Category Archives: Diet

5 steps to an anti-inflammatory diet


This is a sponsored post. It may come as a surprise to hear that our diet not only plays a key role in the way we feel on a daily basis but it also influences our risk of developing a number of  chronic diseases including some types of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. Even […]

Foods that will make you feel full


Susie is currently a brand ambassador for Australian Bananas. To learn more about the partnership, click here. This is a sponsored post. Foods for Fullness Is there anything worse than feeling hungry? Unlike thirst which is a relatively weak sensation, unsatisfied hunger can drive us crazy, resulting in us seeking and eating foods that we never […]

How to start the year right.


This is a sponsored post. Over the next few weeks you are going to see a lot of articles and blogs written on New Year’s diets, quick weight loss and detox programs. So if you are looking to overhaul your diet and lifestyle in 2017 here are the quickest and easiest changes you can make […]

5 reason why you aren’t losing weight when you have insulin resistance.


So you have insulin resistance – why are you not losing weight? Weight loss is difficult at the best of times. Not only does it require focus and commitment, but nagging hunger, especially in the early stages of changing your eating habits is challenging to deal with. If you also have insulin resistance, it becomes […]

The best foods to eat for training


Susie is currently a brand ambassador for Australian Bananas. To learn more about the partnership, click here. This is a sponsored post. If you train regularly, at the gym, with a PT or by yourself, the last thing you want is for your nutrition post training to be undoing all of your hard work. Similarly, if […]

Building a healthy gut


*This is a sponsored post* Is there anything worse than feeling clogged up, bloated and heavy? For many of us not feeling the best we can on the inside can make or break our day. Whether it is constipation, bloating or just feeling sluggish and lacking energy, digestive discomfort is far more common on a […]

Best and worst Christmas food and drinks


Party season naturally means party food but unfortunately a number of our favourite party foods are exceptionally high in both fat and energy. As a general rule of thumb, try and avoid anything fried and crunchy instead looking for fresh ingredients including vegetables, salad and fruit. And, if you must indulge look for small, portioned […]

What type of eater are you?


While each and every one of us will have a different eating style which has developed during the course of our lives depending on what we were taught as children, who we spend our time with and our individual food preferences, there are a few common patterns of eating that can be actually preventing us […]

5 ways you are getting your lunch wrong


For some time breakfast has been considered the most important meal of the day. While there is no doubt that starting the day with something nutritious is a great way to give your metabolism the kick start it needs after the overnight fast, there are plenty of reasons why lunch could also claim the honours. […]

Top tips for building a healthy liver


A surprisingly high number of people have got a fatty liver. Closely associated with Type 2 diabetes and overweight and obesity, while left unmanaged  fatty liver can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure, the good news is that a number of lifestyle risk factors can be modified to help halt the progression of fatty liver […]

Green bananas for a healthy gut?


Of all the dietary research available, one of the most interesting new areas of understanding is how powerful our gut health is in determining our overall health and immune function. It appears that modern life and the stress associated with it, along with more refined, processed food based diets have played havoc with the bacteria […]

10 ways to slash 500 calories from your daily intake without noticing


The pace of modern life means that we want things instantly including weight loss. Any diet that screams instant results is always the most popular, even if it means sacrificing your metabolism and mental health as a result. And while some extreme regimes will give you relatively quick results, few are sustainable. When it comes […]

Are you overtraining and overeating?


Are you eating more because you go to the gym? If you exercise regularly, you will know the feeling of intense hunger that can accompany regular high intensity workouts – that need to eat something immediately if not sooner and usually something high carbohydrate in nature to try and satisfy that relentless hunger. This may […]