Sugar Substitutes

Refined sugar is not good for you & I don’t think that info is a big surprise to anyone.  It has no nutritional value; zip, nil, nada – no fibre, no nutrients & no healthy fats.  Evidence suggests that too much sugar & too many refined carbohydrates actually cause inflammation & curbs your immune system.Continue reading “Sugar Substitutes”

Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas

Lunchbox food is important.  Whether it is for a little person at school or someone bigger at work, it helps with the ability to concentrate.  It should be packed with the good stuff that fuels up the brain for the afternoon, sadly most processed packaged foods just don’t hit that goal. Why not sandwiches?  HonestlyContinue reading “Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas”

Be an Active Listener

We have all been in those convos where the other person was listening but not really listening.  To be an active listener is an amazing skill, which everyone can gain BUT it does take time, energy & practice. Need some tips? ⭐️ Be present I know it sounds incredibly easy, but you need to payContinue reading “Be an Active Listener”

💡 Portions and Measurements 🤷🏻‍♀‍

OK – the more food on your plate or the more drink in your cup – the more you will eat… yup, sounds legit.  However, portion sizes are getting bigger & so is the number of overweight or obese people – sadly also sounds about right. It is super easy to get big portions theseContinue reading “💡 Portions and Measurements 🤷🏻‍♀‍”

Travelling

Whether it is a day trip, or a business trip – you don’t always have access to your kitchen.  You need to keep yourself healthy, so what do you choose? Choose real food Sometimes this requires a bit of homework before the trip.  Supermarkets have a few options now such as prepared salads; or vegiesContinue reading “Travelling”

Count Colours on Your Plate

The more colours you have, the more diversity you are getting – that means more antioxidants, more phytonutrients & more nutrients in general – yup, all the good stuff.  There is no single coloured fruit/vege which contains everything you need.  Bottom line –you need variety to get a good mix of multiple phytochemicals. The differentContinue reading “Count Colours on Your Plate”