Ginger Carrot Soup

Ginger Carrot Soup

Winter Warmer

Who doesn’t love a delicious, hot soup in winter? This soup is packed with so much goodness it’s a definite winner in my house. Ginger has a long history of being used to relieve digestive problems, nausea, reduced appetite and motion sickness. Carrot benefits can mainly be attributed to their beta carotene and fibre content. Carrots are also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, Vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper an manganese.

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TRAINING THE ‘SKINNY-FAT’ CLIENT:

TRAINING THE ‘SKINNY-FAT’ CLIENT:

With so many of your clients approaching you to help them Skinny Fat Picshed the kilos it’s easy to find yourself focusing your fitness career on ‘that’ word – ‘obesity’. While there should certainly be an emphasis on reducing body fat levels, for some of your potential or actual clients there is a strong possibility that they have actually taken this too far.Introducing the ‘skinny-fat’ client, otherwise known as TOFI – thin on the outside, fat on the inside.

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Why some people stay slim ‘easily’ and some don’t

Why some people stay slim ‘easily’ and some don’t

Ever wondered why that friend of yours can stay so slim without what seems like much effort at all while others are struggling with their weight. You may fit into one of these categories. Cornell Food and Brand Lab research findings have given us some insight, whether surprising or not, as to the lifestyle ‘secrets’ of the effortlessly slim.

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Junk food addiction is real, and makes you want more and more

Junk food addiction is real, and makes you want more and more

Ever wondered why kids are so addicted to junk food? It’s because they want to defy us and increase our blood pressure, isn’t it? Um, nope. What about you? Are you struggling to give up that morning muffin? Well, this daily habit may be happening on automatic pilot. It literally can be seen as an addiction. While I’m not really surprised it’s always nice to have some science to back up what is pretty obvious. And parents, sorry to say, we may be fuelling your own, and your kids’ addiction.

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5 Tips for Preparing Healthy Work Lunches

5 Tips for Preparing Healthy Work Lunches

Weight gain often starts at work. Yep, right when you’re trying to move forward with your life that little extra ‘pudge’ starts creeping onto your rear end while you sit and try to finish that winning report. The two main reasons for weight gain at work are sitting on your butt for too long (we don’t move enough!) and eating the wrong food (how’s that cookie jar looking?).

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What’s really in your kids’ snacks? You might not want to know!

What’s really in your kids’ snacks? You might not want to know!

By Rosemary Marchese Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids So, what are you putting in your kids’ lunchboxes? Perhaps the odd packet of bikkies? Are you thinking that a small ‘treat’ after dinner is okay if they eat all their dinner? Well, I’m not here to tell you what to do but you may want to think twice after you read this little list of interesting points I have compiled. What’s really in your kids’ snacks? You might not want to know! Diethyl glycol is a chemical used in…

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REALISTIC GUIDE TO GOING ORGANIC

REALISTIC GUIDE TO GOING ORGANIC

Is it really worth bothering? How good is organic, really? We all know it’s definitely not good for paying off the mortgage! But it is good for packing in more antioxidants into produce. Plus, we all know what it doesn’t contain – a bunch of nasty chemicals that have been linked to headaches, anxiety, superbugs and a whole heap of other health complaints.

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Why ‘Concentration Camps’ are Not a Weight Loss Strategy.

Why ‘Concentration Camps’ are Not a Weight Loss Strategy.

By Rosemary Marchese Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids A Note in Response to Comments Made by Dr. Ric Gordon. Dear Dr. Gordon & Channel 9, Why ‘Concentration Camps’ are Not a Weight Loss Strategy. ‘Concentration camps’ have at times (and also very recently) been mentioned, often in passing, as an example of how people have lost weight. While I agree that most often these comments are made without the intention to offend I find that there is something fundamentally missing from the these references of weight loss –…

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