With Christmas only 4 weeks away there are even more reasons to enjoy a drink or two or three. In fact the average Australian drinks 3 times their usual alcohol intake over the Christmas/New Year period. So what is the best alcohol to drink without sabotaging your health and your weight? So, Why does alcohol.. read more →

Is your social calendar starting to fill up with after work drinks, Christmas parties, School functions? Here are my top 5 tips to getting through the pre Christmas madness relatively unscathed.   Plan your week One function a week is not going to cause too much damage to your health and waist line but 3-4.. read more →

3.37pm is the time of day when may of us undo a great eating plan and reach for the chocolate or biscuits for a sugar hit. If this is you try my Coconut Berry Smoothie. It will  keep you feeling full all afternoon and give you a little sugar hit to boost your blood sugars.. read more →

I love Jamie Oliver. I love him even more now that he is promoting everyday superfoods in his latest TV series. Superfoods are natural foods that you can buy from the supermarket or your local fruit and veg. They have names that you can pronounce, are grown locally and you don’t have to mortgage the.. read more →

Have you often wondered why some people can eat whatever they want and not put on weight while others just have to look at food and put on a kg? Well, it may be due to your Gut Bacteria. Researchers at the University of Sydney have discovered that  obese people have a characteristically different Gut.. read more →

The days are getting cooler and shorter which is a sure sign that the winter colds and flus will start to appear in your household if they haven’t already. Your best defence is to build up your immune system now so that you are less vulnerable to any germs kicking around your office, kids school.. read more →

  Going ‘Gluten Free’ for reasons other than having diagnosed Coeliac Disease or wheat allergy has become one of the fastest growing diet trends in the last few years and the food industry is quickly Catching Up and Cashing In, in response to our desire for gluten free products. According to the consumer analyst group.. read more →

1. Find 20-30 min day to exercise With the weather getting cooler and the sun coming up later don’t stop your exercise routine just cut it in half and increase your intensity. A high intensity workout for 20-30 min will burn more calories than a 1-hour moderate intensity one. Think High Intensity Interval Training this.. read more →

1 tablespoon oil 1 onion – finely chopped 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped 1 chilli – finely chopped 10 cups of any combination of the following vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, spinach, kale, mushroom) – chopped roughly 1 cup roughly chopped parsley and chives 1L liquid stock (chicken,vegetable) Salt and pepper to taste Method: Saute.. read more →

Unfortunately I am at the age where like fashion trends I am seeing food trends come around again for the second time. One of those trends is juicing and back in my day…..you weren’t a real foodie, unless you had a Champion Juicer on your kitchen bench and wheat grass was the kale of the.. read more →