Food­watch

Af­ter 35 years in the nu­tri­tion space, di­eti­tian and au­thor Cather­ine Sax­elby re­veals why ‘mod­er­a­tion’ will never go out of fash­ion.

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - CONTENTS -

Grow­ing up, I wanted to be a sci­en­tist to save the world. While study­ing sci­ence at uni I re­alised there were re­ally only two pos­si­ble av­enues of em­ploy­ment for me — work­ing in a smelly lab, or as a teacher. Af­ter 13 years study­ing, I didn’t want to go back into the class­room! I stum­bled across the nu­tri­tion and di­etet­ics course, and quickly re­alised that sci­ence ex­plains a whole lot about food. As I near the end of my ca­reer, it’s been fas­ci­nat­ing to watch trends come and go in front of me. For ex­am­ple, peo­ple rave about the Keto diet, and I think, well, that’s the old Atkins diet, and we al­ready know what the short­falls are. I see food trends re­badged ev­ery day. My eat­ing habits have changed over the past 10 years, but not be­cause of food trends. As I get older I’m less ac­tive, and I just can’t eat as much as I did with­out it

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