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Lite Bites

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Bite sized news and advice to help you with your goals and guide you along your health journey. We’ll be covering easy and digestible topics about all things health, wellness and nutrition.

Can a vegetarian diet help you lose weight?

You may have heard the buzz over the years that following a vegetarian diet is better for your health, and you’ve probably read magazine articles featuring a celeb or two who swore off meat and animal products and “magically” lost weight. So, does ditching meat automatically equal weight loss? Will it really help you live longer and be healthier overall? Lite n’ Easy dietitian Larissa Robbins debunks the myths about turning to a vegetarian diet to lose weight.

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Why the hype around protein?

Unless you have been living under a rock you would have heard people talking about “eating more protein”, but why? Protein is well known for having a role in muscle building and that’s why many think that it is only needed for people who go to the gym or exercise regularly. But protein is actually required for all of our bodies. Lite n’ Easy dietitian Sarah Cinar dives into what protein is, why we need it and most importantly how much we actually need.

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Can chocolate be a part of a healthy diet?

With the Easter bunny visiting soon, Lite n’ Easy dietitian Sarah Cinar takes our chocolate lovers down the rabbit hole to discuss all things chocolate. Chocolate lovers tend to speak about the rich antioxidant content and heart health benefits of eating dark chocolate but, is this really true? Let’s take a look before the Easter hunt begins.

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What does your poop say about your health?

Everybody poops. We’ve been taught this since childhood, but often, people aren’t comfortable talking about it. Poop may not be a topic fit for dinner table conversation, but it’s a completely normal, and an essential bodily function. Plus, it can tell you a lot about your health, Lite n’ Easy Dietitian Larissa Robbins explains how.

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Keeping your health on track during and beyond menopause

No longer having a period every month may sound like a dream for many women. However, the cessation of your menstrual cycle can mean the start of menopause. The combination of physical, mental and emotional changes that take place can be daunting, distressing and might even leave you feeling very frustrated. Lite n’ Easy Dietitian Sarah Cinar, discusses how to keep your health on track during and beyond menopause.

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Out like a light?

Sleep is vital to our physical and mental health and well-being. Sleep supports a healthy immune system, helps control appetite and weight, allows for healing, promotes attention, memory, and learning, and can even affect your mental health and mood. In short, we need sleep for our body and mind to function optimally. If you are struggling to catch a good night’s sleep check out our tips that may help your sleep hygiene.

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Fatigued, tired or lacking concentration…

Carbohydrates are vital at every stage of life. They are the body's preferred energy source and fuel vital organs – including the brain, central nervous system, and kidneys. Being able to recognise healthier carbs can help you to make better food choices, learn how with Lite n’ Easy Dietitian Larissa Robbins.

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7 Benefits of Strength Training

Want to feel strong, burn energy more efficiently, enhance bone and heart health all while boosting your mood? Lite n’ Easy’s Injury Prevention and Movement Specialist, Suzanne Pearson explains the benefits of strength training and how easy it is to start.

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6 reasons why fruit can help you lose weight!

As the saying goes... ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. Fresh fruit is an essential part of a balanced diet. Lite n’ Easy Dietitian Larissa Robbins takes a look at the benefits of including fruit in your diet and why we include the fruit we do as part of our Lite n’ Easy meal plans.

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What starts with an A and ends in a hangover?

What might be the common culprit of a bad night’s sleep, dehydrated and dull skin or a shocking headache? Hint: it starts with an A and ends in a hangover. Alcohol is one of the most widely consumed drinks by Australian adults. Lite n’ Easy Dietitian Sarah Cinar explains why we can all benefit from reassessing how much we consume and even our decision to consume alcohol in the first place.

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Beating the back to school madness

With the new school year kicking off, now is the perfect time to start planning healthy and nutritious meals for the kids. Lite n’ Easy Dietitian, Sarah Cinar takes a look at a typical school day and provides some strategies that may help to ease back into the routine.

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Is it healthy to be sugar-free?

Is a sugar-free diet really healthier? Lite n' Easy Dietitian, Ashleigh Jones tells us why a spoonful of sugar doesn't just help the medicine go down.

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