Carbohydrates - take a closer look

By Meeghan, 23 October, 2013

If we select the right carbohydrates to fuel our bodies, we will have more chance of sustaining our weight loss - rather than cutting them out all together.

When life gives you lemons…

By Meeghan, 26 November, 2014

Start your day with the juice of one lemon in one cup of warm water. Lemons are packed with vitamin C and will boost your immune system.

Hot Chilli!

By Meeghan, 23 October, 2013

Get your chilli on with our healthy pasta recipe.

I had a black dog…

By Meeghan, 3 September, 2013

Ever since Winston Churchill popularized the phrase Black Dog to describe the hellish bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life, it has become the shorthand for the disease that millions of people suffer, often in shame and silence. This moving video is an insight into what it’s like to live with depression.

Sommelier extraordinaire

By Meeghan, 25 July, 2013

Rachael is a member of the Forever Strong Dry July team and has done some great research.

Where there’s a will there’s a way

By Meeghan, 25 June, 2013

Meaning: If we have the determination to do something, we can always find the path or method to do it.

Traditional chicken laksa with a healthy twist

By Meeghan, 13 June, 2013

This quick meal is the perfect way to warm up a winter evening.

Are we happy being fat and unfit? Honestly?

By Meeghan, 11 April, 2013

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true. Audrey Hepburn

Australian Dietary Guidelines wash up

By Meeghan, 28 February, 2013

“It’s time to get real and realise diets don’t work. The best solution to the obesity epidemic is to prevent it with healthier eating patterns and more physical activity” Rosemary Stanton

The resolution merry-go-round

By Meeghan, 30 January, 2013

Do new years resolutions work? Really?

The best fitness gadgets just in time for Christmas

By Meeghan, 6 November, 2012

You don’t need the latest fashion accessories to achieve your health and fitness goals but there is such an array of equipment and apparel now available to us it is worth sifting through the best buys.

Set Your Compass

By Meeghan, 21 September, 2012

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha

To weigh or not to weigh, that is the question?

By Meeghan, 26 July, 2012

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison

Carob Treats

By Meeghan, 19 July, 2012

Satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.

The steps to success

By Meeghan, 31 May, 2012

With the benefit of hindsight and the gift of experience, I am able to share with you how my ‘failure’ was the most valuable thing I have ever learned.

Red meat raises hearty concerns

By Meeghan, 30 March, 2012

New study adds more evidence to the health risks of eating high amounts of red meat, which has been associated with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers in other studies.

Soy and your health

By Meeghan, 26 February, 2012

This article has been written by Meaghan Butterley.

Festive Eating 2011

By Meeghan, 23 January, 2012

It is often easy to abandon our healthy eating behaviours during the festive season with the never-ending supply of festive temptations. There are a few simple things that we can do to help to manage our eating without missing out on the enjoyment of the festive season.

A life cut short

By Meeghan, 23 January, 2012

Dr Heather Hunter’s mobility was stolen from her when she was run off the road while cycling; it is a poignant and tragic reminder not to take health for granted.

B.R.I.G.H.T spark!

By Meeghan, 29 October, 2011

With the end of 2011 bearing down on me, and often feeling as a business owner there is never enough hours in the day, I decided to reflect on my current approach to life and thought I’d share with you my thoughts.