Save money with these five simple tips

Save money with these five simple tips

Shopping healthily on a budget can have its challenges, as the weekly food bill can take a big slice out of our finances. There's no denying with high quality food can come extra cost - but fortunately, to a degree. Here are 5 tips, that can help you avoid compromising on nutrition, while still shopping inexpensively and have more money to spend on new summer hats :)

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Review: WOOP Balance

Review: WOOP Balance

At Feel Fresh, we are LOVING the food delivery services. We have busy clients. Busier than a one-armed brick-layer in Baghdad with an itch. (For those that appreciate a Honey Badger reference). They value good nutrition but literally do not have the time or energy at the end of the day to plan, shop and cook a meal for themselves or their families. Or they equally value doing other things with their time. For those that can afford this - it's a win-win solution.

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Pre and Post Nutrition for Medacs Global Group

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Pre and Post Nutrition for Medacs Global Group

Trying to figure out the ideal pre-training meal or snack can seem a little overwhelming with all the different information bombarding us all the time. Some in the high fat, low carb camp say you can fuel a workout entirely off your body stores and fasting is the way to go. Others swear by chugging back pre workout drinks or coffee to get an energy boost. The truth - as with many things - is, it’s entirely individual.  As our bodies all work slightly differently there is not one perfect answer, but we can help guide you to make some educated choices so you can find out what works best for you.

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What does binge eating tell you about your habits?

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What does binge eating tell you about your habits?

Binge eating is so incredibly common. I have so many women come to me in clinic who struggle with binge eating on a weekly or even daily basis. Binge eating is not necessarily defined by the volume of food but rather the actions or thought processes that precede the consumption of food coupled with the thoughts that follow after. After all, eating a large amount of food to the point where you feel sick, with no guilt at all, is not a binge, it’s simply just eating a large amount of food.

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Fresh versus frozen produce, is there any difference?

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Fresh versus frozen produce, is there any difference?

Lets talk nutrition, timesaving, One of our biggest budget saving tips while increasing the vegetable content of our meals is to keep your freezer stocked with frozen veggies.

If this is not something that you have considered doing yet, cast your mind back to what you typically throw away. Bags of smelly spinach? Wrinkly carrots? The promise to yourself that you WILL use the whole cauliflower each time you put it in your trolly, only to toss it out 3 weeks later….?

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How to feed a family of 5 for $200 per week or less

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How to feed a family of 5 for $200 per week or less

One of the most common questions we get asked during our corporate wellness seminars is how to feed families nutritious food while keeping costs low.

Certainly in clients we see at the clinic, food cost is a growing concern.  We also see a generally more affluent strata of the population. Either way, many people are seeking to reduce food costs to allow room for leisure activities and lifestyle. It’s a catch 22. You want your health and energy for mountain bike riding and sports. But you can’t spend all disposable income on food or else you can’t do these activities even if you are fit and well.

Here we are going to give some strategies and ideas for reducing your food bill. This figure is based on a family of 5 with three pre-teenage children.

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Baby food vs Baby food

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Baby food vs Baby food

Earlier this week Abbie was on Seven Sharp answering a few questions about how Future Foody, a new company that delivers organic baby food to your home compares to the current baby food products available on our supermarket shelves.

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What does "healthy" mean to you Brad?

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What does "healthy" mean to you Brad?

Healthy means different things to different people. What an be 'healthy' for one person may not be very...healthy for another. Read our interview with our very own Danijela Unkovich to find out what healthy means to her! 

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What does "healthy" mean to you?

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What does "healthy" mean to you?

Healthy means different things to different people. What an be 'healthy' for one person may not be very...healthy for another. Read our interview with our very own Danijela Unkovich to find out what healthy means to her! 

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Emotional Eating

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Emotional Eating

When we emotionally eat we're eating for reasons outside of our physiological needs, i.e. our hunger. There's something else going on - maybe we're bored, tired, sad or stressed. Maybe we're procrastinating or seeking pleasure. Ultimately, we're treating food as a refuge within the moment, or a place to escape how we're feeling.

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What does "healthy" mean to you?

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What does "healthy" mean to you?

Healthy means different things to different people. What an be 'healthy' for one person may not be very...healthy for another. Read our first interview with Jane from The Yoga Connection to find out what healthy means to her! 

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Do you look after your nuts?

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Do you look after your nuts?

Yes yes, have a laugh at the title, but this is something that we pay special attention too...read on to find out why you should soak your nuts and why they should be stored in the freezer :)

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Harper's Bazaar - Next Breast Thing

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Harper's Bazaar - Next Breast Thing

The latest slew of shows (Spring Summer 2017) had the world’s top designers boasting body parts like upper abdomens at Fendi, obliques at Celine and hips at Louis Vuitton. These are more obscure than the traditional décolletage and legs which traditionally were revealed by women.
Abbie was interviewed by Harper’s Bazaar and asked to share her perspective as a nutritionist who works with all shapes and sizes, what her thoughts were on this evolution by the fashion industry. The article is in the March 2017 Australia Harper’s Bazaar Issue. 

Read below for the transcript of the full interview to see where Abbie sits on the topic of fashion, body types and more importantly, how important body confidence is, when working with the women of the world. 

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Can healthy eating be cheap too?

Can healthy eating be cheap too?

Can healthy eating be cheap too?

Budgeting. That awful thing that is the reality for most of us. When talking with clients here at Feel Fresh Nutrition, one of the biggest stumbling blocks people face is the belief they can’t afford to eat healthily. I certainly agree to an extent. Eating healthily does cost you. Either in terms of finances, time or knowledge.

You can eat well on a budget, but you have to know what you are doing and have time to make things from scratch. That isn’t always easy. Some people have the financial luxury of forgoing the time and the knowledge but for everyone else, we’re here to help with some knowledge and some hacks to help you reduce the cost of eating nutrient dense food. 

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The superfood for 2017; Collagen

The superfood for 2017; Collagen

Over the last 12 months you’ve probably heard of gelatine. It’s been hailed loudly - and rightly so - for it’s gut-healing properties. Gelatine is found in nutrient-dense foods like bone broth and more excitingly can be used to make healthy lollies - or gummies.

However, have you heard of it’s equally important and vital brother, collagen?

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

So, here we are again. The start of a new year. The base of a mountain we’ve told ourselves to climb and conquer. For some reason we like to set aside January 1st as the day to start all manner of dedication - and possibly torture - to change our lives for the better.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with self improvement, however the point of this blog is to help you frame your desires and resolutions towards what you actually want, while making these changes realistic and sustainable.

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So what does your body shape say about you?

So what does your body shape say about you?

In her book "Move your DNA",  Katy Bowman has a powerful message. She states that 'your body is never out of shape, it is always in a shape created by how you have moved up to this very moment”. Our guest author Hazel Boot, tells us what this means to her. 

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Your nutrition, your choice

Your nutrition, your choice

There are so many ‘diets’ or ways of eating available to us now it can seem like everybody is following a particular eating style. Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatrian, Clean Eating, Raw… the list goes on. Today I want to talk about an important aspect of nutrition many people don’t understand when they initially come to see us at Feel Fresh Nutrition. 

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The Vegan Epic

The Vegan Epic

It’s been said that it can be easier to change a person’s religion than their diet. This says a lot about how strongly people believe in the choices they make relating to food – especially where issues such as ethics and morals come into play.

Movies such as Cowspiracy, Forks Over Knives, and Food, Inc. have gone a long way in pushing people towards a more plant-based diet – or even an exclusively plant-based diet. These movies simultaneously pull at the heart strings, while appealing to your inner environmentalist – the parts of you that don’t want to ever see another living creature harmed, and that does want to see a thriving, healthy planet for your children.

So what do we mean by plant-based?

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