Articles #Dietician


Hi there. My name is Kim Hofmann and I am your diechologist.

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It is important to understand how both nutrition and lifestyle habits can impact our immune system as we go into winter season and continue to face the covid-19 pandemic. So what can we do to stay healthy during the covid-19 outbreak?

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Intermittent fasting has received a lot of attention lately. So what is it? It is when you alternate between periods of eating and fasting. There are a number of different methods to choose from. Intermittent fasting is not a magic pill. If you do choose to follow this dietary approach, it is important to do it the right way to ensure that you stay true to your body’s needs.

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How often have you felt good because you've eaten better, then stepped on the scale only to see no change and revert back to your old habits? Our society has become so obsessed with weight loss and the number on the scale, but in all honesty, health is so much more than that! The number on the scale does not show the bigger picture of health. Here’s why you should try not equate your health to the number on the scale.

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The circadian cycle is our biological clock. It is the day-night rhythm that regulates all the body functions and processes. It is important for us to eat with the circadian cycle to achieve optimal health and well-being. What does this mean for our eating pattern and when will our body react the best to food within the circadian cycle?

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Activated charcoal has been popping up in all sorts of foods and drinks lately. The most common at the moment is the black bread bun. Although the black bun does not look appealing, there is the belief that the activated charcoal found in these foods and drinks can ‘detox’ the body. Is this true?

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Our society has become far too focused on being ‘thin’ rather than being healthy. And there will always be those that will rebel against this and say that you can be healthy, beautiful and happy even if you are overweight. Can this be true? The answer is however not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no’, but is rather a combination of the two.

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Detox diets are popular diets that claim to make you feel younger, healthier, and more energized. So is this something we should be doing on a regular basis? Let's take a look.

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What’s happening with your cravings? Are you managing to keep yourself busy and not needing food to combat the boredom, or is it so bad that you’re stopping by the kitchen every few minutes?

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How many times have you found yourself going to the kitchen to look into the fridge or cupboards in these last few days of lockdown?

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Did you see the headline: ‘Bad diets are responsible for more deaths than smoking’? Say what? Really, are we seriously eating so badly that smoking is seen as the lesser of two evils?

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There has been a lot of negative publicity for sugar. It didn’t help matters that a study was published indicating that the sugar industry had funded research years ago to swing the blame for heart disease away from sugar and onto saturated fat. So does that mean that fat is good?

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