My favourite homemade chocolate recipe

Love your chocolate? I love chocolate!  It’s probably my greatest weakness.  In January I decided to go the whole month without it to see if I could conquer it!  I discovered that it’s a treat that I really do want to allow myself, but I want to let myself enjoy it as well!  What’s the point […]

Fruit sugar – do you need to be wary?

If you’re healthy and fit you really don’t have to worry about fructose – simply enjoy seasonal fruits in moderation and you’ll be fine. If, however, you have a problem with blood sugars it’s a good idea to limit high sugar fruits and to fill up or snack on veggies instead. Here’s a list of […]

Can coconut oil help you lose weight?

While researching fats for my Healthy Eating Workshop, I came across a lot of information on coconut oil.  I’ve been putting coconut oil on my skin for years now and have been frying things in it for a long time too.  But there’s been a recent frenzy on the subject, particularly regarding weight loss and […]

Overcoming comfort eating

  Comfort Eating Comfort eating is common, occurring in up to 80% of the population!  Comfort eating (AKA emotional or non-hungry eating) is the urge to eat for reasons other than physiological hunger. In our culture where food is incredibly abundant, comfort eating has become a convenient way for us to manage uncomfortable emotions. Just […]

Why cereal sucks!

If your goals are: To stop emotional eating To have abundant energy, To love your body, To be sharp and focused To feel joyful and light, Then don’t eat cereal! I am working with a young woman at the moment who has all of the above goals.  She’s intelligent, doing a pHD in fact, she’s […]

The War Against Butter!

Should we eat butter or should we eat margarine?  The answer reveals so much about what’s going on in the area of food and nutrition right now. My own bias, as someone who trusts nature, is that butter is the way to go.  In fact in our household margarine is not welcome! However, many people […]

Breakfast myths

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, mainly because it sets the tone for your eating habits for the rest of the day.  One of the most common problems for people, especially those watching their weight, is a tendency to under eat at breakfast. We think that a Weet Bix and a […]