What can we learn about weight gain from hibernating hedgehogs?

What can we learn about weight gain from hibernating hedgehogs?

Did you know that in colder climates hedgehogs hibernate?  The science behind how this is fascinating.  Hedgehogs are omnivorous i.e. they eat both animal and plant foods.  In spring their diet consists largely of snails and worms then in autumn they change to feast...
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...
5 top tips for weight loss

5 top tips for weight loss

Deciding to lose weight can be quite easy – the actual task of losing weight itself can be quite difficult!   There are a lot of different diets and strategies – you’ve probably tried a few different ones yourself and had varying results.    Having helped many...
How to lose weight and keep it off!

How to lose weight and keep it off!

There are many reasons we put weight on, for most of us it’s certainly not as simple as balancing the energy in = energy out equation.  Other factors that come into play include our age, our hormones, our health, our diet – to name just a few. What I am focusing...
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 –...
Slow Cooked Roast Capsicum

Slow Cooked Roast Capsicum

Level Easy Time 4 Hours Serves 4 I’ve generally considered stuffed capsicums a bit fussy to make.  I’m more of a home cooked meal gal than a masterchef!  However, making these slow cooked capsicums have changed my mind!  They were definitely a throw it all...
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...