FRESH ON THE BLOG

Can vegans be low on iodine? 

We all know how healthy our way of eating is. The benefits of plant foods are well known. But there is evidence that many people, including vegans, can be at risk for iodine deficiency. Therefore contrary to popular belief, it isn’t protein we need to be concerned about when going vegan. The risk of lacking… Read More »Can vegans be low on iodine? 

Avoid Weight Gain During Winter

In the Northern Hemisphere, we are moving towards the colder weather now. This is when many people start to be drawn towards enjoying warming ‘comfort’ food. 🥘 And unless we are mindful, those meals could easily cause our weight to go up. They can be much richer in calories than a lovely light salad…. PLUS… Read More »Avoid Weight Gain During Winter

Have you tried Calorie Shifting yet?

You might well be asking ‘HUH? What’s that?’ It’s also called calorie cycling.  It is a well-studied novel approach for improved long-term weight loss success. As we know, for weight loss to occur we need to consume fewer calories than our body requires. This means we have to create a calorie deficit. The usual advice… Read More »Have you tried Calorie Shifting yet?

The 3 Phases of Weight Loss

OK, you’ve decided to lose your excess weight. To achieve this, everyone already knows one has to create a calorie deficit. This helps our body to use up its excess fat reserves for energy. Even with plant-based eating. Sometimes I wish to write “Especially with Plant-Based Eating” because it can be so easy with our… Read More »The 3 Phases of Weight Loss

Bathroom Scale

Are you putting your happiness on hold?

Before sorting out my ‘forever way of eating’ I yearned for my weight loss to materialise. For years I dreamt about a slimmer figure.  Plus I had a particular goal number on the bathroom scales carved into my mind’s eye. During those times I truly believed that once I had lost my excess weight, the… Read More »Are you putting your happiness on hold?

A bowl of high starch rice

High starch diet. Does it suit you?

I find it fascinating that plant-based doctors don’t address this issue in their articles. Or at least, I have not seen any of our favourite plant-based gurus write about this. Are they keeping this a secret? 🤔 No, I don’t think so. It’s just that so many of their followers do well on their recommended… Read More »High starch diet. Does it suit you?

Does our Metabolism really only slow after 60?

  In mid-August, the well-respected journal called SCIENCE published metabolic study results of 6,600 people between the ages of 1-95. Admittedly, not a huge amount of people but enough to take note of it. After carefully analyzing 4 decades’ worth of data, a group of international scientists came to the surprising conclusion that people’s metabolism… Read More »Does our Metabolism really only slow after 60?

Does Coffee 1st thing in the Morning give you a ‘Coffee Belly’?

We all draw a line in the sand on certain issues. Maybe drinking coffee at a hormonally beneficial time might be one of those occasions. It could be that after reading this, you consider it…but keep on doing your own thing. And that’s how it should be. You should take from it what feels right… Read More »Does Coffee 1st thing in the Morning give you a ‘Coffee Belly’?

Another reason to ditch sugar

I can hear you say, “Yes, yes, we already know, Nicki. 🙄 [eye roll] Sugar has empty calories and isn’t beneficial for weight management!” But what if I have new information for you that will help you to ditch it for good? Let me mention some of the negative health effects of too much sugar… Read More »Another reason to ditch sugar

Do we have a ‘Set Weight’ point?

Picture this: you’ve been eating healthy and everything was going along well.  Even the numbers on the bathroom scales made you smile. But suddenly you start having days when you are sooo hungry you could eat a day’s worth of food in one sitting. Once in a while, that’s totally normal and we just roll… Read More »Do we have a ‘Set Weight’ point?