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Articles and information to help you live a healthier life.

How to Boost your Metabolism!

What is your metabolism? Your metabolism refers to how fast your body burns the energy from the food you eat (i.e burns calories). Think of it as the engine to a car, burning fuel to keep it running. Your metabolism is constantly running to keep your body doing simple things, like breathing to extreme things, …Read more »

Why Protein & Muscle Mass Maintenance is Essential

Protein and regular exercise are essential for building and maintaining your muscles (your muscle mass). We aren’t saying you need to have bulging biceps! Just a healthy amount of muscle that results from a healthy amount of high protein foods and physical activity – i.e. participating in at least 3 LLGA classes per week! Muscle …Read more »

Antioxidants –  What Are They And What Do They Do?

We hear all the time that we should be eating lots of fruit and vegetables because they are full of antioxidants. But do you know what antioxidants actually are? or what they do? What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are compounds found in certain foods that can protect our bodies from harmful chemicals. Think of them as …Read more »

How to Keep your Gut Bacteria Happy and Why it’s Important

Why your happiness relies on the happiness of these little guys. Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria. These little guys are constantly busy making messages that travel throughout your body, including to your brain. These messages to your brain can be signals that make you happy, sad, or hungry, depending on the type …Read more »

Homemade vs Takeaway Meals

Although takeaways are okay to have here and there, it’s always best to cook at home using whole and fresh foods with herbs and spices that are flavoursome and nourishing. Most takeaways have many hidden fats, sugars, salts and other additives in them which reduce their nutritional value. Our health is our priority so we …Read more »

A Simple Guide to Reading Nutrition Information Labels at the Supermarket

Food labels can be a bit daunting and confusing at the supermarket. Especially when the food packaging already contains so many other messages and information with numerous health claims and benefits. These quick and simple tips will make filtering food labels a whole lot easier. As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to stay …Read more »

How to Have a Balanced Relationship with Dessert and Sweets

Good news folks, we’re never going to tell you that you can’t have dessert or to stop baking. There are two reasons why: 1. Because dessert is delicious, and 2. Because baking is such a great mindful activity to get your mind off any worries as well as have a break from phones and screens! …Read more »

The Best Foods for Glowing Skin and Anti-aging

Like with everything, there is no one food that will  serve as a ‘quick fix’ for any problem. But, if you eat a variety of healthy foods, you will receive many health benefits. One of these physical health benefits includes glowing, supple skin. Did you know your skin is your largest organ? So we need …Read more »

What and When to Eat to Improve your Sleep

Good sleep is essential for overall wellbeing. It affects your energy levels, concentration, memory, mood and cravings, to mention a few. When we eat and what we eat can also have an impact on the quality of our sleep. When is the best time to eat before bed? Having a small healthy snack before bed …Read more »

3 Simple Steps to Eating More Mindfully

A distracted mind can lead to overeating Are you constantly asking yourself “why can’t I stop after one or two pieces of chocolate instead of devouring the entire block?” or “where did that giant bowl of pasta go? I barely remember eating it?” We are quite often busy working or running around after kids, distracted …Read more »