108. Eating for Pregnancy, the Misconceptions of Nutrition and Appetite Hormones with Melanie McGrice

108. Eating for pregnancy, the misconeptions of nutrition and appetite hormones with Melanie McGrice

108. Eating for pregnancy, the misconeptions of nutrition and appetite hormones with Melanie McGrice

Melanie knew almost her whole life what she wanted to do. Sitting with her Grandmother at the age of 14, she decided she would be a nutritionist and help others in any way that she could. Since then she has persistently worked towards this life goal. Melanie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, and quickly followed this with an Honours and Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics. After her education she spend her first 10 years of her career working in hospitals and consulting in private practice honing her knowledge and skills.

One of Melanie’s key passions is nutrition during the early years of a child’s life, starting during pregnancy. Melanie knew the fact that most women struggle with their weight during and after pregnancy. Hormone fluctuations, increased appetite and fatigue are just some of the reasons that women struggle to stay within a healthy range. As a result, 74 per cent of women gain more weight than scientifically recommended.This then leads women to struggle with the even larger  issue of trying to lose that additional weight after having their babies.

Melanie McGrice is the Leading Australian dietician and weight management expert. Through The Pregnancy Weight Plan, Melanie provides detailed information based on the latest research and her years of client experience. Melanie McGrice helps her clients in all walks of life, and through various medical conditions from trying to conceive, coping with diabetes, to trying to loose weigh. Nutrition is a key cornerstone in our health and well-being. It’s not just for those gearing up for beach-body season, its a way of life.

What we talk about in this show-

  • Misconceptions of pregnancy and dieting
  • How what you eat during your pregnancy can affect your children, and your grandchildren
  • Changing the media’s image of dieting and eating healthy
  • Different diets for different medical conditions (polycyclic ovaries, diabetes, pregnancy, etc)
  • Obesity
  • Malnutrition in hospitals and nursing homes
  • Health star ratings how they are good and bad
  • How our hormones control our cravings
  • How sleeping more can help you loose weight
  • Appetite Hormones and their appropriate ranges
  • Australia Lack of Love problem
  • Benefits of families that eat together

Nutrition and Meal Plans

What foods to actively seek out

Food found in its most natural state. Food that is found at a market, rather than a super market, or food that is found in the peripheral parts of the supermarket.

Melanie’s fondest food memories

Spending hours on top of a mulberry tree, on my aunt and uncles farm picking and eating mulberries to make dessert, jam or custard.

Favorite meal growing up:

Roast dinner was always our special occasion meal.

Exercise Routine

Some type of exercise daily

Do you have a clean eating diet plan?

Everything in moderation.

Know more about Melanie McGrice

Who would you love to have dinner with and where?

John Maxwell, at Attica Restaurant in Melbourne Australia

Most challenging thing you’ve have done so far?

Starting up my business

Last meal on the planet?

Cheese platter with bottle of Shiraz, fresh mango, and  chocolate pudding.


Where to find Melanie


Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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