How to break the weight gain cycle

The dieting industry is a multibillion-dollar business, yet most dieters fail to lose weight or keep the weight off. Any other industry with such a low return on investment would never have people coming back for more! While most dieters chalk up their lack of dieting success to a lack of discipline, the reality is…

Moroccan lamb soup

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large (900g) lamb shanks 1 medium brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 medium carrots, peeled, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 400g can diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon beef stock powder…

Exercises to Lower Blood Pressure

Exercise is one of the keys to lower your blood pressure. Working out also boosts the effectiveness of blood pressure medication if you’re already being treated for hypertension. You don’t have to be an athlete, either.  Put the Fun Back in Exercise Find activities you enjoy, and aim for 30 minutes a day of “exercise”…

What is High Blood Pressure?

What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the most common cardiovascular disease. Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against artery walls as it courses through the body. Like air in a tire or water in a hose, blood fills arteries to a certain capacity. Just as…

Lower-GI chilli con carne

Lower GI – but not in flavor – this dish of lean mince beef and chilli spices is a one pot wonder. Cooking Time 60 minutes Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500g lean beef mince 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander…

Mediterranean lamb bake

Ingredients (serve 4) 2 small zucchini (baby marrow), chopped 1 yellow capsicum (bell pepper), thickly sliced 1 medium red capsicum (bell pepper), thickly sliced 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges 2 baby eggplant, quartered 100g brown mushrooms, halved 2 tablespoons rocket pesto 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 lamb loin chops, trimmed Rocket pesto and…

The Truth about Belly Fat

Surprise: Everyone has some belly fat, even people who have flat abs. That’s normal. But too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat doesn’t. Some of your fat is right under your skin. Other is deeper inside, around your heart, lungs, liver, and other organs. It’s that deeper fat…

Counting Carbs?

There is a lot of confusion regarding carbs, sugar and starch. What causes Blood Sugar Levels to increase and why? What Are Carbs? Carbohydrates are found in lots of foods. Whether the carbs are starches, sugars, or fiber, they give the body energy to use right away or to store for later use. Different types…

Foods to ease Menopausal Hot Flashes

Overview According to the North American Menopause Society, hot flashes can happen at any time – day or night. Although other hormonal conditions can cause them, hot flashes are frequently due to menopause. Regular exercise and a healthy diet consisting of soy, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fish, meat, eggs, nuts and a variety of fruits…