7 hacks to eating clean on a budget

Clean eating on a budget

I think we can all agree that fresh, homemade, organic food is delicious, and we would happily eat it every day of the week.

 

Yet the bottom line sometimes becomes an issue as it’s no secret that organic, clean eating can be pricy, especially if you have a family to feed.

 

I can tell you, unless you have a whole lot of discretionary income, changing over your way of eating and…

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Can snacking be healthy?

I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t have cravings from time to time, they happen even to the healthiest of us. Often, when a craving hits in the afternoon or the evening after dinner, we get the urge to snack. Cravings can often be prevented by eating balanced meals throughout the day (read more here and here) but we all know that sometimes no…

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4 simple strategies to help you reach THAT resolution

Welcome to the 2nd week of January. How are your New Year’s Resolutions? Holding up strong, I hope.

I know many of my clients (and a lot of other people too!) add “loose weight” to their list of goals for the New Year, and some of them succeed. Have you ever wonder what the difference might be between those who do and those who fail?

It often comes down to the…

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‘Tis is the season to be eat, drink and be merry, and I love it!

I’m spending the holidays at home and can’t wait for the feast. Luckily for me vegetables have always been featured on my family’s menu, and often take centre stage. Is it the same in your family? Or maybe the vegetables get overlooked during the holidays as you prepare to overload on them in the New Year (resolutions, right?)    

Did you know that there…

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Eat the pie and keep your goals this holiday season

The holiday party season is upon us, which means abundance of meals, parties, and gatherings that are filled with delicious but generally unhealthy foods. Of course there is more to be enjoyed this season than these large meals, but the festivities most certainly can become centred around the dinner table.

 

Many of my clients and friends give up on their health goals during this time of year, planning on picking…

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5 simple self care practices

I’ve got to be honest – the last two months were hard for me – physically and mentally. All I wanted to do was sleep and eat potato crisps, because I had zero energy to cook or even do food shopping. Unfortunately the crisps were not going to help me get through that, so I knew I had to try something different and just be kind to myself.

 

Being kind…

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Food – friend or foe?

Food friend or foe

Isn’t it funny that something essential to live causes so many of us anxiety, and insecurity? Not to mention confusion!! I don’t think there is any other topic in the world so wildly discussed, with so many opposing points of view being promoted as the “right way”.

 

Then you need to add the very complicated relationships so many of us have with it. We use to celebrate when things are…

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6 major food cravings and what they really mean

Hands up if you ever had a craving for any type of food? I am so glad you raised your hand, friend! Have you ever wondered why you just cant stop eating chocolate? Or maybe you crave savoury food?? I’m totally the savoury type of girl. Well, that plus, it would be really hard for me to say NO to a really indulgent, vegan, gluten free brownie. So there…

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4 reasons to chew your food properly

You must have heard that you should chew your food a minimum 15 times before swallowing, in some cases upwards of 30-40 times! But do you actually do it?

I know I’ve been guilty of just inhaling my food, with no thought given to chewing, and I have been missing out on its benefits.

 

  • Enables the right amount of food eaten

Research has shown that chewing food slowly and thoroughly can…

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I liked being in a diet

It’s been over 7 years since I finished my last diet and despite having no intention of ever starting a new one again, I realised that I actually sometimes liked the idea of being on one.

 

Yes, I know it’s a crazy statement to come from an Eating Psychology Coach who knows that diet just don’t work, but let me explain.

 

Being on a diet was easy. The rules were clearly…

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