Train your brain to stick to any diet. Part 2: Willpower

Train your brain to stick to any diet, Part 2: Willpower. We train for sports, we train before we take an exam and we train to give a killer presentation. But when it comes to making healthy changes, we might realise we need to train for that too. Train your brain to learn new healthier…

5 Healthy Party Swaps

5 Healthy Party Swaps After a busy week of work and working out, the weekend is an excuse to go out and celebrate two days free of colleagues, commuting and coffee queues. That Friday feeling can hit hard, making even the most committed weekday gym-goer a happy hour hedonist. I regret to report that even…

Apple Cider Vineger: Superfood or Superfad?

  Apple Cider vinegar: Superfood or Superfad? Darling, haven’t you heard? Just one shot of this liquid each morning can help you lose weight, banish those spots on your chin and even help lower your cholesterol. Oh no, darling, it’s not a vodka shot, it’s Apple Cider Vinegar! How do I know? Why it’s all…

A Guide to: Supermarket Soups

A Guide to: Supermarket Soups I was never a big fan of soups until a few months ago. when I was very sick for a long time and all I wanted to eat was soup. I tried many of the premade ones from the supermarket but was really unimpressed with most of them. In the end,…

6 Super Easy Swaps for Healthy Eating

6 Super Easy Swap for Healthy Eating Healthy eating can be hard. It’s confusing, time-consuming and some healthy foods are really expensive ($6 for an avocado Australia?) God knows, the times I have been too tired after work to even bother thinking about making a healthy dinner (thank God beans on toast is somewhat nutritious),…

Why ‘Guilt-Free’ foods are bad for your health

Guilt-free foods are bad for your health. I was in a health food shop recently when I came across a product I hadn’t seen before. It was a small doughnut, the words “I’m a guilt-free donut” emblazoned across its packaging. I was annoyed, and confused. Annoyed because ‘guilt-free’ is a dangerous phrase. Guilt after eating is…

Coconut oil – Superfood or a Superfad?

Magazine articles, Instagram feeds and celebrity interviews have consistently been awash with the virtues of coconut oil in recent years. It might seem then that I’m late to the party with this post. But a study released in July 2017 by LiveLighter found 75% percent of Australians rated coconut oil as healthy, compared with just 15 percent…

Smoothies: Are they healthy?

You throw some fruit, kale, protein powder and a splash of juice into your Nutribullet for a super-nutritious drink. Your smoothie each morning might seem like a healthy choice; but are you getting more than you bargain for in each sugary sip? Smoothies are made from blending fruit and/or vegetables with liquid such as juice or yoghurt,…

Welcome to your 2017 plate: food trends for the year

It’s an exciting time for me. Lover of the novel and unique; my news feed in January brings me joy in the form of list upon list of the new and interesting foods I can spend all year trying. So I’ve rounded up my favourites and added a few of my own. Welcome to your 2017…

Train your brain to stick to any diet. Part 1: Habits

Train your brain to stick to any diet We train for sports, we train before we take an exam and we train to give a killer presentation. But when it comes to making healthy changes, we often don’t realise we need to train for that too. Train your brain to learn new healthier habits so…

A Guide to: Wraps

Lunch is one my top three favourite meals of the day and like all meals, I take it very seriously. So when Juliette Stein over at Huffington Post asked me to talk food, I was only too happy to oblige. Find the article reproduced below, and here. Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals…

Wine: Can it ever be healthy?

Wine: Can it ever be healthy? The pop of a cork, the unmistakable sound of a glass filling with wine, the expectation of the first sip. There is almost a ceremony around feeling a cool Sauvignon Blanc, or a hearty Merlot slide down your throat. For many, a glass or two, or three, is associated…