Be a Mindful Eater not a Mindless one

Advice on how to be a mindful eater - a black heart-shaped signboard with the text mindful eating, on a pile of different vegetables, such as French beans, cherry tomatoes, a head of broccoli, and some pieces of chicken in the background

What do you think of when you hear the word mindfulness? Meditation? New age hype? Sitting for hours tied up like a pretzel? Many people misunderstand the concept, the practice and the benefits of Mindfulness. Have you ever gotten out of the car and thought- I can’t remember the trip here? Do you ever get … 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

Best Protein Shake Recipe

Best protein shake Recipe - blueberry, acai and chia seeds protein smoothie

Are you tired of the same old protein powder and water protein shake day after day? Why not mix it up by adding a few nutrient-rich extras to your basic shake and trying for more of a protein smoothie vibe? I know. I know. You put 2 scoops of your favourite protein powder into a … Read more

Practical and proven ways to lose the ‘pudding’

A blue plate with fried meat and a colourful salad. Perfect for encouraging better eating habits and losing fat

Losing fat is in some ways very simple, just a matter or mathematics. Use more energy than you consume, consistently, and you will burn off fat. But in a lot of other ways it is very complex. In our modern industrialised society we don’t often eat because we are hungry. We eat mainly out of … Read more