17 Oct, 2017

Enhance Your Fertility Through Nutrition

by Amanda Dinte

We're always hearing about what to do (and even more often, what NOT to do) during pregnancy, but what about the months leading up to falling pregnant? As we know, what we eat plays a huge role in our health, and, so too, having a well-balanced diet and optimal health can greatly increase your changes of falling pregnant. 

I always tell my clients to consider the process of pregnancy like growing vegetables in a garden – the quality of the soil before the seed is planted will have a huge impact on how the plant develops as it grows. Likewise, it is so important to ensure your body is in its optimal state before thinking about growing a baby in there. Science shows us that it takes 3 and 4 months respectively for females’ eggs and males’ sperm to mature. This means that the egg and sperm that may get fertilised today were created in whatever condition your body was in a few months back.

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16 Aug, 2017

Why Sleep is so Important for Weight Loss

by Amanda Dinte

So many clients who have come to see me for their first time sit across from me eagerly awaiting some revolutionary new-age advice that will help them to instantly get their life on track. And, while most of the advice that I give is in fact revolutionary and new-age, they are often left disappointed when I tell them to simply go home and sleep. From a young age our parents repeatedly told us that we had to sleep in order to grow big and strong. But was this just a ploy to get us out of their hair as early as possible every night or were they really onto something? Let’s find out…

 

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04 Aug, 2017

How to Ensure your Next ‘Diet’ Becomes a Lifestyle Change

by Amanda Dinte

The definition of the word “diet”, as we know it, has evolved over time. It originates from the Greek word ‘diaita’, meaning ‘way of life’ or ‘daily habits’. Over the last century, this word “diet” has also come to represent something very different; it has morphed into a word that denotes restriction and deprivation. In fact, ‘diet’ is now listed in the Cambridge Dictionary as an adjective, used to describe food that has been modified from its original form so that it is reduced in sugar or fat, and often injected with artificial sweetener, like diet soft drink. Somehow, a word that was originally used to represent a lifestyle is now a word used to describe food that is no longer even real food. 

So how can we take a step back in time and return to that place where the word “diet” had a positive connotation and didn’t represent the act of limiting food or caloric intake? Here are 5 ways to turn your diet back into a way of life…

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04 Aug, 2017

How to Master the Supermarket

by Amanda Dinte

Supermarkets in today’s society hold a massive influence over the products we buy and the way we consume them. For many people, their weekly excursions to the supermarket are the only way food makes it into their homes. Therefore, the decisions made during those trips to the supermarket can guide and limit food choices for the rest of the week. So what is the best way to shop in the supermarket, and how can you ensure you’re setting yourself up for a week of healthy eating? Read on to find out my top 3 tips to tackling the supermarket…

1.     Always enter with an agenda

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