Does Rice Cause Bloating?

Does Rice Cause Bloating?

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The potential causes of bloating can vary drastically from person to person. It can often take trial and error to identify what the causes are. Over the years of working one on one with clients, I have had quite a few self-identify that rice causes them to bloat. In this article, I will discuss common causes of bloating and why rice often is not the cause. It can be difficult to identify the cause, but rice is actually one of THE least common causes of bloating and other IBS symptoms, which is also part of why The Vertical Diet uses rice as the main carbohydrate source. FODMAPs The gold standard when it comes to treating bloating is The Low FODMAP Diet. This is because high FODMAP foods are frequent causes…
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20 Nutrition Accounts to Follow on Instagram

20 Nutrition Accounts to Follow on Instagram

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As somebody who was naturally not well suited to creating good Instagram content, but saw value in it, I've spent quite a lot of time looking at other nutrition accounts and trying to learn from what they do well. One of the benefits of this is that my feed has been largely dominated by nutrition accounts for multiple years, which I feel puts me in a decent position to create a list of people that I think would be worth following. I've included 20 accounts in this list, but obviously there are a lot of other accounts out there that could deserve to be in this list. At a minimum though, I think most people could get a lot of value out of following some of these accounts. The list…
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Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian – Australia

Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian – Australia

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Outside of people within the profession, it is confusing what the differences are between nutritionists, dietitians, and sports dietitians. I recall that even halfway through my university degree that was focused on providing the qualification of becoming an accredited practising dietitian, we got asked what the difference was from one of our lecturers and nobody in the room had a good answer. And regarding becoming a sports dietitian, I did not know the full requirements until near graduation, or maybe even slightly after. If I did not know these aspects while being immersed in the community to a certain degree, I can imagine that a lot of people are unaware of the specific differences. As somebody who has undertaken the full journey to become an accredited sports dietitian, I will…
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Savina Rego Interview

Savina Rego Interview

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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia in 2013. I have been working full time as a Dietitian since graduation, working across multiple areas – hospitals, community and aged care. I now work for a not-for-profit organisation, that focuses predominately around chronic disease management. My clinical areas of expertise include Diabetes Management (type 1 and 2), Pre-diabetes, fatty liver disease and aged care; which includes a range of dietetic specific areas e.g. pressure injury management, nasogastric feeds, malnutrition, chronic kidney disease, stoma management and texture modified diets. I am also interested in the area of bariatric surgery and IBS management – specifically, the low FODMAP diet, having IBS myself. I am now working towards becoming a Credentialed Diabetes Educator.…
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Rachel Hawkins Q&A

Rachel Hawkins Q&A

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Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am a Brisbane-based Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist and founder of The Naked Truth Australia - a nutrition consulting and communications business devoted to ‘baring’ the truth on all thing’s food and nutrition. I founded my business after recognising the need for a trustworthy source of food and nutrition information in the health and wellness industry. My business is quite diverse, so I find myself working in a number of different roles. I see clients privately for one-on-one dietetic consultations online via Skype, I am involved in a number of projects where I act as a nutrition consultant, and I also engage in various opportunities through my Instagram account @thenakedtruth.au such as recipe development, writing educational blog posts and brand…
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7 Underrated Nutrition Tips

7 Underrated Nutrition Tips

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It’s 2019, and already there is enough nutrition advice to fill a textbook. Among this, there is helpful and practical nutrition information that people are missing out on. In response, we asked a group of dietitians for their top underrated nutrition tip. Tim Crowe from Thinking Nutrition There is no need to try and keep up with the latest 'superfood' trends - just let colour be your guide for choosing what fruits and vegetables you eat. The more colours on your plate, the greater the diversity of beneficial natural plant compounds you'll be eating. Those colours come from a range of pigments that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in the body. Erin Colebatch from Calvary Healthcare I think that the power of real food enjoyed at the dinner table with…
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Claudia Cramer Q&A

Claudia Cramer Q&A

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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I grew up in a small, country town in Queensland with my family. I had a love for sports, food and music. At the end of my high school years, I was working crazy hours (~60+/week) in hospitality), drinking on the weekends and not fuelling my body with the right things (think takeaways and nutrient-poor, energy-dense foods). When I made the link between what I was putting into my body (food) and my mental health (anxiety, moody, irritable) that I began my love for researching how certain foods made me feel. This began my love for pursuing health as a career. From then, I was accepted into the University of Queensland to study an Undergraduate Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science.…
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Diet Breaks for Long Term Weight Loss

Diet Breaks for Long Term Weight Loss

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If you are attempting to lose a significant amount of weight, I highly recommend implementing a strategy involving diet breaks. Dieting for a long period of time can be mentally taxing, but there are also metabolic adaptations that occur. These adaptations result in reduced total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). This could also be interpreted as a slower metabolism. The combination of these two things and other factors can make it difficult to consistently make progress over the long term. One way around this is a diet break, where you eat at your maintenance calories for a certain period of time. This timeframe is generally 1-2 weeks, but it could be longer. The MATADOR Study The first major study that brought diet breaks to my attention was The MATADOR Study. This…
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Sohee Lee Q&A

Sohee Lee Q&A

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Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your career? By the time I was a high school senior, I’d already spent years dieting and exhausting myself with hours and hours of cardio. When I saw a strong fitness model on the cover of a magazine, I realized that women can be strong and powerful and I dived into the world of strength training. Like most women, I started off with very little knowledge of how to train. There would be times when I would wander around the gym in between exercises, unsure of what to do next. Soon, my hobby became my passion and I became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT) as a sophomore in college. I’ve had the…
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10 Nutrition Facebook Pages to Follow

10 Nutrition Facebook Pages to Follow

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Over the last few years, I have noticed the activity of a lot of nutrition Facebook pages has dropped off significantly, which has dramatically narrowed this list down. My original notes from when I first had this idea had a list of almost 30 different pages, but a lot of them are either not active anymore, or their engagement has dropped off a cliff. A large part of this is due to the Facebook algorithm, combined with the fact that it is so much easier to grow a following on Instagram. This means a lot of people are focusing more time and energy on their Instagram accounts, leaving Facebook as an afterthought. I’m still a believer that good content will thrive on Facebook, and I think all the people on…
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