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Ice BucketHave you heard about the ice bucket challenge? It’s sweeping the internet and it’s no surprise as to why. The idea is to;

1) Grab a bucket of ice

2) Pour it over your head while someone films it

3) Post the video of yourself doing it on Twitter and Facebook and challenge a few friends or even celebrities to do the same or else donate $100 to charity

It’s brilliant! An amazing way to motivate others into doing something and I think we should all be doing more of it…but maybe not with buckets of ice. Instead why not try it with a #healthyselfie #healthfood or even a #sweatygym snap? There are a lot of fads out there but we have to be super conscious as to not get caught up in the wrong ones!

Separating the healthy from the not healthy can be hard when we are being constantly bombarded with the newest fads that all promise to get us the results that we have been looking for. Realistically when we are looking at our lifestyle we have to consider two major points.

1) Will I find it appetising

While some fads look great, unless we find the food in it appetising, we will not be able to stick to it. Things like the Lemon Diet might work for some, but unless you really love the taste of lemon – eating it 3 times a day can be a bit too much!

2) Is this something that I can maintain for life

Most importantly the ability to take it from a Fad to lifestyle change you can stick to for life is key to the success. Meal plans that offer a variety of options that include all necessary food groups in liquid AND solid form are essential. Our mouths need to chew otherwise it sends a message to our stomach that we haven’t eaten very much!

If ever in doubt, come an have a chat to one of our friendly food coaches, they are always eager to point you in the healthy and happy direction!

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I don’t think we could count the amount of fad diets that have come across our eyes in magazines, social media and even the news… how do we know which one will work? Which one is healthy?

In particular, recently there is a lot of people doing the paleo diet. Which is actually one of the smarter of the fads that we have come across! What is it exactly? Well it is about cutting back to basics, back to caveman times and only consuming the foods that we naturally would have acquired without all the preservatives and mass producing factories that we have today.  It involves a lot of vegetables, fruit, nuts, seafood, seeds, meat, poultry and eggs.  The whole goal of the diet is to avoid foods such as dairy products, peanuts, potatoes, refined sugar, salt, grains, alcohol and processed foods.

It has been known to help all sorts of health issues from asthma, migraines, bloating, high blood pressure and allergies.  Of course it also aids in weight loss and muscle build.

Sounds pretty amazing right? Well yes, there has been numerous amazing results but this is not to say that it works for everybody.  Everyone has different body shapes, mechanisms and tolerances.  We think there is no harm trying paleo out, but if you need to adapt it to suit you-go for it!

Everyone is different and different things work for different people.  Have a chat to our Food Coach and we can work out together the best eating plan for you!

Have you been on a diet recently? Paleo? Has it worked well for you? We would love to hear from you to see how you went!

Happy eating foxes!

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By Zoe Kirby

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You’ve heard about it, you’ve thought about it, maybe you’ve even done it! We thought we would look into exactly how successful it is…detoxing!

There’s a few different ways to detox, no food, clean foods, detoxing teas and other drinks, shakes… we think there is a healthy and a non healthy way to cleanse  your system!

No food- well that is NEVER a good idea! Whilst you may think it’s working and it will shrink your stomach size, your body will be so confused with how it is meant to get nutrients, it will capture any little bit of food and drink eaten before or after your detox and immediately store it as fat in desperation for something to store! Not to mention you will feel extremely lethargic and unwell.  When you eventually come off your no food detox- chances are you will put any weight you lost back on again! All in all, never a good idea!

Substituting shakes for meals… there is mixed responses to this, but we say to try and avoid this too. The nutrients and sustenance we get from food is vital for our health and wellbeing, whilst these nutrients can be within the shakes, the best source is straight from the natural food source.

Now eating clean foods, that is what we recommend! By cutting fast foods, foods high in fat, sugar and salt and your portion size you will look and feel 100% better. Having a clean diet with a variety of fruits, vegetables, protein, fibre and other nutrient rich foods will help you become the best version of yourself! You can easily lose those few extra kgs you want to shed, achieve that toned body you’ve always wanted and help you to not feel bloated. Not to mention, there’s so much you can do with it and experiment with! A glass of water with lemon or a herbal tea is a great idea when you wake up of a morning, for a cleansing start to the day!

Try out some healthy meals and show us your creations!

Our food coaching program is a fantastic way to ensure you are on the right track with your eating habits and to keep track of your progress! Enquire in club today or give us a call on 07 5433 1187

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By Zoe Kirby