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Over-Indulging At Christmas

Over-Indulging At Christmas

Matt Fuller

We all know that Christmas is a great time of the year to enjoy the company of family and friends. Regrettably though, it's also a time of year that many of us begin to slack off and let all the hard work we've put into our health and fitness over the year become undone. Luckily we've got Matt on board to offer his advice on how to stay healthy and active over the festive season. 

Category:Fitness
Banana and Peanut Butter Pudding

Banana and Peanut Butter Pudding

Helen Schofield
Do you go bananas for peanut butter? If so, this 'Banana and Peanut Butter Pudding' recipe will be right up your street! According to Scrummy Lane author Helen Schofield, "This pudding is a cross between super moist banana bread, a soft peanut butter cookie and a gooey pudding.” - sounds delicious to us!
 
Category:Recipes
Taking Control of the Party Season

Taking Control of the Party Season

Susie Burrell

Advent calendars at the ready, Australia – we’re officially in December! With the Christmas fast approaching, December gives way to festive celebrations, office parties and family functions galore – all of which are great fun (hooray!) but can also result in weeks of constant eating, drinking and general overindulgence (booo!). With this in mind we asked Susie for her advice on how to control our eating during the festive season and ensure weight gain is kept to a minimum.

Category:Nutrition
Feeling Cheesy?

Feeling Cheesy?

Susie Burrell
With so many cheeses to choose from nowadays, it’s sometimes hard to say no to just one more slice. Regrettably though, cheese is generally high in fat and according to Susie Burrell - “Most of us need to eat a little less of it than what we do”. With this in mind, we asked Susie to explore the nutritional properties of our favourite cheeses and offer her advice on how we can have ‘our cheese and eat it’. 
 
Category:Nutrition
How Does a Fitness Expert Celebrate their Birthday?

How Does a Fitness Expert Celebrate their Birthday?

Brian Killian
Do they remain committed to their healthy lifestyle or, like the rest of us, do they indulge in a day filled with treats and surprises? The team at here HIF were curious, which is why we asked our very own fitness expert Brian Killian, to let us in on what a typical “Brian” birthday includes (let’s just say it doesn’t completely involve exercise). 
 
Category:Fitness
Rhubarb and Ginger Oaty Slice

Rhubarb and Ginger Oaty Slice

Helen Schofield
Hands up who loves rhubarb? As well as being delicious, did you know that rhubarb also holds some vital phyto-nutrients such as dietary fiber, poly-phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins? With nutritional benefits like this in mind, we thought you may be interested in this ‘Rhubarb and Ginger Oaty Slice’ recipe by HIF guest blogger, Helen of Scrummy Lane. Perfect to eat warm or cold, this dish is an ideal option if you enjoy an oaty flapjack or granola bar, plus its gluten free. 
Category:Recipes
Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?

Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?

Susie Burrell
According to HIF health expert Susie Burrell the answer is a definite yes – “I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news but while fruit is exceptionally healthy, it does contain kilojoules, which means that it is possible to eat too much fruit”. With this in mind we asked Susie for her guidance on how not to ‘over-do it’ – and of course she hasn't disappointed. In her latest post for our Healthy Lifestyle Blog, Susie discusses what types of fruit are best and offers her advice on how often you should be eating it to get the nutritional benefits fruit provides, without a kilojoule overload.
 
Category:Nutrition
Self Regulation

Self Regulation

Susie Burrell
Do you have little or no willpower when it comes to eating out? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! According to Susie: “Portion control or more specifically self regulation is a skill that can take many years (if not a lifetime) to master”. But what causes this type of behaviour, and more importantly what can we do to regain our control? In this post, Susie offers her top tips to a concerned reader, and explains why commitment and behavioural changes are crucial to controlling social situations.
Category:Nutrition
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