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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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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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How to Get Over Cold or Flu

August 17, 2016
How to Get Over Cold or Flu

There is an old polish saying: “Untreated cold lasts 7 days. Treated lasts only 1 week.” If you had cold before you now that is about right! However! These 7 days (or 1 week, depending which one you go with) can differ greatly in the way you feel, and that depends on how do you support your body during that time. You can do nothing and feel miserable, or you can help your body to get over the flu by…

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Your cutlery changes how your food tastes

June 28, 2016

How about that? Apparently the colour of your dishes changes how your food tastes. We knew already that colour infuences your apetite. The colours red and yellow for example can stimulate the apetite. Blue on the other hand supresses it. That is really interesting due to the theory behind it, which suggests that it is so because blue food is a rare occurrence in nature. A million years ago, when our earliest ancestors were foraging for food, blue and black…

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Hot date (slice)

June 14, 2016

The winter has arrived, at least here in Australia. It’s getting cold and dark early.  In this time of the year there’s nothing better than cuddling up on front of open fire with a hot date (slice). Once you’ve tried it, you’ll be asking for it to come back to you every night. And day. And in between.. Your life will never be the same. Trust me, you can’t get enough of the hot date (slice). So, are you in…

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