Category Archives: Eating

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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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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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

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

how much caffeine


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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Caffeine in Coffee


How have you handled the caffeine in coffee throughout your life?

Can you have one a day and not worry about it? Or do you find you keep having more?

In my health and weight loss journey, while I have come a long way from the overweight days and have learned so much, the universe never ceases to amaze me further with new discoveries all the time.

Usually these revelations don’t come out of the blue but they build up over time.  If I don’t get the message in the early stages where the discomfort is minor, it gets to a major discomfort stage to get my attention. Think pain, hardship, embarrassment, whatever. It just gets worse until you do something about it.

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Homemade Sesame Snaps

Homemade sesame snapsSuper crunchy and delicious, I think these Homemade Sesame Snaps are better than store bought. Big call!

Do you remember Sesame Snaps in the tiny little packet that you always had trouble opening? Then when it was open the little slices of goodness were all stuck together so rarely if ever, you managed to break them apart without snapping it in half? It didn’t seem to matter though as they were sweet and crunchy – so sticky, crunchy and rock hard in fact that it seemed like your teeth would break! Despite all that, they were yum!

So I don’t know what the ingredients are in the original – might take a peek when I am next at the supermarket – however I wondered if I could recreate the taste with honey or rice malt syrup. It turns out I can! Yahoo!

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What is Psyllium Husk


psyllium husk

Always interested in feeling marvellous I set off to investigate a couple of food stuffs that I don’t eat. One was psyllium husk to make sure all is happening as it should – go fibre, go!

Now right off the bat I found two conflicting bits of information, well actually three. Which is just so typical of everything to do with weight loss, health and actually most things. As Esther Hicks says, “the experts disagree on almost everything in the world, so don’t listen to them.” I have found this to be true for everything I have encountered on weight loss, which is why I had to forge my own way. So onward though with an open mind as best we can!

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