Each ordinary day, are you doing what satisfies you. Or….?

Posted on January 28th, 2016

We are odd creatures. We often engage in what torments us. Witness the hours we spend toggling on social media. And we chase the future (fretting, planning) and pause in the past (lamenting and being angry), when we know that being present is what brings us joy. And, then, to get even further away from what brings us joy, we distract ourselves even more. Yep, odd.

Image via Buzzfeed

Image via Buzzfeed

I read about an article in a science journal recently co-written by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman. The scientists surveyed a bunch of women to look at how many of their daily activities brought them satisfaction. Oddly, the stuff they chose to do for hours at a time every, single day, as leisure – namely, watching TV – didn’t bring them satisfaction. Instead, connecting with the present did – via prayer and meditation.

This is madness. What stops us doing what we know brings us satiation and peace? Especially when it doesn’t involve large wads of cash or adjustments to our lives? Why do we toggle and distract ourselves away from it? Worth asking, right?

The antidote, of course, is to consciously commit to prioritising the stuff that does satisfy. If it’s merely Read more

My supercharged coconut cream

Posted on January 27th, 2016

Love my Whipped Coconut Frosting from Simplicious? Wait til you try this trick. Today’s bonus recipe takes whipped cream to another level.

Image via The Foodie Dietitian

Adding gelatin to your coconut cream gives it a super smooth texture perfectly mimicking whipped cream. Plus it gives you all the great health effect of the stuff.

Supercharged Coconut Cream

  • One 400ml can of full fat coconut milk, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin

Using a stab mixer, blend coconut milk and add the gelatin in a slow and steady stream.

Continue mixing until soft supercharged peak form.

Use immediately (for example alongside your sugar-free dessert or on top of your smoothie) or store in the fridge and use within 4-5 days.

Bonus tip: add it to your coffee

Bloom a tablespoon of the mixture in your cup with some milk. Smoosh with a fork then add black coffee Read more

Want to become part of my IQS 8-Week Program partner network?

Posted on January 21st, 2016

Dear Friends – Personal Trainers, Health coaches, Nutritionists, Bloggers and Dietitians With Clients Who Want to Quit Sugar,

I hope this finds you well. Given you’re on the same page and given so many of you have asked for me to do this, the I Quit Sugar Team and I have put together a partner network program that helps you to refer people in your orbit to the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program.

By joining this partner network you can make a bit of coin for every client who signs up to the 8-Week Program via your exclusive partner link.

IQS Partner Network

What?! Tell me what that could look like!

* Run a gym? Bootcamp? Yoga classes? Tell your group about the 8-Week Program (and get them to do the February round together, en masse), and if they sign up via your link, you’ll receive AU$20 (£10) for each class member who joins.

* You’re a dietitian or nutritionist or health coach who recommends your clients cut back on the white stuff? Direct them to break their sugar addiction with our 8-Week Program and earn AU$20 (£10) for each Program membership you drive.

*You’re a personal trainer who also gives dietary advice? Well, you get the gist…

How does it work?

You sign up to my partner network, your client/friend/cousin joins the 8-Week Program through the link we provide you with, and you get AU$20 (£10). Read more