The Nutrition Couch

Welcome to The Nutrition Couch, 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.

Health & Fitness
Nutrition
Self-Improvement
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70. Are You "Off Track" vs. "On Track" When it ...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell examine the "off track" vs "on track" mentality of dieting and whether there is a better way of thinking. They present their "Lazy Person Guide to Eating Healthy" and finish by road testing the Noom weight loss and healthy eating app.
35 min
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69. TNC Review: Types of Cooking Oils
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review different types of cooking oils available in your supermarket.
18 min
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68. All Things Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), I...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell talk all things Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) including: how EVOO fits into the Mediterranean diet, and why that diet is so healthy for us. How EVOO is different from standard olive oil and why EVOO is the healthiest oil to use when cooking on high heat.
36 min
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67. TNC Review: Frozen Potato Chips
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular frozen potato chip varieties available in your supermarket.
17 min
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66. Some of the Eye-rolling Excuses We Hear As ...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell tell you some of the common, and eye-rolling, excuses clients give about their food choices and exercise. They give you their top 5 foods that everyone should be including in their diets. They finish by examining the social media trend of "eating for your body type": is there any science behind it?
35 min
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65. TNC Review: Supermarket Cookies
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular cookie varieties available in your supermarket.
15 min
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64. Scale Weight Vs. BMI Vs. Waist Measurement:...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the difference between scale weight vs. BMI vs. waist measurement and which is the best measure for your health. They tackle the emerging problem of vitamin D deficiency in Australians and teach you how to increase your vitamin D? They finish by revealing how much fruit you should be eating and which types of fruits are the healthiest.
28 min
8
63. TNC Review: Packet Soups
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular packet soups available in your supermarket.
15 min
9
62. Natural Sugar Vs. Added Sugar, the Best Way...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the difference between Natural Sugar and Added Sugar and how much sugar is too much. They review the TikTok broccoli trend; is it the best way to cook your veggies? They finish by revealing which food additives you should avoid.
31 min
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61. TNC Review: Nut Bars
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular nut bars available in your supermarket.
19 min
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60. How to Keep Your Nutrition On Track Over Ea...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss strategies to keep your nutrition on track over the Easter period. We reveal our black list of beverages you should really avoid if you are trying to maintain a health lifestyle and we wrap it up by telling you exactly how much water you should be drinking during the day, and the different foods and drinks that can supplement your water intake.
32 min
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59. TNC Review: Packaged Frozen Fish
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular packaged frozen fish available in your supermarket.
19 min
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58. Should Your PT be Giving You Nutrition Advi...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss whether your personal trainer should be giving you nutrition advice? We examine whether fasted workouts yield better results, and finish by revealing the surprising foods you shouldn't eat before bed.
27 min
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57. TNC Review: Kids Yoghurt Pouches
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular children's yoghurt pouches available in your supermarket. Which yoghurts should you be feeding your kids?
16 min
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56. Fatigued... It May Be Your Diet. The Health...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss a new massive study demonstrating the health benefits of coffee. They examine how your diet may be contributing to your fatigue and they finish by discussing whether magnesium supplements are worth the money... do they actually prevent muscle cramps.
31 min
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55. TNC Review: Green Juices
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular green juices available in your supermarket.
14 min
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54. How Support Networks are Predictive of Weig...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss how support networks are predictive of weight loss success. They examine whether there are any health benefits of extreme fasting and they finish by discussing what is the healthiest variety of rice.
31 min
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53. TNC Review: Frozen Supermarket Meals
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular frozen meals available in your supermarket.
12 min
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52. "Good Fats" vs. "Bad Fats", which type are ...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the difference between good fats and bat fats, and whether you are eating too much bad fat. They teach you some supermarket hacks to save you money and finish by discussing whether "free foods" are actually a thing?
37 min
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51. TNC Review: Packet Curry Sauces
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular packet curry sauces available in your supermarket.
14 min
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50. Why You Shouldn't Exercise to Lose Weight, ...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the important difference between Greek vs. Greek Style Yoghurts, so you don't get caught out. They explain why you SHOULDN'T be exercising to lose weight and finish by critiquing whether bone broth lives up to its hype. Is there any truth to the health claims?
29 min
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49. TNC Review: Protein Breads
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular protein breads available in your supermarket.
20 min
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48. How Important is Breakfast? Identifying and...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss whether breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. They teach you how to filter good nutrition advice from bad nutrition advice on social media and they finish by sharing research about whether milk is good or bad for bone density.
34 min
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47. TNC Review: Frozen Dessert Sticks
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular frozen dessert sticks available in your supermarket.
12 min
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46. Tips for Surviving the Weekend with Your Di...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell give you their best tips for surviving the weekend with your diet intact. They examine what is really in your favourite coffee order and finish by discussing foods and dietary patterns that help get your menstrual cycle back on track.
32 min
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45. TNC Review: Salad Dressings
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell review popular supermarket salad dressings..
12 min
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44. Medications For Weight Loss, Your Healthies...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss the efficacy of weight loss medications, specifically, Ozempic (a medication for type 2 diabetes). They teach you what your healthiest options are in the food court and they finish by giving you strategies to control after dinner eating.
33 min
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43. TNC Review: Coffee Sachets & Cans
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review popular coffee sachets and cans to keep you educated as well as caffeinated.
19 min
29
42. Where Does Fat Go When We Burn It? Are Plan...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell reveal what actually happens to fat when you burn it off. They examine whether plant-based diets are actually healthier for you and they finish by examining whether gluten is linked to inflammation.
33 min
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41. TNC Review: Dips
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell review 2 popular dips so you're fully prepped for your next party.
13 min
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40. Nutrition to Help with the Ongoing Impact o...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward examine how nutrition can help you deal with the ongoing impact of COVID on your health and immune function. They discuss common bad habits preventing their clients from reaching their goals. And they finish by looking at multivitamins and whether you actually need to take one.
27 min
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39. TNC Review: School Lunchbox Snacks
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward review 2 of their favourite school lunch box snacks.
15 min
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38. Our Fail Safe Lunch Box Guide, Is BMI a Goo...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell teach you their fail safe lunchbox guide for the new school year. They examine whether BMI (Body Mass Index) as a good measure of health and weight and finish by discussing how many eggs is too many.
28 min
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37. TNC Review: Kefir
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell review 2 popular varieties of Kefir (a fermented drink, traditionally made using cow’s milk or goat’s milk).
13 min
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36. What is Reverse Dieting? Portion Distortion...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss portion sizes and the problem of "portion distortion". They examine the concept of "reverse dieting" and finish by discussing the best salad dressings and the ones you should avoid.
23 min
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35. Secrets of the Slim, Are You Eating Too Muc...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the secrets of long-term successful dieters that keeps the weight off for good and the concept of being overweight, but undernourished. They road test whole food protein bars and finish by discussing daily protein requirements and what happens if we eat too much protein.
35 min
37
34. Our Best Diet Tips for a Healthy 2022, The ...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss their tips for a healthy 2022, the one food ingredient you should avoid for you and your kids. They road test a high protein chocolate ice cream stick and finish by discussing how to make a nutritionally balanced smoothie.
28 min
38
33. Tips to Prevent Unwanted Christmas Kilos, U...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss their tips to prevent unwanted Christmas kilos, the efficacy of meal replacements for weight loss. They road test zero-alcohol wines and bubbles and finish by discussing how to say no to food when it's on offer.
35 min
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32. Balancing Eating and Exercise During the Fe...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss how to balance eating and exercise during the festive season. They look at when to see a health professional about a hormonal issue. They road-test vege chips and finish by telling you how to make your Christmas treats healthier.
33 min
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31. The Worst Foods You Can Ever Eat. Eating Ou...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss ultra-processed foods: how they slip into our daily diets and why they are so bad for us? They look at Christmas parties and the tricks and tips to prevent weight gain this silly season. They road test kombuchas and finish by discussing dips: what are the better choices?
43 min
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30. How to Master Self-Sabotage, Weight Loss & ...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward teach you how to master self-sabotage. They discuss apple cider vinegar and whether it influences weight loss or blood glucose. They road test protein rich breakfast cereal options and finish by discussing office feeders and how to say no without feeling bad.
45 min
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29. Does it matter WHEN you eat? The healthy wa...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell answer the question: Does it matter WHEN you eat? They discuss the healthy way to gain weight (if you want or need to). They road test bespoke performance coffees and finish by discussing how busy mums can prioritise their health.
35 min
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28. Party Platter Tips for the Silly Season, Th...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward tell you how to build the perfect, healthy party platter for the silly season. They discuss the ins and outs of Inflammation. They road test V8 Veggie Juice and finish up by explaining what is 'lean meat'.
39 min
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27. The Pros and Cons of Rapid Weight Loss, Tip...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the pros, cons and safety of rapid weight loss, tips and tricks for gaining muscle. They road test low sugar donuts and wrap it up by discussing carbs: how much do you need and what is a standard serve?
40 min
45
26. Sugar: Is it Really Bad for Us? The Dietary...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss whether sugar is really bad for us and how much should we be eating? They review the dietary and nutritional implications of bariatric surgery. They road test a new veggie rice and finish by discussing protein balls: are they healthy and can we eat them daily?
40 min
46
25. Obesogenic Environments and Combating Gradu...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss obesogenic environments and how to combating gradual weight gain over time, how to dealing with fussy eating in children. They review flavoured sparkling waters and wrap the episode up by discussing sushi: how healthy is it really?
38 min
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24. Understanding Food Labels and the Health St...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell explain food labels and Australia's Health Star Rating System; discuss nutrition for PCOS; review some super tasty cookies from Woolies and outline the signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.
45 min
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23. What Does Your Poo Say About You? All About...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss poo, and what your poo says about your health, the signs of emotional eating, higher protein wraps and which is the best protein powder for you.
47 min
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22. How to Boost Your Metabolism, How to Lower ...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss what is the metabolism and how to boost it, how to lower your cholesterol, the best soy milk and is is MSG really that bad for us?
41 min
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21. Cellulite, Low Iron, Ice-Cream and How Many...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss cellulite, iron deficiency, low calorie ice-cream and how much we should be walking.
48 min
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20. Fat Loss Mistakes, Living with Reflux, The ...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss common fat loss mistakes, how to live with reflux, the best seed snacks and whether wild salmon is better than farmed salmon.
38 min
52
19. Insulin Resistance, Alcohol Consumption, Pl...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss what is insulin resistance, how much alcohol should you be consuming, plant based yoghurts and nutrition for shift workers.
46 min
53
18. Juice Detoxes, Adrenal Fatigue, Seeded Crac...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss juice detoxes, what is adrenal fatigue, seeded cracker options in your supermarket isle and cooking with oil!
43 min
54
17. Collagen and Skin Health, Artificial Sweete...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss collagen, artificial sweeteners, sugar free chocolate and cheese.
42 min
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16. Flexible Dieting (IIFYM), Constant Hunger, ...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss whether flexible dieting (IIFYM) is effective, how to deal with constant hunger, powered peanut butter, and whether you should be taking probiotics.
42 min
56
15. The Keto Diet, How to Find Motivation, A Li...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss whether the "keto diet" is effective, how to find and maintain motivation, lighter alternatives to bread and whether organic fruit and veggies are worth it.
34 min
57
14. Fat Loss: What Matters More, Diet or Exerci...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss whether diet or exercise is more important for weight loss, what happens in peri-menopause, sugar-free cake mixes and nutrition for women going through puberty.
46 min
58
13. Health Halo Mistakes, MTHFR Gene Mutations,...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss "health halos" trending in the media, MTHFR gene mutations, low sugar granolas and healthy ways to enjoy your favourite chocolate.
40 min
59
12. Volume Eating For Fat Loss, Gluten Free Die...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss how to "volume eat" for fat loss, gluten free diets, Fibre One bars and how to choose healthy sauces.
45 min
60
11. Barriers to Fat Loss, Coffee Lovers, Low Ca...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss the barriers that may be stopping you from losing fat, how much coffee you should be drinking, low carbohydrate pastas, and what are "good fats".
39 min
61
10. TikTok Baked Oats, Intermittent Fasting, Pl...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the "baked oats" TikTok trend, the pros and cons of intermittent fasting, a new plant based frozen meal option and diet soft drinks.
37 min
62
9. Chronic Calorie Deprivation, Greens Powders,...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss chronic calorie deprivation, greens powders, the best high protein breads and whether or not you should be using coconut oil.
39 min
63
8. The Bubble Teas, Eating for Immunity, Low Ca...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the bubble tea craze, how to eat to boost your immunity, low calorie frozen yoghurts and the best plant based meat alternatives.
37 min
64
7. Period Cravings, Treat Portion Sizes, Yoghur...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss cravings during your period, the portion sizes of treats, yoghurts, and butter vs. margarine.
39 min
65
6. The Different Stages of Weight Loss, Weight ...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the stages of weight loss, weight loss plateaus, Vetta smart protein flour and gut health.
39 min
66
5. Meal Delivery Kits, Working from Home Tips, ...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss meal delivery kits, working from home, setting food and activity goals, using collagen and post workout protein shakes.
34 min
67
4. Social Media Dance Trends, 800 Calorie Diets...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss weightless TikTok trends, the 800 calorie diet, vegetable chips and recovering after binge eating.
34 min
68
3. Are You Eating Plastic Without Realising? Ma...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss concerns about eating micro plastics, winter soup options, dealing with hunger and relying on macros.
32 min
69
2. The Latest Hollywood Diet, Digestion Tips, a...
Dietitians Leanne Ward and Susie Burrell discuss the new "5 Factor Diet", bloating and digestion, calcium tuna and night time munchies
25 min
70
1. Nutrition Tiktok Trends, Meal Replacements, ...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward discuss the "Nature’s Cereal" TikTok trend, meal replacements, pizza bases and plant mylks.
19 min
71
Prelude. Meet the Hosts, Dietitians Susie Burre...
Dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward introduce themselves and welcome you to The Nutrition Couch.
7 min