Breakfasts with BetterwithBalance

I’m really excited to share 3 amazing, healthy and balanced breakfast recipes this week from Dietetics Major Erica Vigliano (otherwise known as @betterwithbalance_).  Like Erica, I believe that breakfast is a super important part of any day. Erica explains that It starts your body off with the right fuel it needs and restores your glucose levels, in order to assist brain function. It also sparks our metabolism and can help to prevent cravings that crop up later on in the day. After gaining some clinical experience, Erica hopes to one day open up her own private practice, to help educate…
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5 ways to raise your self-worth

Valuing your worth as a human involves recognising who you really are. By that I don’t mean what you do, what you own, how many friends you have or how many followers you’re up to on your social channels. There’s a reason why ‘self’ is placed before the words ‘self-love’, ‘self-esteem’, ‘self-respect.’ You cannot find these things in anyone or anything else and although it can be challenging, raising your self-worth can have a huge impact on your life, making it a more positive and happy place to be.   One study at the University of Michigan found that students who base…
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How to plan, prep & eat well.

When it comes to finding ways to incorporate nutritious and balanced meals throughout the week, one of the fastest ways you can start to make some real positive change, is to make sure you’re cooking fresh food, from home, whenever possible.   Home cooked food is great for many reasons.  Firstly, it means that you have total control of what is going into your meals, rather than leaving this solely in the hands of others. Cooking your own food, helps to ensure you know what’s going into your body and allows you some level of control, on the amount of…
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Part 2 – Building intentions – 2018

An intention is a direction we want to pursue in order to work towards a particular end result. Building intentions, rather than resolutions, is my preferred method when it comes to moving from one yearly chapter, into the next. Finding a mindful way to reflect and then move forward in a positive, self aware state, will hopefully ensure that those tricky resolutions which often last just a few weeks, are a thing of the past and no longer leave you feeling like such a failure. (If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of this series, then go do this now…
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Part 1 – Good things – 2017

It’s that time of year where many people set themselves New Years resolutions. Out with the old, in the with new and all that. I’ve got to admit I’ve never been a fan of this process and I’m pretty sure for many people, it doesn’t really work to help make long term positive changes. Here’s why:   A lot of us set long term resolutions without breaking down how to get there (what the mini actions and mini wins will be), so we often fall at the first hurdle and then get discouraged. Even if we have made progress, we…
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