Healthy Dad

Hi Sean here, I am a father, husband, personal trainer (PT) and Dietitian. I’ve worked in the health industry for close to a decade and love working with people to improve themselves. I’ve only recently been lucky enough to become a father, something I’ve always wanted to be and while being provided a terrific example growing up by my own father, being a satisfactory husband and father is not something you can pay a truck load of HECS for and become qualified in (like a dietitian).

Scrolling through the internet and reading hundreds of articles to try and assist my wife through her pregnancy and start our little family off on the right footing; I realised there wasn’t a lot of nutrition specific information written from the male’s perspective. So I’d like to share a few of the learnings that I’ve had over the year(s) and what I’ve tried to take note of in my attempt to become a HEALTHY DAD!

Why the Dad, Dietitian and Husband in me loves Dairy!

So I get it, dairy can be a bit of a dirty word among certain GI symptom sufferers, with bloating and other embarrassment causing symptoms sometimes resulting from its consumption but the movement away from dairy as a whole is concerning for our health. Here’s the deal… the body has a calcium bank known as…

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December 19, 2016

SO….your having a baby…OMG, that’s amazing….but I don’t feel pregnant!

Firstly congratulations, its an amazing thing the miracle of birth, you’ll be flooded with waves of emotion but if you’re a first time father like I am there may also be a bit of disbelief. It’s a really unique position to be in, your wonderful news may be a surprise or planned but either way…

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December 19, 2016

The key position players

SO what are those key micronutrients and more importantly what foods are they in. Well… folate, iodine, iron and Vitamin D. The really interesting point about folate is the key time point for its involvement may even be before your aware your expecting, this is when ‘nueral tube’ development occurs, a very complex system this…

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December 19, 2016

Give your best mate all your beer!

Some really fascinating research is coming out around the excessive consumption of alcohol throughout pregnancy and your child’s health outcomes. Recently the ABC aired an in depth look into the effects (link below). There is still a lot of work to be done in the area however Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder exists as a direct…

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December 19, 2016

The quality for two but the quantity for one (initially)

The final part that I would like to touch on with regards to the pregnancy phase (which there is heaps more to write about but please email or write me if you would like anything specific answered) is the eating for two mindset and healthy weight gain. While it is important to ensure child is…

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December 19, 2016

3 letter words…

WOW… MUM… DAD… OHO… Your little lady or man is here…congratulations! This is more the husband in me speaking when I say this, thank you! Regardless of how your new addition to the family arrives, they’ve arrived and thank god it is you as the ladies in charge of that, I doubt whether me or…

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December 19, 2016

Meet the Dietitian

Hi there, I love working with people, I love food and I love planning and the three combine really well in my chosen profession as a Dietitian. I see people on an individual basis tailoring meal plans or specific strategies to their needs based on best available evidence and actually listening to them. We also…

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December 8, 2016

“I have been training with Amy for about 4yrs & I can honestly say she is the BEST trainer I have ever had. She knows exactly how to train a woman's body & she gets results! She always sets new challenges & is quick to fix my technique, while explaining why & how my body should feel & react, which allows me to get the best out of each session. In addition to that, Amy is a wonderful, caring & positive person that gets along with all personalities suiting each individuals needs & strengths.

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