Category Archives: Health

5 reasons I love bananas for myself and for my clients!


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. As the world’s most popular fruit, there are plenty of things to love about bananas, especially in relation to the key nutritional benefits that they offer. So if you need one more reason to love bananas, here are the five reasons I love them so much, for myself and my clients! 1. Bananas […]

Is sushi really healthy?


Is sushi really healthy? One of the most common lunches my clients enjoy is sushi – now the description of ‘sushi’ can mean anything from a few California rolls to a full sashimi plate or even a Bento box. Just as all these foods are different so too is their nutritional profiles and while some […]

How to be healthier at work


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. How to be healthier at work With many of us spending at least 10 hours at work each day, and with much of that spent sitting, is it any wonder that many of us are feeling a little tired, lethargic and run down? So if […]

What we can learn from the Italians


What we can learn from the Italians A week spent in Italy recently was a stark reminder of how much we can still learn from the Italian when it comes to food and nutrition. No, I am not talking about the amazing pasta, gelato and pizza which we already do pretty well but rather the […]

How much plastic are you drinking?


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. How much plastic are you drinking? Do you have a re-usable water bottle that you carry with you everywhere you go? Or do you often find yourself resorting to buying bottled water when you are out and about to help keep you hydrated throughout the […]

Why am I not losing body fat?


Why am I not losing body fat? For any regular exerciser, the balance of exercise and diet required to support weight loss is generally well understood – eat fewer carbs and calories, get enough movement and cardio and add in some weights to change body composition and increase metabolic rate. An interesting scenario arises when […]

The best breakfast for weight loss


What is the best breakfast for weight loss? The benefits of eating breakfast are well documented – improved concentration, fewer cravings and fewer calories consumed for the remainder of the day. Which is the best breakfast options has not been so clear. For some time we have known that a protein rich breakfast helps to […]

The best foods to beat the bloat and those that add to it.


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. Beat the bloat Bloating – that uncomfortable feeling that seems to worsen as the day goes on yet you cannot necessarily link it to one particular type of food or drink. Not only is it uncomfortable, but a range of abdominal symptoms ranging from gas […]

My top supermarket soups for this Winter


With a sudden drop in temperature there is also means that it is soup season. Not only are soups relatively low in calories but adding a soup to your day helps to lower your overall calorie intake whist boosting your nutritional intake. And if you simply do not have the time to make your own […]

The health benefits of the most popular herbal teas


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. The most popular herbal teas and their health benefits. Drinking plenty of water can be relatively easy when it is warm outside – you naturally reach for more ice cold water when it is hot; we notice ourselves sweating more and outdoor socialising lends […]

Why we should all fast once a week


Why we should all fast once a week Of all the areas of diet and nutrition that have emerged in recent years, fasting would be one of the most topical, and potentially most effective we have seen in some time. While fasting is not a new invention – many religious and cultural groups have been […]

6 superfoods to embrace this Autumn


Now that temperatures have started to drop, there are plenty of people out there battling with a running nose and chesty cough – welcome to Autumn – finally! Hence the reason we have focused this months Kickstart on all things ‘superfoods’. Superfoods are simply nutrient rich foods that offer extra bang for our buck when […]

5 signs you are not eating enough carbs


Are your carbs too low? Carbs – some people hate them, most of us love them but they do not necessarily love us back. While many of us eat too many carbs, in some cases we are not eating enough. If your carb intake reaches a level that is not low enough to see you […]