Raw Food vs Cooked Food

Raw food versus cooked food

The raw food diet consists only of raw foods and some foods cooked at very low temperatures. Popular at the moment, the raw food diet contains high levels of plants, seeds, oils, nuts, vegetables and fruit – all highly nutritious … Continue reading

The Truth About the Paleo Diet

The truth about the paleo diet

Hugely popular, the Paleo diet follows the premise that eating as our hunter-gatherer ancestors did will help to shed kilos and prevent chronic disease. What is the Paleo Diet? The Paleo diet is based upon eating the way our ancestors … Continue reading

Beat Weigh Gain over Christmas

Beat weight gain over christmas

Christmas can be a crazy time for the health goals. Friends and co-workers constantly offering you a sneaky champagne, baked goodies and Christmas cake. The parties start and suddenly your tempted with foods that you know aren’t going to do your … Continue reading

Is Cacao better then Cocoa?

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So today I got asked if I had made a mistake in one of my recipes for smoothie containing cocoa. “Don’t you mean cacao, surely you don’t mean cocoa as cocoa doesn’t contain any nutrition and is an inferior product” … Continue reading

Top 3 Recipes for Exercise Recovery


The foods that you eat after your workout are almost as important as the workout itself. By choosing the right foods post workout you can recover quicker and get the results that you are working so hard to achieve. Now … Continue reading

Today I Cried…

The Nutrition Guru and The Chef

So today I flipped out and I cried. I put on a fitted top with a zipper ready to start my day, but it wouldn’t fit. As much as a squished, wriggles and squeemed, it just would not do up, … Continue reading

Top 3 Tips for Controlling Emotional Eating


  We don’t only eat to satisfy our hunger. We also turn to food in times of stress and sadness because life is busy, hectic, frightening and bewildering at times. The trick is to acknowledge that this is a fact of … Continue reading

Top 3 Healthy Snackies to Beat Three-thirty-itis

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It’s 3 pm and your exhausted, your brain is foggy and you’re in a bad mood. Here are my top three snack ideas to beat the 3pm slump. The trick is to add a small amount of protein for energy and … Continue reading

Top 3 Tips for Eating Less Processed Sugar


Processed sugar, or table sugar, is a part of our food system whether we like it or not. We can’t escape it, though we can choose to eat less of it. If you have recognised that you are eating too … Continue reading

A Word About Body Image with Practise Wellness


Today I bring you an important lesson two friends have recently learned on a journey together, written by the yogi extraordinaire and friend Krystal. She addresses the all too common issue that we all experience – negative self talk about … Continue reading

Diet Shake Recipe

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Here’s my recipe for the best diet shake in the world. It is highly effective, inexpensive and all natural. Ingredients: 1 x booty (also known as bum or butt) 1 x fast and loud music track 1 x dose of … Continue reading

How to Get Your Man to Eat Healthy Food

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It’s hard isn’t it. You want to revamp your diet and eat nutritious wholesome foods, but your man is happy with what he’s always known and the thought of suddenly eating more veg, switching to brown rice and eating more … Continue reading

Wasting Time is Good For You


Sounds familiar? I spend too much time on pinterest/facebook etc I probably shouldn’t watch …cooking show because it’s at a time when I should be doing the washing up but I can’t help it I love that show! My weekend … Continue reading

Top 3 Ways to Lose Weight

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Here are my top 3 recommendations for the weight loss and health. They don’t involve forking out a heap of money on supplements and superfoods, nor do they involve 3049 sit ups a day. Beware, they sound so simple and … Continue reading

Don’t Say Yes to Everything


Are you a YES person? Do you say YES to everything you are asked to do? It’s ok if you do. Many of us fall into the trap. Yes, I’ll wash up Yes, I’ll stay back at work Yes, I’ll … Continue reading

Don’t Complain


Are you in this trap? Someone asks ‘How are you?’ and you rattle off that you are ‘Good, busy, 100 things to do, working hard for a boss that overworks you, have had the flu and you bought a pair … Continue reading

How to Survive the Winter Sickness Season


The Chef and I have been knocked to our knees with the dreaded flu. Chills, fever, aching muscles, coughing, sneezing, tired and cranky. So let’s talk about what you can do to recover quicker once you do get sick and … Continue reading

Matt Preston Taught Me a Lesson


I’m small. Really small. To be exact, I’m 143 cm or 4 foot 9. Yep, not even 5 foot tall. People constantly tell me I look like I’m a child, children point and stare and I can never reach the … Continue reading

Why I’m not that into green smoothies, even though I’m a Nutritionist


Green smoothies are everywhere, I can’t escape them. My Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter news feed is full of them. I wake up, log into Facebook and see 10 posts in the space of 3 finger scrolls outlining the benefits … Continue reading

A Chat with Poh Ling Yeow – She Makes Me Smile


Many of you know may know Poh Ling Yeow from MasterChef Australia or her TV show Poh’s Kitchen on the ABC, where she whisked, baked and steamed her way through amazingly delicious recipes. Some of you may simply know her for that infectious smile, or … Continue reading

Which Sugar Should You Choose?


I often get asked this one. There’s many on the market now and books about quitting it. Rapidura, coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, molasses. Honey, raw sugar, white sugar and brown sugar. Which should I choose? The answer … Continue reading

Fasting, detoxing, should you do it?


Recently a reader asked me what my thoughts on fasting and detoxing were. The lemon detox diet, a juice fast, a no food at all fast…they are all out there claiming to kick start the body, rid toxins, remove fat, … Continue reading

Quitting smoking, goal setting, bad days and nutrition


We received a message from a Facebook Guru reader asking how they could use diet to help them quit smoking. I have shared it here because even if you don’t smoke my answer involves a central them of goal setting and … Continue reading