Wherever possible, I choose the “natural” option; but sometimes nature needs a little help. I mean, these legs aren’t going to shave themselves! Never mind the legs – in an ideal world, I’d like to say “NO, we don’t need supplements if we eat healthily, all we need comes from our food.” Sadly, the world […]
The D-word. D-I-E-T. Have you used it? Has it dangled over every Monday? Does it scare you? Throw the word and its associations away. “Diet” has become such a loaded word in our society, so I urge you never to go on one. Rather, make sustainable changes and new choices every day – the only […]
Remember Commandments 1-5? Time to add to that list… 6. Get your zzzz If you want to lose weight, you need to get at least seven hours of shut-eye every night. Full stop. When you are lacking sleep, your body produces a nasty hormone called ghrelin, which TRIGGERS HUNGER and causes FAT RETENTION. Double yuck! […]
Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t for sissies! But following these pointers goes a long way in helping you stay in shape and keeping healthy. Take some time to think about how you can improve on each, then write those steps down and put them somewhere visible to keep you motivated and on target. […]
Knee-deep, face-first in pizza and pasta! A cruise to Italy, Greece, and Croatia. Time to embark on some damage control… after Easter Sunday that is!
Ever wonder what your body does with the calories you so helpfully provide? It uses them for a variety of necessary functions, from your thinking head to your wiggling toes and everything in between. See how one serving of blueberries, which is about 100 calories, is used by the body. For your personalised, calorie-controlled meal […]
Q. Why did the Herbalife shake blush? A. It saw the banana piel. For non- South Africans who likely won’t get the joke, the Herbalife shake had a delightful blush as it was made using strawberry yogurt. Ingredients: 1 banana 2 Tbsp. Herbalife Formula 1 (Vanilla, Strawberry, or Cookies & Cream) 150ml strawberry yogurt 150ml […]
This started out as a bit of a “kitchen sink” salad, but actually turned out to be a delicious meal-in-one I was rather proud of! Now to remember all the ingredients… Ingredients: Mix of red and white quinoa, cooked Avocado Red Cabbage Mango Coriander Cashew Nuts Pumpkin Seeds Lemon Juice Coriander Cayenne Pepper Olive Oil […]
What are you nutrition goals? A one-fits-all meal plan doesn’t necessarily work for everyone! To get your own, customised meal plan: 1. Follow this blog (click on any page “About” “Herba-Healthy” etc., and use the “Follow Blog Via Email Widget) 2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nutrition goals 3. Your FREE, customised, hassle-free eating plan will […]
It’s Christmas, and I’m no Grinch. Indulgence is a right. and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Wishing you and your families and friends a blessed day of fun and festivities. If you do one thing right over this period, have a healthy breakfast and get the day off to a good start with your Herbalife Formula 1. Having […]
It’s a sweltering, sweaty day, you’re lusting for some cool drink relief, you have 5 minutes to dash into Spar…. aaaand… stumped. Water? Too boring. Flavoured water? Too full of artificial crap (third nipple alert…). Fizzy drink? Too sugary? Fruit Juice? Makes me more thirsty. Flavoured milk? Maybe if I was 3. Iced coffee/tea? See […]
Travelling can be so tough…
I might have been galavanting around the countryside recently, but there really is no place like home. Even in the midst of a cold winter, when the grass is brown and crusty and the air filled with smoke from firebreaks, the Midlands is the shiniest jewel in the crown that is South Africa.
Originally posted on Dinner of Herbs:
Shortbread: so simple, so delicious, so….fattening. Not this time! I took a very daring move. Avocado is used as a partial-substitute for butter in some baked goods. Usually, these baked goods are stronger flavoured things like banana bread, with some of the butter still being left in the recipe.…
It grew! It prospered! Fresh, organic lettuce (three varieties, nogal). Please excuse the gherkin looking gross slap-bang in the centre of the photo. How to grow lettuce: Plant it. It grows. I feel like a proud parent…about to eat my own children.