Detoxifying isn't a long term dietary plan, but a lot of planning goes into it. You have to ask yourself questions like: Which detox programme will you follow? When will you start? How long will you go for?
Whether you've just finished a really strict detox diet, added vegetable juices, done the Paleo thing or just gotten rid of all desserts for a month, you deserve a high-five! You're almost t... ››› more
One month into the new year and most of us have printed out healthy eating plans, brushed the dust off our running shoes and renewed our gym memberships. It's time to make big changes!
The problem, however, is that no matter how big our intentions are when it comes to making healthy changes, they often don't last long. Doesn't it leave you wondering why? Seriously - why is it that come April (o... ››› more
Setting yourself up to make healthy choices all day, every day isn't only about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, overexerting yourself in the gym or depriving yourself of everything you love. Instead, it's about feeling fantastic, having boundless energy, improving your health and stabilising your mood!
If you're feeling overwhelmed by all the conflicting health advice ... ››› more
I don't know about you, but when I get up from the dinner table, I want to leave feeling full and satisfied. Oh, you too? Well, then you'll love the little secret I'm about to let you in on...
For most people, a filling, satisfying meal looks like a plate of protein-packed meat with a side of starch. But according to a new Danish study published in the journal Food & Nutrition, there are two lo... ››› more
Nothing beats a lazy Sunday morning breakfast - frothy almond milk cappuccinos and buckwheat pancakes topped with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey are a match made in heaven!
But, unfortunately, during the week most of us don't have much time in the mornings to prepare a mindful, sit-down breakfast...
From Monday to Friday, it's what I call “hustle time”. So during the week, it's oh... ››› more
Calling all burger lovers!
Your favourite food just got a healthy upgrade. Instead of using white flour, which is associated with health hazards like blood sugar spikes, metabolic slowdown, intense food cravings, food allergies and gut disorders, you can use two tasty, nutrient-dense Portobello mushrooms instead.
Once you've made the buns, you can fill them with all of your favourite healthy... ››› more
Once you hit 50, you'll notice that losing weight - and keeping it off - is a lot harder than it was when you were in your 20s, 30s or even 40s...
If you're already struggling with losing weight due to a slow metabolism, not to worry - you're not the only one who feels as if everything they eat sticks to their waistline like magnets...
So why does it become more difficult to shed those extra... ››› more
Just because obesity genes run in your family doesn't mean you have to sit back and accept that you're destined for weight gain. While it's true that genes can predispose you to chronic conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, it's actually pretty rare.
A study published back in 2013 backs this theory up. The study, which was focused on obesity and genes, identified 32 genes ... ››› more
If you're anything like me, one of your top guilty pleasures is sinking your teeth into a thin-crust pizza topped with lots of cheese and tasty toppings. And, in that case, you'll be happy to know that pizza no longer has to be seen as an unhealthy indulging cheat meal...
Yup, you heard me correctly! It's possible - and actually really simple, too - to create a healthy pizza without skimping on... ››› more
The festive season is here - presents galore, twinkling lights, delicious treats and a new “holiday detox guide” email every time you open your inbox. But what is a detox anyway? Technically speaking, to detox means to flush harmful toxins out of your system.
But is it really possible to follow a detox programme during the holidays; a time of stress, a jam-packed schedule and loads of tast... ››› more
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