The Health Guru

Facts, Hints, Tips, Advice and Inspiration on everything to do about health & weight loss.

2017 – your new clean slate

Posted on | January 3, 2017 | No Comments


I like the idea of a fresh note pad, fresh sheets, a new hair cut, new car, new baby. There's something wonderful about starting something new, clean and fresh. We are 3 days in to the new year - you can really leave 2016 behind and start anew.  What are you going to change?  Just pick 1 ...

Skinny Lemon Chicken Recipe

Posted on | December 22, 2016 | No Comments

Skinny Lemon Chicken Recipe

Someone I know was lamenting over not being able to eat Lemon Chicken Rice any more (** as in the deep fried cutlet version smothered with goey sweet lemon sauce**) because they were changing their eating habits to be more health conscious. My first reaction as a Health Coach is to say - of course you can still ...

Trick yourself into eating less

Posted on | December 10, 2016 | No Comments


Sometimes we all need to play a few mind games to have a win (no I'm not talking about hypnosis). You can try some of these tips to trick yourself into eating less. Use a smaller plate: Research has discovered that people serve themselves less when using smaller bowls or plates. Less food = less calories. (Study: Journal ...

Eat Real, Eat Fresh!

Posted on | November 30, 2016 | No Comments


Oven Baked Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Posted on | November 29, 2016 | No Comments

Chicken Breast with Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 4 limes (juiced) (Note: leave 1 lime for the salsa) 1/4 cup chopped coriander (save some coriander for the salsa) 2 teaspoons honey 1 pineapple (diced - approximately 2 cups) 1 avocado (if it isn't crazy expensive) 1/2 red onion (diced fine) 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar Black pepper (to taste) What ...

Oven baked Honey-Lime Chicken

Posted on | November 29, 2016 | No Comments

Honey Lime Chicken - heart healthy meal

Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts 2 limes (juiced) 1 tablespoon honey 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Coriander (optional garnish) What to serve this with: Brown Rice / Red Rice Green leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach, beans etc) Tips: if you are sharing this with little ones who don't eat rice, you an ...

Fruit with highest sugar content

Posted on | September 5, 2016 | No Comments

Sugar in Fruit

Came across this article online that compares fruit head to head in relation to the amount of sugar it contains. Go strawberries!

In the BOX – Cool Health Products delivered to your doorstep

Posted on | May 31, 2015 | No Comments

I came across this quite cool business idea to sample and trial healthy and natural products that I otherwise may never get to know about it. A very decent range of hand-selected products are hand delivered to your door. So I went ahead and gave it a go! When I received my intheBOX delivery, I have ...

New Posts…coming soon.

Posted on | April 17, 2015 | No Comments

New updates are coming soon - my previous blog posts from the start of the year until April were hacked!  Once the bugs are sorted out I will be back on air again. Natalie.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on | December 23, 2014 | No Comments

Healthy Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ..... Take a break, eat well & catch whatever exercise you can (as little or as much as possible).  Relax and get ready for a new year to start soon.  

Nutrition Info: Calories in Xia Long Bao

Posted on | December 23, 2014 | No Comments

Xia Long Bao (dumplings)

Yesterday my colleague was talking about the Winter Solstice celebration and her family tradition to come together to eat Tang Yuan (glutinous rice balls) and dumplings made by her mother.  This story sharing turned into hours of talk about dumplings – because I absolutely love dumplings.  And I’m sorry to say but you haven’t lived ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Thai Vermicelli Noodle Salad (Thai Bun)

Posted on | October 10, 2014 | No Comments

Thai Vermicelli Noodles

I enjoy the freshness of Thai food, but funnily enough I would rather eat Thai food anywhere else but in Thailand. I think so far I haven't found the authentic Thai food and instead just the tourist traps.Thai and Vietnamese food is very similar.  They have a balance of flavours and typically incorporate salty, sweet ...

Active Wear….

Posted on | August 25, 2014 | No Comments

Inspirational Tank Tops & Shorts. My personal active wear style.

I must admit I absolutely hate wearing skin tight lycra pants or tops to exercise in. I admire women that do, but I personally feel so self conscious that it deters me from exercising. How can I run if I’m worrying about my butt jiggling? ………………. Am I the only one? Hahaha Instead you will find me ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Maggi Chicken Noodles

Posted on | August 15, 2014 | No Comments

Maggi Chicken Noodles

Instant Noodles are the snack that at one stage in our lives, most of us have turned to. I know for sure that as a struggling uni student with no money, instant noodles were one of the cheapest ‘meals’ on offer and I always had a stash available.  They are quick and easy to prepare, come ...

Eating instant noodles linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Posted on | August 14, 2014 | No Comments

Instant Noodles

Forget grabbing a pack of instant noodles when you're on the fly — a study has found that people who eat lots of them have an increased risk of cardiometabolic syndrome, which makes you more likely to get heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Instant noodle consumption is particularly high amongst Asian populations, so the researchers studied ...

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