Maintaining Me Week 2 >>>


Welcome to Week 2 of Maintaining Me where the focus is on Nutrition.

Hopefully Week 1 went well and you’re continuing with your target of a minimum of 15 minutes of activity each day.

Dave McCabe has provided a new video for Week 2 which can be accessed by clicking the button below.


In the Sharepoint Folder you’ll also find PDFs provided by Dave with advice and guidance on Nutrition.


For Week 2 you’re challenged to make a positive change to your diet which you’ll maintain every day across the next seven days and into the future. Remember this is all about building healthy habits incrementally.

Some ideas about what you might do:

    • Eat a healthy breakfast every morning.
    • Replace some of your fast food intake with healthy options.
    • Bring a healthy lunch to work.
    • Replace soft drinks with water.
    • Consume a minimum amount of fruit and/veg each day.
    • Reduce your red meat intake.
    • Add more fish to your diet
    • Swap wholegrain bread, pasta and rice for white bread, pasta and rice.
    • Drink less alcohol.

More advice and guidance:

10 tips for healthy eating

8 tips for healthy eating

25 simple tips to make your diet healthier

Worried that eating healthy takes the joy out of food?

Most of us know we should eat better, but we don’t do it. We are increasingly confused over nutrition with so many conflicting views, and we give scarce thought as to how we eat or our relationship with food. We can only bring about real change when we end this confusion and bring the joy back to food. Dr Joanna McMillan explains how we can change about how we think about food during a TED talk in 2014.

What's a healthy relationship with food?

Most of us are foodies. Food brings us together, and gives us comfort. But have you ever stopped to think whether your relationship with food is healthy? Give Harley street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert’s talk your time to think about whether your food habits and you have a healthy relationship.

IMPORTANT: It’s always advisable to check with your GP before starting any new fitness activities. Depending on your fitness levels you may need to start slowly. Please take care and avoid injuries.

Remember to always check that any advice you come across online or in podcasts or books comes from qualified reputable sources before you follow it. Just because it’s online or in print doesn’t mean it’s true.

Podcasts you might find useful:

The SafeFood Podcast

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The Safefood podcast brings insights and advice from leading experts on nutrition and food safety. The series looks at issues that affect healthy eating & nutrition on the island of Ireland.

The Food Psych Podcast

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Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS talks with guests and answers listener questions about making peace with food, healing from disordered eating, learning body acceptance, practicing intuitive eating, escaping harmful wellness culture, and more–all from a body-positive, anti-diet perspective.

The Nutrition Diva Podcast

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Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel serves up simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits. Before you know it, you’ll be eating healthier and feeling more fabulous!

The Sound Bites Podcast

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Melissa is The Guilt-Free RD – “because food shouldn’t make you feel bad!” She is the CEO of Sound Bites® Inc., and promotes sound science, smart nutrition and good food. Melissa is best known for her Sound Bites® Podcast and her Media Training workshops for dietitians and other health professionals. She also served as an Expert Witness for the Federal Government in 2013 on a Federal Trade Commission case involving false health and diet claims purported on late night infomercials.

The Food Heaven Podcast

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Join BFF’s and registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones as they talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. Each week they deep dive into topics like health at every size, food & culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance. If you’re looking for a sustainable and inclusive path to wellness, hang out with Wendy and Jess every Wednesday to learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out.

The Nutrition Couch Podcast

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The Nutrition Couch is a weekly podcast from two of Australia’s leading dietitians & nutritionists, Susie Burrell & Leanne Ward. This is the first nutrition podcast that looks at weekly food & health trends. Every Sunday at 7am AEST, we will be uploading an episode that covers nutrition news, trending food products, case studies and we will also be answering our listener questions. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode and follow us on social media @the_nutrition_couch_podcast to ask us questions & see our food product reviews.