Does the 8-Hour Diet WORK??

Does the 8-hour diet work??

  Let’s be honest – there are hundreds, if not thousands of different weight-loss diets out there these days. The problem is that ALL of them promise the WORLD (and more) and there’s always this big hype proclaiming that “This diet is the holy grail of weight-loss” and “You’ll never need to diet again!” …or […]

Continue Reading

7 Ways to Break a Weight-Loss Plateau

how to break a weight-loss plateau

Have you ever felt defeated at the hands a dreaded weight-loss plateau? You are not alone! It is a common occurrence when dieting: you eat less and workout to lose weight…it works well for a while…and then suddenly…NOTHING! No more weight-loss — despite your best efforts! When this happens it’s time to bring in the […]

Continue Reading

Your HEALTHIEST Packed Lunch (under 400 calories)

Your healthiest packed lunch

Let me introduce one of my favourite lunchtime staples: Grilled Chicken with Pearl Barley and Mixed Vegetables. Trust me – this will be your HEALTHIEST packed lunch EVER! Maybe it sounds a bit fancy, but I can assure you that you’ll be able to sort out a WHOLE WEEK’S worth of packed lunches in less […]

Continue Reading

3 Ways to Diet for your PERSONALITY

What is the perfect diet? Does it exist?   After years and years of research and reading everything there is to read on dieting, losing weight…THIS diet…and THAT diet…promises here and promises there…I was convinced IT DOES NOT EXIST!   But before you roll your eyes at me, thinking “oh my gosh, why is she […]

Continue Reading

Asian Stir Fry with ZERO Calorie Noodles

zero calorie noodles

  The day I discovered ZERO calorie noodles…oh my goodness…I thought: “Best invention. EVER!” I was curious about them, thinking maybe they tasted disgusting. Obviously, I bought them – took them home – and cooked something that I could add them to immediately. And I was surprised…they didn’t taste disgusting! What a score! They basically […]

Continue Reading

AMARULA Chocolate Mousse (under 120 calories)

AMARULA Chocolate Mousse

Do you love AMARULA? That actually sounds like a stupid question to me – like asking “who loves chocolate?”. Duh. Everybody. So try my AMARULA Chocolate Mousse! I wanted to make a sugar-free mousse (originally)…and this one CAN BE – if you omit the Amarula. I was planning to use xylitol as the sugar substitute…but […]

Continue Reading

Healthier Mexican Nachos on a DIET

mexican nachos

Did you know that the average portion of nachos contain around 350 calories?! And that’s 6-8 PLAIN nachos with ONLY cheese…no meat…no guacamole…and NO sour cream! Can you imagine how high that number would be if you went to a restaurant and had ‘the works’? Sure – nachos aren’t your typical “diet food”… But I […]

Continue Reading

Low CAL Chili Biltong & Blue Cheese Soup

chili biltong & blue cheese soup

Lately, I’ve been trying my best to crank out as many warm winter meals as I possibly can! Mostly because I have to eat everything I cook, and I’m not too keen on eating cold salad or whatever when the weather is miserable. To me, the best and fastest gratification comes with a warm bowl […]

Continue Reading