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 →

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 →

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 →

Australians are a nation of snackers. Researchers at The University of Sydney have found that Australian adults eat 40% of their calories—nearly half of their food intake—as extra foods rather than as set meals. Snacking between meals can be of benefit to aid muscle recovery after a workout or to keep the hunger pains at.. read more →

If you are eating sushi on a regular basis thinking that it is a healthy, low calorie takeaway option then think again. For over 20 years now Sushi has been touted as the nutritious alternative to fast food in Australia but it is not the healthy food we think it is. The next time you visit.. 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 →

Last weekend I was in the kitchen working on developing a tasty, 100 calorie healthy snack muffin. It was not as easy as it sounds. It really bought to my attention the rapid increase in portion size of food over the past 10-15 years. The muffins I made would have been considered normal sized 10.. read more →