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 Almond Butter Stuffed Dates

 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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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...

Belly Fat – Can you lose it by ‘spot training’

Belly Fat – Can you lose it by ‘spot training’

Ahhh... Spot training belly fat! You’ve probably heard the claims that you can change your body weight and composition overnight with this brand new gadget or exercise program. You know the ones ... “Lose the belly fat" “Banish your trouble zones” “Drop stubborn fat...

HIIT: what is it – and is it really the best fat burning workout?

HIIT: what is it – and is it really the best fat burning workout?

If you follow the fitness industry, you’ve probably heard of the benefits of HIIT (or High Intensity Interval Training). I am often asked by my Real Girls, what type of workouts should they be doing especially once they hit their 40's and beyond.  HIIT workouts can be...

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