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I don’t mean to sound like the grinch but I think it’s safe to say that nowadays the festive season is all about gluttony. Food, presents, food, drinking, food …… and more food. Naturally, it’s the worst time to attempt to get healthy or even maintain a healthy lifestyle, but all hope is not lost if you put in a little prep work now.

I have spoken with celebrity nutritionist and chef, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, to get some tips on post-holiday rejuvenation and why it’s important we give our bodies a break. Continue Reading

Woman Running On Beach

This year I really have been trying to take care of myself more than ever before. I have had some great progress so far but I really want to make sure I set myself some good habits to maintain the healthy body I have achieved. It is far from perfect yet, but I am on my way and I know once I get there I will want to keep it. Blake Worrall-Thompson, personal trainer & TV personality, is an expert at getting people fit and keeping them that way. I asked him to share his 5 most important tips for maintaining a healthy body.  Continue Reading

5 things you need to know Nutritionist

I used to think nutritionists were witch doctors. I truly believed it didn’t matter what you ate as long as you had everything in moderation. Of course I learnt otherwise during my ongoing health battles last year, so I have since reconsidered my stance on nutritionists. After changing to a vegan lifestyle and consulting with lots of nutrition experts, I have experienced countless benefits. This has led me to the topic of today, visiting a nutritionist.

If you have come to the stage where you know your diet isn’t what it should be and you know you want to see a nutritionist, take the following advice from Belinda Reynolds, Nutritionist and Dietician, of what to do before you arrive at your consult.

NOTE: Belinda has given 6 points because she believes all are equally important.

Know your family history

Do your parents, siblings, or grandparents have any particular health conditions? Is there a health condition (such as high cholesterol or asthma) that runs in your family? If “I’m not sure” are your answers to these, you may like to do some research on your family health history before your nutrition appointment. Why? Family history is important to nutritionists because not only can you and your family share the same genes, you may also share similar eating and lifestyle habits. If there are patterns in your family history (for instance, a mother and grandmother with osteoporosis), it makes it easier for the nutritionist to determine your risk for various conditions, so that appropriate interventions to hopefully reduce your risk of these conditions can be made.  Continue Reading

Slim woman vs obese woman

The success of The Biggest Loser has made people all over the world realise they are fat and lazy … myself included. We see the contestants of the show drop weight like crazy, shedding kg’s every week and transforming their lives within just a couple of months, and most of us all joined in on the new health kick. The problem is, is maintaing such dramatic results realistic? Adro Sarnelli a contestant on season 1 of The Biggest Loser Australia, and the very first winner. He also happened to be my favourite contestant of the series. He did an amazing job and oh my, his end result was jaw dropping. However, when I recently heard that Adro had struggled with returning to everyday life after the show it made me realise that all of us who joined in on the journey had very similar struggles. We weren’t given the tools we needed to sustain what we had learnt during the show.

Adro had a lot to learn after leaving The Biggest Loser and now he has turned that knowledge in a way to benefit us all with his very own obesity rehabilitation clinic, The New Me. Today he is helping us by sharing 5 important things we should all know about losing weight and maintaing the results.  Continue Reading

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A couple of weeks ago I finished my HYPOXI program. If you haven’t caught up on the action so far, you can read about my first experience, how it changed my eating and lifestyle habits, the struggles I faced midway through, and the booster I needed. If you have read all those then you are up to date and the following will make sense to you … I hope.

So when we last spoke I was having serious struggles dropping a single bit of weight. I could feel I was slimmer, I thought I looked a little slimmer and clothes I couldn’t do up before were now doing up, so surely I had to have lost some weight. I think the final results speak for themselves.

In total I did 19 sessions of L250 and 12 sessions of HDC. The “end” measurements were taken at the beginning of my 19th session so these results are excluding any weight loss I have had from the final session onwards.  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser

Face cleansers are seen as quite an underrated product in terms of our overall skincare needs, but they’re actually really important. The correct cleanser for your skin should remove dirt, debris and build-up that otherwise gets in the way of your other skincare products delivering their best results. A vast majority of skin issues can be activated simply by using the wrong cleanser. When it comes to anti-aging, it’s essential to not use a face cleanser that is drying or stripping. Hydration is key, and that’s one of the major claims behind the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser.

As I continue my fight against aging and dry skin I’ve tested the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser. Is it worth the price tag? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

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