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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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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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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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