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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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Studies found that red meat causes cancer….or did they?

November 10, 2017

Lately, I have been having quite a few discussions with my two youngest daughters about the pros and cons of different diets. They both are young adults (last year of high school and second year of University/or you might call it College). Both know at least a couple of people who are vegans, and both copped a bit of stick about being an omnivore. Veganism is definitely on the rise at the moment, especially in that age bracket.  While I’m…

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Kick Sugar Cravings to the Curb!

October 19, 2017

If you are trying to lose weight, sugar cravings can be the bane of your existence. Not surprisingly, because according to research and brain scans sugar is as addictive as cocaine and heroin. Scary, huh? Well it gets even scarier when you think that (by some estimates) sugar is found in 75-80% of all packaged foods! So basically, it’s almost in everything! Two hundred years ago, the average person ate only under a 1 kg or 2 pounds of sugar a…

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Stuck for healthy snack ideas? Do I have a list for you!

October 13, 2017

We all love food, don’t we?  And the majority of us are especially partial to snacks (my hand is up!). However, snacks in particular, can be tricky to navigate if you are trying to lose weight. Or if you’re trying hard not to put the weight on, for that matter! Your snacking habits can sneakily damage all your hard work and add too many empty calories and too few nutrients to your diet. On the other hand eating the right…

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Sleep

October 6, 2017

Think about the last time you had too little sleep. Perhaps you got into the habit of going to bed too late or perhaps the quality of your sleep was terrible…How did you feel when you woke up? Exhausted. Dazed. Confused. Maybe even a little grumpy? It’s not just your brain and body that feels that way—your fat cells do too. When your body is sleep deprived, it suffers from “metabolic fatigue.” Sleep controls the body ability to use insulin.…

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Avid avocado aficionado.

September 29, 2017

Are you an avid avocado aficionado? I certainly am!! Lately avocado has become the hippiest from all veggies/fruit, don’t you think? Any café with a smidgen of self-respect has the smashed avo on their breakfast menu (and they are not afraid to charge an arm and leg for it…). But what really is an avocado and what are its origins, do you know? Is it a veggie? Is it a fruit? Well, none of the above! Are you surprised yet?…

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My 7 “last minute weight loss” tips.

September 21, 2017

We all have been there: ” you knew that your high school  reunion (family holiday, best friend’s wedding…)  is in 3 months, and you planned to lose some weight before that, however, life happened ( work got busy, your knee gave up,  house renovation took over the rest of your life…) and now you have 7 days to perform some magic so you can fit into that slinky dress you plan on wearing. Are you panicking yet?? If so, don’t until…

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5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

January 17, 2017

It’s that time of the year. Whoever you meet, whoever you speak to have the same New Year resolution: to get healthier, to eat better and 9 out of 10 times: to lose weight. You start in high spirits; sign up for a gym membership, get new exercising gear, wake up a little earlier and go for a morning walk… But then, sometime in the first days of March the motivation dwindles, the morning sleep seems irresistible and the gym…well,…

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Delicious Christmas Pudding

December 12, 2016

What Christmas would it be without a proper Christmas Pudding?? Silly question, I know! If someone asked me that today I would most likely roll my eyes and think “poor guy had a concussion…” However, if you asked me the same question 20 years ago, I would stare at you like you just fell of Mars. No idea! Back then I lived in Europe (born in Poland, with a short, 5 year long stint in Berlin) and my Christmas was…

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Easy peasy lemon squeezy coconut cream ice cream!

November 3, 2016

The last few days were absolutely sweltering in this part of the world, and on days like this all you crave for is cold, freezing, frosty ice cream. I don't know about you, but I have a problem with the comercial ice cream. And the problem is this: not only is it FULL of sugar, it is also chock-a-block of crap ingredients you don't want to eat or feed your pets, not mentioning your little angels. Have you ever made ice cream…

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