Recipe (High fibre side dish): Garlic Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts
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  Serves 4   450g brussel sprouts (washed, ends removed, halved) 2-3 cloves of garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice dash salt and pepper   Preheat oven to 200C.   In a bowl toss sprouts with garlic, oil, and lemon juice.  Spread on a baking tray and season with salt and pepper.   … Read More

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh
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  Do you have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”? I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously), and what you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine).   Waist Circumference and the link with “Belly Fat” Do you remember the fruity … Read More

Recipe (Selenium-rich): Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
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Serves 4 ½ cup Brazil nuts 2 cups water nut bag or several layers of cheesecloth (optional) ½ cup chia seeds ¼ cup unsweetened cacao powder ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon maple syrup   Blend Brazil nuts in water in a high-speed blender until you get smooth, creamy milk.  If desired, strain it with a … Read More

Why is My Metabolism Slow?
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You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down?   What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create … Read More

Have you said good-bye to sleep?
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  Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!   The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning … Read More

Everything You Think You Know…
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..About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired   Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!   And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.  Right?   Well, maybe…   Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) … Read More

Recipe (Smoothie meal): Chia Peach Green Smoothie
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Serves 1   Ingredients handful spinach 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 banana 1 chopped peach 1 cup unsweetened almond milk   Add ingredients to blender in order listed (you want your greens on the bottom by the blade so they blend better and have the chia on the bottom to absorb some liquid before you blend).   Wait a couple … Read More

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals
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Christmas and all it’s festivities might seem a life time ago, but sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular … Read More

The importance of strength training
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Over the last decade, researchers have made extremely compelling arguments for the benefits of weight training for women and those over the age of forty. Most women who exercise are spending most of their time doing cardiovascular exercise, and less time using resistance that challenges their bodies. Resistance training does not have to be hitting the weight room with full … Read More

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