Category: Detox

The Result of My No-Sugar Experiment

Posted May 27, 2014

At the end of February, I began a sugar-free diet. I haven’t eaten refined sugar for about six years, but this little experiment took things further and restricted me from ALL sugars including natural sweeteners, fruit (apart from berries and green apples), and carbohydrates like grains and potatoes. This blog will aim to reveal my findings.

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Why Fat Is Awesome

Posted April 28, 2014
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I can pinpoint the exact time in my life when I began to demonise fat. It was not long after my 14th birthday and I decided that I needed to go on a diet. I’d reached the end of my run and could no longer pig out on whatever I wanted without facing the consequences. I made promises with myself to exercise after school, but the promises were always broken in favour of watching afternoon TV. Then a lightbulb went off. I thought, I’ll just stop eating fat! No fat in the mouth equals no fat on the body. It was genius. Until it didn’t work.

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A Case Of Fitspo Comparison-itis

Posted March 12, 2014

Have fitspo images ever made you feel like crap? I’m totally guilty of inflicting these feelings of inadequacy onto myself. At the start of last year I set an intention to move my body every single day. It would have been a wonderful intention, if the real motivation behind it hadn’t been to sculpt my body into the Victoria’s Secret model shape I was stalking on Instagram.

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You’ve ditched the pill…now you’re losing your hair?!

Posted February 27, 2014

Whether it’s long lustrous locks or a cute pixie crop, great hair is usually pretty high up on most women’s beauty wish-lists. Which is why the prospect of starting to lose your hair after going off the pill seems shocking. But the truth is it’s shockingly common. It’s even listed as a side-effect of the pill.

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Hydrate Your Skin From the Inside Out

Posted February 26, 2014

Our skin may be the largest organ in our bodies, but it’s also the last place to receive nutrients. So, if your skin is supple, and looks all dewy and glowing, it generally means that your insides are in pretty good shape. After all of the travel I’ve been doing recently, my skin wasn’t faring too well. It was dry and breaking out. This meant it was time for some serious attention in the form of hydration.

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Why Your Body Loves A Juice Cleanse

Posted February 24, 2014
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A week ago I did a 48-hour I did a 48-hour juice cleanse. Nothing but juice (and a couple of green smoothies) for two whole days.

After posting about my efforts on Instagram, I had several people asking me to clarify why I’d need to do a cleanse when my I’m already so clean. The answer to this is two-fold. First, I’d just returned from three weeks of travel. As much as I love travelling, I also know that it can take a toll on our health if we’re not careful. My body was telling me that it needed to detoxify all of the gunk it absorbed on airplanes. Second, everyone, no matter how clean their diet is, will benefit from giving their digestive system a short break.

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Make Peace With Your Plate: Change Your Life One Meal At A Time

Posted November 5, 2013
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Oh, happy day! My very first book (published through Hay House!), Make Peace With Your Plate, is officially out now. It’s been making its way into stores across Australia all this month, and by now it should be available everywhere you can buy books. The dream I’ve had since I was six years old has been manifested!

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“Back In My Day …” 8 Valuable Lifestyle Lessons From Our Elders

Posted October 8, 2013

It’s hard to deny that we have things pretty sweet these days. We don’t have to rely on snail mail to connect with our friends and family, we don’t have to wee in a tin shed out in the backyard, and we don’t have to spend months at sea if we want to visit our international neighbours. Heck, we don’t even have to wait in line at the post office without tapping into some form of entertainment via iPhone.

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My Coconut Milk Kefir Experiment

Posted October 2, 2013

I’ve been wanting to make kefir for ages, having been told numerous times of its incredibly powerful probiotic effects. However, traditionally being made from cow’s milk, I’ve been resistant to give it a go. I’m not a fan of moo juice, for various reasons. But I am a fan of coconut milk, and when I discovered that kefir can also be made on this delicious nectar, I jumped straight online to buy some kefir grains and give it a go. The result was a success, and 24 hours after the experiment I was drinking the delicious, tangy, gut-loving elixir.

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Ditching The Diet Dogma

Posted October 1, 2013
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I ate an egg the other day. Actually, two eggs. Actually, I also ate some calamari about a month ago. While I’m here confessing my sins I might as well be honest. It seems ridiculous to label these events as “sins”, but judging by the mental guilt that started to seep in when I first entertained the idea of eating something other than plants, you’d think I’d been considering eating my dog.

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