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4 Ways to Optimise Your Winter Health

Winter can be a tricky time when it comes to fueling your bod. Check out these quick tips from Nat Kringoudis to ensure your body is well satisfied through-out the winter months, without piling on the pounds.

In winter we often crave foods more than normal as our bodies try to keep the metabolism firing along and meet the demands of our internal workings.  Hardest part, comfort foods are often carb or sugar loaded and offer little or no nutritional value.  To extend it a little further, we also know there is a direct link between gut health and our emotions.  So staying on top our wellbeing starts with what we are feeding ourselves. 

Snack for digestive health

We know regular meals support healthy digestion but equally, it’s all in the preparation.  Since we digest food at around 37 degrees, steering away from cold and raw foods which can be really hard to digest is the key in the colder months.  Opt for warm snacks like bone broth, soups, warm boiled eggs and stewed low sugar fruits like berries.  Simply switching to warm can make a big difference in keeping your waistline in check.

Sip on herbal tea

to keep the metabolism ticking over, sipping on warm tea can be your friend.  It will not only help keep you hydrated, but depending on the blend it can offer a host of benefits – from helping to promote digestion right through to aiding relaxation after a long day. 

Spice it up 

Adding warming spices like ginger, turmeric, pepper and alike can not only warm us but do the same for the gut.  Add them to drinks, soups and stews for an extra little kick.

Exercise less for wellbeing 

Short and sharp bursts of exercise also help to keep your body revving.  20 minutes each day can be more effective than a hard slog!

These simple tricks can take your body from feeling flat to fab in minutes – it’s all about implementing the small changes that can add up to something big.

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Nat Krinoudis on optimising winter health. The Fit FoodieNat is one of thirteen experts at the Weightloss & Health Institute which has just launched Trim for Life. Trim for Life is a personalised weight loss programme designed by Australia’s leading health and wellness experts guiding members through tailored support, helping them to achieve long term weight loss and happiness goals. Head to to find out more.

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Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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