Het jy al ooit gewonder wat jou baba weeg? Of jou baba te vet of te maer is? Of dalk net hoekom dit belangrik is om te weet?
Hoekom moet ek my baba weeg?
Babas groei en ontwikkel ongelooflik vinnig in die eerste 2 jaar, as jy jou baba gereeld laat weeg, kan jy daardie groeikurwe in detail volg, en onmiddelik sien as daar enige verandering is en ingryp voordat probleme ontstaan.
Hoe gereeld moet ek my baba laat weeg?
Laat weeg jou baba omtrent twee weekliks tot op 14 weke, en dan een maal ‘n maand tot op 6 maande en een keer elk 2-3 maande tot op die ouderdom van 2 jaar. ‘n Gesondheidskundige soos dokter, verpleegster of dieetkundige kan ‘n aanbeveling maak om jou baba meer gereeld te weeg indien nodig.
Hoeveel moet my baba weeg?
Net soos volwassenes, verskil babas baie, en geen twee babas weeg dieselfde nie. Jou dieetkundige of ander gesondheidskundige is opgelei om alle faktore wat jou baba se ideale gewig en groeipatroon beinvloed in ag te neem. Indien jou baba ondergewig is, is ‘n dieetkundige die regte persoon om jou te help met aanpassing van voeding soos nodig. Die goeie nuus is dat babas nie sommer oorgewig is nie, maar juis baie vet nodig het omdat hulle breine en liggame so vinnig groei en ontwikkel.
Haal die onsekerheid uit jou baba se groei en laat jou liefling kind sommer vandag nog weeg!
Who doesn't love a braai? Here are some great ideas for a fun (but still healthy) braai.
It’s that time of year.
The time where people start stressing about whether they still fit in last year’s swimwear, but already start thinking about how much weight they are going to gain over the holiday season, and preparing their new year’s resolutions to lose it all over again.
Christmas is ONE day! It’s OK to indulge in potato salad and roast beef and grandma’s delicious pudding for one day. It’s OK to treat yourself and enjoy the festivities with your family. (It’s also OK to enjoy the leftovers on the 26th!) You wont gain weight or suddenly become very unhealthy if you overindulge once, just don’t do it every day for the whole of December.
During the holidays people tend to be more sedentary, lounging with a good book or movie, chilling on the beach or next to the pool with sugary drinks or cocktails. The good news is, healthy living is not a punishment. Summer holidays is the best time to take up a new fun, active hobby. Try cycling or mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, long walks on the beach…
The food also doesn’t have to be boring and bland, summer is the season of exotic fresh produce, watermelons, peaches, berries, and so much more.
Here is a recipe for a delicious sparkling spritzer to celebrate summer. I will be posting more holiday recipes soon.
Summer holiday in a glass:
1 part sparkling wine or MCC (for a virgin option, switch for your favourite juice)
3 parts sparkling water
Serve ice cold!
Remember that alcohol IN MODERATION has health benefits. Moderate alcohol intake is 1-2 units per day for a male, and 1 unit per day for a female. As this spritzer is 3/4 sparkling water, 4 champagne glasses make up one unit, therefore it is a great way to stay hydrated and help moderate alcohol intake. Enjoy!
I have discovered the perfect hobby for me...growing my own vegetables! I have a small garden, only about 7x3m. It's not big enough to produce all the veggies for the very high demand in our household yet, but I absolutely love reaping the benefits. Keep reading to find out how your own veg garden can benefit you!
My latest harvest from my garden; onions, beets, carrots, and spinach.
So much debate over whether fats are good or bad?! Actually, some fats are good and others are bad, as a rule of thumb, most plant fats are good. Here is a great example of a very healthy fat:
Last week I presented a seminar on child nutrition to creche and preschool teachers as part of a week long workshop. We discussed the purpose of different nutrients for children, healthy and affordable food for children from less privileged backgrounds, and how to pack a healthy lunchbox. The women also made beautiful shapes and posters as learning aids for their classes, and advanced their story telling skills, amongst other new skills to help them shape the future generations!
What a great privilege to be a part of this blessed workshop!
This year, national nutrition week and national obesity week have been combined with one theme: Breakfast - the best way to start your day!
Let's celebrate by eating healthy breakfast from 9-19 October 2018 (and every day after that...!)
17 May is World Hypertension day. Hypertension (high blood pressure) can lead to strokes and heart attacks, therefore it is very important to control it. Salt causes an increase in blood pressure level, so whether you already have high blood pressure or not, it is a good idea to decrease your salt intake. Here are just a few of the many delicious ways to increase flavour in your food and decrease the need for salt and salty ingredients.
These are probably not the healthiest, but still a good way to sneak some veg into a delicious week night treat.
Eating well is not only about eating healthy, but sometimes about eating sustainably as well.
I am a registered dietitian, and this is my blog.
Please don't see it as anything other than a blog; general information, snippets that I find interesting, and recipes that I enjoy. It is not meant to replace individual healthcare from myself or other healthcare professionals.