Simone Austin is an Accredited Sports Dietitian, President of Sports Dietitians Australia and an Advanced Sports Dietitian.
A passion for optimising performance and health through nutrition has seen Simone achieve an impressive 20+ year career. Simone has been the dietitian for Hawthorn Football Club since 2009, experiencing three premiership wins so far. Her expertise has also led to two World Cups and an Ashes with The Australian Mens Cricket Team and a premiership with Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club.
Simone’s knowledge was also experienced by Melbourne City A-League Football Club (four years), Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Club inaugural season and six years with Western Bulldogs AFL.
As a media spokesperson for Dietitians Association of Australia Simone regularly provides guest commentary on TV and radio and writes articles for print and online publications. Add published author to this list, with her first book Eat Like an Athlete.
Simone also works with individuals through her private practice assisting everyday people to improve their lives through nutrition.
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Simone is an established Australian dietitian who regularly provides nutrition advice to elite sports teams and individuals, food brands and through her private practice.Learn More
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Simone is passionate about making health and nutrition easy for everyone. Simone regularly shares her nutrition knowledge on TV, radio and in publications.Learn More
Spring has sprung and so have the flowers with plenty of pollen and the wind to spread it.For those who suffer with hay fever and asthma it can be a nightmare. Pollen and dust can cause the immune system to have an allergic response. This includes inflammation, particularly in the nose for hay fever sufferers. How can your diet help? One way is via our gut microbiome,which influences inflammation in the body.
It is always exciting for footy fans at finals time! With 17 AFL seasons under my belt, including 3 premierships at Hawthorn AFL Football Club, I still love the sniff of finals time in September. AFL is a long, gruelling game. Maintaining energy levels for 25-30 minute quarters, a and repeat this for 22 matches and finals is challenging. It is important players fuel their body with nourishing foods to get the most out of training, recover and sustain energy levels throughout the season. So what do AFL players need to eat?
I love a good homemade cake, eating and baking it. I don’t feel guilty when I eat cake,and neither should you. As I am a regular to cake eating though, I do as my family know, play around with the ingredients in recipes to boost the nourishment it provides. Sometimes this is with success and other times, mmmm, not so great and a friend once asked me, ‘is this cardboard slice? I may have gone a little far on that one! Some cakes and desserts though I just leave alone and enjoy as they are; vanilla slices, shortbread and my mum’s chocolate cake.What can you do to boost the nutrient density of your cakes or muffins?
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