8 reasons you should be eating carbohydrates.

I know, I know, but carbohydrates increase blood glucose levels I hear you say. Well this post is for the carb haters out there. I’m going to explain why carbohydrate containing foods aren’t actually bad and how you can still include them in your diet. …

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Should I be following a low carb diet with type 2 diabetes

  Hey all, Should I follow a low carb diet? This has been a topic that has come to me quite frequently recently. It makes sense. Carbohydrates are the foods which spike glucose levels. Therefore, following a low carb diet should prevent spikes in your …

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Should you ditch carbs to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes?

Carbs have had a bad press recently. If you have type 2 diabetes in your family or if you have been told that you have “pre-diabetes” you could be forgiven for thinking that carbs and carbs alone are your number one enemy. So should you ditch carbs to …

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Facts about sugar

  We are constantly hearing that we eat too much sugar but people are confused. Here are some facts about sugar to help you make sense of it all. One: If you see any of these words on an ingredients list then you are looking at “added sugar.” Agave nec …

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The carbohydrate conundrum

Dietary carbohydrate is the source of almost religious fervour. I respect the passion but it’s a complex topic and arguments between professionals don’t help people who are trying to decide how to eat well. So here are my thoughts on the carbohydrate c …

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Fuel for Racing and TrainingAs a dietitian and a runner I am all…

Fuel for Racing and TrainingAs a dietitian and a runner I am all about optimising performance or training outcomes through fuel so I thought I’d share my insights! If you’re an experienced runner you will know how much more enjoyable a run is when you’ …

Carbohydrates for Weight LossFriend or Foe?So we’ve heard a lot…

Carbohydrates for Weight LossFriend or Foe?So we’ve heard a lot about carbs in the press lately and I thought I’d offer my scientifically balanced view on the subject rather than the opinion based nutritional science that is usually spouted online or i …

The Sinister 6

I was once asked by a patient recently…   “Everything in nutrition is so confusing! Surely in this day and age, with all the modern technology we have, we could figure out something as simple as what to eat!”   Frankly I have to agree with them.   I te …

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