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The team works hard to create regular blogs that share useful information and valueable tips to help you start your journey to a healthier you and keep you motivated along the way.

Is Your Posture Making You Sick, Tired & Fat?

Apart from putting excessive strain on muscles and joints, your poor sitting posture could be causing some serious health issues and affecting your fat-loss efforts. 1) Poor posture negatively affects your breathing patterns by restricting the diaphragm and...

Laurie’s Rant: You Don’t Have To… You Get To

When it comes to doing more exercise, healthy eating, going to bed early, drinking water or anything else related to achieving any kind of health and fat-loss goals, a lot of people consider these things as chores or inconvenient necessities. When trying to achieve a...

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

A study from the American Cancer Society finds a link between long periods of time sitting and a higher risk of death from all causes, including 14 of the 22 causes of death measured by the study. This includes 8 of the 10 most common causes of death. Risks of death...

Cinnamon: The Super Spice

Would you like to make your body more sensitive to the insulin it naturally releases? So that when you eat you can take advantage of its muscle-building effects? And would you like to avoid the fat-gaining effects of producing too much insulin (being insulin...

Addictive: Oreos Are Like Drugs?

Research out of Connecticut University supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do. Making them just as addictive. Neuroscientists Joseph Schroeder and Jamie Honohan state: “It may explain why some people can’t...

Healthy Bites Recipe: Dairy Free Breakfast Pizza

Serves: 2 Prep and Cooking Time: 25 min Nutrition Information Per Serve: Calories: 454 Protein: 22g Fat: 31g Carbohydrates: 26g Fibre: 17.2g   Ingredients: 2 cups grated cauliflower 2 tablespoons coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder...

Should I Cut Out Coffee?

When looking to make healthy lifestyle changes, many people assume that they need to kick their caffeine habit entirely. Could this mean no more coffee?

Should I take An Anti-oxidant Supplement Such As Vitamin C?

We need anti-oxidants to combat all the free-radicals we get from pollution, smoking, stress and processed food. Is a Vitamin C tablet the way to go?

Healthy Bites Recipe: Hamburger Patties with creamy tomato gravy & fried cabbage

When you are craving some comfort food, this recipe is a great alternate. With a rich creamy tomato gravy and hamburger patties with feta and parsley.

Healthy Bites: Chicken, Green Beans & Egg Muffins

A muffin you could snack on and not feel so guilty about.

Healthy Bites Recipe: Dairy Free Breakfast Pizza

Serves: 2 Prep and Cooking Time: 25 min Nutrition Information Per Serve: Calories: 454 Protein: 22g Fat: 31g Carbohydrates: 26g Fibre: 17.2g   Ingredients: 2 cups grated cauliflower 2 tablespoons coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder...

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Cinnamon: The Super Spice

Beyond spicing up your meals, you have probably never give cinnamon a second thought. Despite having been used for millennia, recent studies have shown just how powerful this common and inexpensive spice can really be.

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Laurie’s Rant: Beware The Franken-Foods

It’s this kind of ingredient manipulation and slick marketing that sadly fools most people into thinking that they can now consume these types of foods and drinks and not be any worse off. After all, why would a food company lie to us? Don’t get me started…

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Alcohol And Exercise

With the warm weather now upon us, it’s likely that most people will now increase the amount of exercise, activity and social sport they participate in.

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Organic Food? Should I Be Buying It?

Organic food has gained popularity over the last few years, despite costing 50-100% more than non-organic food. Unfortunately, potential differences in nutritional quality; if there are any, appear to be minimal. Surprisingly, no studies in the last 75 years have...

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Laurie’s Rant: DIY Dentist

Let’s imagine for a minute that we lived in a world where an ambitious and clever entrepreneur decided to open a new dental clinic. This clinic has all the right gear: chairs, x-ray machines, drills, lights, pokers, scrapers, suckers and all the other fun dental...

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Laurie’s Rant: How’s Your Garden?

I’m not sure what your garden currently looks like but, for the sake of this rant, let’s pretend it’s not too flash. There are quite a few weeds growing and spreading, the flowers are all wilted and the grass is looking very brown and patchy. Now this might not...

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Healthy Bites: Outback Mince

This delicious recipe is a great introduction to kangaroo if you have been nervous to try it. Kangaroo is a lean, cheap, healthful source of red meat readily available in most supermarkets.

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Carbs… Friend Or Foe?

Those who try these ‘carbs-are-evil’ diets will certainly experience some initial weight loss. Unfortunately though, most people fail to realise that weight loss does not always equal fat loss.

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Healthy Bites: Chicken Noel

Prep & Cooking Time: 35 mins Makes: 6 serves. Nutritional info per serve: 306 calories, 42.8g protein, 17.4g carbohydrates, 2.2g fibre, 7.3g fat (1.3g saturated).   Ingredients: 6 skinless chicken breast fillets (800g) canola spray oil juice of 2 lemons,...

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Healthy Bites: Beef Stroganoff

Prep & Cooking Time: 35 mins Makes: 4 serves. Nutritional info per serve: 339.5 calories, 43.6g protein, 18.1g carbohydrates, 4g fibre, 10.3g fat (4.3g saturated). Ingredients: 1 clove garlic, crushed Canola oil spray 1 brown onion, roughly diced 600g mushrooms,...

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Healthy Bites: Green Thai Turkey Meatloaf

Prep & Cooking Time: 60 mins Makes: 6 serves Nutritional info per serve: 131 calories, 22.9g protein, 5.8g carbohydrates, 1.2g fibre, 1.8g fat (0.3g saturated). Ingredients: 500g lean turkey mince 1½ medium zucchinis (approx. 1 cup) grated, excess moisture...

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Healthy Bites: Spicy Thai Pork Salad

Prep & Cooking Time: 20mins Makes: 4 serves Nutritional info per serve: 212 calories, 36.6g protein, 6.6g carbohydrates, 1.1g fibre, 4.3g fat. Ingredients: 400g ground/minced lean pork Canola spray oil 1 minced garlic clove 2 green spring onions thinly sliced 1...

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Healthy Bites: Thai Chicken Rissoles

Cooking & Prep Time: 15 mins Makes: 12 rissoles – 6 serves (2 rissoles per serve) Nutritional info per serve (2 rissoles): 94 calories, 20g protein, 0.4g carbohydrates, 0.4g fibre, 1.4g fat. Ingredients: 500g lean chicken mince 1 tbsp Thai green curry paste 1/2...

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Laurie’s Rant: Intentions and Knowledge

I was giving a presentation recently and at the end of it a lady raised her hand and asked me: “Why should I listen to or believe you when there are so many other people, companies, TV shows/commercials, magazines and books telling me how to lose weight and get healthy?” What a great question!

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Bad Knees? Maybe Not!

Most people experience knee pain and discomfort at one time or another. For some it’s temporary while for others it is a chronic nagging pain that won’t seem to ever go away…

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Do You Really Need More Cardio?

Unfortunately, most people (unaware of how the human body really works) attempt to shed the weight by starving themselves and doing lots more cardio-based exercise (i.e. jogging, spin classes, aerobics classes). Sadly, this only serves to make the problem much worse…

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Healthy Bites: Salmon Slice

Nutritional info per serve: 180 calories, 20.6g protein, 14g carbohydrates, 1.6g fibre, 4.7g fat (1.1g saturated). Ingredients: 5 x 100g pouches of salmon or 500g of canned salmon 1 cup cooked brown rice (cooked prior) 2 green/spring onions, finely chopped 2 tbsp...

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Alcohol And Exercise

With the warm weather now upon us, it’s likely that most people will now increase the amount of exercise, activity and social sport they participate in.

read more

Laurie’s Rant: How’s Your Garden?

I’m not sure what your garden currently looks like but, for the sake of this rant, let’s pretend it’s not too flash. There are quite a few weeds growing and spreading, the flowers are all wilted and the grass is looking very brown and patchy. Now this might not...

read more

Carbs… Friend Or Foe?

Those who try these ‘carbs-are-evil’ diets will certainly experience some initial weight loss. Unfortunately though, most people fail to realise that weight loss does not always equal fat loss.

read more

Healthy Bites Recipe: Dairy Free Breakfast Pizza

Serves: 2 Prep and Cooking Time: 25 min Nutrition Information Per Serve: Calories: 454 Protein: 22g Fat: 31g Carbohydrates: 26g Fibre: 17.2g   Ingredients: 2 cups grated cauliflower 2 tablespoons coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder...

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Healthy Bites: Outback Mince

This delicious recipe is a great introduction to kangaroo if you have been nervous to try it. Kangaroo is a lean, cheap, healthful source of red meat readily available in most supermarkets.

read more

Healthy Bites: Chicken Noel

Prep & Cooking Time: 35 mins Makes: 6 serves. Nutritional info per serve: 306 calories, 42.8g protein, 17.4g carbohydrates, 2.2g fibre, 7.3g fat (1.3g saturated).   Ingredients: 6 skinless chicken breast fillets (800g) canola spray oil juice of 2 lemons,...

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Healthy Bites: Beef Stroganoff

Prep & Cooking Time: 35 mins Makes: 4 serves. Nutritional info per serve: 339.5 calories, 43.6g protein, 18.1g carbohydrates, 4g fibre, 10.3g fat (4.3g saturated). Ingredients: 1 clove garlic, crushed Canola oil spray 1 brown onion, roughly diced 600g mushrooms,...

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Healthy Bites: Green Thai Turkey Meatloaf

Prep & Cooking Time: 60 mins Makes: 6 serves Nutritional info per serve: 131 calories, 22.9g protein, 5.8g carbohydrates, 1.2g fibre, 1.8g fat (0.3g saturated). Ingredients: 500g lean turkey mince 1½ medium zucchinis (approx. 1 cup) grated, excess moisture...

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Healthy Bites: Spicy Thai Pork Salad

Prep & Cooking Time: 20mins Makes: 4 serves Nutritional info per serve: 212 calories, 36.6g protein, 6.6g carbohydrates, 1.1g fibre, 4.3g fat. Ingredients: 400g ground/minced lean pork Canola spray oil 1 minced garlic clove 2 green spring onions thinly sliced 1...

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Healthy Bites: Thai Chicken Rissoles

Cooking & Prep Time: 15 mins Makes: 12 rissoles – 6 serves (2 rissoles per serve) Nutritional info per serve (2 rissoles): 94 calories, 20g protein, 0.4g carbohydrates, 0.4g fibre, 1.4g fat. Ingredients: 500g lean chicken mince 1 tbsp Thai green curry paste 1/2...

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Healthy Bites: Salmon Slice

Nutritional info per serve: 180 calories, 20.6g protein, 14g carbohydrates, 1.6g fibre, 4.7g fat (1.1g saturated). Ingredients: 5 x 100g pouches of salmon or 500g of canned salmon 1 cup cooked brown rice (cooked prior) 2 green/spring onions, finely chopped 2 tbsp...

read more

Do You Really Need More Cardio?

Unfortunately, most people (unaware of how the human body really works) attempt to shed the weight by starving themselves and doing lots more cardio-based exercise (i.e. jogging, spin classes, aerobics classes). Sadly, this only serves to make the problem much worse…

read more

Laurie’s Rant: Beware The Franken-Foods

It’s this kind of ingredient manipulation and slick marketing that sadly fools most people into thinking that they can now consume these types of foods and drinks and not be any worse off. After all, why would a food company lie to us? Don’t get me started…

read more

Laurie’s Rant: DIY Dentist

Let’s imagine for a minute that we lived in a world where an ambitious and clever entrepreneur decided to open a new dental clinic. This clinic has all the right gear: chairs, x-ray machines, drills, lights, pokers, scrapers, suckers and all the other fun dental...

read more

Laurie’s Rant: Intentions and Knowledge

I was giving a presentation recently and at the end of it a lady raised her hand and asked me: “Why should I listen to or believe you when there are so many other people, companies, TV shows/commercials, magazines and books telling me how to lose weight and get healthy?” What a great question!

read more

Laurie’s Rant: How’s Your Garden?

I’m not sure what your garden currently looks like but, for the sake of this rant, let’s pretend it’s not too flash. There are quite a few weeds growing and spreading, the flowers are all wilted and the grass is looking very brown and patchy. Now this might not...

read more

Bad Knees? Maybe Not!

Most people experience knee pain and discomfort at one time or another. For some it’s temporary while for others it is a chronic nagging pain that won’t seem to ever go away…

read more

Organic Food? Should I Be Buying It?

Organic food has gained popularity over the last few years, despite costing 50-100% more than non-organic food. Unfortunately, potential differences in nutritional quality; if there are any, appear to be minimal. Surprisingly, no studies in the last 75 years have...

read more

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