How to Keep Weight Off After a Low Carb Diet

How to Keep Weight Off After a Low Carb Diet

Low-carb diets have become a popular weight-loss trend, but keeping extra weight off may be a challenge. The decrease in carbohydrates lowers insulin levels, so the body turns to stored fat deposits as fuel. Keeping weight off after a low-carb diet requires maintaining healthy eating habits while engaging in regular physical activity to keep extra…

Beef & prune tagine

Beef & prune tagine

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 500g Diced Beef 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon ground ginger 400g can diced tomatoes 1 cup (250ml) beef stock 3/4 cup (125g) seeded prunes, coarsely chopped 150g pkt Baby Spinach…

Tomato & vegetable red lentil soup

Tomato & vegetable red lentil soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 teaspoons olive oil 450g pkt soup vegetable mix 1 garlic clove, crushed 800g can diced tomatoes 3 cups (750ml) Vegetable stock ½ cup (±115g) red split lentils Salt & freshly ground pepper Coriander sprigs, to serve Method Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the soup…

Diet and Natural Remedies for Candida

Diet and Natural Remedies for Candida

Candida is a type of yeast microorganism that lives in your bowels, and it can be activated due to various causes. When this happens, it causes a Candida overgrowth. An overgrowth of candida can lead to various other health issues, including: thrush, abdominal bloating, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Some common…

Capsicum boats

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 small red capsicums 1 x 185g can tuna in spring water, drained (3/4 cup) avocado Salt and Pepper to taste fresh sprouts, to serve (optional) Method Cut capsicums into quarters lengthways. Remove the seeds and membrane. Place tuna in a bowl. Use a fork to flake. Add avocado and stir to…

Corn and capsicum salsa

Corn and capsicum salsa

Ingredients (6 servings) 420g can five-bean mix, rinsed, drained 420g can corn kernels, drained 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), seeded, cut into 5mm pieces 1 green capsicum (bell pepper), seeded, cut into 5mm pieces 1 celery stick, trimmed, cut into 5mm pieces ¼ small red onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons…

Type 2 diabetes and an Imbalance in gut bacteria

Type 2 diabetes and an Imbalance in gut bacteria

We’ve all heard the news about the enormous, world-wide epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Not only is this form of diabetes spreading among adults, it is now hitting children and teens as well. The primary cause seems to be excess body weight and weight physical inactivity. But recent breakthrough research strongly indicates another, bottom line…

6 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

6 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

There are numerous quick-fix diets out there that can help you shake off a few kilos. The problem is making sure that weight does not come back again. There is no question that many of these diets work very well, but the majority of them are not sustainable in the long haul. So in order…