Category Archives: Eating

Polyunsaturated fats cause weight gain

PUFAs cause weight gain

You are probably thinking, “what’s she on about now?!!” Well I’ve just discovered that polyunsaturated fats cause weight gain and many other undesirable things!

It’s just amazing to me how these things are totally around out there, but they don’t sink into my brain until I am ready to listen to it.

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Is dietary advice causing food stress?

dietary advice causing food stressIt is interesting reading, tripping through other people’s blogs and everyone’s responses when it comes to eating, body image and food stress.

There are unrealistic ideals in terms of thinness, eating disorders, people who believe one thing bagging anyone else who has a different view. A myriad of ways to eat – paleo, vegetarian, vegan, high protein, fruitarian, bananas only, raw food only, low carb, junk food only, low carb high fat.  A combination of the above, eat some things but leave other things out. As well as the whole ‘a little bit of everything in moderation’ camp.

So really to find your way through the murky depths of the many views, concepts, programs and guidelines, there is only one true shining light of guidance for you. And that is…

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White Chocolate Coconut Slice

coconut, macadamia, coconut oil, cacao butterSteering a little away from peanut butter and chocolate this week, I thought I would revisit some of my white treats and create something new. Presenting White Chocolate Coconut Slice.

This is a step up from the White Chocolate Fudge recipe and is even more creamy and tastes even more like those chewy Milk Shake lollies of my youth. (I was sure my teeth were going to come out chewing those lollies.)

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Lemon Noodle Salad

lemon noodle saladI just wanted to share with you my current favourite salad – the Lemon Noodle Salad. I could eat this at least four days in the week, as it’s just so light and tasty and really hits the spot. The best part is that it’s super easy (I don’t cook any other way) and is really adaptable to whatever you have in your fridge.

So there are only a couple of essential ingredients to make it taste similar to mine and these are:-

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Raw cacao chocolate may not be such a super food.

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Boo! Devastated.

I know, right?

Unfortunately, we’ve all been sucked in (me included, big time,) by the marketers who conveniently leave out the bad bits, when singing the praises of raw cacao.

So while it may have some benefits, for some people the bad outweighs the good and problems arise. Let’s just say, it’s no bone broth!

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Dangerous Grains – A book that blew my mind

dangerous grainsDangerous Grains by James Braly M.D. & Ron Hoggan, M.A. is an eye opening book and a must read for those interested in their health.

So over a year in my new residence and I have only recently sought out my nearest library. I love libraries for their air-conditioned quiet space, loads of magazines to read and newspapers and yes I am a reading nerd but since Big Bang Theory, nerds are cool, so all is well.

My reading material is always factual stuff, or is that non-fiction? What’s the difference? Why do we need two words that are the same thing? It’s like calling milk – non orange juice. It’s weird.

Anyway, I read mostly health books of course and a little self-help stuff (firm believer in taking responsibility for your own life) and had a list of a few titles that I wanted to find there. All were out with one in particular that I wanted being taken only a few hours earlier – doh! In any case I kept searching and found this amazing book called Dangerous Grains.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

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One of my favourite things about simple recipes is that you can sometimes just add one more ingredient to the mix and it completely changes it to a new taste sensation. And this is what happened here for these Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Bites.

I had Philly cheese in the house for some reason and was making my PB Protein Balls and my usual weekly batch of Homemade Chocolate and decided to mix it in and the result was a decadent ‘to-die-for’ dessert that’s super healthy!

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Healthy White Christmas Slice..

Healthy White Christmas Slice

Christmas is coming! And the best news is, all your favourite dishes can be made in a healthy way without sacrificing the sensational flavours. Here’s the decadent Healthy White Christmas Slice.

I have tasted the traditional White Christmas slice in the past and while it looked fantastic, one piece and I had an immediate headache and felt instantly tired. Not to mention wanting to eat the whole batch despite the pain!

So I whipped up a Slim Birdy original and oh my, tastes like the most amazing white chocolate without the hangover! Add this one to your Christmas cooking list.

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How much caffeine in a cup of coffee

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How much caffeine is in a cup of coffee? Why is it important? Should we be drinking it at all?

The answer is 95mg in a standard cup of coffee; but my battle with the stuff has been comical. Because this is the story where I was swearing off it forever finally, and wait until you see the ending!

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