Applying the 80/20 Rule: How to Eat and Exercise with Balance and Control

Applying the 80/20 rule to exercise and diet

Some years ago, I learned about the 80/20 rule which I sadly didn’t adopt at the time. Back in those years, I was one of those ‘all or nothing’ sort of guys who would train until they faint. The 80/20 rule is regularly used as a guide to safe, progressive strength training, but over time I’ve realised … Read more

The ABCs of Building Healthy Eating Habits: (improving Food Attitude, Behaviour and Coping Skills)

The ABCs of Building Healthy Eating Habits, shown via a healthy bowl of salad

A= ATTITUDE There is a common attitude towards losing weight that the process must entail deprivation, restriction and denial of foods you would normally like to eat. But this creates a conflict because you may want to lose weight but you don’t want to “diet”! This is called a “diet attitude” or “all or nothing … Read more

Brisbane Natural Health

Healthy woman watching beautiful sunset with bicycle

Lifestyle and health are interlinked Aside from exercise, a proper diet and an active lifestyle are important factors in achieving optimal health. Every day we are bombarded with ads on television promoting a ‘quick fix’. “Want to lose weight? Take this pill or use this machine for 3 minutes a day and lose 5 kilos … Read more

12 Ways to Eat Less Meat

Way to Eat Less Meat - Tortilla and grilled vegetables - zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes and herbs

There are numerous reasons to eat less meat. Here are just 5: A Meat-Rich Diet Can Be Bad For You – Whilst meat can be a valuable source of protein and other nutrients, too much meat – especially red meat – has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and even … Read more

Chia Seeds – Worth their Weight in Nutritional Gold

Chia seeds in a metal tart tin on a wodden table with another scoop of chia seeds

When you start looking at chia seeds, you soon realise that they are really quite astounding. Measuring all of 2 mm in diameter, these tiny oval seeds are an absolute powerhouse of nutrients. Lots of foods are described as superfoods these days, but chia seeds definitely deserve the name. What Are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds … Read more

2022 – Eat Well and Live Better

Closeup on woman showing fresh salad and thumbs up. Eat well and live better

Have you ever considered how we expect the almost impossible from what we eat? We want to be getting all the necessary nutrients, feel healthy and be mentally sharp without really having to consider any other factors that may be stopping us from achieving our goals. We want all the benefits we hope to get … Read more

Brilliant Buckwheat Protein Pancakes

Buckwheat Protein Pancakes with yoghurt and fruit filling.

Gluten free but high in protein and big on flavour, these buckwheat protein pancakes are delicious plain, or can be jazzed up with the addition of a few extra flavourings to make a pretty dessert if you’re entertaining. And best of all – you can have them on the table in minutes! Feel like to … Read more

Guilt-Free Raspberry Mousse Protein Slice

Raspberry Mousse Protein Slice on a wooden table top with frozen raspberries and flowers

Healthy eating has never tasted better than our scrumptious raspberry mousse protein slice! Raspberries. I love them and always pop a packet in my shopping trolley when I pass the fruit section. Fresh raspberries and frozen raspberries. Raspberry jelly and raspberry sorbet. Raspberry ice cream and – one of my childhood favs – raspberry mousse. … Read more

Eating Right For Sport

Eating right for sport with scrambled egg tartlets and wheat grain crackers on a stoneware plate

Want to get fitter, want to be faster and stronger? Then take your food intake seriously Food is an important part of sport. It provides the body with the fuel it needs to perform at its best. However, if the wrong foods are consumed, injuries can result. Fatigue is a common risk factor in many … Read more

Protein Powder Explained

A muscular young man wearing black, on a black background, holding a jar of protein powder.

The importance of protein cannot be oversold. Did you know that every cell in your body contains protein? Do you need a protein supplement? Protein really is the building block of every part of you, so you need a plentiful supply of it to grow and maintain your health. Proteins are actually chains of around … Read more

5 Habits Holding You Back From Your Weight Loss Goals

A curvy young woman in sports gear, sitting on a yoga mat with a drink bottle and some free weights. Achieving weight loss goals can mean ditching some bad habits.

If you’re really committed to losing weight you will see results. However, you need to commit to lifestyle changes. If not, the journey is long, meandering and probably pointless. Achieving your weight loss goals mean taking a long, hard (and honest!) look at some of your bad habits. 1. Excuses, excuses. Ditch ‘em! It can … Read more

Make No Excuses

A tired young woman, kneeling on a yoga mat. Make no excuses and embrace exercise and a healthy diet.

To make any big shift in your health you have to want it to do it for you – no one else. Your health doesn’t just revolve around what you put into your mouth, which is a mistake that many of us make when we think ‘health‘. It’s much bigger than that – it also … Read more

6 Ways to Eat More Spinach

Green baby spinach leaves on a white background.

Spinach is one of nature’s superfoods, not to mention Popeye’s fuel of choice – so why not make it yours too? Packed full of powerful nutrients, spinach’s health benefits include the following and more: Alkalises the body Lowers blood pressure Fights psoriasis, acne and wrinkles Can prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes Aids in digestion Maintains … Read more

The Glycemic Index and why it matters to you

Mashed potatoes in a shallow bowl - a food with a high glycemic index

The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of your body’s blood sugar response after eating a carbohydrate. A food with a GI of 100 is rapidly digested and absorbed by the body causing a short, sharp rise in blood sugar. A food with a low GI ( under about 55ish) is digested and absorbed more … Read more

Losing Your Pregnancy Weight

woman with resistance band ready for exercise

A Guide to Nutrition, Exercise and Hormones Shedding those extra kilos may seem impossible while dealing with the challenges that motherhood will thrust upon you. While you care for your child remember that taking care of yourself is just as important. With a positive mindset and focus losing your pregnancy weight will be a cinch. … Read more