Thursday, 3 October 2013

World Osteoporosis Day - October 20

With World Osteoporosis Day coming up, what a great time to have a think about how healthy your bones are.

There are some things that impact our bone health that we can't change: being female, getting older and our genetics can but us at greater risk of developing osteoporosis.

But there are other things you can change:
1. Eating enough calcium rich foods. The amount of calcium you need varies depending on your age and gender, but aim for about 3 serves of milk, yoghurt or cheese per day. Osteoporosis Australia also do a good fact sheet on Calcium:

2. Getting enough vitamin D - a small amount of this comes from your diet (e.g. fortified margarine), but it mostly comes from the sun! The amount of time you have to spend in the sun to get enough vitamin D depends on how dark your skin is, where you live, and what time of year it is. Have a look at an awesome fact sheet from Osteoporosis Australia for more information:

3. Being at a healthy weight

4. Exercising regularly, particularly weight bearing exercise e.g. walking or weight lifting.

Interested in learning more?
Head to the Osteoporosis Australia home page

The newest "Health Food"

I found this food product in the "Health Food" isle of my supermarket.

Kale Chips - Pineapple Coconut flavoured.

Sounds healthy, right? I thought this too, until I turned over the pack to read the nutrition panel......

These chips are 36% Fat and 25% Sugar!
And at around $140/kg, they aren't so healthy for your wallet either!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Meat-free Mondays

Who’s heard about Meat-Free Mondays? It’s all about being vego for 1 day a week, every week. Sticking to this eating pattern can mean – less saturated fat in your diet, eating more veggies, trying veggies in new ways and setting up lifelong healthy habits.
I think the meal that I struggle making meat-free the most is dinner – meat free meals no steak and veg, salad without the chicken, and no meat in the curry. But, it doesn’t have to be hard. Eggs are a great meat replacer – omelets or frittata with lots of low joule vegetables, boiled egg in salad or scrambled eggs in stir fries. Chickpeas, lentils or tofu work well in curries.
Who’s got a favourite vegetarian dish?

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Perth Diet Clinic - Informative Video Suite

Perth Diet Clinic Video Presentation Suite

Perth Diet Clinic has taken advantage of making a series of videos for your information - all available from your computer or tablet.

Click here to see the videos available.



The Perth Diet Clinic has professionally qualified dietitians who consult on both an individual basis, as well as to industry and business.

These accredited dietitians can help you with a weight or cholesterol problem, give advice on food services, or give lectures as required.

We can also help with nutritional queries and information, and assist you with a wide range of nutrition and food related health problems.

We do bulk bill when clients are on a Medicare plan.

The contact details for our main office and our Web Site and email. The addresses and phone numbers of our various consulting venues are shown under Consulting Venues & Times.

Visit our website for more details at