Monday – Take protein-containing snacks to work to improve your concentration and energy levels while reducing those afternoon sugar cravings. Great snacks include boiled eggs, miso soup, nuts, hummus and veggie sticks.

Tuesday – Drink licorice tea during the day instead of coffee. Licorice tea is a fantastic tonic for your adrenal glands which support energy levels and reduce fatigue.

Wednesday – Try a grain free day where you focus on only eating good quality proteins and fresh veggies – your body will love you for it!

Thursday – Take the plunge and start your day with a nourishing green smoothie. Make extra and take to work in a glass jar to drink as your afternoon snack. I promise you, they taste so much better than they look!

Friday – Drink one teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar in water before meals to support your liver and improve digestion. Good digestive health is essential to ensure your body can absorb all the vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal health.

Saturday – Plan your meals for the upcoming week and prepare by shopping at the local Bondi farmers market.

Sunday – Audit your pantry with a friend. Take everything out and place in on the kitchen table. Read all the ingredient lists and decide if your product is made of ‘real food’ or is highly processed, containing ingredients you have never heard of. If you are not sure, write down or take a photo of your products and ask your Naturopath to help.


Belinda Kirkpatrick is an expert Nutritionist and Naturopath with over ten years of clinical practise. Belinda sees clients from two busy clinics; is on the expert panel of Women’s Fitness magazine; lectures in nutrition and naturopathy; designs recipes for juice/smoothie bars; is a mother of two beautiful girls; loves the beach (especially Bondi!); feels like a full-time cook and is a constant time-juggler!

Belinda’s qualifications include: Masters of Reproductive Health, Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), Associate Degree in Clinical Sciences and Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy. Belinda practises at Natural Wisdom in Paddington (0400 551 622) and also Darling Street Health in Balmain (9555 8806). www.belindakirkpatrick.com.au

1 Comment