23 Oct [New Post] 6 Common Diet Mistakes


I hope you all had a fab weekend and spent some quality time with family, friends and yourself!

For some of us, after an indulgent weekend, we tend to adopt some not so healthy dieting behaviours. This has prompted me to write some of the common diet mistakes to help you make some positive changes.

1. Skipping breakfast
Yes you have heard this one a thousand times, I’m sure! However if you’re not eating breakfast each morning this WILL make it a lot harder to eat healthy throughout the day, as well as slow down your metabolism and energy levels. If you don’t feel like breakfast in the morning, consider eating dinner earlier the night before, or start by having a small breakfast, whether that is a banana or a mini smoothie. Something is better than nothing!

2. Not eating enough
Not eating enough at times can have more of a negative effect rather than a positive. For those who would like to focus on loosing a little bit of weight, eating less can be helpful, but we must not mistake that for not eating enough. Each of us have different energy requirements, yet we all should be eating breakfast, lunch and dinner, including snacks. Skipping meals, only eating a piece of fruit for lunch or having a couple of crackers for dinner, won’t give us the opportunity to absorb nutrients our body needs to function optimally. We are better off focusing on the correct portion sizes for each meal instead of eating too little. Eating too little will cause weight gain in the long term, will contribute to feelings of fatigue and will increase our likelihood of developing nutrient deficiencies.

3. Not snacking
Healthy snacking is key to a healthy diet. However, some of us are afraid of snacking, as they believe it is unnecessary calories to their day. In fact, healthy snacks in between meals have a number of health benefits. If we snack between meals when hungry, this can help with our metabolism, will ensure we don’t overeat at meal times, can decrease sugar cravings and helps stabilize energy levels. I always keep healthy snacks in my bag, work desk and even in the glove box of my car for those emergency moments. There is nothing worse than finishing work late, stuck in traffic and being struck by hunger!
4. Not drinking enough water
I know I mention this one a lot on the blog, however staying hydrated is fundamental to good health and weight management! Drinking adequate amounts of water helps with the transportation of nutrients in the body, with digestion and increases energy levels. It is very hard to manage your weight if you are not well hydrated. Dehydration is often mistaken for hunger, and often if you do not drink enough water, when it comes to meal times, you are most likely eating a lot more than you need to be.

5. Restricting yourself from favourite foods
If you want to be healthy, it doesn’t mean you need to restrict yourself from all your favourite foods. This is going to make you crave them more. Organise outings with your friends to that favourite gelati bar or cake shop. If you’re eating healthily majority of the time, you are allowed to treat yourself! Remember: It’s what you do most of the time, not some of the time! Why would you punish yourself from some of your favourite foods for all your good efforts? Doesn’t make sense to me!

Just remember everything in moderation!

6. Thinking exercise gives you a pass to eat anything you want!
Yes exercise is important for good health. However, one of the common mistakes of those who exercise, is they believe they are allowed to eat whatever they like. We need to exercise on top of healthy eating, not use it as an excuse to eat what we like. Poor dietary choices will negatively effect our overall health. Even if you are at a healthy weight range, a poor diet will still put you at risk of fatigue, depression, heart disease and cancers.
If you’re guilty of this, learning to find a healthy balance is something you may need to work on.

I hope this helps some of you out there!

Remember to never give up!

We are all learning and are on our own health journey. If you are reading this today, you are already taking action on your health; this is one of the hardest steps!
Thanks for reading xx

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03 May The Wellness Festival

I had an incredible weekend at the Colour and Coconuts Wellness Festival on Saturday!

For those of you who don’t know about the festival, the festival was an action packed day event, featuring expert thinkers, achievers and influencers.

It was an inspiring event that covered all things health, wellness, self-love, wealth, career and relationships.


The 6 amazing speakers were;


Melissa Ambrosini (Author of Mastering Your Mean Girl)

Sarah Wilson (I Quit Sugar)

Lisa Messenger (Author and Founder of the Collective)

Carla Oats (The Beauty Chef)

Sarah Holloway (Founder of Matcha Maiden)

Julie Stevanja (Founder of Style Runner)

The day started with a fresh coconut on arrival and a packed goodie bag waiting for each person on their seat. The Wellness Market was open early with an abundance of nutritiously delicious food from. Health Enthusiast Co. (yay),  as well Combi, Tokyo Tina, Greene St Juice, Extra Mile Kombucha, Natures Nosh, Koja, Full Filled Co, Pana Chocolate, Loving Earth and more!


First up was Melissa Ambrosini, who started with a guided meditation, then taught everyone in the room how to switch off their inner mean girl/boy and start living a life without fear or doubt. Melissa shared some of her dark past experiences, of how her life revolved around partying, toxic relationships and self doubt, until she eventually burnt her candle and ended up in hospital seriously ill! She has turned her life upside down and is now one of Australia’s well respected self love teachers.


Julie Stevanja talked about how she built Style Runner. ‘I wanted active-wear that was different, something that no one had. But I couldn’t find anything… That’s when I had a light bulb moment and Style Runner was born’. Style Runner is now one of the highest turn over companies in Australia under 4 years old!


Carla Oats, also known as ‘The Beauty Chef’, is a naturalist and skin care specialist who talked about the importance of fermented foods and gut health. Carla believes that beauty begins in the belly and has done a lot of research and writing to prove this theory.


Sarah Holloway, founder of Matcha Maiden talked about how she quit her day job as a full time lawyer, to kick start her business. Her and her partner Nicholas, bought about 10kg of Matcha from Japan as a side project to sell in Australia and in a matter of months they found themselves running a booming global business! Sarah shared her wellness journey with everyone, as well as some handy tips on how to maintain a successful business.


And finally, Sarah Wilson, founder of I Quit Sugar, spoke about how some of us over complicate wellness. Sarah believes that in order to get the most out of life, we not only need to simplify our  lives but our diets too!


Overall the festival was like no other and Lauren Pell (founder of Colour and Coconuts) is most definitely taking her launch event to Sydney later this year.


Check out colourandcoconuts.com for more information for those who are interested!


Thanks for reading


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We often forget the nutritional power of the humble egg.

Eggs are a great source of complete proteins, which are essential for many physiological functions. These complete proteins contain all of the nine essential amino acids that our bodies can’t produce naturally, and we therefore must absorb from dietary sources.

Eggs are also loaded with vitamins and minerals that are necessary for healthy bodily functions, including: vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin D, iodine, iron, vitamin A and folate.

Eat them boiled, poached, scrambled, in a salad, sandwich or cook them in a healthy frittata- there are so many options!

Sunflower seeds are a perfect snack to keep in your bag, on your desk and in the pantry.

Sunflower seeds may seem small but they have a powerful nutrient profile. These unassuming pods are a great source of dietary fiber, are high in protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamin B, vitamin E, copper, selenium, magnesium, iron and folate.

These nourishing seeds are delicious on their own but are also the perfect addition to salads, muffins, breads or breakfast bowls.
Raw cacao is rich in minerals, including: magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, and zinc (essential for strong hair and nails).

It contains an abundance of antioxidants, which help prevent you from harmful effects of free radicals and slow down the aging process.

Raw cacao also promotes the release of neurotransmitters such as, serotonin, endorphins, dopamine and phenyl ethylamine- these hormones are associated with feelings of happiness and love.

Enjoy a raw cacao drink in the afternoon, to help curb those afternoon sugar cravings!
Beetroot is a powerful antioxidant and a rich source of nitrate.

Dietary nitrate lowers blood pressure and it’s anti-inflammatory effects help manage cardiovascular health and cancer.

A number of studies have also found that beetroot juice reduces the amount of oxygen needed during exercise and enhances athletic performance.

This amazing veggie is not only great for our insides but is also fabulous for skin, possessing many anti aging benefits!

Beetroot is a versatile vegetable; you can juice it, grate it into a salad, make a soup or roast it in the oven. It is always deliciously nutrient-rich!

The nutritional benefits of capsicum are well underrated; capsicum can contain almost three times more Vitamin C than orange juice.

Despite being a naturally sweet vegetable, it is low in calories and is also a good source of vitamin A, these antioxidants promote healthy eye, bone and skin health. Capsicum also possesses strong anti-inflammatory qualities, preventing illness and disease.

Cut some strips of capsicum for a snack throughout the day, add them into a salad or roast some in the oven for dinner.

Emerging studies suggest that turmeric displays strong anti-inflammatory properties.

In clinic trials, turmeric has shown to prevent or help manage common health conditions such as; chronic inflammation and pain, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, irritable bowl syndrome, acne and fibrosis.

This golden spice can be used in smoothies, teas, coffee, muffins, rice, curries or an aromatic rub for chicken or fish.

Thanks for reading! x

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21 Mar My Healthy Weekend

It’s Monday!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend 🙂
Today I would love to share with you my fitness action packed weekend!
I attended 3 epic fitness events, which have left me feeling amazing, positive plus incredibly sore!
Launch of Bodhi and Ride hot flow yoga
Friday night I went to the launch of the Bodhi and Ride hot flow yoga in Port Melbourne.
I thought the class was going to be more of a calm yin style yoga session, until I got there and realised I had signed up for one of the most intense yet amazing workouts of my life.
Bodhi hot flow yoga was in the dark yoga loft of the studio, with deep house, candles and lights to help with a great experience.
It was fast paced yoga, focusing on balance and strength, and having everyone in the room work up a serious sweat!
I had never sweated so much in my life (literally didn’t know I was able to sweat that much) and finished the class feeling incredibly mindful, positive and strong.
I highly highly recommend trying it! It was an experience like no other!
bdhi and ride
Check out their website for their different classes and time-table. Their spin class look great too!
Nike training club world tour
Saturday I went to the Nike training world tour at Hisense Arena. It was also an action packed day, starting early with a warm up class, followed by a pilates session and H.I.T session. It was an intense day, however broken up with free massages, nail painting and hair braiding! Why not!
The atmosphere was incredible and I encourage you next year to be part of this event. Nike training club also have free fitness classes in some of their spaces around Melbourne. Just download the ‘Nike Training Club’ app and book into a class!
nike 2
F45 workout, followed by yoga by nutrition and yoga.co
To top the weekend off, F45 hosted a girls workout with their signature F45 circuit, followed by yoga with Amelia at nutrition and yoga co. It was my first F45 training session and it was a really fun workout, involving box jumps, rope lifts, skipping, bike riding, weights, sprints, lunges and more. Each exercise was only for 45 seconds, however it sure is challenging. I honestly would love it if you tried it, it is a workout for all ages and I haven’t heard of anyone not liking it! Most F45 studios have a free 14 day trial, check it out!!

Thanks for reading x

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