Susie Burrell

‘your food, your body, your life’

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Switch it for salmon and boost your nutrition.

Switch it for salmon and boost your nutrition. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Tassal Salmon. Can you remember what you cooked for dinner last week? For those juggling the demands of work, family and of course the impacts of COVID, now more than ever the...

Spring into action!

Spring into action!  The arrival of Spring is a subtle reminder that Summer aka known as bikini/beach/boardie season is a mere 12 weeks away. So if the extra Winter kilos have suddenly become apparent it is time to take action to get your body back into tip top shape...

Weight loss foods for Spring

Weight loss foods for Spring Spring has finally arrived and for many of us the warmer weather is a stark reminder of the need to bare flesh very soon. So if you have gained a few kilos over the last few months, here are the key foods to base your diet around to get...

Putting Spring back into your step with Australian Bananas

Putting Spring back into your step with Australian Bananas This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. For many of us the warmer temperatures cannot come soon enough, and if you have been struggling to muster energy at the moment you are not alone....

Are bananas just sugar?

Are bananas just sugar? This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. A headline recently graced the front page of several websites claiming that eating a banana was the equivalent of consuming 6 teaspoons of pure sugar. It was stated by experts...

Good Mood Food

This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Mayver’s. Good Mood Food This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Mayver’s. With everything that is going on in the world at the moment you could be forgiven for feeling a little low. The days are cold and short, our day...

Are you feeding your kids too much?

Are you feeding your kids too much? Australian children and teens are not an overly healthy bunch. Data suggests that at least 1 in 4 has significant weight issues and they are eating far too much, and too much junk food. In fact, up to 30% of the calories our...

Why 10,000 steps is just not enough, especially in times of COVID.

10,000 steps is not enough. For a number of years now we have been told that we need to walk 10,000 steps every day. Over time this message has been translated into meaning we need to move 10,000 steps for weight loss, and as such many of us routinely record our steps...

5 food habits to avoid after 7pm to improve your health.

What you should not do after 7pm. While what we eat on a daily basis is frequently discussed, less often mentioned is the importance of the timing of our health habits. For most of us, our work and training is completed early in the day, while rest, relaxation and...

The 5 easy ways to improve your diet right now.

The 5 easy ways to improve your diet right now. Every day we are inundated with diet tips and tricks yet few if any of these are practical or sustainable. So if you do not have the time, energy or interest in following strict diets or jumping on board with the latest...
Take control of mindless eating.

Take control of mindless eating.

With many of us working from home and the fridge within easily reach, it seems like a great time to talk about how we can take control of mindless eating. Ever since the term “mindless eating” was coined by eating behaviour researcher Brian Wansink there has been more...

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Managing your late night munchies.

Managing your late night munchies.

Managing the late night munchies. Long days and nights spent indoors at the moment can mean plenty of late night lounge snacking. The issue with this is that eating too much late at night will predispose us to weight gain over time. So if you do find yourself looking...

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Making healthy breakfasts at home.

Making healthy breakfasts at home.

Making healthy breakfasts at home. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. With the recent changes to day to day life, for those of us who would usually pick up brekkie on the way to work, routines have been altered significantly, with our...

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How your nutrition can help with fighting the flu.

How your nutrition can help with fighting the flu.

Flu fighters With current conversations completely focused on colds and flu and what we can do to help avoid them. Indeed the term ‘survival of the fittest’ can take on a whole new meaning once the temperature drops, as those susceptible to bugs and flu’s drop like...

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Why we should all be eating salmon skin.

Why we should all be eating salmon skin.

Why we should all be eating the salmon skin. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Tassal Salmon. If you think about the nutritional benefits of salmon, chances are that omega 3’s would quickly come to mind. The long chain, powerful anti-inflammatory fats found...

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Take control of your sugar cravings the right way.

Take control of your sugar cravings the right way.

This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Mayver’s. Take control of your sugar cravings the right way. You know the feeling, it is a couple of hours after lunch and all you can think about is hitting the vending machine. Or watching TV at night and you are gripped...

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8 foods that will drain your energy

8 foods that will drain your energy

Energy depleting foods When we find ourselves tired and run down, grabbing a sugar hit or our favourite snack for a quick energy hit is a common habit. And while our favourite treats and sweet delights may seem to give us the energy we are looking for, in more cases...

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Your snack comparison chart.

Your snack comparison chart.

partner with SusieYour snack comparison chart. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. Chances are that when you think about a snack, you think about something in a package…a snack bar or a packet of something that has been designed to fill the...

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5 unhealthy cooking mistakes you may be making.

5 unhealthy cooking mistakes you may be making.

The most common unhealthy cooking mistakes that you could be making! While home cooked food is generally more nutritious and lower in calories than take away and restaurant meals, it can also be exceptionally easy to overdo things in the kitchen without even realising...

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5 ways to be healthier in the evening.

5 ways to be healthier in the evening.

Have a healthier night in front of the TV. For many of us, a day of healthy eating is quickly undone when we arrive home from work, exhausted, unmotivated and with low blood glucose levels. The first thing we grab is a glass of wine or a beer, followed by crackers,...

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4 tips for healthier baking

4 tips for healthier baking

This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Mayver’s. How to bake healthier treats at home. A quick scan of any social media and you are likely to see a number of scrumptious looking, home baked treats, cakes and balls. Generally these tempting delights are also...

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The most common foods we overeat at work.

The most common foods we overeat at work.

The most common foods we overeat at work. The office environment is notorious for weight gain. Not only does an office based job see us spending hours and hours a day sitting, but it is also an opportunity for plenty of eating, and eating foods that are particularly...

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Susie’s best and worst snacks.

Susie’s best and worst snacks.

You may grab something quickly with your coffee at 10 or 11am, or hang out for a sweet hit after lunch but chances are you have some sort of snack throughout the day. The question of whether we need snacks at all is highly debated with some health professionals...

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How to meal prep your way into 2020.

How to meal prep your way into 2020.

This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. How to meal prep your way into 2020. A New Year means a fresh new start and for many of us this translates into a number of health and fitness resolutions, including preparing more meals at home. Taking...

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A perfect school food day.

A perfect school food day.

This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Mayver’s. A perfect school food day. With just a week or two of school holidays left, the thoughts of parents everywhere turn to what we should be feeding our kids so that they are at their best physically and mentally each...

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Lunches for weight loss.

Lunches for weight loss.

Lunches for weight loss. We are often told about the mistakes we are making with our diet and nutrition choices but less frequently are we given any real direction on what we should actually be eating in order to achieve the weight loss results we are looking for....

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