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Why Am I Always Hungry ?

July 6, 2018

That is a question I get asked practically every time I talk to someone who is or was in the past trying to lose weight. Are you skipping meals? If so, how could you not be hungry? Skipping meals has more potential of you being really hungry and diving into first available food source there is (that packet of biscuits you hid in your desk, that box of chocolate bars that someone sells in your office for charity). When your body is ravenous…

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Sourdough Bread

May 4, 2018

Bread, in one form or another, has been one of the main staples for the man from earliest times. The trade of the baker is one of the oldest crafts in the world. About  8,000 BCE the first grinding stone, called a quern, was invented in Egypt. Bread loaves have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. In the British Museum’s Egyptian galleries you can see actual loaves which were made and baked over 5,000 years ago. In the Stone Age, people…

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Sourdough Starter

March 29, 2018

  I’m not sure how well you know me (some of you know me really well, some not at all!). For those who don’t: I’m an Australian by choice, heart and the passport, but I have polish roots. I was born and grew up in a small Polish town called Kamien Pomorski (good luck pronouncing that!), on a Baltic Sea, and lived there (or not far from that place) for the first 20 years of my life. Needless to say,…

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Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs

March 16, 2018

  Carbohydrates are an important source of energy, however, it is also important to know that carbohydrates are not all the same. Some rapidly raise blood sugar levels which follows by a sudden drop in blood sugar levels, sometimes below normal. These are known as the high GI (Glycemic Index) carbs -the bad carbs. Other carbohydrates raise blood sugar levels less and more slowly, we know them as low GI or good carbs. High GI carbs raise blood sugar levels rapidly…

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Brazilian Fish Stew

March 14, 2018

Yesterday was one of those days that called for a warm bowl of something yummy. It was rainy and grey and everything that I love. It’s almost ironic that I moved to Australia where the weather is absolutely perfect 360 days per year, especially here in Queensland. (You know what they say about Queensland, don’t you? Great weather one day, perfect the next. ) Yet because I was born and grew up in Poland I sometimes miss the coldness, the…

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How healthy is your food?

March 9, 2018

    “If it’s on a supermarket shelf, it must be safe.” “There is an agency/department/someone that watches over what is added and what’s been done to the food we all buy in a supermarket.” “They would never allow anything harmful or not properly tested for safe human consumption to be added to the food I’m feeding my family”. That’s what I thought before I studied nutrition. Looking back I can not believe my naivety…or my trust in the big…

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This thing called Hypnosis and how are you going with your New Year resolutions?

February 23, 2018

It appears that the beginning of each year is the best time to get rid of old habits and replace them with new ones, which we hope will make us thinner/ healthier/fitter/ smarter/more organised/…(insert your own)… New Year, new me…kind of thing. Suddenly, most of us feel empowered and motivated to start a new diet, exercising, saving money…It’s our chance to start fresh – like a new baby. We join the gym (again), we stop eating sugar (again), we start daily…

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Eat a rainbow!

November 30, 2017

One of my favourite lecturers at College, Michelle,  a French lady with a beautiful accent and enormous amount of knowledge when it came to nutrition, had a favorite saying: “every day you need to eat a rainbow”. It stayed with me and today I repeat that to every client who comes to see me. Eating a variety of foods is one of the best ways to ensure that you are getting the fullest range of nutrients in your diet. And the best way…

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Love your guts!

November 17, 2017

What do you call them? Gut microbiota? Gut flora? Gut bugs? Whatever you call them, how much do you really know about them? Gut microbiota is the first thing I teach my clients about, as they (the bugs, not my clients), really are THE foundation of your health. They influence the state of your immune system, your memory, your moods and so much more. The good bacteria in your digestive system affects your body’s vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation,…

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