How to change your life. In this week's episode of The Ditch the Diet Podcast, Rachael talks about the reasons why she had to make the decision to drop out of university earlier this month, and the impact that it has had on her life. In particular, Rachael talks about: The decline in her mental health that resulted in her decision The ability to listen to your gut when making big decisions in your life What to do if you know something isn't making you happy How to go about making big decisions that will change your life in a big way To learn more about the Ditch the Diet Academy, go to: https://www.ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy Follow The Ditch the Diet Academy on social media: Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Download your free 'How to Quit Yo Yo Dieting' Ebook here: www.ditchthedietacademy.com Listen to last week's episode of the podcast

Is a Plant-Based Diet Better for You? Listen to Part 1 - Click Here In this week’s episode, Rachael talks to the Plant Power Doctor, Dr Gemma Newman. Listen as Rachael and Gemma talk about: The health benefits of eating a more plant-based diet Do you need to eat a fully plant-based diet (vegan) to get these health benefits? The connection between a plant-based diet and reduced risk of CVD, Type 2 Diabetes, autoimmune disease, lowered blood pressure. How eating a plant-based diet could improve IBS symptoms, improve inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and increase your longevity. How to dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease The benefits of eating soy products (and why you shouldn’t fear them) How eating a plant-based diet could reduce your risk of cancer, and why Should we eat meat replacement products? Are they healthy? How to get

  1 white onion (diced)2 cloves garlic (minced )300 g cooked prawns150 g green beans (trimmed)1 small cauliflower (florets)60 g cashew nuts2 sticks cinnamon10 curry leaves1-2 red chillis (sliced thinly)1 tsp ground turmeric2 slices lemon rind1 tin coconut milk (approx 400-440ml)2 tablespoons olive oil In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat and cook the onions until they start to become see-through and slightly browned on the edge (around 3-4 minutes). Then add the garlic and stir through for around another minute. Then, add the prawns, cauliflower, turmeric, cinnamon sticks, curry leaves, red chilli, cashew nuts and lemon rind. Keep stirring for another 1-2 minutes to allow the flavours to come out. It should smell AMAZING by this point. Add the green beans and coconut milk and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes to make sure

Is a Vegan Diet Better for You? In this week’s episode, Rachael talks to the Plant Power Doctor, Dr Gemma Newman. Listen as Rachael and Gemma talk about: The health benefits of eating a more plant-based diet Do you need to eat a fully plant-based diet (vegan) to get these health benefits? The connection between a plant-based diet and reduced risk of CVD, Type 2 Diabetes, autoimmune disease, lowered blood pressure. How eating a plant-based diet could improve IBS symptoms, improve inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and increase your longevity. How to dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease The benefits of eating soy products (and why you shouldn’t fear them) How eating a plant-based diet could reduce your risk of cancer, and why Should we eat meat replacement products? Are they healthy? How to get enough Vitamin B12, Folate and Omega

This slow cooker recipe is perfect for the winter drawing in - just what you and your family need. Something quick and easy to prepare in the morning so that you can come home to the perfect family meal. Taken from Rachael's 'Cut the Crap 4' recipe book, this recipe was designed to be super quick and easy to create. 500 g stewing steak ((cut into cubes))2 400g tins chopped tomatoes1 large white onion (diced)2 cloves fresh garlic (minced)3 cm piece of fresh ginger2 small red chillis3 star anise2 tbsp ground cumin2 tbsp ground coriander250 ml fresh beef stock2 medium sized white potatoes10 cherry tomatoes40 g spinach Place all the ingredients except for the potatoes, tomatoes and spinach into your slow cooker. Stir and add

In this episode of The Ditch the Diet Podcast, Rachael speaks about mindfulness to lifestyle and family wellbeing coach Dani Binnington from Healthy Whole Me (www.healthywholeme.com). Listen as Rachael and Dani discuss: Dani's journey from being diagnosed with Breast Cancer in her early 30's back to health and how she used mindfulness to help with the health anxiety that came with this. What exactly is mindfulness? Can anyone practise or do you need to be a 'type' of person? How to practise in your everyday life, even whilst washing the dishes! Mindful walking and mindful eating practice. The impact of stress on your health and lifestyle (and small things you can do to help you find relief). How to find relief from overwhelming situations and experiences. Find out more about Dani on her blog: www.healthywholeme.com Dani's Instagram: www.instagram.com/healthywholeme Listen to the previous episode of the Ditch the Diet Podcast by clicking here.

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