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 →

  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 →

Move over Quinoa, there is a new super grain on the shelf and it is quickly becoming one of the hottest food products to hit the health food market. Freekeh has been used for centuries in the Middle East and is the result of young grains (usually wheat) being roasted and rubbed to expose the.. read more →

Ok, so that’s not true but when was the last time you went to buy a bag of sugar and was confronted with a range of ‘Natural” sugar alternatives with names that sound like they came straight from a Russian power plant. These natural sweeteners have been promoted as the healthier alternative to evil sugar.. read more →

If your New Years resolution was to start a healthy eating plan then the best place to begin is your kitchen. Whatever your health and fitness goals are, the key to long term success comes down to what you put in your mouth! No amount of exercise and training will undo a diet high in.. read more →

If you Google coconut oil you’ll find extensive health claims including weight loss, cancer prevention, dissolving kidney stones to curing Alzheimer’s disease but did you know that…….. Falling coconuts kill 150 people every year – 10 times the number of people killed by sharks. But from a weight loss perspective, coconut oil is being promoted.. read more →

  As a Sports Dietitian I see many frustrated men and women who embark on a new exercise regime and despite training regularly keep gaining weight. This can be very disheartening especially if you are training for triathlon or have taken up distance running. I know from experience that when I was training for 70.3.. read more →