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…

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),…

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…

Yoghurt: The best and worst

You may have noticed a heavy presence of dairy-related topics on my blog. Many of my posts centre around it in some form: I love all things dairy, whether it’s milk, yoghurt or cheese. My favourite snack currently is yoghurt and being the nutrition nerd I am, I compared over sixty yoghurts currently available in…

A guide to: Crackers

Walk into the biscuit aisle of the supermarket and you’ll see an endless array of colourful packages for crackers and crispbreads, with many claiming to be ‘healthy’ and ‘natural’. But which one is the healthiest, and what should we be searching for when shopping? Crackers 101 Start by looking for the word wholegrain on packets. A cracker…

A guide to: Yoghurt

A guide to yoghurt Pot set, Greek or natural?  Australians love their yoghurt: for breakfast, as a quick snack, or added to dressings and sauces. In fact, the average person eats around seven kilograms each year. And there is a good reason for its popularity. “Yoghurt is a nutritious dairy food that provides us with calcium…

The Ultimate Guide to Dairy-Free Milks

The Ultimate Guide to Dairy-Free Milks If you have decided to skip cow’s milk either due to allergies or other dietary reasons, finding a new alternative can be a confusing. There are a plethora of milk alternatives to choose from, each seeming to boast different health benefits. The most important thing to ensure is that…