Author Archives: Emma

Why do fad diets fail?

If 98% of diets are doomed to fail why do we continue to try them…and fail?

What is a fad diet?special-diet-sml

A ‘fad’ is considered to be something that is very popular but only for a short time. Therefore diets that are popular for a short time whether within our culture or within our own minds fad diets. A fad diet to one person may be a way of living for another person. Consider that some people thrive on low carb, others on low fat (although this is questionable healthwise), low protein, vegetarian, meatarian, gluten free, low salt, raw food, fruitarian. The list is endless! Regardless if its not something that you can maintain then it’s a fad and it wont work for you.  (more…)

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The Bliss Point – thoughts on Sugar

Have you seen any of the recent TV shows on sugar? It’s about time this information finally surfaced! The sugar industry is big bucks and while most of us are probably aware that it contains empty calories, did you know that our body reacts to it like its a drug? Ever noticed how sometimes you just […]

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Anzac biscuits

Anzac Biscuits Serves 24 Ingredients: 1 x cup Plain Flour ½ cup Brown Sugar 1 x cup of Shredded Coconut (or an extra ½ cup of Oats if you don’t like coconut) 1 x cup Oats 1 tbsp Golden syrup 125gm Butter ½ tsp Bicarb Soda 2 tbsp Hot Water Method: Combine the dry ingredients: […]

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Recipe: Anzac Biscuits

Nutrition notes: Oats are a very healthy carbohydrate and are good for sustained energy release as well as being great for anxiety and mood. Coconut is a healthy fat that children need for brain development. Golden syrup and brown sugar are better alternatives to white sugar! These biscuits are especially good for children as they […]

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peach upsidedown cake

Recipe: Upside-down Peach Cake

Nutritional information: Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar Self-Raising Flour, 400 g 1,260 272 6 40 1,200 5 Egg 120 g 120 0 10 12 130 0 Sliced Tinned Peaches In Light Syrup, 410 g 240 57 0 2 0 57 Caster Sugar, 75 grams 300 75 0 0 0 75 Vegetable Oil (Rapeseed), 6 […]

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Benefits of exercise in the water

Relaxing in the pool sounds pretty good right now huh? I find it always does when I don’t have to put loads of layers on afterwards. Jeans, tshirt and flip flops and I’m ready to go home after my swim! In winter its more cumbersome but I try to keep it easy with post swim […]

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