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7 Simple Ways To Eat More Mindfully

As a nutrition coach I focus on habits and behaviours - and the first habit I introduce to clients is mindful eating. We’re often told WHAT to eat... what types of foods, how much of them, what combinations, and what time to eat them - all with the intention of...

Exercising with Chronic Pain

Exercising is good for you, for so many reasons - physically & mentally.  This isn't new information - the benefits of exercise have been well researched and reported. But what if you are living with chronic pain (i.e. pain that lasts longer than 3 months)....

 Almond Butter Stuffed Dates

 Almond Butter Stuffed Dates  Ingredients  12 Medjool Dates (no sulphites) 12 tsp Almond Butter (no added sugar or oil) Optional Toppings: unsweetened shredded coconut, pomegranate seeds, chia seeds, hemp hearts, cinnamon and/or a pinch of sea salt Preparation  Create...

Is The 80/20 Rule For Nutrition & Exercise A Myth?

Have you heard of the 80/20 rule when it comes to health & fitness? You may have heard that abs are made in the kitchen... Or you may have eaten an extra piece of dessert because you exercised that day, so you feel like you “earned” it dammit! In order to see...

7 Hormone Balancing Lifestyle & Diet Tips

Menopause is a normal, natural life event that occurs when a woman’s period stops. It commonly happens between the ages of 40 and 58. Smokers can start menopause up to 2 years earlier than non-smokers. Menopause happens because the ovaries naturally stop producing the...

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

Have you ever wondered whether a lack of sleep can cause weight gain? Are you stuck trying to figure out why you’re gaining weight? Or why it’s so difficult to lose those extra kilos that just seemed to sneak up on you despite not changing your diet or exercise...

Sangria Spritzer

This twist on the classic Sangria is perfect for sharing when entertaining. Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 bottle dry red wine (use your favourite but consider seeking out an organic variety = no sulphites or other additives) 1 ½ cups soda water 2 cups assorted fresh...

Red Wine – Is it really good for you, or just health hype?

I know many of my Real Girls enjoy a glass of wine - or two, but the question is, is it really good for you? Well - I have some good news - kinda 😉 If you’ve heard that red wine is one of the healthiest of all alcoholic beverages, it’s for good reason. Thanks to the...

10 Anti-aging Hacks That Don’t Cost a Thing

SENESCENCE or biological aging is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics. The word senescence can refer either to cellular aging or to deterioration of the whole organism. (Eek, deterioration!) FACT: we all get older every single day and each person’s...

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