Category: Diet & Food

Here’s What Happened to My Body When I Gave Up Coffee For 10 Days

My love for coffee started in high school with weak, syrupy-sweet petrol station “cappuccinos.” Then in college, I graduated to Donut King, then Starbucks, then fancy hipster roasts. Somewhere along the way, though, this glorious brew became more of a necessity than an enjoyment. Hectic mornings during which I had to choose between brewing coffee and

6 Meal-Prep Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

If you’ve just hopped on the weight-loss train, your first stop is probably Meal Prep Ville, population: all of Instagram. People who are obsessed with their mason jars, salad stacking, and slow cookers will tell you that making their breakfasts, lunches, and dinners ahead of time has changed their lives and their bodies—for the better.

'I Stopped Weighing Myself—Here's What Happened'

Normally, I hit the scale each morning as part of my daily routine. I’m not desperately trying to lose a few pounds, but rather maintain my weight and identify trends between what I eat, how I feel, and how well I ride. Regularly tracking your weight has its benefits. You can learn whether you’ve fuelled yourself

Jujube Is The Next Big Trend In Superfoods

Quinoa is done, turmeric is trés passé and kale is so 2014 – jujube is the new superfood about to blow up on Instagram feeds around the world. What is it? This small red fruit – also known as a red date, Chinese date, Korean date, or Indian date – has been used in parts

The Changes That Helped This Aussie Woman Lose 20kgs

Name: Amy O’DowdAge: 29Occupation: Primary School TeacherHometown: MelbourneStarting weight: 87.6kgCurrent weight: 68kg What prompted you to start your fitness journey, was there a particular moment or realisation? I was simply sick of feeling sluggish and uncomfortable with how I looked. I had returned from a holiday to Sri Lanka and after seeing the photos I

No Bake Seedy Muesli Bar Recipe By Grown Gathered

We store ours in the freezer to keep them fresh and more nutritious, ensuring the oats, nuts and seeds donʼt go rancid. Ingredients 150 g (1/2 cup) unprocessed honey 150 g tahini 70 g butter 200 g (1 1/2 cups) gluten-free rolled oats 80 g (1/2 cup) sunfl ower seeds 80 g (1/2 cup) flaxseeds 60 g

Exactly How This Woman Used Yoga To Lose 55kgs

When she was at 179kgs, Maria Odugba finally found a workout that worked for her. The University of Central Florida grad student, who has struggled with her weight all her life, has shed 55kgs after discovering yoga, sharing her journey on her Instagram account. She regularly posts photos of her impressive yoga skills, including splits, arm

Beetroot Kraut & Feta Meatballs

Meatballs are seriously underrated. Not only are they a great orderve but go with just about everything! They are great in wraps, salads, pastas and or just on their own! Some Handy Tips & Tricks: Meatballs should always be thoroughly cooked. A good guide is to insert a skewer into the thickest part; if it is

9 Foods You Should Never Eat For Lunch

You always hear that breakfast is the most important meal — but what you have for lunch can make or break a big chunk of your day, too. Choose the right combination, and you can maintain energy all day long. But select the wrong balance, and you can be left cranky, irritable, and hungry before

7 Signs You're Making Weight Loss Harder Than It Needs to Be

No matter how you slice it, weight loss isn’t easy. But unless you have an underlying physical condition like hypothyroidism that impairs your ability to shed pounds, it doesn’t have to feel exhausting, next-to-impossible, or mind-numbingly frustrating. Trust us. Here are seven common signs you’re making it harder on yourself to slim down. 1. You’re

Should You Try CoolSculpting to Lose Weight?

With laser hair removal a mainstay, it was only a matter of time before machines moved on to our other body beef – fat. We know you’re smashing it at the gym but if you’re curious about a leg up, this could be it. And much like our hair removal MVP there’s no surgery and

‘I Got A Six-Pack Eating Pizza!’

Canberra office worker, Natalie Dean, weighed 119 kilos and could barely squeeze into a size 20. A true junk food addict, she’d eat greasy takeaway meals for lunch and dinner. She was even diagnosed with facet join disorder because her fat was crushing the nerves in her face, making her numb. Desperate to change after

Healthy Beef Superfood Salad Recipe

Packed with all of the good stuff this salad will become one of your go-tos. Ingredients 4 x 180g sirloin steaks 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp fennel seeds, crushed 1/2 tsp cracked pepper 1/2 tsp dried mint 1/2 bunch kale, finely shredded 1 cup red cabbage, finely shredded 1 cup green cabbage, finely shredded

This Aussie Trainer's Before And After Pics Are Seriously Inspiring

Name: Sami Rose Age: 31 Occupation: Personal Trainer/Online Coach Hometown: Brisbane Highest weight: 75kg Lowest weight: 49.9kg Current weight: 62-64kg What prompted you to start your health and fitness transformation, was there a particular moment or realisation? Initially I began my weight loss journey when I realised how uncomfortable and self-conscious I felt after gaining weight

Experts Say This Is the Most Dangerous Kind Of Fat To Eat

Despite what you may have heard, not all fats are created equal. Your body relies on healthy fats, like poly- and monounsaturated fats (found in things like fish, avocado, and nuts), to create hormones, produce energy, and absorb certain nutrients.  On the flip side, eating artificial trans fat (primarily found in processed foods), can increase

The Worst Diet Advice Nutritionists Have Ever Heard

When it comes to bad weight loss recommendations, dietitians have heard it all from their clients. Here are the tips they wish you’d stop believing, plus some proven strategies to use instead. “Stop Eating Gluten.” We’ve said this before, but let’s say it again. Unless you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, there’s no

This Is How To Perfectly Poach An Egg

Smashed avo and poached eggs are our weekend brunch MVP. But we’re not so keen on paying $18.50 for them… Cue: the WH poached egg masterclass. Read on for the steps to poached egg perfection. Double tap if you want all three of these brekkies right now ? #hungry ? @liliandikmans A post shared by

6 Foods That Can Lower Your Appetite

Hmm…nuts or popcorn? Yogurt or apple? Salmon salad or turkey wrap? If you’re looking to feel satisfied and maybe drop a few pounds, certain foods will give you a bigger bang for your calorie buck. You’ll get more energy and go longer before sneaking back to the fridge or pantry to refuel.  The secret to

Choc-Hazelnut Freezer Fudge

Raw cacao powder is not the same as cocoa powder, which is full of sugar. Raw cacao is high in antioxidants and is a great mood booster. You’ll find it in larger supermarkets. Cacao nibs are available from health-food shops, along with the pure hazelnut spread. Ingredients 1 cup 100 per cent hazelnut spread 3 tablespoons raw