Monthly Archives: March 2014

Grain-free Choc-Cranberry ‘cereal bars’

This is a new recipe that I am super-excited about for a number of reasons:

  • It’s easy
  • It’s absolutely delicious
  • No baking is required
  • It’s makes a wonderful afternoon snack with a cup of tea
  • Great treat for the kids’ lunch-boxes
  • And it’s a good “running out the door, don’t have time for breakfast” snack

I love re-working recipes to make them my own, with the flavours I enjoy.  I reckon this one has now become my top favourite. I hope you are going to love it too. Read the rest of this entry

Body shape and why it matters

apple and pear togetherAre you an apple, pear or the latest fruit to be included in the mix –  an avocado?  Why is it important to know which fruit shape you are?  Well apparently the distribution of your fat is a valuable predictor of your risk for Type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease. While BMI (body mass index) is a good way to tell if you are at a healthy weight, it doesn’t tell the whole story as it doesn’t take into account where you carry your extra weight. The fairly new kid on the block is “Waist-to-Hip” ratio. In this post I will share with you how you can work out your ratio to determine whether you potentially have the shape with the most health risk. Read the rest of this entry

The healing power of LCHF

Most people focus on the weight-loss aspect of a LCHF way of eating. For many people it is the diet that FINALLY  works for them and allows them to easily maintain their weight-loss. But in this post, I share with you one woman’s incredible story of how LCHF healed an intolerable skin condition for which none of the doctors and specialists she consulted could find a cure. My friend’s journey back to health illustrates very powerfully how the food we eat impacts not just our waistlines, but our health. This is Helen’s story……. Read the rest of this entry

No more bonking!

Ha, I knew that the title of this post would get your attention. Now get your mind out of the gutter and let’s talk about how a low carb diet can benefit you if you are an athlete. I have just finished reading a brilliant book by Drs Phinney and Volek called, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. These two scientists have been researching low carb diets for the past few decades and are considered as the “go to” experts in their field. If you would like to learn how you can improve your performance as an athlete (especially for endurance events) then keep reading and I will share some key points from their book with you. Read the rest of this entry