Simple And Delicious Paleo Fish Tacos

It’s Sunday night. You’ve indulged a little over the weekend. You must have something healthy for dinner because you need those nutrients to perform a full-on exorcism cleansing of your body aaaaaannnnd you definitely do not feel like cooking! What in the name of all things good are you doing here? You need to be down …

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7 Staggeringly Simple Tips for Healthy Eating On A Budget

Staggeringly simple tip number 1 – Plan your week’s meals This would be my ultimate budget tip. It helps keep you on track and stops you going off-road into unknown territory where takeaways are lying in wait to entice you into their lairs. It doesn’t have to be elaborate just …

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5 Healthy, Budget-Friendly, Spiraliser Salads

Spiralised salads are one of the most undemanding and boredom-free ways to get vegetables onto a plate. What you can add to ‘jooj’ them up is only limited by your imagination. A fabulous dressing, some slivered almonds for crunch. Go crazy! This world needs a little more of this kind of crazy. If you …

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picture of low carb chocolate raspberry cheesecake

Decadent Chocolate and Raspberry, Cashew Cheesecake

Whoever says you can’t do decadent and healthy in one dish hasn’t tried my cashew nut cheesecake. This isn’t something I would eat every day or every week.  It is nice to have a treat though and I love to see non-low-carbers enjoying my food. I might make this for …

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5 reasons why your weight loss has stalled

5 Reasons Your Weight Loss Has Stalled

So you’ve been eating a low carbohydrate diet and you’ve been doing well but your weight loss has stalled. Previously the weight has dropped off and you’ve been feeling great. You jump on the scales one day and you’ve put weight on. “Whaaat?” “Oh well,” you say “just a glitch. …

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Ketosis, carbohydrates

Ketosis, Carbohydrates and Fat Loss Debunked

If you are a regular reader you will know that Peter and I live in ketosis. Simplistically put our bodies burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. This post is in answer to a reader’s question about how our bodies deal with carbohydrates when we live in ketosis. Fuel consumption by …

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Easiest Raspberry Chia Jam Recipe Ever

This is the easiest raspberry chia jam. It is so quick you will be enjoying it by the time the toast is done. Remember the days when fruit would be boiled with the sugar until you had setting consistency. Some fruits just took forever and you had much better things …

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7 ways to spoil yourself on a budget these holidays

7 Ways To Spoil Yourself On A Budget These Holidays

We all need a bit of spoiling from time to time and at this time of year even more so. It is important for your health that you keep your stress levels down. So here is how to do it on a budget. Cortisol is the hormone that is released …

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Kimchi recipe

A Simple And Delicious Kimchi Recipe

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish. It is a fermented pickle so is a perfect probiotic accompaniment for keep you gut healthy. Many variations of flavour and vegetables can be used but probably the ingredients you will find more often are chilli, garlic, ginger and of course cabbage. I …

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Eliminate grains

9 Tips To Help You Eliminate Grains From Your Diet

  So you have decided you want to eliminate grains from your diet. First up, well done. Most of those who consider it never actually make the decision to do it. One word of caution, it’s not a good idea to embark on this adjustment when you’re about to change …

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saying no to wine

5 Tips To Help You Drink Less Alcohol

This is a light-hearted look at how you can drink less alcohol with serious intent. Moderate alcohol consumption can: Lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, possibly by thinning the blood. Decrease your chances of getting a cold, maybe something to do with the antioxidant properties of wine. Could help guard …

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Easy Sauerkraut Recipe Made In A Hot Climate

Recently I was researching gut health and how to improve it. On my travels around the internet, I uncovered some delicious recipes for making sauerkraut, pickles and fermented veggies. Most looked super easy and while some were made with makeshift pickling systems such as large jars covered with a cabbage …

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7 Tips To Help You Get To Sleep Easier

Do you have difficulty getting to sleep at night and wish it was easier? Do you find yourself getting ever stressed about the hours ticking away while you toss and turn? Try these seven tips to help you get to sleep easier: Avoid caffeine too late in the day I try …

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How to stay on the healthy food wagon when you travel

How To Stay On The Healthy Food Wagon When You Travel

Is your diet difficult to stick to when you travel? Those of you who read my blog will know that I don’t eat any grains or sugar. I am a ‘food nerd’ so travelling anywhere means I need to be super organised. Here are my tips: International travel After arriving anywhere …

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Low Carb Zoodles With Avocado Sauce

I make this zoodles dish fairly often. It is very forgiving and you can just keep adding to it, chilli, asparagus, broccoli, various herbs, feta. The sky and your imagination is the limit. Zucchinis are a good source of Magnesium which supports muscle and nerve function. As well as Vit …

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A List Of The Best Foods For A Healthy Gut

Do you have a healthy gut? If you are bloated or constipated maybe you don’t. Not that I truly want to know about the inner workings of your digestive system but if you are either of these there is good news. Your diet can help with obtaining and maintaining a healthy gut. …

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8 Of The Best Anti-inflammatory Foods

Constant inflammation in the body is one of the leading causes of many illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and in some cases Alzeihmer’s. This list of anti-inflammatory foods are a great way to decrease inflammation and so improve your health. As you move into perimenopause and menopause you may …

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Easy, Healthy Grain Free Seed Crackers

When you are trying to keep to a low carb and grain free diet one of the things you miss is something crunchy to have as a snack or an addition to a platter. After much trial and error I ended up with these healthy grain free seed crackers that …

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Super Easy Mayonnaise Made In A Jar With A Stab Blender

I first made my own mayonnaise when we started on a low carb diet and I haven’t looked back. I had no idea how easy it could be. This is so much healthier and tastier than any shop-bought mayonnaise you will buy. If you have a stab blender, also known …

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Are Statins Necessary To Lower Cholesterol

Are Statins Necessary To Lower Cholesterol?

Are statins truly necessary? I think that very much depends on the circumstances. A while back I wrote about Pete’s cholesterol level. His total cholesterol was at the vertigo-inducing height of 9.2. The doctor prescribed statins and sent him away. Just like that, without any further tests or knowing Peter’s …

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chocolate fudge

Low Carb Chocolate Fudge

So my food photography is obviously not getting any better. Anyone with a brain would know to focus on the food and not the space between the plates. Watch this space for signs of brain returning in future shots. I urge you not to hold your breath though, I don’t want …

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A tray of freshy made muesli

Healthy Grain Free Muesli (A Great Low Carb Breakfast)

I am a muesli girl, especially this particular muesli recipe, many aren’t. Others prefer eggs or toast or a fry up but my favourite healthy breakfast is a bowl of muesli with some berry goodness and creamy yoghurt. I call this recipe Muesli Reloaded because it is an update on …

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low carb chia pudding with mango

Chia Pudding Recipe (A Great Grab N Go Breakfast)

Sharing a chia pudding with Molly in a raw cafe was defining moment for our household. Chia puddings became a staple from that day on. They are versatile enough to have for breakfast, snack or dessert. Add fruit and coconut yoghurt and it will keep you satiated for hours. Molly will …

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cholesterol conundrum

Everything You Need To Know About Cholesterol Levels In Midlife

Having high cholesterol levels in midlife is what many women and men fear. Peter’s last test results for his cholesterol levels revealed what every male his age fears. Total cholesterol was 9.2 mmol/L LDL cholesterol is 6.3 and HDL 2.58 Triglycerides are low at 0.7 mmol/L The doctor immediately wrote …

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