21 episodes

A fun, fad-free, evidence-based podcast serving you up all the latest in the world of nutrition and health. Tara Leong is a qualified nutritionist, university lecturer, speaker and author - renowned for her no-nonsense approach to nutrition. She doesn’t hold back in calling out the nonsense and wellness-wankery that is rife online. She breaks down the difficult nutrition science and delivers it to you in an easy to understand way so that you can learn and be inspired.

99% Fad Free The Nutrition Guru and the Chef

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

A fun, fad-free, evidence-based podcast serving you up all the latest in the world of nutrition and health. Tara Leong is a qualified nutritionist, university lecturer, speaker and author - renowned for her no-nonsense approach to nutrition. She doesn’t hold back in calling out the nonsense and wellness-wankery that is rife online. She breaks down the difficult nutrition science and delivers it to you in an easy to understand way so that you can learn and be inspired.

    Embracing Food - With Alice Zaslavsky

    Embracing Food - With Alice Zaslavsky

    Tara  (nutritionist) chats to Alice Zaslavsky about her food philosophy and why she is on a mission to inspire people to try new things, hop in the kitchen, and embrace veggies. Tune in to grab your dose of Alice's infectious energy and findout about: 
    Alice's food journey from Master Chef contestant and school teacher, to food writer, author, speaker, mum, and more. Her food philosophy and tips for feeding childrenInsight into food memories, food behaviours and understanding how what our parents fed us, and how they fed us, impact us as adults today (we all have those horrible childhood memories of being force fed over cooked broccoli!).The importance of unpacking learned behaviours from childhood, and forging new paths into trying new foods as adultsInspiring tips for being courageous with veggies Tips and tricks from her new cookbook 'In Praise of Veg'How to waste less foodAnd more! Links to follow Alice: 
    WebInstagramFacebookBuy the book  - In Praise of VegThe Phenomenom school programFollow Tara 
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    • 57 min
    Is This the End of Pete Evans?

    Is This the End of Pete Evans?

    In this episode, Tara reveals why she feels the way she does, about Pete Evans.

    Tara (Nutritionist) has been speaking out about Pete Evans and his dangerous dietary advice for almost 8 years.  This week, the celebrity chef and health guru's empire has come crashing down, after posting a meme displaying a neo-nazi symbol on social media. This lead to major Australian brands dumping him and distancing themselves publicly.

    Tara talks through her journey in attempting to educate the public about Pete's dangerous health advice over the years,  and  provides her rationale for why she considers him  a dangerous person , revealing things you need to know about him before taking on any of his advice.


    Tara is a registered Australian nutritionist, university lecturer, speaker, author and despiser of fad diets and shonky nutrition advice. 

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    • 34 min
    Is Pink Salt Healthier?

    Is Pink Salt Healthier?

    It's touted in the wellness world as a 'healthier' salt because it's more natural and contains essential minerals. But is this true?  Tara looks at  the latest research by Nutrition Research Australia which examines the levels of nutrients in pink salt, and whether these levels are high enough to warrant it being a healthier salt.  The research also discovers that pink salt contains heavy metals such as aluminium and lead.

    Tara also gives an overview of salt and the effects on the body, and helps you to decide whether pink salt is really worth all the hype.

    Read the  research paper here

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    • 20 min
    The Truth about Goli Gummies

    The Truth about Goli Gummies

    In this episode, dietitian Jono Steedman hijacks the show and together with Tara (nutritionist), they investigate Goli Gummies. They're those little red gummies containing apple cider vinegar and superfoods like beetroot and pomegranate. They claim to be able to support gut and skin health, manage your weight and appetite and improve energy. They're flooding Jono and Tara's social media feeds, maybe you've seen the ads too? 

    Together they walk you through: 
    The ingredients list and quantities of the nutrientsUnpacking the science that Goli provide and find out if it's legitWhether or not you should take this product and a lot more (when a dietitian and nutritionist get together, there's a lot to talk about)Follow Jono 
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    • 42 min
    The Truth about Isagenix

    The Truth about Isagenix

    This is the most requested topic of all time! And it's finally here. 

    Tara takes on Isagenix, the multi level marketing company who are massive on the health and fitness scene. 

    In this episode: 
    Tara interviews people who have tried the program, who share some very fascinating (and heart breaking) real-life stories about their journey with the companyDetermines whether Isagenix is better than any other protein shake on the marketInvestigates the highly restrictive 'cleanse' programFinds out whether you will become deficient in any nutrients if following the programLooks at the business structure of the MLM scheme and whether people actually make any money from it, as they are promisedFollow Tara:
    InstagramFacebookWebTik TokJoin the podcast group of FacebookThank you to Malin Haagen for her work in the administration, research and production of the episode. 



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Why the Mediterranean Diet is good for you - with Dr Anthony Villani

    Why the Mediterranean Diet is good for you - with Dr Anthony Villani

    By now we've all heard about the Mediterranean diet, but do you know why it good for us? 
    To answer that question, Dr Anthony Villani joins the show to explain the science behind this way of eating and it's remarkable effects on heart health, mental health and healthy ageing. 

    Anthony and Tara also talk about: 
    His research on the med diet and it's positive impact on mental health and ageingWhat foods feature on the med diet and why Bread, pasta, cheese and salami How much red meat should we really be eating? What about dairy?The importance of culture and connectedness and enjoyment when it comes to food How you can implement some of the features of the med diet, in your own home

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

lovebeutj ,

Enlightening podcast!

As a personal trainer I am constantly plied with nutrition questions. You are helping me to pass on current and apropos information to my clients. I think just as you do about all fad diets and I tell my clients that a diet is not something special you do to get ready for an event. Instead, it is the way you eat. Thank you for this valid and interesting information. I look forward to more!

MauradingOrange ,

Looking forward to Part 2 (and maybe Parts 3- infinity?)

Great discussions of health versus “wellness”. Absolutely loved the “Influencer” focused episode & looking forward to more content!

health_over_hubris ,

The voice of reason!

I’m thankful to have found this podcast at this point in my life. I’ve spent the last 3 years entirely engulfed in diet culture, losing over 100 lbs. When I developed eating disorders I felt out of control. Tara is helping me gain back my love for life by being the voice of reason and helping me understand why I’m not the one at fault for what I’m going through. She is seriously the best and she does such amazing work. Keep it up!

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