Mindfulness has gained considerable popularity for its health benefits, and weight loss is no exception. Research has shown mindfulness based practices can improve eating behaviours and reduce weight, with a recent study finding mindfulness based interventions may be particularly useful for long-term weight management.Read More
No better way to bump up your vegetable intake than with a cleansing green smoothie! I’m all about getting more greens into my diet and my clients diet. This smoothie is a great way you can achieve this! It makes a great breakfast meal (which you can make in at night as a grab and go breakfast) or you could even enjoy it as a lunch meal once or twice a week if you didn’t have time to make anything.Read More
Sometimes the morning can get away on us and making breakfast can feel like the last thing on your mind. But, every time you eat it's an opportunity to nourish your body, what you start your day on can either set you up for the day or it can have a negative impact on your health.Read More
Doesn’t get much simpler than this - miso chicken, one pan meal! I’m on a mission to show you that cooking and healthy eating shouldn’t be time consuming or boring. All the meals I share with you are meal I cook in my own home, they are all simple, contain staple house hold ingredients and of course are super nutritious! Chicken and veg can be boring over time, by adding a delicious dressing or sauce you can really change up the meal to make it more exciting and enjoyable.Read More
Leaky gut is getting more attention by the day, and is a term often thrown around by medical professionals and health practitioners. It’s something I’ve personally suffered with and is now something I talk about on a weekly basis with my clients in clinic. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know how passionate I am about gut health. Gut health truly does play such an important role in our overall health. Having leaky gut isn’t fun, I’ve faced many health challenges such as IBS (causing constipation and bloating), low energy, low immune system, eczema, hormonal imbalances (PCOS), sugar-addiction, food allergies and intolerance, with many of these being caused by leaky gut.Read More
Body scrubs can be expensive to buy, so why not make your own? You can whip up this recipe for a couple of dollars, and you’ll know exactly what’s in it: no synthetic fragrances, additives or preservatives here.Read More
This simple, healthy, goat’s feta and walnut salad can be whipped up in 10 minutes. The term eat a rainbow really comes into account with this salad. It’s important to eat a variety of coloured vegetables to ensure you get a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This salad is paired with a cleansing dressing and healthy fats from the olive oil and walnuts. Healthy fats are essential for our wellbeing and actually help our body absorb certain vitamins (A, D, E & K), so never skimp on the healthy fats!Read More
Every week in clinic I see numerous clients struggling to lose those last few kilos. But did you know to lose weight and keep it off for good you actually need to get healthy? When it comes to weight loss there are numerous things to consider. It’s most definitely not all about calories in vs. calories out and spending hours each day exercising.
You need to consider your thyroid health, for example, are you getting the right nutrients in your diet to support thyroid health, because your thyroid is what controls your metabolism. You need to consider your adrenal health, and what your adrenals are doing to your thyroid, and then your stress levels and what your stress is doing to your adrenals because if you’re stressed your adrenals secrete stress hormones which affect thyroid health. You also need to consider your gut health, viruses, illnesses, emotional bases issues.Read More
This teriyaki salmon one pan meal is simply delicious, and of course super nutritious! I’m a huge fan of one pan meals, they are a huge kitchen time saver! I like to line baking trays with baking paper for easy clean-up, completely optional. This is the perfect simple, but healthy meal to make when you’re short on time (you seriously only need 5-10 minutes prep time). It’s also great to make during meal prep in the weekend (if you’re a into that) to enjoy for lunches the following days.Read More
Let's be real… no one like cellulite, especially on our butts and thighs. In fact, cellulite is among the major complaints that women have about their bodies. And the vast majority of women develop cellulite (including myself). One of the reasons that we suffer from this not so lovely "cottage cheese” like problem is because our collagen breaks down and our fat cells break free, racing to the surface for everyone to see. Collagen is a necessary component in the connective skin tissue that sits just below the uppermost layers of your dermis (second layer of skin), and it helps to provide plumpness and elasticity to our skin. Truth be told, cellulite affects over 90% of women, regardless of age or weight. Unfortunately, there is no way to eliminate cellulite, but there are some things you can do to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
I’m always trying to encourage my clients to increase their vegetable intake and also their protein intake, and this balsamic and herb chicken with veggies is one very simple way to achieve just that! I cook one pan meals all the time and thought I would start sharing some of my personal faves with you so that you too can enjoy them! This takes no time to prepare is perfect for a light nutrient dense dinner. It can be enjoyed as it is or with some brown rice on the side if you feel you need a little something extra!Read More
One of the biggest hurdles I hear in clinic is that healthy eating is expensive and time consuming. It’s my mission to show you otherwise! I’m all about eating simple, wholesome, nourishing foods that are quick, easy and affordable! If you want to eat healthier you can, you just have to commit to it, and you don’t have to commit to cooking 3-4 hours every day after work, trust me! All the recipes on my website are so simple, so healthy, and this simple chicken stir-fry is no exception!Read More
If you’re not clearing your bowel daily, we’ve got a problem! In my opinion it’s essential that your clear your bowel at least once daily. This helps to eliminate waste products and toxins from your body, otherwise these toxic substances can get re-absorbed through the bowel wall, or ferment in your gut causing a whole range of health issues (IBS, bloating, candida overgrowth, hormonal imbalances, liver congestion, brain fog, headaches, irritability, anxiety, skin issues (eczema, psoriasis), struggles with weight loss to name just a few.Read More
The ultimate lazy dinner which is packed with health benefits. I’ve featured this 15 minute pesto pasta recipe on my Instagram stories a few times recently. It’s a meal my hubby and I have been enjoying at least once a week over the past couple of months, and because I’ve received so many messages asking for the recipe I thought it was time for me to finally write it down so I can share it with you all!Read More
A healthy, light and fresh salad which can be whipped up in no time! This delicious prawn salad is filled with healthy fats, protein, greens vegetables and lots of fibre, all the beautiful nutrients our body needs to thrive and feel nourished!Read More
These quinoa egg muffins can be used in so many different ways! You can enjoy them as a grab-and-go breakfast, a protein-rich snack, or enjoy them for lunch alongside a salad. They are also great in kid lunch boxes too! What’s even better is that they are super easy to make, high in protein and are gluten-free!Read More
Living with an autoimmune condition does not mean you are destined to a life of painful symptoms and an array of medications to take. There are numerous types of autoimmune conditions, and they all have an underlying cause of inflammation. There is so much that can be done through simple diet and lifestyle changes to reduce and manage symptoms.Read More
A very important message and a very moving post written by Tim Kavermann.
For most of my life, the idea of self-love has been absent to me. To truly look within and have compassion and care for myself has been an experience I have only read about. Looking back, it seems somewhat silly to me that I have at times given those who are undeserving my love – when it’s me who really needed it. I guess I felt it selfish to take time out to discover myself, perhaps even counterproductive… Surely, giving my all to others would bring around the same in return. Time and time again it has proven to not be the case.Read More
Sleep is such an important part of our overall wellbeing. In fact, I consider getting adequate sleep to be one of the foundations for great health. Getting enough sleep helps to lower cortisol your stress hormone, it keeps your appetite hormone in check, it supports mental health, your sex drive, hormonal health, your immune system, helps you concentrate and feel more alert throughout the day so you can perform best whether that’s at work, running around after kids, wanting to improve exercise goals.Read More
Who doesn't love a burrito bowl, especially when it contains wholefood ingredients and you can whip it up in 15 minutes! It's the NB nutrition way - simple, healthy, quick!Read More