Category Archives: Tips

Preventing Christmas weight gain


The diet hacks you need to prevent Christmas weight gain. Chances are if you have spent the last few weeks indulging with plenty of Christmas cheer the clothes are starting to feel a little tight. The issue with gaining a couple of extra kilos at Christmas is that research suggests we rarely lose it which […]

Christmas party hacks


Chances are you have already overdone things a little this party season so in an attempt to prevent a full pre-Christmas blow out, here are the best Christmas party hacks to avoid a complete calorie overload. 1. Never arrive hungry If you arrive at an event ravenous you will demolish everything and anything that is […]

5 ways to stay hydrated through the party season


*This is a sponsored post* For many of us the party season starts around Melbourne Cup, quickly followed by the early end of year get-togethers then Christmas parties and of course Summer holidays. Generally speaking these social events also mean plenty of eating and drinking and unfortunately dehydration especially if your drinking tends to mean […]

Snacks for kids


*Susie is currently a brand ambassador for Australian Bananas. To learn more about the partnership, click here. This is a sponsored post. Any busy parent is well aware of the challenges that can present when trying to find healthy, nutritious and appealing snacks for kids. Not only can it be a juggling act to track down […]

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 […]

Be wary of office feeders


Look familiar? We become like the people we spend our time with. This means that if you spend 8+ hours at work 5 or 6 days a week with colleagues who have less than ideal lifestyle habits, chances are over time that it is going to affect you too. A couple of years back a […]

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 missing the big F? (It’s fibre!)


In between Paleo, low sugar and low carb dietary regimes, there is one, basic, important nutrient in our diets that has been forgotten – dietary fibre. Crucial for gut health, digestive health and to keep you regular, not getting enough fibre on a daily basis can leave you feeling bloated, heavy and fatigued. The interesting […]