New Year, New You : 3 Resolutions you CAN stick to!

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Weight Loss

3 resolutions YOU can stick to that WILL make a difference!

1) Make your daily caffeine fix SKIM, and revise the added syrup and sugar!
Simply making the switch from a whole milk caramel latte, to a skim milk caramel latte can save you a whopping 130,300kJ, or about 3.5kg of excess energy, over a year.
Then by omitting the syrup, you save an additional 240, 000kJ, or about 6.5kg of excess energy! Easy decision?


Whole milk caramel latte

Skim milk caramel latte

Skim milk latte

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2) Commit to a minimum of 5 serves of veggies a day!
One serve= 1 cup salad vegetables, or ½ cup cooked vegetables

This is EASY if you ensure all your meals are 50% salad/vegetables, AND if you snack on veggies!

  • Make meat and veg kebabs for dinner- capsicum, onion, mushroom, zucchini, cherry tomatoes taste divine threaded onto skewers and grilled with lean beef, chicken or lamb!
  • Corn on the cob makes a tasty afternoon treat!
  • A veggie platter of celery, carrot, capsicum, snow peas, green beans, cauliflower and broccoli crudités served with salsa, low fat tzatziki and hommous is a satisfying home greeting, or equally appealing alternative to a calorie laden cheese and bikkie platter!

Your bowels, energy levels and skin will thank you!

3) Drink a MINIMUM of 3 litres of plain water everyday!
We hear it all the time, yet many of us fail to meet this minimum.
Discover renewed energy levels, clearer skin, improved bowel habits and even perhaps a slimmer waist-line by achieving this minimum daily amount.

  • Adding fresh lemon and lime slices can make all the difference if you don’t like, or get sick of water
  • Do you currently have a water bottle and carry it with you? If not, this may be a good place to start
  • Consider investing in a water cooler for home. For around $130 a year you can have your own chilled and filtered water system. This is such a great way to get the whole family drinking more water. Kids love the novelty and it is a constant reminder to drink more water 🙂

Take the challenge and do all 3.

Let me know the changes you feel and see! 🙂


My PASSION for Prevention!

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Why

This is an excerpt from my VERY FIRST eNewsletter all those years ago!

It confides some of my WHY…. Some of the reason for my passion for prevention…

Unfortunately, the stats re overweight and obesity in adults and children are now outdated! The figures are MUCH HEAVIER (pardon the pun!)

But, here you go 🙂

“Welcome to the inaugural edition of New Leaf Nutrition BITES Newsletter!

I trust that this monthly publication will be a source of inspiration, ideas, motivation and endless information to support the creation of the healthiest YOU possible!

My big vision is to make a real difference to the health of all Australians, in fact all humans 🙂 . The fact that 60% of our adult population, and 40% of our children, are overweight or obese, really saddens me. It saddens me because I see all the time the effects of poor lifestyle choices and the burden excess body weight has on our physiological, psychological and spiritual well being.

When I was training at The Alfred and Royal Children’s hospitals in Melbourne, I saw children as young as 11 being diagnosed with Type 2 (previously “Adult Onset”) Diabetes, families heartbroken over loved ones heart attacks, strokes, or other heart conditions, as well as far too many undergoing treatment for cancers of all types.

To add to my passion for prevention, was my experience in numerous aged care institutions. There I spent a lot of time with beautiful people who told ME they wished they had’ve looked after themselves better when they were younger, so they may not be in the positions they are now. Unable to care for themselves after a stroke, a fall, or failing mental abilities.

I know this all sounds bleak, but this is WHY I care so much, am SO passionate, and why I dedicate my life to what I do. I live and breathe all that I share with my clients and KNOW that good food, physical activity, a strong mindset and balance are the keys to prevention.

Furthermore, I know how ENERGETIC, CONFIDENT and GLOWING good food can make us feel and I see this transformation in my clients all the time.

Most importantly, I know how GOOD, real food can TASTE! There simply is no comparison to the raw materials nature gave us! And with a little guidance, nous and creativity, real food can be SUPER QUICK, FUN and MOUTH WATERING!

I sincerely hope you find this publication one that you look forward to each month, and one that you can share with friends, family and acquaintances all over the globe! For in this sharing, you may help me to create a healthier and happier community 🙂

If you would like to share this publication with someone, please either direct them to my website and have them enter their email address to subscribe or alternatively, visit the website yourself and enter their details on their behalf. Please do this rather than forwarding on so that they can stay in touch and become a member of our big, happy family 🙂

I appreciate ALL of your support, feedback and faith! Please keep in contact and let me know how I may help YOU to feel better today!

All my love,


This issue:

New Year, New You! 3 Resolutions you can stick to that will make a difference
Fabulous Fitness Facts10, 000 steps
Lunchbox Logictaking the time out of healthy lunches
Ravishing RecipeOrange glazed salmon
Product of the MonthLucky Walnut, Almond and Cashew nut packs
Inspiring Words of Wisdom– to keep you focused
Services available– VIP Lifestyle Overhauls & Designer Dietetics

Words of Wisdom

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Words of Wisdom

I find inspiring quotes really uplift and motivate me, so each month I’ll pick one of my favourites and share it with you.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂

Wanting to climb big steps

“It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward”

-Chinese Proverb