Suffer From PMS? These Tips From a Registered Dietitian Could Help

A monthly visit from Aunt Flo can be bothersome, especially if you have pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS). PMS symptoms vary amongst women, ranging from feeling lethargic to having headaches, cramps, bloating and breast tenderness. PMS does not only affect your physical well-being, it may also affect your mood and sleep. Having multiple PMS symptoms may even affect your productivity and social life. There are natural remedies that can help with relieving PMS symptoms; however, eating right

Nutrition Tips For Surviving Pregnancy: A Registered Dietitian's Dos And Don’ts

Pregnancy is an incredibly special time for a mother-to-be, but it can also be a time of worry and confusion. As an expectant mother, you’re thinking about what to eat in order to maximise the nutrition and health of your little one. But understanding what to cut out and what to increase in your diet can be overwhelming. So, we decided to talk to a registered dietitian to get her quick do’s and don’ts of pregnancy nutrition to help you out. You’ll likely need to make some sacrifices and

Food Connects: Make Every Meal Count

No matter how old you are, where you are from and what your ethnic background is, we all have one thing in common:  our love for food.  Food brings people together.  It helps to start a conversation and to foster positive relationships.  Unfortunately, with our hectic schedules, there may be times where we eat alone, or where we tend to forget about the importance of sharing meals with others.   When we eat alone, we typically do not pay much attention to what we eat or how much we eat as we shi

I’m Pregnant…Now What? Nutrition Tips for Surviving Pregnancy from a Dietitian and Mama

You just found out that you are expecting so you obviously have a lot on your mind.  Nutrition is probably top of the list because your baby’s health comes first.  In this two-part series, I’m able to share my top nutrition tips as a registered dietitian and as new mother myself. If you don’t already take a daily pre-natal multivitamin,  start now.  A pre-natal multivitamin provides a wide range of vitamins and minerals, such as folate, iron and calcium, that are essential for supporting your g

Food is the Best Medicine

If you are recently diagnosed with a health condition, you can feel stressed and lost initially on how to make adjustments to your lifestyle.  If you are living with a chronic disease, you can also feel overwhelmed with managing the condition.  The good news is, registered dietitians can guide you and give you practical and evidence-based advice on food in every step of your disease management so you can make healthy food choices and improve your health at ease. Embracing and enjoying food is a

A Registered Dietitian’s Guide to Eating Out in Hong Kong

Eateries can be found in almost every corner of every street in Hong Kong, so understandably it can be challenging to avoid eating out, especially when you live or work in an area where restaurants and ready to eat foods are so available! While eating out on such a regular basis can have an adverse impact on your health, you can take charge by paying attention to what you plan to order and how much you eat. The next time you head to your favourite on-the-go or dine-in resto, follow these nine di
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