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How to Use Protein for Weight Loss

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How to Use Protein for Weight Loss

We receive many emails at The Healthy Chef regarding the use of our protein powders and the main differences between our Pure Native WPI  and plant-based Organic Pea Protein. As I’m running my Body Shaping event later this month, I thought it would be a good to idea to answer this question in detail, since protein is an essential nutrient our bodies need to thrive. Protein is needed for balancing hormones, assisting in weight loss, supporting digestion, detoxification and a healthy immune system. Protein is also the key nutrient that helps you get ageless glowing skin and lean toned muscles. The...

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A cup of black tea may be your traditional breakfast or afternoon brew that keeps you going, but many people are turning to green tea for its energy boosting effects with less the amount of caffeine. While there are several variations of green tea such as matcha, or oolong tea, I love the taste of organic genmaicha (named Uplifting Zen), which is a delicious and popular form of organic green tea as it contains both green tea with subtle notes of popcorn and roasted brown rice. I love this tea when I want a soothing and refreshing drink between meals....

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Being in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years now, I’m often asked what advice I can give on the best ways to lose weight – Should I go high protein, low carb? Should I have smoothies all day? Should I detox?

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A few weeks ago I wrote the ultimate guide on choosing the best protein powder to suit your different requirements and goals. It’s no secret that I am a big advocate of incorporating protein into my diet every day, which is why I’m continuing my protein series this week with Part 2 - the secret to making my ultimate protein smoothie. Protein has supported my own health journey over the last few years, especially when dealing with my own chronic digestive issues. This was ultimately the driving force in designing my own range of protein that specifically targets those with...

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Smoothies vs. Juices? Which one is Healthier?

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Smoothies vs. Juices? Which one is Healthier?

I am often asked whether I prefer juices or smoothies. Quite simply, I love both! I don’t think you need to choose one over the other. They both offer fantastic health benefits and have really helped me through some tough digestive issues over the years. Ultimately they provide a convenient hit of fresh nutrients – the perfect addition to a healthy diet. SMOOTHIES Smoothies tend to be more substantial than juices – thicker, more filling and energy dense. For this reason, I would classify a smoothie as a meal rather than a snack. A smoothie involves blending wholefoods, like fruit, vegetables, leafy...

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Your Detox Plan Part 3

I'm a great believer of supporting your body's natural healing process through the...

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Your Detox Plan - Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of Your Detox Plan! In case you missed Week...

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Your Detox Plan-Week 1

It’s that time again… time to get more in control over our food...

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7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy (measured in kilojoules...

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