Things I’ve Learned – Courage, Comfort & Combating the Kilos

Hey Gorgeous Girls…. If you’ve been checking out my social media feeds over the past few weeks, there’s been a little bit of a theme emerging…. not an intentional direction on my part, just one that seems to have developed quite organically. It’s also been coming through quite strongly in a few Facebook Groups that…

QandA: Leaky Gut? What The….?!!

One of my beautiful clients  asked me the other day about Leaky Gut Syndrome…. so, I thought i’d share some ‘easily digestible’ information with everyone. (Pardon the pun)!! Lol!! What’s THAT All About?!?! Our intestines have a natural mucosal lining that helps food move easily through the digest process, and also acts as a ‘gatekeeper’….

How Focussing on Yourself Can be the Most Selfless Act of Giving

Ask not what you could do for others, but what you should do for yourself! Being a ‘better’ person isn’t just about performing ‘selfless acts’ and ‘serving’ the people around us. Sometimes, the most selfless act we can perform, is focussing inwards and enhancing our own levels of personal happiness. Seeing and impacting the world…

Mythbusting 101: Resistance Workouts Won’t Make you ‘Bulk Up’.

No, no, no Gorgeous Girls….. resistance workouts WON’T make you ‘bulk up’ like a bodybuilder or make you look like a man!!  Resistance workouts result in a range of health benefits that you shouldn’t shy away from. ‘Bulking up’ or looking too ‘masculine’ is a common fear experienced by women taking their first steps towards…

Things I’ve Learned – Weight Loss is Not Linear

#thingsivelearned Back in the early days of my lifestyle evolution, hopping on the scales was a pretty nerve-wracking ritual. Each Monday morning, I’d psych myself up…. hoping, wishing, praying, that the scales would somehow confirm that I’d been ‘good’…. that all my healthy eating and all my hard hours at the gym had been worth…

Get Your Fix of Fabulous Fibre

These days, so many people are becoming obsessed with eliminating carbohydrates from their diets. Unfortunately they often overlook some of the really important health benefits that come along with that essential macronutrient. Dietary fibre in particular, has some amazing properties and should be included as part of a well balanced eating plan. 1. Where Can…

Five Great Tips for Staying Motivated

Sometimes the road to improving your health & fitness can seem long…. & dark…. & lonely. It can be tough to motivate yourself day after day to exercise and eat really well…. but there are some really simple things you can do to stay on the right track! After decades of yo-yo dieting (& having…

Pep Up Your Plate with Purple Produce

Typically following closely in the footsteps of our American friends, it’s estimated that up to 90% of Australians do not consume adequate produce from the Purple/Blue colour family, meaning that we’re likely missing out on an array of health benefits! What’s So Great About It? Foods commonly derived from the purple/blue family include blackberries, blueberries,…

The ‘Big 4’ in Weight Loss Mistakes

1. Focussing on Weight Loss rather than Total Health Management: Effective Total Health Management is a marathon, not a sprint. People commonly make the mistake of focussing solely upon weight loss (which, in the scheme of things, is the easy part); yet they fail to plan for the long term sustainable future. This is the…

Things I’ve Learned – Stop Looking for Shortcuts

#thingsivelearned You’ll actually reach your destination quicker, if you stop looking for shortcuts! Hey, I’ve been there before. I’ve lost big numbers on the scales on several occasions…. & that’s exactly how I’ve learned that the shortcuts simply don’t work in the long term! Sure, the latest diet fad always seems so easy, like it’s…