Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Is Low-Fat Food Making You Fat?

Sugar fat

Do you want to know the truth about low-fat food products?

I have been there. You are trying to eat well, you have swapped your full-fat foods for the low-fat alternatives. You are feeling in control of your diet, now you are just waiting for the weight drop off your body.

Here is the bad news. Your low-fat food is making you fat.

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Feel better today: Add Cinnamon to your diet

Peaches and Cinnamon

I love the spice cinnamon. I add it to my smoothies, to my breakfast porridge and to my homemade granola. It adds a taste of ‘sweetness’ without the need to add sugar.

Cinnamon has also been used for centuries as a medicinal spice.  Cinnamon can be used to treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold and loss of appetite. Cinnamon can also assist with lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

Here is my latest (and currently favourite) smoothie that will have you adding cinnamon to your diet in no time.

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Fresh Summer Rolls

Summer Rolls

Aah, summer. Lazy days sitting outside in the sun.

While I am enjoying the great outdoors, I want to have a quick, fresh and easy meal that I can share with friends. These summer rolls will really hit the spot.

I like to prepare the sauce ahead of time (it will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days), cut up my filling ingredients and then let each of my guests build their own rolls. Alternatively, if you are having a posh get together, you can make your rolls before your guests arrive and serve them as appetisers. If dining alone, these summer rolls are great for a light lunch.

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Does your hair need some TLC?

TLC

Have you ever stood looking at yourself in the mirror and wondering what to do with your limp, lifeless hair?

Vibrant healthy hair depends on a balanced diet. Poor nutritional intake and the effects of crash dieting will show up on your hair and skin. Lifestyle factors such as smoking, hormone imbalances and lack of sleep will also contribute to limp, lifeless hair.

Does your hair needs some TLC to bring it back to life?

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Do something to reward yourself

CELEBRATE your Success

When was the last time you celebrated your success?

You took the time and effort to set yourself a goal or a challenge. You ace it, successfully achieving (and potentially exceeding) the set outcome. Then before you celebrate your success you are off and running to complete a new goal.

Does this sound familiar to you?

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