Susie Burrell

‘your food, your body, your life’

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How to lose weight (instead of gain it) this winter

How to lose weight (instead of gain it) this winter The winter months are notorious for weight gain with long hours spent indoors eating and watching TV generally to blame for a few unwanted kilos. So if you would prefer to take control now and use the quieter months...

Some of the best lunch choices

Some of the best lunch choices Soup and a sandwich Not only will the vegetable bulk in the soup help to keep you full but the serve of carbs and protein via some egg, tuna or chicken on a sandwich or wrap will fill you for several hours. The key is to make sure the...

Easy food swaps to slash calories.

At times it seems that there is a complete fixation on what we should not be eating - we need to quit all sugar; ditch wheat and gluten completely; avoid all processed foods - the list of what we should not be enjoying goes on and on. While these dietary fads may be...

Could your hormones be impacting your weight?

Why am I not losing body fat? For any regular exerciser, the balance of exercise and diet required to support weight loss is generally well understood - eat fewer carbs and calories, get enough movement and cardio and add in some weights to change body composition and...

When is it too late to eat dinner?

When is it too late to eat dinner? You know the feeling all too well – it has been a frantic day, you have barely had time to use the bathroom let alone eat anything substantial and now it is 9pm, and you find yourself at home, tired and hungry.   As modern life...

How to get enough Omega-3 on a budget

How to get enough Omega-3 on a budget This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Tassal. Let’s be honest, for many of us we do need to be budget conscious when shopping and planning family friendly meals. With protein based foods including fresh oily fish like Tassal...

Introducing my new podcast!

Welcome to The Nutrition Couch! For the longest time I have wanted to have a weekly nutrition podcast. I am an avid podcast listener, and my favourite podcasts are news based podcasts, episodes that chat about current events in real time. There is an art that...

It’s National Banana Day!

It’s National Banana Day! This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. With National Banana Day almost upon us, it seems like the perfect time to share some of my all-time favourite banana recipes! Bananas are regularly referred to as nature’s...

The best bread for your gut and why?

The best bread for your gut and why? This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Helga’s. With the bread and wrap section of the supermarket seeming to grow by the day, it can be challenging to work through all the different varieties on offer. As a dietitian, there...

How do you choose a healthy breakfast cereal?

How do you choose a healthy breakfast cereal? This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Table of Plenty. Opinions on breakfast cereal have changed significantly in recent years. People are much more aware of the sugar content of breakfast cereal, and there are now...
Getting the school lunchboxes right.

Getting the school lunchboxes right.

Another January almost over and with it the need for many parents to think about what they can pack in the school lunchbox to strike a balance between good nutrition and a lunchbox filled with foods kids will actually eat. So here are some simple tricks and tips to...

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Can Macca’s ever be healthy?

Can Macca’s ever be healthy?

Recently it came to my attention that my almost 5 year old twins have been eating fast food, specifically McDonalds, far more frequently than their dietitian mother would like. When their father was questioned about this, his nonchalant reply was but I choose the...

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How to build a healthy entertaining platter

How to build a healthy entertaining platter

How to build a healthy entertaining platter This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Tassal. If you spend any time on Instagram chances are you would have noticed the growing interest in beautiful entertaining platters - not only are these platters chock full of...

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How to effectively shop healthy for a large family

How to effectively shop healthy for a large family

How to effectively shop healthy for a large family This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. While there’s plenty nutrition information available for individuals, there is far less that’s family friendly. When you need to consider the food...

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Kefir – what you need to know

Kefir – what you need to know

Kefir - what you need to know This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Table of Plenty. If there is one area of nutritional science that has exploded in the past few years, it would have to be gut health and more specifically the foods known to help and hinder it....

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The Power of Dietary Fibre

The Power of Dietary Fibre

The power of dietary fibre. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Mayver’s. In recent years there are few areas of nutrition that have received the attention that gut health has. And while there are plenty of supplements, drinks and bars that you can add into...

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What will you find in the new Lean Cuisine range?

What will you find in the new Lean Cuisine range?

This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Lean Cuisine. What will you find in the new Lean Cuisine range? Lean Cuisine has been a well-recognised frozen meal brand in Australia for decades. Synonymous with healthy eating and calorie control, over the past 18 months...

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Why salmon is a better choice than tuna

Why salmon is a better choice than tuna

Why salmon is a better choice than tuna. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Tassal Salmon. Whether it is enjoyed on a sandwich; with brown rice or in a salad, tuna is a popular lunch choice. Known for its high protein content, tuna is especially popular on...

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How many calories do you need?

How many calories do you need?

How many calories do you need? Many of us know that we eat calories, and we know that we burn them off when we exercise yet knowing exactly how many calories we need each day can be a complicated calculation. In saying that, having some knowledge about your daily...

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The fats we don’t get enough of.

The fats we don’t get enough of.

The fats we do not get enough of. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Mayver’s. If you take some time to consider what you ate yesterday, and more specifically ran through a checklist in your head of how many good fats made their way into your diet - nuts,...

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How to get kids to eat more fish.

How to get kids to eat more fish.

How to get your kids to eat more fish. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Tassal Salmon. With recent data from the Tassal Switch up your Diet Report showing that just 25% of Aussies eat two or more serves of fish each week and 9 out of 10 Aussie parents...

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Simple food swaps to 1/2 your calories

Simple food swaps to 1/2 your calories

Simple food swaps to 1/2 your calories While we generally seek out major dietary changes in an attempt to drop the kilos quickly, much can be said for adopting small dietary changes that can be maintained long term for big results. Not only do these types of changes...

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The Power of Magnesium

The Power of Magnesium

The Power of Magnesium This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. Bananas are known as a nutrient rich superfood - packed full of Vitamin B, dietary fibre and potassium, bananas are frequently referred to as ‘natures energy food’. One nutrient...

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What To Feed Your Teen At Exam Time

What To Feed Your Teen At Exam Time

What To Feed Your Teen At Exam Time This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Tassal Salmon. With exams front of mind for thousands of Aussie teens (and their families) who are about to complete their final year of school, there is no better time to focus on...

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October 8th is World Salmon Day

October 8th is World Salmon Day

Switch it up for salmon This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Tassal Salmon. This Thursday, October 8th is World Salmon Day! A day dedicated to talking about all things super salmon, and the nutrients it offers which takes it to the top of the superfood list. It...

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Eating to reduce inflammation

Eating to reduce inflammation

Eating to reduce inflammation. It is becoming more common for clients to ask for an ‘anti-inflammatory’ diet - a diet that is proposed to help a range of short term and chronic health ailments including fatty liver, joint pain, psoriasis, insulin resistance, PCOS and...

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