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Posts Tagged sugar

5 Healthy Habits To Stay Clean & Lean In 2015

5 Healthy Habits To Stay Clean & Lean In 2015

I often get asked “what are the top things I can do to be healthy each day? And my response is always the same – “there is no silver bullet” when it comes to achieving your ideal weight and optimal energy, but rather, it’s the sum of all parts”… meaning it’s all the little things you do each and every day that add up over time to determine your health. But if you could choose 5 things to do everyday that would make a serious dent in boosting your health…. these would be my pick: Start your day with warm … Continue reading

Natural Ways To Treat Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

Natural Ways To Treat Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

It’s estimated 12-18% of Australian women suffer Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) making it the most common endocrine disorder experienced in reproductive aged women.  The question is why are so many women falling victim to this often debilitating and increasing epidemic? PCOS is caused by a combination of hormonal and metabolic imbalances, resulting in irregularities in ovarian function. Factors such as excess sugar and starchy carbohydrate intake, obesity, genetic predisposition, inactivity, smoking, medications such as steroids and excess oestrogen production, or exposure to xeno oestrogens, are all factors that can induce insulin resistance and PCOS.  Prolonged periods of chronic stress can also contribute to … Continue reading

Is the Paleo diet dangerous?

Is the Paleo diet dangerous?

I receive many emails from readers asking me what I think about the Paleo diet, and the short answer is ‘I concur’ on the majority of their principles anyway  – especially considering they are largely aligned with those in my eating program Eat Yourself Healthy . In fact I wrote this program over 11 yrs ago – long before I had even heard the word ‘Paleo’.  The main point of difference my program offers, is about how to heal your gut, so you can actually reap the nutritional benefits of your food. I also do not believe the Paleo diet should be … Continue reading

How does your muesli measure up..?

How does your muesli measure up..?

This is a photo of my morning muesli on the days I don’t feel like my usual green goddess power smoothie.  But this ain’t your conventional muesli or breakfast cereal, because there are two major differences that can make several kilo’s difference to your hips!  I’m talking about the fact that most conventional breakfast cereals contain up to 30% sugar or up to 40 grams of sugar per 100 grams – that’s a whopping 2 tablespoons of the white stuff!!  To give you a comparison, my home made muesli pictured above, contains just 7 grams of sugar per 100 grams – not that you … Continue reading

Sugar…To Quit Or Not To Quit

Sugar...To Quit Or Not To Quit

Just a few days after returning from my travels in America, my PA flicked me no less than 96 emails from my readers asking my opinion on a recent ‘sugar war’ that had broken out between a journalist and a nutritionist.  I read the article in question and was some what amused as these sorts of controversies always seem to come round when the latest health  craze is hitting the streets. So I feel compelled to respond to those who have asked about my stance on this argument, not only because so many of you have requested I clear up the confusion, but also because  Sarah Wilson was a client of mine, when she consulted … Continue reading

Homemade Chocolate

Homemade Chocolate

 Gluten free, Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Low Suagr, Vegan, Anti Candida If you love chocolate but have been trying to get off sugar then you will love my recipe for the homemde stuff! But first, I want to get your expectations right….chocolate in it’s healthy state is NOT sweet like normal milk chocolate because the whole idea behind eating raw dark chocolate is to reap the nutritional benefits of the raw cacao, which is rich in minerals such as magnesium and antioxidants and because it’s so low in sugar and dairy free, you will only need a small piece to nip those sugar … Continue reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

 V  – Vegetarian – Gluten Free  –  Sugar Free  –  Dairy Free  – Diabetic Friendly Who said you can’t have treats on my Eat Yourself Healthy program!!  This decadent and delicious flourless chocolate cake recipe is a special treat when you are looking for a gluten free alternative to chocolate cake!  Enjoy with a cup of herbal tea on a special occasion or when you feel like spoiling someone you love. Remember treats like these need to be enjoyed in moderation  – and by that I don’t mean every week guys. What you’ll need…  100g virgin coconut oil or organic grass fed … Continue reading

Tips to keep the waist line down travelling

Tips to keep the waist line down travelling

Let me ask you something…. what do you eat when travelling or stuck waiting in an airport terminal? Do you grab a bagel, a burger, a boost juice thick shake, a BLT sandwich? Or perhaps you see the airport transit lounge as a place to indulge in the dirty bird (aka KFC) or the golden arches?…..Or maybe it’s the bucket of hot chips that suck you in every time? Have you ever noticed that when travelling you tend to go for indulgences that you ordinarily wouldn’t touch? I know for me travel and airport terminals can trigger a kind of … Continue reading

How much sugar are you really eating?

How much sugar are you really eating?

When it comes to interpreting food labels and understanding how much sugar is really in our food, there is probably nothing more confusing. You may recall in a recent post I wrote about sugar, how manufacturers are using disguises for the white stuff that sound more like something out of a science fiction novel than real food. Maltitol, mannitol, polydextrose, sorbitol, inulin, HFCS short for – high fructose corn syrup, are all names used by manufactures to list different forms of sugar, but few of us would recognize these terms without formal training. So my advice for interpreting just how … Continue reading

Diaries of a sugar addict

Diaries of a sugar addict

Many of you responded to my recent post about sugar in shock, regarding just how many foods are laden with the white stuff. So in an effort to expand your knowledge on this hot topic even further, I decided to write a post about the many tricks manufacturers use to fool us into thinking their products are slimming and healthy. You can read about it here. The fact is, the way many of us consume sugar is having a detrimental, even life threatening impact on our physical, mental and emotional health. Perhaps the most alarming factor is how many of … Continue reading

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