Posts in Rest + Relaxation
Cinnamon Bananas

So you've got a bit of a sweet tooth? Yeah, me too. Don't think that because you're trying to eat a little healthier, you need to go without. Oh no, far from it...

This cheeky little dessert is the perfect after dinner delight and will satisfy your sweet affection. Think of it as a healthy twist on bananas flambe. Yet whilst the latter of these contains refined sugar, alcohol and butter, this recipe incorporates only healthful items...

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Home-Made Hummus + Pita Wraps

When I am sitting down to a Sunday beer or just relaxing with mates, I've got a go-to snack that the lads love. They're happy to rip me about it - "Jase, mate let's just gets some chips or some crackers and cheese"

But when I blend up this simple, little dip and throw it on the table with some pita bread and green olives, the troops dive in! 

When I am sitting down to a Sunday beer or just relaxing with mates, I've got a go-to snack that the lads love. They're happy to rip me about it - "Jase, mate let's just gets some chips or some crackers and cheese"

But when I blend up this simple, little dip and throw it on the table with some pita bread and green olives, the troops dive in! 

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Home-Made Nut Granola

As we come into summer, we start to move away from hot breakfasts. I always find my hunger drops when it's hot and that's the main reason I tend to be leanest at that festive end of the year! That's despite the beers!

So rather than egg-based breakfasts, I love moving toward cold options like chia bowls or granola and yoghurt. Yet the issue is that many commercial options are loaded with refined sugar and are not that healthy. 

With that in mind, I've put together an awesome, tasty and simple Home-Made Nut Granola recipe just in time for summer. 

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Banana Pancakes

If you like pancakes, this recipe is your friend. It makes delicious, tender and fluffy pancakes and takes only minutes to make. 

My favourite topping is a drizzle of maple syrup and a tonne of sliced strawberries. And if you want to get fancy, a sprinkle of muesli, coconut and cacao sends the taste and sexiness through the roof. 

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Why 'Weight' For Good Sleep?

In my eBook, 'The 14 Non-Diet Fat Loss Hacks', I discussed how being tired and under-slept can cause you to gain weight. The disturbance to both our physiology and psychology when we are fatigued often leads to us craving high-energy junk foods and feeling super-sluggish. This is the perfect recipe for weight gain and all the associated lifestyle conditions that flow from there. Yep, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and many more. 

But it turns out that that tiredness not only causes weight gain and a bursting belly, but the reverse it also true. Weight gain actually causes tiredness, more specifically, fatigue directly due to poorer sleep. That's a classic definition of a vicious cycle. 

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Had A Big Weekend? Now What?

You're rolling around in bed like a worm giving birth. Your head is pounding like a jackhammer as you repeat to yourself 'NEVER...DRINKING...AGAIN!'

You celebrated a bit too hard or maybe if you are like me, you just had a 'lads weekend'. No, no strippers and debauchery. Just hitting the ethanol a little too hard and mixing it with little to no sleep. You've done it before and you'll do it again and you know what? That's ok.

But now it's Monday morning and getting back to your otherwise healthy life is now the priority. So here are my best steps to jumping back on the horse after a big weekend. 

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Thai Massage! Treat Yourself..

After just returning from a Thai massage and then off the back of our recent visit to Thailand where I got ‘thousands’, I thought it a great idea to give you reason to treat yourself. It seems massage is one of the rare indulgences that brings pleasure across every age group, man and woman without a single drop of alcohol needing to be consumed to elicit the enjoyment. So without delay, let’s tuck in!

 

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Don’t Sleep On It!

Check this out! The world record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours and 40 minutes. Some foolish gentleman decided to partake in a test of human endurance to determine what was indeed possible. Sure, he got the record but the accompanying side effects were horrendous – starting with lapses in concentration and blurred vision, it ended with slurred speech, hallucinations and paranoia. See despite our productivity-motivated efforts in trying to maximise output by minimising sleep, we now recognise the critical, regenerative role sleep plays and need to consider the damage lack of sleep may be doing to us.  

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