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Want to be healthier? Learn to cook!

Cooking at home is the ticket to healthier, more affordable meals, which in turn means a healthier you! When you cook at home, you control the ingredients and avoid consuming the cheap fillers, flavour enhancers, and added salt or butter that end up in most restaurant and take away meals. Cooking also nudges you to move naturally, requiring you to stand, stir, mix, knead, chop, and lift. Children who more frequently eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be overweight and they tend to co...  

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Tonic Newsletter – Four Steps to Winning

FOUR STEPS TO WINNING Have you been working out and not noticing any changes in your body? Whether your goal is to lose weight, feel healthier or gain some muscle it can be frustrating when your body does not react as you are expecting it to, no matter what you do right. In some cases, progress might be made in a short amount of !me, but can then experience months where there is little to no visible progress. Plateaus are normal, but they can also be a sign that it is time to...  

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Tonic Newsletter – Curb Sugar, Curb Cravings

CURB SUGAR, CURB CRAVINGS Sugar cravings are the worst. It’s like a li!le army of critters tormenting you until you feed them M&M’s. Eating sugar creates a vicious cycle spurred on by addiction. There are many different theories on the causes of sugar cravings, including food allergies, adrenal fatigue, monthly hormonal changes in women, and plenty more. In the case of food allergies, we can crave what we’re allergic to in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. When adr...  

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Tonic Newsletter – Are you getting enough fibre?

ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH FIBRE? If you want to live a healthy life and feel good, fibre is a critical nutrient you need to be eating every day. Despite its importance, fibre is often overlooked. Most people in developed countries aren’t getting nearly enough of it. Fibre enhances your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food and eliminate toxins. It fills you up and helps you maintain more consistent energy levels. And its essential for healthy digestion, maintaining a h...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 22 January 2018

MEDITATION AND WEIGHT LOSS The good news is that there is a connection between meditation and weight loss! The reason that meditation is so powerful is that it helps the conscious and unconscious mind agree on changes we want to apply to our behaviour. These changes could be a number of factors such as cravings for unhealthy food or control of eating behaviours. It’s important to get your unconscious mind involved because that’s where those bad habits that often cause us t...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 8th January 2018

HOW TO SUCCEED IN 2018 Let me guess: You want to lose weight, do more exercise or eat healthily in 2018. Self improvement, or at least the desire for it, is a shared hobby for a lot of us. It's why so many of us make New Year's resolutions. But for all the good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions. Why do so many people fail at goal-setting, and what are the secrets behind those who succeed The explosion of studies into how the brain works has more expert...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 1st January 2018

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS IN 2018 In principle, New Year's resolutions are a super idea, after all, what better way to start the New Year than with a fresh outlook on life? However, most people make resolutions with the best of intentions, but often inadvertently set themselves up for failure. The problem is that many resolutions are unrealistic and carried out in a half hearted fashion. To set yourself up for success, write down your goals, share them with someone to ...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 25th December 2017

POST CHRISTMAS RECOVERY PLAN We have reached that time of the year when many of us will have either eaten too much or drunk too much or, in all likelihood, both. Overindulgence is as much a part of the festivities as exchanging presents and we’re all too familiar with the consequences of this excess. After all the Christmas celebrations our bodies need to relax and unwind. There is only one time of the day when body and mind are both totally relaxed and that is when we are ...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 18th December 2017

MERRY FITNESS Christmas is just about here, and that can mean neglected fitness regimes and five-hour TV marathons. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a little forward planning and a teeny bit of self-discipline, it is possible to enjoy a happy and healthy Christmas and enter the New Year feeling fit.  Many people will fall off the exercise bandwagon at Christmas, and rule out the idea of getting into shape during the festive period, assuming there is no point in sta...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 4th December 2017

'TIS NOT THE SEASON TO OVERDO IT At this 'me of the year it’s especially hard to avoid overeating. But let’s be honest, stuffing yourself rotten isn’t limited to just Christmas. Sometimes that family box of Quality Streets becomes a single serving with gut-busting consequences. It’s happened to the best of us. But the real problem is usually what happens afterwards - in our body and in our mind. Are you filled with regret, miserably mulling over starting a juice fas...  

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