Pickled Vegetables: Are They Healthy?

CoachMel Healthy Eating 16 Comments

My sister-in-law absolutely LOVES pickles. I mean, she is crazy for them! But, unlike so many other foods, pickled vegetables tend to avoid being asked if they’re healthy, right? You’ve probably lived your entire life without asking that question until now. So, are pickles healthy? In this article, I’m going to give you the facts, and put your mind at …

Delicious Protein Bars To Beat Your Sugar Cravings

CoachMel Recipes 21 Comments

I’m often asked what my “secret” to staying slim is. Sometimes I really wish I had a lovely little pre-packaged potion to share with people, because it seems no-one really wants to hear the message eat less, exercise more! But the quick fix solution, although in hot demand, is usually not effective long-term. One survival tactic I use, is to …

Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work

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No doubt you’ve heard the expression, “A calorie is a calorie,” meaning the calories we get from carbs, fat and protein are equal in terms of their effect on our weight. Perhaps you think all that matters is the total number of calories you take in each day, regardless of whether the majority comes from one macronutrient more than the …