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Willpower won’t help you lose weight, but this will:

It’s Monday.  You’ve just started a brand new health kick, and you’re convinced that THIS TIME you’ll stick with it.  You have an event coming up in three months and you want to lose 10kg in that time.  You’ve removed all the junk food from your house, and you got...

The secret to overcoming your sweet cravings

Have you ever had one of those days when you had a green smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and you’re feeling super motivated and healthy.. but by the time it hits 3pm or when you get home from work at 5pm, you’re raiding the pantry and eating anything you...

What should you actually be eating?

In 2017, a market research company discovered that supermarkets today carry 40,000 products more than they did in the 1990s.  No wonder we’re all so bloody confused about what to eat, what brands to choose, and which products we should be using. Do you really think...

How I lost 5kg before my wedding

About six months before my wedding day, I did something really silly… I bought a wedding dress that was slightly too small for me. (Alright, alright, I can hear your exasperated sighs.) It wasn’t my brightest idea.  But it was second hand, and I fell in love with it,...

Here’s what you should be buying at the supermarket:

Last year, a market research company discovered that supermarkets today carry 40,000 products more than they did in the 1990s.  No wonder we’re all so bloody confused about what to eat, what brands to choose, and which products we should be using. Do you really think...

Top 5 Most Common Detox Mistakes

‘Detox’ has become such a fad word over the past few years, that few people still take it seriously.  Whether you’ve done a detox (or ten) before, or you’re looking to do one in the future, it’s really important that a detox is done right.  Sadly, there are a lot of...

Four weird signs of nutrient deficiencies

You've probably heard about white spots on your nails and low energy and what it can mean in terms of deficiencies.  There are a few well known signs of nutritional deficiency, but your body is actually sending you messages all the time about nutritional deficiencies,...

Do you have an underactive thyroid?

An under-active thyroid can make weight loss really difficult, and can even cause weight gain.  But how do you know if your thyroid is under-active?   Also known as hypothyroidism, an under-active thyroid can impact your health in a number of ways.  Your thyroid...

Easy and Delicious Snack Ideas

Snacking is a great chance to add extra nutrition to your day! Snacking helps to keep blood sugar levels stable, preventing sugar cravings and binge eating.  Here’s some top snack ideas for you:   Super-simple snacks….   Boiled egg/s The perfect protein...

I’m my own kind of pretty

 I’ve been in Fiji for almost a week, most days wearing just a bikini, and it’s really made me analyse the way I feel about myself and my body these days. Who is this woman who looks in the mirror, gives herself a ‘thumbs up’ and carries on with her day? Who is this...

Is coffee good or bad for you?

Let me start off by telling you this: coffee is not the enemy.  I’m a big fan of coffee myself,  and it’s usually a part of my morning routine.   But there are times when coffee is not so good, and that includes times of stress. When you’re stressed, your adrenal...

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