Entries by Alicia Holmquest

Weighing up the science on weight.

The 6 scientific reasons weight ≠ health 1. The shape and size of our bodies is not a good indicator of overall health. We all have that mate, who are #blesssed (according to our diet obsessed culture) with a smaller body but don’t actually treat their body like a temple at all! Maybe even the […]


Have you ever taken a step back and noticed a bombardment of diets and weight related content lurkin’ in the background (or not so background at times) on your social media feed? This background noise is amplified by the fact that our human brain is innately wired to think negatively. This was hugely helpful in […]

Variety is the spice of life

There is compelling science to suggest that people who chose a way of eating that is highly varied and largely based around the 5 core food groups, regardless of whether they have any other foods in their repertoire (what you once may have labelled as ‘bad’), enjoys a much lower risk of chronic disease than […]

Food is more than nutrients

Food plays a role in shaping our physical health- sure, but food is also engrained in our culture- think of celebratory birthday cakes, Christmas lunch or other religious celebrations, market trips, friend’s BBQ and the chats around Grandma’s kitchen bench! We don’t just eat food for the sake of nutrients, we eat foods for stacks […]

Meal planning can make #life easier

Let’s face it, we’re busy people leading busy lives and one small change we can implement to make healthy eating a whole lot easier is to meal plan. By this we don’t mean plan out your meals and snacks so rigidly that there’s no room for movement, we actually mean the opposite! Plan meals to […]

It’s not you, it’s the diet.

Ever started a diet on Monday only to end up at the pub on Friday night eating burgers and drinking beers with mates, feeling terribly guilty on Saturday, blame your self control for ‘falling off the band wagon’ on Sunday and then start the same cycle all over again on Monday? Well, the good news […]

What if weight loss wasn’t the goal?

So, we’ve been told forever to focus on weight loss as a goal to improve health, what if we told you there is another way to be healthy that doesn’t involve weight loss?? There’s actually a huge amount of growing science that says instead of focusing on changing the shape and size of our body […]