How often have you started a diet only to find you can’t stick to it and you “fall off the wagon” a month or two after starting? Why do diets fail? Because they often change everything about your diet all at once. Because they often restrict calories which leaves you feeling unsatisfied and drives hunger & food cravings. Because […]
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This weekend, I had the pleasure of joining 600 people from all over Australia (and even some from NZ), who were all keen to learn about how they could bring more wellness into their lives. The Wellness Summit was a huge event! 10 hours of informative presentations from some really dynamic and entertaining presenters…I was […]
I have to admit that I’ve never ended a relationship with a “Dear John” letter and I’m pretty sure I haven’t pulled out the “it’s not you, it’s me..” line when trying to sell a reason to break-up…at least not since I was about 14 years old. But, when your relationship isn’t working out the […]
So I was standing in a Dr’s clinic last week and the latest Time Magazine caught my eye (and not just because it wasn’t a Woman’s Weekly from 2004!) Inside was an article by Dr Mehmet Oz with the tag-line: “What To Eat Now The Anti-Food-Snob Diet” In this article, Dr Oz aims to dispel […]
Exercise is good for you right? Jo Fitton, co-ordinator of the Melbourne Paleo Meet-up Group told us her cautionary tale about the effects of too much exercise on her body and her psyche at the Low Carb Down Under seminar in Byron Bay. Her dry and witty account of her experiences with starting to run, losing […]
At the Low Carb Down Under seminar in Byron, I gave an overview of the Paleo Diet and my thoughts on Paleo being about more than just what we are eating. I do think that Paleo is about eating, sleeping and moving in tune with our basic biology. A focus on all three will help us to […]
Christine is the author of The Fat Revolution and Great Health is a Piece of Cake. In her presentation at the Low Carb Down Under in Byron, the lean Christine soundly dispelled the myths surrounding the conventional wisdom that saturated fat is bad for us and damages our heart health. She showed us some before […]
Next up were Byron Bay locals Ian Blair Hamilton & Cassie Bond. This was a story that I was particularly interested in. I studied Neuroscience at uni and anything brain (or mind) related just totally fascinates me. Cassie’s Story Cassie shared her own journey to better health with us. A self-confessed “health-nut,” Cassie has tried […]
First up at The Low Carb Down Under Seminar in Byron was David Gillespie, author of Sweet Poison and Big Fat Lies. This was the second time I had seen David speak (the first was last weekend in Melbourne) and he was fantastic! David Gillespie shared his weight-loss story with us, having lost 40 kgs since cutting out sugar […]
(Be warned, I am not going to let the cat out of the bag too much because I don’t want to steal Jimmy’s thunder for the events yet to come in Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide!) But I will say, that I think Byron locals got an unexpected treat in Jimmy Moore at the Low Carb […]
If you are living in Australia and follow a Paleo or Low Carb Diet you would have had to be living under a rock (or in a cave) to have not seen the Facebook and Instagram buzz about the Low Carb Down Under series. Melbourne anaethetist Rod Tayler and Jamie Hayes, owner of Healthy Inspirations, […]
Did you check out the Wild Food Challenge last week? If you didn’t, then this post will make no sense to you whatsoever, so read this first. Ok, those of you who are still with me, hands up if you read the Wild Food Challenge and thought “Well, that sounds good… in theory. But how […]
Are you bored with what you’re cooking in the kitchen and feel like you’re stuck in a culinary rut? Are you wanting to look, feel & perform better but are finding it hard to get started? Or maybe you’ve had some good results with diet and lifestyle changes, but have recently hit a plateau? Does […]
Like many who have “gone Paleo” I feel like I have added sugar under control…Most of the time. Yes, there are times when I will go for a gluten-free cake or dessert at a restaurant. And, yes sugar has been the prime culprit in pushing me off the Paleo wagon in the past. But when […]
Hi, my name is Crystal and I have a confession to make… I am still emotionally tied to certain foods. Generally processed foods like chippies, chocolate and those insidious ‘special occasion’ gluten-free treats. From time to time, I struggle with cravings for cheats & treats, especially when I am tired, grumpy or stressed. I have not […]
The ‘Share a Coke’ campaign absolutely exploded in Australia over the summer of 2011. The campaign involved printing people’s names on millions of coke cans and bottles. People either found or ordered custom made coke bottles & cans, so they could ‘share a coke’ with their friends and loved ones. It was HUGE!
It still amazes me that a mere 30 days has the power to totally change the course of your life. Sure, it takes longer than this to completely shake off the shackles of an outdated mindset and useless beliefs about food and nutrition, not to mention cravings and addiction to processed foods. But 30 days […]
This is a multi-media round-up of what (I think) are the best answers to the question of “what is paleo?” by some of my favourite bloggers, from around the Paleo Blogosphere and beyond.
If you are totally new to the whole idea of Paleo then this is a great place to start.
On the other hand, you may have been doing this whole thing for awhile but are struggling to explain to your family and friends why you have chosen to overhaul your lifestyle in ways that can seem overly dramatic and restrictive to those who are looking in from the outside.…
Often definitions for what the Paleo Diet is all about and the ‘rules’ or guidelines for what to eat and what to avoid on a Paleo Diet, start with explanations of what Paleolithic Man (aka our caveman and cavewoman ancestors) might have eaten for the many millions of years before we started cultivating crops, farming […]
I posted up a picture of our homemade Easter treats to Facebook and the response was huge! The Chocolate Egg Nests were a big hit with both our family and our Facebook fans. And let me tell you, not only do they look awesome, they were also super tasty! But the question on everyones lips (and […]