Maintaining a Healthy Eating Plan

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Healthy eating

**** GUEST POST ***** By Justine Knott, Psychologist

One of the reasons we often fall off track with a healthy eating plan is that we do not tune into our body signals and we eat unconsciously, often being triggered to eat by emotional needs and unconscious habits. Notice if you head for the fridge or pantry unconsciously. Whenever I open the cupboard door and reach for something I ask myself, ‘Do I really need this?’, ‘Am I really hungry?’, ‘Is this beneficial for my body?’ and ‘How am I going to feel after I eat this?’

Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

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Pumpkin and lentil soup

Pumpkin soup makes a great meal but sometimes you need load of bread to fill you up! In this recipe we add red lentils to bulk it up a bit. They also give it a lovely creamy consistency.

Red lentils are packed with fibre that helps lower cholesterol and also keeps you ‘regular’. The combination of the fibre and protein in lentils, means that you are going to be fuller for longer. They help keep you blood sugar balanced, so no afternoon energy crash! Plus they are rich in B vitamins and iron. This tiny nutritional giant is going to fill you up – not out!


Do you keep getting sick? These could be the 3 reasons why!

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Keep getting sick?

It’s quite normal to get sick at least once or twice a year.  As long as its short and sweet, it’s a good sign that your immune system is up to to the job but if you keep getting sick your immune system just doesn’t have the fighting power to knock those viruses for six.

5 Quick and Easy Snacks

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I did a survey recently with my clients asking them about their snacking habits, what they snacked on….the good and the bad.  The most popular snacks were; chocolate, fruit, rice crackers and yoghurt.    Chocolate aside these are great snack options BUT only if you are eating the right kinds.  Let me explain…..

Nutty Chocolate Balls

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chocolate nut balls

These chocolate nut balls are packed with nutrition. Using the following whole foods we can make a nutritious snack to satisfy even the sweetest tooth! The great thing is that they only take 5-10 minutes to prepare and you wouldn’t even think they were healthy!

Do You Have An Underactive Thyroid?

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underactive thyroid

Q. I am so tired, all the time! I sleep ok but wake up so exhausted. I feel like I trudge through each day, this can’t be normal?

A. It is possible you could have an underactive thyroid.

Q. But my doctor ran a thyroid test and said everything was fine.

How To Read A Food Label

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This is always a really popular topic at my cooking demonstrations and something that I explain with clients, to ensure we have a really good understanding of how to read a food label because it can be quite overwhelming when you grab a product and you look at the label, and think, “What on earth am I looking at?” or “Which are the bad numbers again?” or “What does this mean or what does that mean?” So, I am going to make this a little easier for you.

Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns

Who doesn’t love a hot cross bun?  If you are up to making them from scratch – check out this recipe

We use wholemeal spelt flour for this recipe.  What is Spelt?  It’s an acient grain orgianlly used in bread making.  It does contain gluten but lower levels than wheat.  Spelt is high in fibre, protein and B vitamins.

Why Am I Always Tired?

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Why am I always tired

How often do you wake up in the morning with that dreaded feeling of facing another day with absolutely no energy?

Is this a familiar question you ask yourself, ‘why am I always tired?’

Sometimes it’s not just one factor that’s leaving you feeling flat but instead a combination of things that contribute to you always feeling tired.

Eating For Energy – Cooking and Nutritional Workshop

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I ran my first ever cooking workshop on Saturday 21st February 2015 at the lovely Raw Materials in Footscray.

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“I met Chantelle when I was feeling tired, actually exhausted would be a better word, overweight and beginning to feel that my head was not in the right space.

She listened to me, put me on a path that helped me immensely. I just needed someone to hold my hand for a bit.  The weight came off, the energy came creeping back and the head was clearer.

I cannot thank her enough for walking me through this period and suggest if you feel anything like I did, let her take you by the hand and lead you through it”

--- Rita

… When I first saw Chantelle I had a long list of gut problems due in part to Coeliac disease which I had been recently diagnosed with. Chantelle assisted with the healing of my gut which has left me free of pain and bloating as well as the need to be constantly near a toilet! . I would recommend her and the approach she takes with clients….

--- Alex Lawrence