Nutrition Hacks & Serious Training

Nutrition hacks and serious training is here to bust nutrition and exercise myths. As a health professional I have access to leading experts in the nutrition and exercise field. The aim of this podcast is to unleash this expertise into the world and give you tricks and tips on how to get your health back on track, and if your into sports get you performing better!
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Want to hear the latest nutrition and fitness news? Keep up to date with trends and fads, whilst experts across Australia bust myths about every thing health related. 

I am here to talk about all the controversial nutrition & fitness topics no one else wants to talk about! I keep it real, no BS I promise. Let’s get into it shall we? 


Sep 4, 2015

In this episode, I interview exercise physiologist Max Martin. He has developed an app called Movement Screen that is paving the way trainers and coaches conduct fitness assessments. As the saying goes, if you can’t measure it how do you know its working? Find out how initial fitness screening can help you over come injuries and progress you to the next level in your training. You can download the app on iTunes here.

Aug 28, 2015

In this episode, I interview psychologist Dr Jessica Browne. Jessica is currently a research fellow at The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes. At this year’s annual scientific meeting, she will be presenting on a case-controlled analysis of young adults with diabetes, in relation to mental health and self care. Through her research, she has found that young adults have unique challenges to face when dealing with diabetes throughout their life.


I cover how to manage type 2 diabetes with nutrition and exercise. In particular, I discuss the glycemic index and what types of food to look out for when managing your blood sugars, and how exercise is beneficial to diabetic control.

Aug 20, 2015

In this episode, I cover this week’s big research stories: The paleo meta-analysis, and the low fat Vs high fat meta-analysis research papers.  Here is a great review of the paleo meta-analysis.


Associate Professor Anthony Lowe, chief executive officer from Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, joins me on the show to talk to us about prostate cancer.  I cover more on men’s health, in particular testicular cancer and general health. I also play my latest Periscope segment, on why it’s important to have self-compassion, if you want to lose weight.

Aug 13, 2015

In this episode, Mia Jay is back to talk to us about childhood obesity. Katrina Mills evaluates the Gwyneth Paltrow diet in her hot or not diet review and I cover the health benefits of chia seeds.

Aug 7, 2015

In this episode, I interview May Jay from Mia’s health, about how workplaces can keep their employees happy and healthy. Hannah Brown, is back with her Quirky Food Facts about apples, and I cover How To Spot a Fad Diet.

Aug 2, 2015

In this episode, Katrina and I talk about our experience at a workshop we attended called the #sugarconundrum

Advanced dietitian, Leigh Reeve, joins me on the show to talk about why kids need breakfast. For more detailed information access the Cereal4Brekkie website. You can connect with Cereal4Brekkie on Facebook & Twitter


To finish up, I share with you one of my periscope segments, where I tackle a really difficult topic; learning how to quit.

Jul 23, 2015

In this episode, I interview dietitian Nadia Lim. She is New Zeland’s previous Master Chef winner and My Kitchen Rules judge. She is also an award winning cookbook author and co-founder of My Food BagNadia, has finally reached Australia’s shores - bringing with her a refreshing ‘Nude Food’ philosophy that is changing the way Australians approach healthy eating.

The podcasting gang, Katrina Mills and Hannah Brown and I catch up for Kombucha for a fermented tea experience, at a new eatery called Wild Kombucha.

Mahesh Padmananbhan from Active Lifestyle Physiotherapy in Epping joins us for a brief chat about basketball related injuries. And Hannah is back with her quirky food facts about broccoli.

Jul 16, 2015

In this episode, we explore the power of mushrooms. I give you my winter training motivation tips and Hannah is back with her Quirky Food Facts about mandarins.

Jul 10, 2015

In this episode, I interview accredited practicing dietitian Nicole Senior. We cover how to use the new front of pack, Health Star Rating system and the benefits to consumers. In addition, how our purchasing choices influences supermarkets products.

Jason Jarred joins me for this In The News segment, were we discuss the pros and cons of fitness trackers. You can view the link to the article mentioned in the podcast here. 

Hannah Brown Quirky Food Facts segment covers everything you need to know about spinach. Lastly, I give out five weight loss tips that I have previously shared on Periscope this week. If you want to find my Periscope handle click here.


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Jul 3, 2015

In this episode, we gather around the Heart Healthy round table, to talk about what you need to do to keep your heart strong. Find out how exercise and nutrition can decrease your risk of heart disease and early death. We also cover why it's so important to see a dietitian or exercise physiologist, for the right advice surrounding heart disease.

Jun 26, 2015

In this episode, I cover the benefits of a technique called myofasical release. Which is a form of rehab trigger point therapy for triathletes with sore bodies from too much training. Katrina Mills is back to do her Hot or Not diet segment. Today, she explores The Greengrocer’s diet. Hannah Brown our student dietitian, starts a new segment called Quirky Food Facts were she covers the benefits of carrots. If you liked todays show share it with your friends and don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes!

Jun 19, 2015
Running Nutrition

In this episode, the legendary Professor Tim Crowe joins me to talk aboutsports nutrition in marathon running. Jason Jarred has a common question to nut over, when is a meal plan a diet? And to finish up I review Creatine as a sports supplement, to help you decide if you need to be taking it. Don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes!

Jun 12, 2015

In this episode, we look at the stats on Australians and longevity. How should these health statistics influence the way we take care of ourselves now, to live happy and healthy lives into retirement. Katrina Mills reviews the Nordic diet, find out if it’s ‘hot or not’. AND I review a new supplement, L-Arginine; will L-Arginine, it give you the sports performance edge? Or is it a dead lead? Don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes!

Jun 4, 2015
The Nude Nutritionist

In this episode, I meet with Lyndi Plovnick ika The Nude Nutritionist at Sydney's Art gallery, to discuss binge eating and body image. Lyndi explains how she is pro #nofilter and how she keeps it real online, as a way to help people accept themselves. Jason Jarred, the exercise physiologist does a review on the treatment and prevention of shin splints. This weeks supplement review is covered by me, on Beta-alaine and Hannah our student dietitian gives us an update on her clinical placement and has some snap questions prepared. Don't forget to rate the show on iTunes!

May 29, 2015
Nuts For Hearts & Chronic Back pain

In this episode, we cut across to an event hosted by Nuts For Life Australia, where I interview Professor Linda Tapsell. Professor Tapsell shares with us her key findings from the  research on nut consumption and health. Then we cut across to Josh Zadro from Active Life Physiotherapy, he is currently doing his research on lower back pain. And to finish up I cover the benefits of BCAA supplementation and leucine. You know what to do, head over to iTunes when you’re done and rate the show!

May 22, 2015
Activating Pelvic Floor

In this episode, we discuss nutrient timing for general health and sports performance; is nutrient timing important and should you be doing it? Flex Physio strength and conditioning coach Jessica Maguire, is back to give us some handy hints on the exercising the pelvic floor. Exercise physiologist Jason Jarred, debunks MAT (muscle activation therapy), in his In The News segment. And we have a new guest on the show Dr Bill Sukala from Body and Bone in Bondi Junction, who shares his personal experience working in health and the issues we all face. You know the drill, if you like the show leave a rating on iTunes!

May 15, 2015
Secrets From The Eating Lab

In this episode, Katrina Mills explores what's Hot or Not with the Peagan diet. I interview Professor of psychology Traci Mann; about her new book Secrets From The Eating Lab and my student dietitian Hannah Brown is back with her Snap Chat questions.

May 8, 2015

In this episode, we are gathering around the mental health round table, to lift the lid on everything mental health. Find out how exercise and nutrition can improve your mood and help you recover from depression. In the news this week, I talk about my new clinic at Body and Bone in Bondi Junction and I answer a listener question from Lana on Twitter. The listener question is; what strength based exercise would you recommend for those who workout at home with no equipment? Don?t forget to rate our show on iTunes, every rating counts!

Apr 30, 2015
The Role Of Physiotherapy In The war

In this episode, I talk to Australian Physiotherapy Association CEO Cris Massis  about the role of physiotherapy in the war as we commemorate ANZAC day. Meanwhile, in The News I talk about the importance of vaccination. We then tune into a conference I attended this week, where I bumped into a few colleagues from work. We talk about a range of different topics covered at the conference including the importance of zinc for diabetes, higher protein requirements for the elderly and what Australians are eating for dinner. I do a review on the Alkaline diet and discover if it’s Hot Or Not? And Hannah the student dietitian joins me on the show to asks me some questions in her Snap Chat segment. Don't forget to rate the show on  iTunes!

Apr 23, 2015

Today I interview physiotherapist Jessica Maguire about chronic pain.  I provide some nutrition for winter sports.  Jase does his usual Fact or Crap segment about exercise and injury and Hannah the student dietitian puts me under the pump with her snap questions. We breeze over some weight loss myths, coconut oil and juice detoxes.

Apr 16, 2015
Legendary Michael Klim & Men’s Health

In this episode I interview Michael Klim one of Australia’s former gold medal and world record holder in swimming. Find out what he used to eat for breakfast pre Olympic games. Joel Feren dietitian from comes on to the show to talk about men’s health and his new campaign to get men in the kitchen.  Katrina Mills from  is on again todo our Hot OR Not diet segment and this week she explores the blood type diet. Lastly Hannah Brown  hits me up with some snap questions. Don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes!

Apr 9, 2015
Eco-Friendly Round Table

Today’s episode is a round table of all things eco friendly. I also speak to my sidekick Katrina Mills from  and Jase from about how to save the plant through our fridges and physical activity patterns. I also do a short segment on mental health. Don’t forget there’s more info at and please rate my show on iTunes or send me a tweet @gmaston

Apr 3, 2015
 Arthritis and plant based diets

In this episode I interview dietitian Chloe McLeod who shares with us  the benefits of plant based diets for autoimmune conditions in particular osteoarthritis. Jase from comes on the show to talk about core abdominals as we play fact or crap. I answer a listener question from Melanie on FB: I’m lactose in tolerant due to IBS is it that important that I don’t drink milk will lactase enzyme tablets do?

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Mar 26, 2015
Bone Density & Body Composition Testing

In this episode we explore the dietary guidelines from around the world. I interview Mike TurnerSports Medicine & DEXA Applications Specialist about Dexa scans and how they can be used to measure bone density and body composition.


Exercise physiologist Jason Jerrad also joins me on the show to discuss smart phones and how they can be affecting your sleep? I answer a listener question about protein whey and much more!



Dietary Guidelines from around the world


Smart phones and sleep

Mar 19, 2015
Promise Or Pay & Raw Food Diets

In this episode I interview Jay Boolkin about his new website promise or pay. So if your looking for some accountability to achieve your health and wellness goals like running a marathon or taking the dog for a daily walk, you may want to listen up. I also speak to my sidekick Katrina Mills from who gives us the low down on the raw food diet is it hot or not?


Jase comes on the show to talk about fecal matter… no poo jokes I promise! and to finish up I answer a listener question about lactose and digestion.


Milk evolution 

Fecal transplant 

Promise or Pay 

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