myDNA Recommendations – General Suggestions

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Lower Fat

  • Choose low-fat dairy (milk, yoghurt, cheese)
  • Use cooking oils sparingly
  • Thinly scrape butter/margarine on toast
  • No deep frying- instead steaming, grilling, baking
  • Choose lean cuts of meat- including meats with less marbling, 5-star mince
  • Trim fat from steak
  • Take-off the skin of chicken
  • Avoid processed meats (salami, strass)
  • Include beans, legumes, fruits and vegetables in your diet
  • Consume small portions of nuts

Lower Fat and Omega 3 Enriched

  • Include fish in your diet 2-3 times per week
  • Use flaxseed oil in salad dressings
  • And as above for low fat

Higher Protein

  • Choose lean cuts of meatless marbling
  • 5 star mince
  • Trim fat from steak
  • Take-off the skin of the chicken
  • Add beans to soups, casseroles, and salads
  • Include protein at breakfast (ie egg on toast, peanut butter on toast, yoghurt on porridge)

 Mediterranean Diet

  • Instead of meat include beans and legumes (chickpeas/lentils) in meals as protein sources
  • Include whole grains (quinoa, oats) instead of cornflakes and white bread
  • Use olive oil for cooking and on salads
  • Eat plenty of vegetables

 

 

Bree Voegt
Dietitian
Bree is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia who completed an undergraduate in Food Science and Nutrition with Honours where she conducted a randomised controlled trial looking into the effects of protein supplementation on wound healing. She also completed a Masters of Dietetics, both degrees from Deakin University.

She is a Clinical Dietitian who has worked in the healthcare industry for over a decade mostly in the acute and aged care setting. Today, she works at one of the leading private hospitals in Victoria, where she has many interactions with patients who struggle with obesity and related health concerns such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes as well as other chronic diseases such as cancer. Bree see’s on a daily basis the struggles of people trying to reach their weight loss goals.

As a Dietitian, Bree hopes to empower people to make good nutritional choices through simple and practical strategies.

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