I’ve always had a sensitive gut. Growing up, I had to drink a different milk to my siblings and in my late teens, I remember being so bloated that I had to change out of my jeans and into a flowy dress on regular occasions.
When I think about true health, I think about the things we can add into our diet rather than the things we can restrict.
Emotional eating is when someone responds to stress or difficult feelings by eating, even when they don’t have true physical hunger. The foods that one consumes are often high in carbohydrates and calories and have low nutritional value (ie. are ultra processed foods). Emotional eating can interfere with maintaining a healthy and balanced diet/lifestyle and can lead to a poor relationship with food long term.
You would all know from following my social media accounts that I am a HUGE fan of nuts as a snack, on top of meals and added into my baking. You simply can’t go past the healthy fats, fibre, protein and other vitamin and minerals contained in nuts. I get so many questions around which nut type is best however so I thought I would do a post below for you guys detailing the benefits of all 10 nuts. Hint: They are all brilliant in different ways so variety is always best.
UPDATE: Please see www.lovelivinglean.com.au for more information! The 12 week program is now open for sign ups and will commence on November 4th, 2018.
We have had such an over whelming response to our new 12 week ‘LOVE LIVING LEAN‘ program that we wanted to collate all the questions so far and give you guys a few more answers in terms of what’s to come. Watch this space as sign ups will be opening VERY SOON but we just wanted to clarify a few things for you guys and get you as excited to launch as we (Angie and myself) are!
For many years we thought that if you eat fat – you’d get fat. So we limited all types of fat, including the good ones. The latest research not only shows us that healthy fats are good for us – it also shows us that the heathy fats in nuts are associated with preventing weight gain. So to put it simply, yes nuts are high in fat but the good kind which can help manage our weight! Read on to find out how…
Does it ever feel like the older you get, the more time poor you are? The more you try and succeed, the less time you have to do other things. From work to family to social commitments and even just general life – it feels like we have less and less hours in the day.
Perhaps the question I get asked the most! How to beat sugar cravings?!? We have all experienced them at some stage but why do sugar cravings occur and how can you learn to beat sugar cravings for good? I’m sure many of you experience that 3pm slump when your brain is screaming out for sugar to get you through. There’s nothing more annoying when you’re trying to be healthy and all you can think about is the chocolate in the vending machine! The worst part is, the more sugar we eat, the more sugar we want! There are a number of reasons why sugar cravings occur so keep reading to learn why they keep happening and how to finally beat sugar cravings!
More than 11.5 million Australians spend an average of 40 hours each week in the workplace (ABS 2016). This is a huge chunk of your week, and if your job mainly involves sitting then you could be putting your health at risk. The answer? Find ways to get moving at work.