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Diet and Hair Loss

Although there can be many reasons we might lose hair, such as stress or genetics, it can also be an unwanted outcome during weight loss. Especially when you are using fad or starvation diets that are low on important nutrients. And rapid weight loss can cause acute hair loss which can take a person several… Read More »Diet and Hair Loss

7 Of The Best Vegan Protein Sources

Isn’t it great when nutrition scientists agree on something? Usually, they keep fighting about so many topics. But when it comes to whole food plant-based eating, they generally agree that they can be superior over other diets. Woohoo! (By diet I mean ‘a way of eating’) Yet when it comes to protein needs for humans,… Read More »7 Of The Best Vegan Protein Sources

5 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

I don’t know about you, but the last time I looked at my grocery bill, I suddenly felt a bit faint. Shocked even. It seems so much higher than just a little while back. Now eating on a budget is getting more important for many. Do you think I’m being brainwashed by the media who… Read More »5 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

Weight Loss & Nutrition in Your 40s, and Beyond

No matter what age we are, sustainable weight loss is never easy and breezy. But when you hit your 40s, you suddenly realise that what you thought wasn’t easy before, now it is actually getting harder. And in your 50s and beyond, no matter what science says [research tells us we only imagine it to… Read More »Weight Loss & Nutrition in Your 40s, and Beyond

Weight Loss Phase #2

Yesterday I wrote about  weight loss phase #1. That’s when your body releases mainly excess fluid and stored glycogen [a type of converted stored blood glucose]. NOTE: eating a plant-based whole food diet can cause us to retain a little more fluid than when we ate a non-vegan diet. How come? Vegans consume more carbs… Read More »Weight Loss Phase #2

New Tips for Getting Back on Track

According to the chief scientist at Weight Watchers,  Karen Miller-Kovach, falling off the wagon isn’t a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.  And although we addressed this problem previously, we can never have enough tips to prevent this problem. So if we accept that a ‘diet relapse’ or falling off the wagon is almost a given,… Read More »New Tips for Getting Back on Track

How’s that diet going for you?

Have you been swapping and changing between various kinds of diets? If you are like many others, you might have tried Keto, high protein- low carb. Then at some point whole-food plant-based, then the Starch Solution and Intermittent Fasting and so forth. And after swapping and changing and searching for the ONE AND ONLY best… Read More »How’s that diet going for you?

Black Cumin seed for weight loss- is it worth the hype?

Black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa). It’s a plant whose name sounds like it belongs in a Game of Thrones episode. In your quest to reduce weight and keep it off,  I’m sure you’ve heard or read about this seed. It looks to have gained even more celebrity status lately.  Most likely because an influencer on… Read More »Black Cumin seed for weight loss- is it worth the hype?

How to combat fatigue

Are you frequently feeling tired, even after resting? Then let’s look at ways to combat fatigue and get your energy back. As I’m a nutrition coach, I will address your diet as well because what we eat has a huge impact on our energy levels. But let’s start here: 1. This one is the most… Read More »How to combat fatigue

Lost your Motivation for Weight Loss?

Everyone can lose motivation to eat healthily and end up saying: “I simply can’t be bothered anymore.” Has this ever happened to you? If yes, it usually spells the end of healthy eating for quite a while. Sadly this can backfire. We might gain weight and get cranky with ourselves for having given up yet… Read More »Lost your Motivation for Weight Loss?