New Year Goals - don't be a sucker

Set health goals for a healthier you in 2019? 50% of people set weight loss as their New Year resolution. There is a lot of hype and confusion about the fad diet for weight loss. Fad diets are restrictive and difficult to stick to. Don't be sucked in. Instead, focus on healthy habits. Here are my top 5 tips for success.

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Awesome health benefits of oats

Let me share why I just love using oats. They have a low GI, keeping you full longer and packed with beta glucan, they are fabulous for the heart as well as digestion. Oats are never boring.

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Struggling with willpower?

Do you struggle with willpower when it comes to weight loss? If you answered yes, you are not alone. This is a common difficulty when it comes to weight loss. The problem is that willpower is a finite resource. We usually start the day well, but as the demands and pressure placed upon us over the day builds up our supply of willpower dwindles. Psychologists have discovered that it is far easier to focus on making changes to habits rather than depending on willpower. Here are some simple habits that can help you achieve your weight loss goals

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Start the day well with breakfast

Breakfast eaters are better able to maintain a healthy weight. Eating breakfast kickstarts your metabolism and keeps you satisfied so you are less likely to consume excess kilojoules later in the day. Breakfast also improves mental alertness, concentration, mood and learning by stabilising blood sugar levels. Breakfast provides a range of important nutrients including carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium and B group vitamins

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Time to Spring clean your kitchen

Spring is the time for a clean out. Toss away those habits which are not helpful. An organised and tidy kichen makes it easier to make healthy food choices. Here are a few ideas to get you back on track with your health goals: Spring clean the kitchen. Start with the pantry. Clear out those foods that are not helping you to achieve good health. An organised pantry stocked with healthy staples is a good start. Think tins of tomatoes, legumes such as three beans, lentils and kidney beans, beetroot, corn, brown rice and pasta. Choose high fibre breakfast cereals

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Year of the Pulses, 2016

2016 is the International Year of Pulses. The Australian Dietary Guidelines encourage us to eat a wider variety of foods. Legumes can be a valuable, non animal source of protein as well as a vegetable serve. Many Australians still do not eat enough vegetables. Dietitians recommend people eat legumes and pulses at least 2-3 times a week because of their wonderful health benefits.

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Spring into shape

With spring just around the corner, are you starting to notice those few kilos extra? Losing weight can improve your health, energy levels and the way you move and feel about yourself.

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