What is Inflammation?

What is inflammation?  How does the body control inflammation?  What inhibits an anti-inflammatory response?  And should you be concerned about it? Inflammation is the body’s response to pain, injury and illness.  It is a natural process that the body uses to heal.  This could be a scraped knee, a headache or something more serious like…

What is SIBO?

Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth. Never heard of it?  Me neither until just a few months ago; and more recently yesterday, when I was diagnosed with it.  So what exactly is SIBO?  And what do you do if you think you might have SIBO?  Read on… Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth is a chronic bacterial infection of the…

Eat More Fat!

There is a popular misconception that “if you eat fat, you’ll get fat” – but this is actually not true; eating fat is an essential part of a healthy diet.   How the Body Works… Our bodies were metabolically designed to use fat sources as the preferred form of energy.  Fat is broken down by the body into…

Welcome to Good Food Lyfe!

Hey there!  Welcome to my blog Good Food Lyfe, thanks for stopping by my little corner of the interwebs.  Here I’ll be sharing my own health and wellness journey through nutrition, my current experience as an Nutritional Therapy student, whole-food and paleo inspired recipes, nutrition advice, and general banter. So what is a #GoodFoodLyfe?  …

Going Sugar-Free

I’m not really sure how I got to be where I am today – totally addicted to sugar. I thought that after my Whole30 challenge and love of new-found Paleo lifestyle I would have kicked my lifelong habit to the curb – sadly no. Sometime after finishing my Whole30, the chocolate came back in, then…

Charge CrossFit Games

My CrossFit box Charge CrossFit Northcote had their 1st birthday celebration and inaugural “Charge Like A Bull – In house comp” today! As a relative CrossFit ‘newbie’ I scaled the 3x WOD’s (Workout of the Day) today, but still worked my butt off and realised I have a very long way to go! I was…

Reintroducing grains

This week I reintroduced grains to my diet with varying degrees of success. On Wednesday I tried introducing non-glutinous grains at each meal: Meal 1 – I made quinoa porridge with coconut milk, almond milk, banana, almond meal, cinnamon and nutmeg. This was really delicious and I felt fine afterwards. I did notice I was…

Chocolate

Chocolate! My weakness, my thorn, my addiction (whatever you want to call it)… has NOT been cured since completing my Whole30. Damn. Since having a little bit of chocolate over the weekend, and still having some in the house, I just want to eat it, like all at once *sigh*. So emotional pleasure/reward issues with…

Reintroducing legumes and dairy

Post Whole30 and a weekend away to Daylesford for our 1 year anniversary! Last week I had Wednesday reintroducing legumes. I ate some peanut butter and some tempeh. I felt ok, a little gassy but no other noticeable side effects. I would like to include small amounts of legumes in my day to day diet,…

Whole30 – Day!!

I made it – 30 days down! Ok so there may have been a few slips – a couple of sneaky wines, a tiny bit or sugar or yeast in stock (i just didn’t get to making my own on top of all the rest of the cooking!), but mostly my Whole30 was paleo perfect!…

Whole30 – Day 28: Sunday Prepday

I spent a lazy winter day at home cleaning out some old boxes (still unpacked from last time we moved), and prepping up a whole heap of Paleo food for the week ahead. Only 2 days of the Whole30 to go, but planning on staying Paleo while I test reintroducing legumes, dairy, non-gluten grains and…

Whole30 – Day 25: Big changes

Ok I’ve been talking a lot about what I’m eating and how delicious it is, but back to how I am feeling… Am I noticing physical/mental changes after 3.5 weeks of Paleo? Yes I have lost weight, although I’ve not yet weighed myself I can tell in my clothes. Yes my skin is clearer, less…