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5 Tactics To Reduce The Dreaded Hangover That You May Not Have Thought Of…

5 Tactics To Reduce The Dreaded Hangover

Lynda: What is an alcohol hangover? Technically a hangover from alcohol develops when blood alcohol concentration (BAC) significantly drops and peaks when it returns to almost zero.

Unfortunately “The Alcohol Hangover” can last up to 24 hours and commonly includes symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, poor concentration, dizziness, thirst, mood fluctuations, cognitive impairment and a general feeling of suffering.

Can a hangover be prevented? Outside of consuming alcohol in moderation or abstinence, unfortunately there is no evidence to suggest that conventional or complementary methods are effective for prevention or treatment of the dreaded hangover.

What We Can Do?

While we can not prevent or cure a hangover, there are a few things we can do to reduce it’s severity.

  1. Choose your fuel wisely; what you choose to drink can either be a nasty cocktail of chemicals and sugar that aggravate your hangover or a “cleaner” alternative with a few health benefits. Red wine contains many health promoting compounds such as polyphenols, phenolics, flavonoids and antioxidants namely Resveratrol. In moderation these compounds are anti-ageing, have been shown to support cardiovascular health, and even have anti-cancer and a neuroprotective effect in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers. Unfortunately many people have allergies or intolerance to some ingredients in wine such as alcohol, amines or sulphites. If this is you, another option would be a potato based Vodka with soda water and fresh lime instead. Be mindful as many Vodkas are grain based. Potato based Vodka is gluten and sugar free and is low in carbohydrates. Be careful not to use tonic water instead of soda water, a common mistake. Store bought tonic water is often high in added sugar. Some may also contain fruit extracts and quinine to improve the flavour. If you would like slightly more antioxidant, polyphenol and flavonoid activity go for your organically produced wines. These wines are produced without sulphur dioxides/sulphites, making it a better alternative for those with sulphite sensitivity.
  2. Sleep; make sure that you are getting quality sleep, especially a couple of days prior to a drinking “binge”. Sleep deprivation has been shown to aggravate the severity of hangovers. Ask yourself the following questions. Are you getting 7-9 hours of undisrupted sleep most nights? Do you get to bed before 10pm? Do you wake feeling refreshed? Is your room dark, cool and without exposure to light, especially blue light from technology, computers, mobile phones etc? Are you avoiding blue light exposure for up to an hour before bed? If you have answered no to any of these questions, you may need to look at improving the quality of your sleep for many more reasons than reducing the symptoms of a hangover. To find out how you can improve your sleep here.
  3. Vitamins and minerals; Dose up on a B vitamins, magnesium and purified water before and after a drinking session. Alcohol consumption depletes many nutrients in the body that are essential for overall health, particularly the nervous and muscular system. The ones we deplete most are water, vitamin B1, B12, Folate, and Magnesium. A lack of these nutrients exacerbate hangover symptoms and add to that generalised feeling of misery. I like to use Magnesium bisglycinate for its enhanced absorption.
  4. Know your limitations; We are all unique and our genetic differences may influence the way we respond to alcohol and may contribute to alcohol addiction, dependence and abuse. Geneticist Dr Margaret Smith claims that around 50 per cent of the risk of drug or alcohol dependence abuse is genetic and although there’s no single addiction gene, there’s a cluster of inheritable traits that can make some people more vulnerable. Read more here.
  5. Ditch the smokes; if you are a smoker and need another reason to quit, I can accommodate. Studies have shown that smoking can increase the severity of your hangover…amongst other things.

Conclusion

So with all of this in mind and with the memory of what a hangover looks and feels like, thoroughly enjoy this festive season well prepared and ready to tackle alcohol in moderation so that you are not having to recalibrate your angry body and mind a week after a night of fun.

lynda griparic naturopathThis article is brought to you by Lynda. She is a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist with over 14 years of experience in the health industry. Lynda specialises in gut health and weight loss. She has extensive experience in running healthy, effective and sustainable weight loss programs and has expertise in investigating and treating the underlying causes of weight gain, metabolic problems and gut disturbance.. If you would like to book a consultation with Lynda, CLICK HERE

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Gluten, Sugar & Dairy Free Monte Carlo Biscuits!

healthy monte carlo biscuits

Angela: The famous Arnott’s Monte Carlo biscuits are high in sugar (1 1/2 teaspoons per biscuit and who stops at one!) why not try instead our healthy superfood packed version. High in nutrients, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and gluten free. Enjoy Lynda’s raw and organic version:

Lynda: Who didn’t love the famous Arnott’s Monte Carlo biscuits growing up. I certainly did. Rather than dose up on a bucket load of sugar and chemicals I decided to recreate this family favourite. Why deprive when you can recreate right?

Biscuit base and top

Method

Blend all ingredients together, roll into balls and flatten. Use a cookie cutter (I used my coconut cutter through desperation) to cut circles. Freeze for an hour.

Creamy centre

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1/2 vanilla powder
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt

Method

Blend ingredients together, pop in fridge for 15 mins for a slightly firmer consistency. Pop a dollop on the biscuit base and pop another biscuit on top of the cream. Freeze and defrost 1/2 hour before eating.

I made far to much centre so I poured the remainder into a baking tray and made white chocolate. Sprinkled with Mesquite powder and Gogi berries of course :)

Big thanks to Naturopath Lynda Griparic for the recipe.

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Protein Rich Orange & Polenta Cake

Protein Rich Orange and Polenta Cake

Angela: I love orange and polenta cake, especially this clean eating version as it’s high in protein, crap free and low in sugar. This makes for a fantastic recipe when you have guests and friends over and a great excuse to use your best cutlery and china!

The recipe is courtesy of fitness model Angeline Norton. She is one of our ambassadors who is always inspiring me with her baking. Enjoy…

Ingredients

  • 100g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
  • 100g granulated stevia/ Norbu sweetener
  • 3 large free-range eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 2 scoops coconut 180 protein powder
  • 100g coarse polenta
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • crème fraîche or plain yoghurt, to serve

For the syrup

  • 150ml orange juice, (from about 1 large orange)
  • 50g granulated stevia

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 and grease a 20cm springform tin, line the bottom and sides with baking paper and grease again.
  2. Beat the butter and natural sweetener in a large bowl until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs, one by one, then stir in the vanilla essence.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ground almonds, 180 powder, polenta, orange zest and baking powder, then stir this into the cake mix. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 40–50 minutes, until the surface is light brown and the cake is coming away slightly from the sides of the tin.
  4. Remove the tin from the oven, leave to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. This cake will be quite moist and a little fragile, so handle carefully as you remove it.
  5. To make the syrup, put all of the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over a low–medium heat for about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  6. Prick the cake all over with a skewer, then brush generously with the syrup. Serve in slices with a dollop of yoghurt or on it’s own.

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Gluten Free High Protein Quinoa Bread

Gluten free high protein quinoa bread

Guy: This ‘almost’ paleo bread recipe is the bomb! I tried it first hand a few days ago and had one of those moments where I had to double check the ingredients as it was that good!

If you want a slice of bread heaven that is wheat free, crap free, high protein, gluten free, sugar free and darn easy to make, then this is for you! Great with avocado spread, nut butter or grass fed melted butter. Just go easy and don’t eat the whole loaf at once :)

Ingredients

  • 4 scoops 180 Natural Protein Superfood (Coconut Flavour)
  • 2 tsp organic ground coffee (optional)
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • ¼ cup chia seeds (soaked in ½ cup water overnight)
  • 1 cup quinoa (soaked and rinsed)
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil

Method

Preheat oven to 170°c. Place 180 Natural Protein Superfood powder in a large bowl. Drain and rinse the quinoa well and process in food processor. Do not drain or rinse the chia and chia gel.
Add remainder of ingredients except 180 Nutrition powder and pulse until crumbly and moist. Pour mixture into large bowl with 180 Nutrition powder and stir well.

Pour mixture into baking tray lined with baking paper. Place in oven uncovered for 1 ½ hours. You may need to leave in longer. Use a wooden skewer to check if centre is still moist.

Serves 10 lucky people.

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Healthy Baked Blueberry Cheesecake

Baked Organic Blueberry Cheesecake

Angela:  A healthy version of the classic cheesecake. Gluten free, plenty of good fats, protein, antioxidants and fibre. Do yourself a favour and give it a go!

Angeline: I love watching food shows, it’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures and I find a lot of inspiration from watching them. But what I get a kick out if doing is making naughty treats and desserts not so naughty and making them healthy and guilt free!

A typical cheesecake contains digestive biscuits for the base which contain a lot of sugar, vegetable oil and wheat which we know is bad news for our tummies and general health so instead I use 180 Nutrition coconut protein powder which is sugar free, a great source of fibre and has a lovely coconut flavour. For the main cheesecake component I made my own organic cream cheese which is simply made from hanging 1kg of organic yogurt wrapped in a muslin cloth for 12-24 hours and your left with an amazing little ball of homemade cream cheese that is made from organic milk so no nasty hormones or antibiotics in sight!

You are saving yourself at least a 1000 calories by making my version of a cheesecake and you are definitely not losing out on flavour as this dessert is a winner!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup 180 Nutrition coconut protein powder
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 100g butter, melted or coconut oil
  • 300g cream cheese, at room temperature (I made my own)
  • 1/2 cup granulated stevia/ Norbu sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 100g frozen blueberries, slightly thawed.

Method

  • Place the almond meal, desiccated coconut and protein powder in a bowl. Add butter and combine.
  • Press biscuit like mixture over base of a 24cm round cake pan with a removable base. Refrigerate until required.
  • Preheat oven 180C.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add stevia and vanilla extract, then beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time and beating between additions, until fully combined. Pour mixture over biscuit base. Add frozen blueberries, then swirl to combine.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until just set with a slight wobble in the centre. Cool in oven with the door ajar, then refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Cut cheesecake into slices and divide among serving plates.

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Feed Me: Paleo Friendly Meals Delivered to Your Door

feed me real food

Angela: We were contacted by the lovely Lucy at Feed Me Real Food Co. to try out their pre-made meals with no obligation to review them (paleo friendly too). We thought why not – free lunches for the week! Jokes aside, we love everything Feed Me represent and wanted to get behind such an awesome start up business.

We honestly all loved the meals and here’s why… *Sydney based deliveries only at this time*

Their Special Difference

delivered paleo mealsThey only use grass fed, free range, ethically raised meat and poultry and wholefood ingredients. The meals always promise to be:

  • Paleo
  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Dairy free
  • Soy free
  • Seed Oil free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Chemical/pesticide free
  • Preservative free
  • Real Food

So as you can see, they align with everything that we shout about here at 180 Nutrition :)

Here was our menu for the week:

paleo friendly Bolognaise

Monday – Zucchini Bolognaise

(Pork and veal mince, zucchini, carrot, celery, onion, tomato, bacon, coconut cream, coconut oil, garlic, chilli powder, salt, pepper)

OMG I thought this was awesome. I always make bolognaise with beef mince. Really liked the mix of the pork and veal. Also had a bit of a kick from the chilli powder. The portion size was massive for me. Loved the zucchini noodles and they were really thin with a little bit of a crunch.

paleo friendly snacks

Paleo Coconut Bounty Bites

(Desiccated coconut, coconut cream, coconut oil, cocoa powder, rapadura sugar, salt)

These were really great really cold and hit the spot! I popped them in the freezer. They make for a tasty paleo friendly snack. Very easy though to eat them all at once!

 

paleo friendly chicken pesto

Tuesday – Pesto Chicken

(Chicken, brussels sprouts, pumpkin, onions, bacon, pesto (almonds, parsley, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper), coconut oil, salt, pepper, thyme)

The bacon and the pesto made this dish. I love pesto! Store-bought ones are always full of bad quality oil. Great to taste the olive oil. The portion size was good for me.

paleo friendly snacks

Paleo Cocoa-Nutty Bites

(Medjool dates, cashews, coconut, sesame seeds, cocoa powder)

Yummy and nutty and were a great little after lunch treat with a cuppa. They make for a tasty paleo friendly snack. Very easy though to eat them all at once!

 

paleo friendly indian lamb

Wednesday – Indian Spiced Lamb

(Lamb, sweet potato, tomato, onion, seasonal greens, coconut oil, garlic, salt, garam masala, coriander, pepper, cinnamon, chilli flakes)

The lamb had a good kick but not too much. I was the right side of full and the vegetables were nice and crisp.

 

paleo friendly spicy pork

Thursday – Smokey Spiced Pork

(Cauliflower, pork, zucchini or seasonal greens, onion, filtered water, coconut oil, paprika, salt, chilli powder, cumin, pepper, turmeric, cinnamon)

Another good dish. Meat was yummy and tender. Needed a bit of salt but I am a bit of a salt fiend. Cauliflower rice is always a winner in my book too!

 

paleo friendly beef curry

Friday – Beef Rendang

(Beef, coconut cream, carrot, red onion, garlic, ginger, red chilli, coconut oil, lime, lemongrass, cloves, turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt, pepper, cauliflower)

Great dish. As with the Smokey Spiced Pork it came with cauliflower rice. Love this as an alternative to rice. Good way to get more veggies in.

Conclusion

Feed Me is a great alternative to home cooked clean meals if you don’t have the time yourself. I would definitely use them again. I could see myself using them when my husband is away as a no hassle option for the week. Guy and Stu are running around most of the time so I can see them ordering these for weekly lunches. They are cranky when they aren’t fed well.

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Curb Those Cravings With the Best Healthy Homemade Chocolate Fix Ever!

healthy chocolate

Guy: I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t like chocolate. In saying that, there’s a vast difference between snapping off a small square to fire off those taste buds, to devouring a whole block whilst watching the Biggest Loser!

Being that it’s Easter and chocolate consumption goes into overdrive, we wanted to fly the flag of the tasty bean and share with you the star studded benefits of cocoa, along with what to look for and what we do, and then down to the stuff that well, let’s just say it needs to be avoided. Over to Angela…

Angela: I LOVE chocolate, good chocolate that is! What I mean is chocolate that contains high levels of cocoa. So I’m talking about good quality dark chocolate. Cocoa has been used medicinally for over 2 thousand years. It’s not just magical on the taste buds!

The Health Benefits of Cocoa

  • Stimulates digestion – because of the bitter taste
  • High in antioxidants – contains more than 600 plant chemicals that protect against heart disease and cancer. Higher than goji, acai and blueberries.
  • Used in the treatment of: fatigue, fever, heart pain, shortness of breath, kidney and bowel complaints
  • Can elevate mood – great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression

Cocoa contains vitamins E and B, chromium, iron, magnesium and potassium. The bitter taste of cocoa in dark chocolate only makes you only want a few pieces, so you naturally limit yourself. Where as milk chocolate contains low levels of cocoa, high levels of sugar and usually artificial colours and flavours. The high levels of sugar make you want to eat the whole bar.

Tip #1 Choc’ Fix – Make a simple paste

coconut healthy chocolateThis works a treat for snacking on a quick healthy fix! Simply mix a heaped tablespoon of raw cocoa with melted coconut oil until you’ve got a nice consistent paste. Enough to satisfy a seasoned chocoholic and wipe those cravings out instantly, making it an awesome little snack.

If you have a sweet tooth and you are slowly weaning yourself off the sweet poison, add a tiny bit of stevia or 1/4 of tsp of rice malt (it’s fructose free).

Tip #2 Choc’ Fix – The 180 chocolate & berries hit

chocolate mousseWe use cocoa in our chocolate flavoured protein powder. When I’m feeling chocolate urges I often pour over ½ scoop on top of yoghurt and berries. Yummo!

This literally takes less than a minute to whip up! Then I’m getting the health benefits of cocoa without any sugar.

How to pick the right chocolate bar

The things you need to look at when picking chocolate is the % of cocoa. I avoid milk and white chocolate because of the low levels of cocoa and high levels of sugar. Just because the chocolate says dark does not mean it’s high in cocoa. A lot of the dark flavoured chocolate has less than 50% cocoa. I would look for 70% and above. The less cocoa the more sugar. Also be aware of any artificial colours and flavours. I always try and buy fair trade to protect the workers against unfair conditions. These are the things to look for in the ingredients:

  • Cane Sugar Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Low GI
  • Vegan
  • Fair Trade

Conclusion

Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy eating chocolate high in Cocoa. I’m off to have a 180 chocolate fix

5 Excuses That Could Be Holding You Back & How to Overcome Them

no more excuses

By Guy Lawrence

ex-cuseTo explain in the hope of being forgiven or understood…

After seeing many goals and commitments flop from working in the health and fitness industry, I thought I would add my two cents worth to help make habits stick (tongue firmly in cheek of course!).

Big thanks to everyone who shared their ‘best excuses they’ve heard when it comes to poor food choices & not exercising’ on our Facebook page.

You can see the full list of ‘best excuses’ on our Facebook page here.

Top 5 Diet & Exercise Excuses

1. I do eat healthy

Says they who eat gluten free cupcakes and chocolate. Get real! Write everything down that goes in your mouth for a week, present it to the healthiest person you know and then talk about it.

2. Eating healthy & a gym membership is too expensive

Expensive compared to what? Your health? The very one thing you can’t live without. Maybe it’s time to reassess where those values lie.

3. I don’t like the taste of healthy food

Are you serious! Healthy food tastes amazing. Maybe you should kick your sugar addiction that’s drastically got your taste buds off kilter. Eradicate all sugar and sweet stuff from your life for a month then we talk some more.

4. I don’t have time

This one is a classic! The most precious commodity in the world that we all have equal amounts of, yet it can be magically warped into an unfair amount for those who can’t miss that TV show. Or is it simply that they don’t want it bad enough? Mmmm…

5. I don’t know what to eat

Really? With the zillions of blogs, recipes and books and instant access to Google you’re telling me you don’t know what to eat? This one shouldn’t even be in your vocabulary.

Time To Crush It

1. How bad do you want it?

There’s a big difference between talking it up and actually doing it. Don’t be one of those people that build a life raft out of excuses and just bob around in it committed with out the commitment. It’s like buying organic chocolate instead of a Mars Bar. As Nike say, just do it! Don’t wait for the planets to align with an outside temperature between 18-22°. Just start, no matter how small just start. The rewards can be massive and far outweigh any feeling you get from succumbing to that sugar fix!

2. Is your WHY big enough?

Go the WHY Power! There’s a massive motivating difference between being told you have high blood pressure and you are three steps away from having a heart attack to say, sitting in your office chair all day munching on your 3pm chocolate cookie with a nice middle age spread thinking, ah yes one day soon I’ll move this big butt into action. See the difference? You’ve got to dig deep and get real, because if your WHY ain’t big enough, the only thing that’s going to be looking slim are your chances!

3. Are you truly being honest with yourself?

This one helps with the Why Power. If being brutally honest with yourself makes you feel seriously uncomfortable then GOOD! If you are still bobbing around on that life raft of excuses on the ocean of comfort, then maybe it’s time you got a little uncomfortable and took a new approach. Try these for size; Get the tape measure out and find out your true girth measurements. Take a photograph of you in your swimmers front and back and take a look at yourself from a third persons perspective… like what you see? Get a full health check up or get your body fat measured. Anything, just be brutally honest! Trust me, you will look back in time and be thankful that you did. Remember, we move away from pain much quicker than we do by simply just trying to head to what we actually want, which in most cases is nowhere! Just don’t stay in denial, as it feels like punishment for crimes you didn’t commit and you’ll come to a screaming halt and start complaining ‘why me?’.

4. Are you living in the moment?

When Sir Edmund Hillary was asked how the hell did you climb Mount Everest, his response was ‘one step at a time’. So what is your Everest? Have a clear defined goal and know what you want, but always pull it back to the moment. When you are about to cave into that sugar fix or that self-sabotaging talk, this is that one step. But it also presents the perfect opportunity to take the step in the right direction. So when you want to cave, think of Edmund and ask yourself are you living in the moment.

5. Are you hanging out with the right people?

This one may seem a little harsh, but if your mate is wafting a chocolate cookie under your nose whilst you are on sugar free mission, you have got to wonder right? True friends will support you and not try to ram unhealthy choices down your throat to justify their own actions. Changing habits is tough enough as it is, so if you want to make it happen, hang out with people who actually walk their talk when it comes to health and exercise. Don’t be intimidated by this, most people that live and breath health are only to happy to help others who are genially trying to change. Just don’t be one of those people at the party saying ‘I really do want to eat better’ as you chow down on your third sausage roll followed by the chocolate cheese cake.

I’m sure this could have been a top 500 post, but you get the idea. Jokes aside, I honestly believe if we can put our hand on heart (yes do it now) and say I’m totally happy with where I’m at, then who is anyone to say differently? But if you do catch yourself making excuses to justify the actions that go against what makes you truly happy, then maybe it is time to dig deep and go for it! Seriously, what have you got to lose?

Do you have any great excuses you’ve heard or awesome ways to crush them? Or are you struggling to start? We would love to hear, as your comments below help other too. Awesome, Guy

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Carbohydrates

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Fat

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