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Lifestyle, Nutrition, Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes – how much do you know ?

Gestational Diabetes is the fastest growing type of diabetes in Australia. Gestational Diabetes (GD) only occurs in pregnancy. Currently up to 14-18% percent of Australian women are diagnosed with GD during pregnancy usually between the 24th – 28th week of pregnancy. What is Gestational Diabetes ? It is a myth […]

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Lifestyle, Nutrition, Pregnancy

Is it safe to lose weight while pregnant ?

 I was recently interviewed by Aaptiv, the world’s original Audio Fitness App, and asked if it was safe to lose weight during pregnancy. Read more below. If you’re worried about gaining pregnancy weight, then you’re not alone. In fact, some women experience concerns about pregnancy weight gain, so they try to get […]

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Nutrition

Non Dairy Berry Cheesecake

This was my dessert contribution to our Queensland family Christmas celebration. We have some allergies in the family so this easy and delicious dessert a Raw Non Dairy Berry “Cheesecake” went down a treat ! This cheesecake is a raw dessert – no cooking / heating needed. It is very […]

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Nutrition, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Are you eating enough during and after pregnancy ?

The food you are eating before during and after pregnancy should be wholesome and contain plenty of protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Nutrition is an important part to fuel you on your Pre or Post Natal Journey.   This doesn’t mean fancy diets, or meal plans. It means eating wholesome food […]

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Nutrition, Post Pregnancy

Boost your milk supply – breastfeeding smoothie.

There is no doubt about it – breastfeeding is hard work. ! I know from experience that I used to get to around 4pm and my milk supply would start dwindling just before the dreaded 5pm “witching hour” of non stop feeding began. After breastfeeding all my 3 babies I found […]

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Nutrition

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

This is one of my favourite desserts to make and eat ! A guaranteed crowd pleaser is this gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free Chocolate Hazelnut Tart. One of the main ingredients that makes this dessert so chocolatey and nutritious is Cacao. Cacao is a natural, vegan source of […]

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Nutrition, Pregnancy

Foods to avoid during pregnancy and why?

There are some foods you should not eat when you’re pregnant because they might make you unwell or harm your baby. Make sure you know the important facts about which foods you should avoid due to the risk of listeria and toxoplasmosis. If in doubt, the best foods to eat […]

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Nutrition, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Is soy healthy during pregnancy ?

Despite what you may have heard, soy is not the “health food” you think it is if you are trying to conceive or nourish yourself effectively during pregnancy. So put down your soy latte and read on… Unfortunately there is outdated nutrition advice promoting soy as a fertility food is […]

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Nutrition, Pregnancy

Healthy Iced Coffee – protein boosted.

I am not a huge coffee drinker however during pregnancy I craved iced coffee ! Especially when the heat hit Brisbane in January/February. During pregnancy your daily protein requirements increase by 15% . So I have created a healthy version of iced coffee that is protein boosted …plus can be made […]

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