Make healthy simple – get back to basics

You want to shed a few kilos. You want to run for the bus without a bright red face. You may feel guilty after the greasy feeling of finishing a bucket of fried chicken. You may want to eat healthy, perhaps trying to eat from the different food groups. 

Whatever your reason, deciding to be healthy is a great decision. Continue reading…

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Eat and Enjoy this Christmas

Eat what you want this Christmas. Eat without feeling guilty. Enjoy what you eat.

The traditional message from health professionals are to use portion control and everyone is shocked when a nutrition student would go for extra helpings of cake or ice-cream. And if you’re already trying to lose weight, the Christmas feast can be frightening. Boxing Day can leave you guilty and planning to exercise all those extra kilojoules off, if you can be bothered. Continue reading…

What nutrition advice should you trust?

First, fat is the enemy and low-fat is your friend, then sugar is the enemy and quinoa is your friend, then grains are the enemy and kale smoothies are your friend, then bacon becomes a superfood and then it gives you cancer… There’s the paleo diet, the 5:2 diet, calorie counting, clean eating, raw, vegan… In a world full of contradictory advice from a myriad of “experts”, how are we to know which advice to really follow?

I want to give you some questions to help you evaluate and discern between fact and fad in the crazy world of dietary information. Continue reading…

Just a little bite

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Whenever I go to a friend’s place, to work or church, I am bombarded with snacks – and not the good kind! Anything from chips, chocolate, lollies, baked goods, cheese or even pizza. You get the idea.

At home, there are healthy options available at the drop of a hat. But when I’m out, it’s a whole different story.

So often our ‘self-control’ gets a workout! I can’t fathom how ‘just one piece’ turned into ‘half a block’ of chocolate – eaten by myself (whoops). We make excuses for ourselves, ‘It’s been a bad day’ or ‘I’ve been really good this week, I deserve one piece – that won’t hurt’.

And one piece won’t. But so often for me, it’s never just one piece. So here are some ways I try to eat healthy while I’m out. Continue reading…

Surviving Exams

Exam week is almost here or already here for some of us. “But I’ll get healthy when uni is over”, “I just have no time to make good food” or “I can’t wait for holidays so I can finally get into shape.”

If you wait until you’re not busy to be healthy, you’ll be waiting forever. Continue reading…