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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...

What I learnt from the Fijian diet

I’m currently almost a week into our honeymoon in Fiji, and our time so far has been spent on a lovely small island just off Taveuni, in Northern Fiji.  We’re well off the mainland here - so much so that our power source is via generator, the lights in our room are...

Three Reasons Your Thyroid Isn’t Working Properly

Optimal thyroid function can be a really essential part of losing weight and keeping it off long-term.  Whether you know that you have an under-active thyroid or hypothyroidism, or you just suspect that you might, here are three of the most common causes of low...

What do your thyroid results really mean?

Thyroid testing is something I recommend to a lot of my weight loss clients, and that’s because if your thyroid isn’t working properly, weight loss can be really difficult!  Your thyroid regulates your metabolism, so it’s important to have a healthy thyroid in order...

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