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  1. Which foods are best for anxiety and depression?

    Which foods are best for anxiety and depression?

    Mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are becoming all too common in our modern society and unfortunately, they’re on the rise. Beyond Blue says that there are around 3 million Australians living with anxiety or depression right now. Are you one of them?

    We’ve known for a while about the scientific evidence around diet and lifestyle factors improving our physical health and wellbeing. Now there is a growing body of research to demonstrate that specific vitamins and minerals can also boost your mood and mental health too, helping to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. Let’s take a look.

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  2. Do you have a vitamin deficiency? Here are some common signs.

    Do you have a vitamin deficiency? Here are some common signs.

    Have you ever wondered if your diet is providing you with all the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy? Do you suspect that you may be lacking in certain nutrients but not sure which ones? This article outlines some common vitamin deficiency symptoms.

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  3. Hormonal imbalance. How to balance hormones with food

    Hormonal imbalance. How to balance hormones with food

    The role of hormones

    Hormones are chemical messengers that carry signals from one part of the body to another. Some well-known ones are insulin, melatonin, cortisol, adrenaline and testosterone, though there are over 200 altogether. They are made, stored and released by our endocrine system and it’s their job to regulate the activity of cells or organs throughout our body.

    Hormones control a variety of functions including mood, growth, appetite and weight (metabolism) and sexual development and function. Whilst we will all experience periods of natural hormonal fluctuations in our life, hormonal imbalance can also occur when the endocrine glands are not working properly. Correcting this is important as hormonal imbalances can lead to a range of serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease to name a few.

    In this article I’ll cover tips on how to balance your hormones but firstly, let’s explore some of the early signs that your hormones may be out of whack.

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  4. Weight loss meal plans: what’s the best diet plan for me?

    Weight loss meal plans: what’s the best diet plan for me?

    If you're starting out on a new weight loss meal plan or healthy eating regime, the choices can be overwhelming. At Dietlicious we have something for everyone, but if you're asking yourself, ‘what’s the best diet plan for me?’ then this is the article for you.

    The first thing you should know is that our restaurant-quality meals, meal plans and cleanses have been jointly created by nutritionists and chefs for you to enjoy at home. You get the tastiest meals that tick the nutritional boxes and will keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day. Managing your weight could not be easier! However, healthy eating, weight loss and weight management is a personal thing. So take a read of this handy guide to our most popular weight loss meal plans, to see if one sounds right for you.

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  5. Lose, maintain or gain weight: How many calories do I need?

    Lose, maintain or gain weight: How many calories do I need?

    It’s a common question and one we get asked a lot. So we’ve put together this helpful guide to assist you in choosing the right daily calorie level to maintain weight, lose weight or even gain weight! And to make sure we got it right, we ran it all past Personal Trainer and Fitness Expert, Coach Joseph Hall, whose job it is to help people achieve the body weight and body shape they want.

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  6. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Top that - 10 meal toppers to supercharge your diet

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Top that - 10 meal toppers to supercharge your diet

    We’re all busy and sometimes don’t have time to fully prep and cook all our own meals. And even if we do, we can run out of ideas for how to make them both appealing and healthy too. But if you’re after a short-cut to achieving a higher nutrient hit for the meals you do eat (whether bought or home-made), I’ve got a secret to share with you. Toppers.

    If you haven’t yet embraced soup and salad toppings as a way of adding extra nutrients to improve health, this article will help. If you have, then I’m here to give you some extra inspiration.

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  7. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Sustainable eating - top tips to choosing sustainable food

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Sustainable eating - top tips to choosing sustainable food

    What is sustainable eating?

    Sustainable eating is about choosing foods that contribute to a healthy balanced diet while additionally having a low impact on our environment. To define it further would be to say that sustainable diets aim to ensure food security for present and future generations; protect biodiversity; respect cultures; be economically fair; optimise nourishment; plus combat malnutrition and obesity. Sustainable eating is about more than just the food itself – it’s about production, distribution, packaging and consumption.

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  8. Is coffee good for weight loss?

    Is coffee good for weight loss? You’re dieting and don’t think you can survive without your morning coffee. But can you drink coffee and still lose weight? The answer is yes. And no. It depends! Read on to learn about the best weight loss coffee options. Read more...
  9. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Eat your way to better skin. The best foods for glowing skin.

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Eat your way to better skin. The best foods for glowing skin. If you think radiant skin is just for the under 25’s, think again. You can have a healthy glow at any age and I’m about to show you how. Read more...
  10. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Work smarter not harder – best meal prep ideas for 2021

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Work smarter not harder – best meal prep ideas for 2021

    Here’s a statement I’ve heard a number of times – ‘meal prepping’s not for me’. If you’re a person with loads of time on your hands, then I’d probably agree. You may not need to meal prep. But most of us don’t have that luxury. Instead we’re juggling jobs, home, learning, partners, parents, kids, recreation and an overflowing email inbox! Unless you’re super woman, being busy and eating well don’t usually go hand in hand. So that’s where meal planning and prepping comes to the rescue.

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