1. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail

    This quote is very true and can be applied to most aspects of life. But I often use with clients when they are starting a new nutrition plan. Being prepared is key to staying on track and see results when starting a new healthy eating regime. If you have the correct healthy food prepared and readily available there isn't really any reason to go wrong. Preparing can even save you time during the week… If you spend a couple of hours on a Sunday making sure you have the correct food prepared in fridge for the week ahead, you will be taking a lot of pressure off yourself and setting yourself up for the best chance of success.


    Next time you set yourself a goal, take the time to make the preparations needed in assisting you in achieving whatever that goal may be.

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  2. Lycopene

    For this weeks weekly tip i thought i would share a little info about a very important phytonutrient called lycopene.


    Lycopene is a cancer preventative phytonutrient that is found in red fruits and vegetables - it give it its red colour (tomatoes, red carrots, watermelon, grapefruit to name a few - but it’s not found in strawberries or cherries). Phytonutrients are antioxidants that are produced by the plant to protect it from environmental damage, the phytonutrients work the same for us humans when we eat them by protecting our bodies from free radical damage caused by the environment and foods we eat.


    As mentioned above - lycopene is a cancer preventive phytonutrient. Studies have s

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  3. Watermelon

    With summer here I thought I would share five of the top benefits of making watermelon a summer time staple for the whole family.


    1. Watermelon has a high water content (over 90%) It contains potassium and magnesium which are importing in aiding detoxification and reducing water retention.


    1. Watermelon contain a good amount of lycopene and vitamin C which helps the immune system fight off disease causing free radicals.


    1. Watermelon contain vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Studies show that getting enough vitamin A in your diet can keep your eyes healthy and help in the prevention against age related macular degeneration.


    1. The vitamin A and C found in watermelon act as antioxidants protecting our cells from damage caused by free radicals which can lead our skin to age faster. Vitamin C also helps boost collagen production
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  4. Stop waiting for the perfect moment…

    If there is something this corona virus has taught us, it's when life eventually gets back to normal (whenever that may be) to not sit around and wait for the perfect moment to do something. There are always going to be hurdles in life, but hopefully not as big of a hurdle as this virus has been!


    With all the challenges and restrictions around at the moment, you may feel like it’s not the right time to start focusing on a health or fitness goal. But to be honest you may never feel 100% ready to get started.


    You don’t need to wait for a Monday either - make the decision to get started and don’t let yourself come up with any excuses. I always advise on not setting goals that are too e

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  5. Weekly Tip - Warm fresh lemon and ginger in the morning

    Before reaching for the coffee, try something different - Fresh lemon and ginger in mug of warm water. The benefits include :

    • The lemon helps maintain a healthy pH balance and helps stimulate the digestive system which helps regulate natural bowl movement.
    • The lemon has antibacterial properties that can help fight infections. It also contains vitamin C.
    • Ginger helps with nausea - natural remedy for morning and motion sickness. It calms the stomach and aids digestion.
    • Ginger reduces level of pain and studies have shown it to be as effective as taking NSAIDS.
    • Ginger contains powerful anti fungal properties.
    • Ginger helps your respiratory system and soothes any throat pain. It also boosts the immune system.
    • Believe it or not even the warm water has it’s health benefits! The warm water helps flush the digestive system and hydrate the body.
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  6. Weekly Tip: Good Food

    It really is as simple as that.

    If you don't buy junk - you wont find yourself aimlessly opening the fridge and snacking on empty calories out of pure boredom.

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  7. Weekly Tip: A Helping Hand

    Feeling like you need a helping hand to shift the extra Crimbo kilo’s? 

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  8. Weekly Tip: Winter Mixture

    During these cold winter months one product i definitely recommend having stocked up at home is Beehealth Winter Mixture.

    This delicious mixture of honey powder and propolis keeps your immune system strong, allowing you to enjoy the festive season without catching that pesky winter cold.

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  9. Weekly Tip: December

    December is here and along with that come the christmas parties, mulled wine, boxes of chocolates on the desk at work and beautiful Christmas decorations. Its hard to resist with all the delicious treats around. Whilst I'm all for enjoying the festive season, I do think that people should save the over indulging for just a couple of days over Christmas. A few over indulgent meals wont throw you off track - but a whole month of it will!

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  10. Weekly Tip: Love to ourselves

    With all the social media hype on self love. I think we need to remember what we eat is also a way of showing love to ourselves. By giving our bodies the healthiest fuel, we are respecting it and nourishing it. With a healthy body comes a healthy mind.

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