Time to put on your coats and OATS!

Nothing like a warm bowl of porridge to warm you up with winter! Continuing research since the 1960’s has found time after time, the effect oats have on lowering cholesterol levels.    Beta-glucan is the fibre component within oats that is…

Easter Fudge Balls

Here is a lovely treat for Easter that is gluten free, lactose free and no added sugar…..sound too good to be true? Try this healthy treat rich in omega 3 fatty acids and fibre this Easter.  A tasty ball of goodness. 1 1/2 cups of…

Welcome to Autumn, what a lovely colour of auburn the leaves are changing to! Keeping your water intake up in Autumn With the cooler weather we still have to ensure that we are drinking at least 1.5 to 2 litres…

Excuse our garlic breath!

Allium sativum also known as garlic could possibly be the king of the superfoods.  The use of garlic for medicinal purposes dates as far back as when the Giza pyramids construction began.  The pungent odour of garlic is due to…

Sticking to your health goals in 2011!

It’s that time of year again………New Year’s resolutions and goals that we set and have great intentions of fulfilling and then in February we have slipped back into our old habits.

Common New Year’s resolutions are:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Quit smoking
  3. Improve poor dietary habits
  4. Feel healthier

These goals can be easily achieved but we have to make sure that you don’t set yourself up for failure – the goals you set must be realistic and tailored to what you think you can achieve. This allows you a much better chance of attaining these goals.

REALISTIC GOALS

UNREALISTIC GOALS

I would like to lose 10 kilograms over 10 weeks

I want to lose 3 kilograms per week

I will reduce the amount of cigarettes I smoke by one per day/every 3 days

I will quit smoking cold turkey

I would like to increase fruit and vegetables and wholegrains in my diet

I will completely overhaul my diet and only eat healthy food

I would like to run 5 kilometres

I want to win gold!

 

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