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Our team blogs about all things relating to health, wellness and happiness and you'll learn tips on how to balance all the balls in the air, how to create tasty quick meals and tips on becoming a stronger, fitter you!

 


9 easy ways to boost your protein intake

There is often talk of people needing to boost their protein intake. But why is this and how do we get more protein?

9 easy ways to boost your protein intake

Protein is a macronutrient that works as a building block for repairing tissues, organs, muscles, and cells. It also promotes fullness and makes us feel more satisfied after our meals. Which in turn can aid with weight loss because we are less inclined to snack! If you are struggling with losing weight it could be possible that you aren't consuming enough protein. Not only does protein make us feel full, but our bodies have to work hard to break down and digest it! Making its thermic effect greater than that of carbohydrates and fats.

When we eat protein, it is broken down into amino acids which are then used by our bodies as energy or to grow. To get enough amino acids to allow these processes to happen we need to eat enough dietary protein. Animal protein is a rich source of amino acids, while there are some amino acids available in legumes and vegetables. It is important to eat a variety of protein sources (both vegetable and animal) to ensure that you are getting a wide variety and good combination of nutrients. 

Does this mean that we need to be buying expensive protein powders and eating chicken breasts or tuna at every meal? Not necessarily! 

Alcohol and Weight

So often we get questions about alcohol and the impact of drinking on our weight. This article addresses many common questions and allows you to make informed choices about your drinking!

Alcohol and Weight

Alcohol is a key part of how many people relax and unwind after a long day, socialise, and celebrate. However it is a very energy-dense drink that doesn't make us feel full and actually can make us feel hungry! We aren't here to tell you never to drink alcohol, but instead provide you with some information so that you can make informed choices around alcohol. 

 

How to beat sugar cravings!

Why do we get them and how do we combat them?

How to beat sugar cravings!

Most people are familiar with the 3pm slump and craving for sweet food. Afternoon slumps are completely normal- we can't expect our bodies to go full speed ahead from the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep! But why do we crave sweet food? This is likely because the brain uses carbohydrates for energy. Sweet foods like lollies and sugary drinks contain high GI carbohydrates which are broken down quickly for the brain to use as energy. However, although they provide a quick fix, this energy burst is short lived and often we are back to our groggy tired selves shortly after a sugar rush. So to stop oursleves reaching for high sugar quick-fix foods, what can we do to combat these cravings?

 

How to avoid winter weight gain

Why is it that weight gain and winter seem to go hand in hand? Well they don't have to! We have a few tips for avoiding that winter weight gain.

How to avoid winter weight gain

These colder, shorter days seem to drain our energy, leave us reaching for comfort foods and losing the motivation to exercise. Although weight gain during winter seems inevitable, it doesn't have to be! Try out these few tips to keep those sneaky kilos away over the colder months! 

 

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