Making it easier to eat nutritious food more often Like many people I know, we have great ideas and knowledge on nutrition but somehow what we end up eating week after week isn’t always the plan! Life is so busy with people working long hours, feeling tired, trying to fit in exercise and looking after others such as kids or parents or family members and colleagues. It is hardly any wonder … [read more]
Getting to know your gut
Want some great tips for looking after your gut health? I have written an article in this month's issue of Healthy Food Guide Magazine in New Zealand, March issue 2014. It's called 'Getting to know your gut'. Read more about why you want to look after your gut bacteria, how they go astray and how this can affect your … [read more]
Portion Distortion- have you been caught out too?
Do you remember when fast food places started to ‘upsize’ meals, add fries and a drink for a few cents more? Since I didn’t eat at McDonalds and KFC, I felt pretty smug I wasn’t super sizing my meals. But around the same time, I was reading Brian Wansink’s research (he wrote ‘Mindless Eating’) and had a shock. It turned out I was super sizing EVERYTHING I was eating and drinking. And worst … [read more]
Mindful or Mindless Eating… which are you?
I have a confession to make… watching people eat fascinates me! Not right up close mind you, but from a distance such as in the airport or in a shopping mall food court! It started after I read an amazing book called ‘Mindless Eating- why we eat more than we think’ by Brian Wansink. I could see that in speeding up our life, trying to fit the increasing demands in our day, something had to give. … [read more]