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People often tell me that they really struggle with sweet cravings after dinner. They want a little sweet after dinner treat – but obviously want to reduce the sugar in their diet – so are trying to avoid typical lollies and chocolates! If you too are looking for healthy after dinner treats – then read… View Article
What affect does sugar have on our mood? Have you noticed that when we spy sugar-based foods such as ice cream, cake, chocolate and sweets that our mouths begin to produce saliva in anticipation of eating it? Have you heard people refer to themselves as “emotional eaters” – where they eat to lift their mood?… View Article
Anna’s Low Carb Journey! About 8 years ago, I was working as a Personal Trainer, at the same time as I was running my own cafe in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Many of my PT clients started to talk about low carb diets – they had heard that this could help them achieve great results. I wrote… View Article
What is sugar? The term “sugar” usually refers to a group of carbohydrates known as “saccharides” (which originates from the Latin word “saccharum”). Sugars are sweet-tasting, crystalline carbohydrates found naturally in most plants and some animal products. Simple sugars such as glucose and fructose are monosaccharides (“mono” meaning one). Simple sugars can form a chain… View Article
Are foods free-of-refined-sugars good for you? Dietary advice is varied, but if there is one thing most of us can agree on, it is to steer away from highly processed foods in favour of eating fresh produce  such as meat (or other protein sources), eggs, nuts, dairy, fruit and vegetables. But while “eating clean”, we… View Article
It can be hard to know exactly what to eat when you’re Living Low Carb. I’ve put together this quick reference guide for types of Milk, so you can make the best choices fast. Figures in this table are per 100mls. A regular take away coffee – has about 300mls of milk, and a small… View Article
Who doesn’t love a Cocktail and an Antipasto platter? ? ? This is one of our FAVOURITE indulgences. PERFECT for a catch up with the girls this weekend, and it can still fit in with your Low Carb lifestyle.? ? You don’t have to miss out on all your favourite indulgences, as there is always… View Article
Updated start of June 2017 With Winter now in full swing, we thought we would go searching for the best Low Carb Ready Made Soup available in your supermarket. Most canned soups were 25g carbs per serve and there was a whole bunch of thickeners and numbers in them :/ and the sodium for a… View Article
There is more and more evidence that gut health and good bacteria in our tummies is really important – but do you need to drink a drink made with sugar to improve our gut health? Kombucha has risen in popularity over the past few years, being promoted as health tonic.   Is it really helping… View Article
If you are someone who is familiar with gym based exercises or aerobic classes etc, and have a bit more time for activity in your day. Below are some ideas you can use as workouts at home.  Create a Mini circuit at home Push up’s against a wall (if you are new to pushups) –… View Article