Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen (Yay!)

screenhunter_4344-feb-23-15-20Are you demotivated to cook at home and prepare healthier meals because of the time and effort (and mess!) it takes? We feel you. Here are some of the best time-saving tips to gain you back hours in your day.

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My 6 Top Tips for Weight-Loss

screenhunter_2141-jan-31-10-25Weight-loss is often right up there on the list of the average individual’s concerns, and certainly what I get asked about the most. The tricky thing with individual weight-loss is just that: we are all individuals. Reasons for weight-gain differ vastly across people, based on their habits, eating patterns, stress and activity levels, and there is certainly no one-size-fits-all plan for tackling them. That said, here are my four general weight-loss tips that everyone stands to benefit from.  Continue reading

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8 Warning Signs for Type-2 Diabetes

screenhunter_2090-jan-24-10-33Let’s get real – diabetes can be deadly. Often slipping into the category of less serious diseases, this chronic ailment still has our country in its grips and the consequences can be life-threatening. According to the International Diabetes Federation, there were 2.28 million cases of diabetes in South Africa in 2015, resulting in over 57 000 deaths. Whoa. Continue reading

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9 Ways to Boost Your Motivation in The New Year

Motivation to get moving can be tough after the holidays. If you’re ready to make a change but aren’t sure where to start, here are a few pointers to steer you in the right direction:

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If you’re starting a new training programme, don’t knuckle down and shoot for hour-long, daily workouts. This will only overwhelm you short-term, and leave you more likely to throw in the towel. Ease in with a reasonable schedule, aiming for three 30-minute sessions a week. Once you’ve locked in this healthy habit, you can think of extending it further. Continue reading

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6 Reasons I Wear a Fitbit

screenhunter_2004-nov-29-09-23It’s no secret that I (and most of my team) love Fitbit trackers. This is one item that is on my person at all times, and I’m proud to say that I make use of most of the awesome functions it offers. If you’ve been wondering whether it’s time to make the leap and invest in a Fitbit, here are some the ways it serves me on a daily basis to help you make your mind up!

It motivates me daily
This seems to be a universal benefit of a Fitbit and
fitness trackers in general. Continue reading

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Product Review: Esse Probiotic Organics

0z5a6870Esse Probiotic Skincare is a brand I have known, loved and used for years, because they ticked all my boxes at first glance: cruelty-free, all-natural ingredients and a high quality, luxurious feel. However, it wasn’t until recently that I explored their product a little more deeply, and found that there is a lot more to Esse than meets the eye. Quite frankly, I’m a little stunned! This is a product with a lot of good qualities rolled into one – intelligence in the actual science behind the ingredients, thought into the sustainability of the products, care into the ingredients and their sources, and all-important luxurious and results-driven elements because – let’s be honest – that’s what we invest in skincare for! Continue reading

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4-Ingredient Choc-Hazelnut Spread

screenhunter_2046-nov-30-16-37I can’t really get enough of this recipe – it has turned into such a hit and is a scrumptious yet nutrient-rich treat that is worth having on hand in every family’s fridge! Step aside Nutella – here comes the best chocolate spread you’ve ever eaten!

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Ingredients:
180g hazelnuts
20g cocoa powder (you can also use raw cacao for a real antioxidant boost, it is just a little pricier and gives a richer, less sweet taste) Continue reading

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