Tips to prevent holiday stress

Already stressed out just thinking about the festive season? Here’s some quick tips to help you cope: Plan ahead. Do not leave everything to the last minute! Make sure you do start planning in the weeks leading up to Christmas – presents, provisions and what to do at New Year. Remember to have some fun… Continue reading »


FOOD AS REWARD OR COMFORT: Unlearn bad habits

‘Go Treat yourself’- did food or a snack immediately come to mind? Food as reward or comfort is ingrained in many of us from birth. From offering the breast or bottle to soothe and comfort the fussy infant, giving the boisterous toddler a cookie to sit still, candy at school for good grades, chocolate as… Continue reading »


Eat Avocados … they are good for you!

Avocado fruits are really popular throughout the world.   Now Avocados can be found at your local supermarket during most of the year.  Avocado is sometimes called “avocado pear” or “alligator pear”, and “Aguacate Palta” in Spanish. If you like eating avocados, then don’t stop. There are tremendous health benefits to eating them, here are just a few: Lowers Cholesterol: Avocados… Continue reading »


Constantly tired with low energy?

Do you constantly feel tired, listless with very low energy levels?  Is it possible that changing eating habits and patterns could help? Knowing the difference between just being tired and the possible onset of fatigue can make a big difference. It’s not just a matter of getting a couple of hours’ extra sleep, it can be… Continue reading »


Eat Healthy … every day to make a difference!

It should be simple right? Eat good food and you will be strong and healthy. We are generally well educated and well informed, we should know what to eat to be healthy? The reality is that obesity rates and chronic disease rates are higher than ever. Why? We are eating more processed Food: media and… Continue reading »


Great reasons to eat an Apple-a-day!

In 2004, USDA scientists investigated over 100 foods to measure their antioxidant concentration per serving size. Two apples—Red Delicious and Granny Smith—ranked 12th and 13th respectively. Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds. Scientists believe these compounds help prevent and repair oxidation damage that happens during normal cell activity. Apples are also full of a fibre called pectin—a… Continue reading »


Ask the TLC-Chef … How to make Cauliflower Rice

Yes we know you can’t have “real” rice on Phase 2 of your TLC-Program but if prepared and spiced well this is a great alternative. Here’s how: Start with a whole cauliflower Pull off the leaves and break the cauliflower into large florets and then rinse them well. Leave them in a colander to let… Continue reading »


TLC-Bytes … Toxic food to avoid: Caffeine

Natural caffeine (coffee, cocoa, tea) in moderation (1-3 small cup of coffee/tea per week) is fine for most people. Caffeine as an additive which is added to soft drinks, gum, diet pills, and pain relievers is an addictive stimulant. Why do we care? Caffeine is addictive. It also causes calcium to be excreted from the… Continue reading »


Lets get Active … It’s simple!

Avoiding the gym?  Well with our lives so busy its not always easy or convenient to pop out to the gym. To do these easy exercises all you need is a wall and a mat and you can easily do them at your leisure in the comfort of your own home. Try these: Knee Press:… Continue reading »


Are you SABOTAGING your fatloss efforts with ‘Healthy” eating?

“But I have been eating such healthy food, why am I not losing weight?!”” Think you are eating ‘healthy’ but you are not losing weight? Remember that eating for certain nutritional goals and weight-loss does not always go hand in hand. If you are trying to correct your metabolism and lose weight, it is important… Continue reading »

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