Food for stress

Food for stress

When going through a stressful period many people find comfort in reaching for comfort foods such as chocolate, bread or alcohol.  Although these foods may give you short term relief from your stress or anxiety they may also have the opposite affect and increase your...
Tips for managing stress

Tips for managing stress

It’s been a stressful 12 months and we’re all preparing for a bumpy ride this year too.  So I thought it was a good time to put together a few ideas for managing stress for you to try. Did you know that stress is not necessarily a bad thing? Some people thrive on the...
Just keep going…

Just keep going…

Although it may look like it from the picture this is not a sports nutrition post! On the weekend we went out for a family cycle ride.  Now it’s been a few weeks since I’ve been on the bike.  This wasn’t a long ride but it was ALL hills, continuous up and down –...
Should I visit a nutritionist?

Should I visit a nutritionist?

These days we are surrounded by advice on what to eat and what not to eat.  A nutritionist can help you work through all the confusion and come up with a plan that works best for you and your lifestyle.   Some reasons to visit a nutritionist: I want to lose...
Having trouble sleeping?

Having trouble sleeping?

Most people have trouble sleeping at some point in time, or perhaps have children or partners who struggle getting to sleep. We all know how grumpy we get when tired but did you know sleep is also the time our body performs restorative functions like muscle growth,...