So. I'm Iz. I'm a Registered Personal Trainer, qualified Chef, training Nutritional Therapist and usually a bit of a laugh. I appreciate good coffee, and good banter. I like to lift heavy things, I pretend I'm more flexible than I am and consider myself a 'social' netballer (might not see me on the court but … Continue reading About Me.
Eating healthier can feel samey. Chicken & veg. Chicken & veg. Salmon & veg. Chicken & veg. Avocado. I get it. It's dull. You start a new healthy diet regime, plan all your meals, prep all of your lunches and stick to your grilled chicken, steamed veggies and sweet potato every night. And before you … Continue reading Beat the healthy eating boredom.
So, I'm on holiday. Hopefully you are too. Or at least will be soon. Which means one thing. Swimwear. This is still an area of difficulty for most of us. Whether it should be the case or not, bikini body confidence is still something that is talked about requiring this time of year and most … Continue reading 6 Steps for Summer Body Confidence!
I've got into a little trend of creating recipe containing 5 types of vegetables. This curry is another example, it's super thick and creamy without being heavy (and it's completely plant based - so no cream!). 5 veg: Tomatoes, squash, baby corn, peppers, sugar snap peas. Here's what to do Finely dice and gently heat … Continue reading Butternut Squash Coconut Curry
I don't care what people say about cereal bars, they are HANDY. Anything I can eat quickly with one hand and tastes good will always be a winner to me. BUT, they always tend to have high levels of added sugar or processing. Bummer. A habit of mine is reading labels and trying to make … Continue reading Multigrain Flapjacks
It's become somewhat my mission to but vegetables in errrrryythang. I LOVE carrot cake oats, so I've applied the same thing in granola form. On the surface it looks a little bit faffy but it's really not and it's sooooo worth it. Carrots have a natural sweetness which means you need less sugar in the … Continue reading Carrot Cake Granola
Cheat days. If you aren't familiar with the concept, I'll enlighten you. A cheat meal/day is taking a break from your 'dieting' plan either for one meal or an entire day. These usually happen on a weekly basis (sometimes longer) with the idea being you can stay focused on your days 'on' because you know … Continue reading Is your Cheat Day, cheating you?
Stress is not just a 'normal' part of life. It isn't just impacting you mentally. It interferes with the biochemical and physiological functioning of your entire body. Digestion, metabolism, repair, recovering, immunity, detoxification, are all impacted by stress. We need to start looking after ourselves. Somehow we have created a society where stress is seen … Continue reading Stress. Don’t let it break you.
I probably don't need to tell you that cooking at home tends to be lower in calories, higher in nutrients and a damn sight cheaper. So I won't. Instead I will tell you how delicious this recipe tastes and how EASY and QUICK it is to make. You don't need to make anything from scratch, … Continue reading Friday Night Fakeaway – Curry Night
Red meat. Those two words probably scare a lot of you now after what's been in the news recently. So what's the deal? Red meat has been shown to increase risk of some cancers by 20-30% when consumed regularly. However, it's undetermined if it's the red meat itself, or the cooking method used; and this risk is … Continue reading Is red meat going to kill me?
It's no secret that I love making my own granola, but it is hella time consuming (I mean, it's not but it feels it with all the stirring and I'm super lazy.) This stove top alternative takes 15 minutes max and tastes just as good. You don't get as many clusters but you do get … Continue reading Stove Top Granola