May 23, 2020

Following lockdown I have had sooo many people asking me about weight loss- what is the secret?! What diet should I follow? I've heard diets are bad though? So confusing!

If your goal is weight loss- then there is no one "secret", but what I believe is- no matter what y...

December 20, 2019

Nothing says summer like enjoying a platter in the sun with a cold brew in hand and some summer tunes. But beware! Just because it may feel like a "light-snack", a platter can pack a massive calorie punch - without filling us up as much as our usual evening meal would!...

December 11, 2019

I used to think that making crackers seemed like a "too hard basket" kind of job. Especially when you can just go on down to the supermarket and buy them! BUT- I am now converted. Homemade is soooo easy, very cheap, and really delicious! 

Here is the recipe that I use t...

August 2, 2019

The brain! It is SUCH an important part of our body and we should protect it through any means possible. I can't believe that I used to snowboard with nothing to protect my head, or that I was "too cool" to wear a helmet when biking around the streets of Bali (also did...

August 1, 2019

Coconut yoghurt! So delicious but also expensive- especially when you can make your own at home for a fraction of the price! 

All that you need is a tin of coconut cream- I use a high fat one because I love a thick yoghurt- and some probiotic capsules. My capsules have...

July 18, 2019

"If you finish all of your vege's then you can have ice-cream!"

"Since you did so well in your exam I have made your favourite dessert!"

"I am so stressed this week I just need chocolate to keep me going"

We are constantly surrounded by phrases about food being a reward a...

July 18, 2019

How good is a baking sesh on a chilly winters day?! This bikkie recipe is delicious - and nutritious! The oats and wholemeal flour add fibre to each biscuit so they actually help to fill us up! The apricots and chocolate chips provide sweetness - I add honey in because...

July 7, 2019

I have a lot of clients who may have weight loss/ energy related/ general healthy eating goals- but say that healthy dietary changes are too expensive to adhere to!

Here is a case-study example of a client of mine (she granted me permission to share this) who would like...

July 1, 2019

I see people who have weight loss goals almost every day! Specific nutrition advice is super beneficial in achieving these goals however there are also a few weight loss tips that I give to almost everyone. These are some of my most common suggestions:

1. Cut the mindle...

July 1, 2019

I am a big believer that our main meals should be filling enough to get us through without the need for snacks. BUT- sometimes we just need a snack because dinner time might be further away than we can physically cope with! Mindless snacking can bump our calorie intake...

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ALEXANDRA TULLY- PALMERSTON NORTH DIETITIAN- PALMERSTON NORTH & CENTRAL HAWKES BAY COOKING CLASSES, NZ