Are you using the right fuel?

You wouldn’t put diesel into a petrol car would you (well, not on purpose anyway), but do you consider what food you use for exercise performance? These are some common questions I deal with regularly: For those of us who grew up with the mind set that exercise was all about burning maximum calories to…

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To treat or not to treat

When it comes to food, do you try and stick to a rigid plan or do you allow yourself treats?If so, how much should you treat yourself?How often should you treat? When it comes to food and weight management, including an occasional treat meal can make the difference between overall diet compliance and “falling off…

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Food and exercise – what to eat before you work out

I often get asked if I eat before a workout, and what the best foods are to ensure you get the most out of your efforts. It’s a good idea to give your body some fuel for a big workout or sports game so that you have the energy levels for sustained endurance. Food and…

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πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ Surviving the Silly Season πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you’re likely to have a few more social events at this time of year. In fact, you can apply these tips anytime you might have to navigate the bar and plates of delicious-ness. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Here are my top 10 tips on surviving the Silly Season…

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Why size matters

We all come in different shapes and sizes which means a different healthy weight for each of us. Much of this is down to genetics so it’s impossible to say a woman aged in her 40s should weigh “x” kgs. BUT, it is still important to maintain a healthy weight, so how do you go…

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Best tomato salsa

I found this recipe on Recipetineats.com recently – it’s a powerful flavour hit (with a great chilli-heat-punch which I love) Ingredients β–’ 1/4 cup chopped onion (white, brown or yellow) β–’ 1 tbsp jalapeΓ±o pepper , seeds removed, roughly chopped (fresh best, canned ok) β–’ 400g / 14 oz canned crushed tomato , best quality…

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Vegetable curry

This tasty vegetable curry is jam packed with goodness and is great for meat-free Monday dinners (and it’s delicious for lunch the next day!) I buy my curry powder mix from Indian grocery stores. Make sure you store it in an air tight container. Cut up any veg you have in the fridge/pantry. I love:–…

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Granola

Granola A high fibre breakfast doesn’t have to taste like sawdust.  Try this Granola for a sweet, crunch tasty treat.  It is SO good – it’s hard to stop at one serve.  Keep in the freezer or fridge in an air tight container 5 mins prep * 40 mins cooking * Vegan (unless served with…

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Stress & your weight

Your thoughts matter What you think becomes your reality. If this seems a little woo-woo to you, just take a moment to imagine something that scares you (eg spiders; snakes; small spaces). How did that make you feel?Maybe your stomach clenched or your heart started racing.Maybe you felt anxious or jittery.No matter what you felt,…

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Dukkah

Make up a jar of this delicious Middle Eastern spice mix and use it to give your salads some crunch, or as a dip with olive oil and crunchy bread. You can also use it as a crunchy coating for chicken or kebabs and it’s great with fish. Ingredients: 2/3 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup sesame…

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