Articles tagged with: weight loss

Monday, 26 May 2014

10 Week Challenge

Take control of your health

10 Week Challenge
It's time to take control of your health and weight! And what better way to do it but with the support of a behavioural nutritionist, weight loss mentor and an awesome group of people who are just like you :-)


Get rid of processed & sugar laden foods from your diet! 


It doesn't matter where in the world you live! Our 10 week challenge is based online. You will receive all the information you need without having to leave your house.

"It will change and challenge all your ideas about healthy eating and weight loss in the best way possible", Anne-Marie.

Check out what others had to about the challenge!

What's it all about? 

Enjoying good food and health! 
Creating fantastic habits around eating nutritious food and daily movement. 
Improving your sleep, family life and overall wellbeing.

  • Complete a comprehensive Nutrition and Lifestyle Assessment, which is evaluated by your Nutritionist.
  • Receive 10 weeks of meal plans and recipes from Simple Tasty Nutrition to start your new lifestyle - no more thinking, 'what's for dinner!??'.
  • Get a professionally designed yoga program from Tones Yoga and Pilates, written especially for the 10 Week Challenge. The exercise component of the 10 Week Challenge is focused on body and health restoration, not 'pushing weights' or running miles. You will spend 10 Weeks being kind to your body rather than flogging it out at the gym without gains. 
  • Access an online forum with other participants, get constant support and support others doing the challenge, on a day to day basis. 
  • Receive online support from our Behavioural Nutritionist Sara Evans and Weight loss mentor Elora Harre on a daily basis and through regular webinar catch ups!
  • The person with the greatest health change, as decided by Sara and Elora, receives a consultation and follow up plan with Sara!


What kind of results will I see?

  • Develop a healthy relationship with food
  • Fat loss
  • Improved energy and ability to deal with stress
  • Improved sleep and mental functioning
  • Improved digestion and hormone regulation
  • Overall your health will improve and you will decrease or reduce your risk of developing of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer.
Please remember, everyone is different so results will vary. Nutrition is one part of the bigger health puzzle and you may also need to address other areas of your health.



Frequently Asked Questions:

1) This there a nutrition assessment before I start?

Yes, you will be emailed an online assessment that needs to be completed before you start the challenge

2) How much weight will I lose?

Everyone is different so therefore results vary. The 10 Week Challenge looks at making life-long healthy nutrition habits, this is NOT A TEMPORARY DIET. We typically see weight loss around 500 grams a week however some can lose over a KG a week. During the 10 Week Challenge you will also need to address other lifestyle factors such as sleep and stress - these play a huge role in successful weight loss.

3) Do I need a gym membership? 

No – the exercise program can be done at home. 

4) What's type of food is in the Meal Plans? Is this the Paleo Diet?

The food is basic real food, nothing complicated or too fancy. We are also budget and family conscious. Whilst the meal plans are strongly based around the principles of the Paleo diet, they are less restrictive. We aim for a lifestyle approach to food which means, we don't believe in super strict eating behaviour or counting calories. Plus there is always room for treats!!!

If you want to know more, check out a taste of the challenge.

5) I have a physical disability, can I still do the exercise component of the challenge?

Absolutely. The exercise program of the challenge can be scaled to your current fitness abilities. Exercise is more about the positive psychological benefits of movements, rather than doing it of weight loss.



Challenge start dates 2015:


Register for the 9th March, 27th April,
27th July & 12th October intake:

Cost $149(NZ)



Take control of your health, spaces are limited so sign up now!

Pay with Paymate Express
Pay with Paymate Express


You will receive your challenge confirmation within 48 hours of your payment. Click here to see which countries we accept credit cards from.

If you wish to pay via PayPal:
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If you wish to pay by NZ bank transfer: 

Simple Tasty Nutrition – 06-0817-0167729-01

Please email Sara to inform her of your purchase.



* Simple Tasty Nutrition has a no refund policy, however we are happy for you to pass your challenge to a friend!

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

10 Week Follow Up Challenge

Let's Make this a Lifestyle!

The amount of times we have heard the remark "I wish it was another 10 weeks" at the end of the challenge so that you can keep getting support is phenomenal. Based upon that alone, we have decided to create "Let's Make This a Lifestyle!" our 10 week follow up challenge! Anyone who has completed the first 10 Week Challenge is eligible to participate, and it's a good chance for you to continue the journey with fellow participants or maybe mix with other contestants.


Why would I want to do another 10 Weeks?

The aim of this 10 weeks is to reinforce all the good eating behaviours and habit you have created. BUT importantly, during this 10 weeks we will work on understanding why you choose to eat not so great foods and what you gain from doing so. When you understand your behaviours, you are more likely to be able to modify them!


What do you do in this challenge?

You will complete weekly challenges and tasks to give you ongoing motivation and learn about your personal triggers.

We will address:

  • Expectations
  • Eating behaviours
  • Stress
  • Dealing with Family
  • Social Situations

Throughout the challenge, you will stick to the original meal plans but you will be asked to take turns coming up with recipes to share with each other.

Like the first 10 Week Challenge, participation is the key to success - get involved with the support group and cement those newly formed healthy habits.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

3 Top Muffins Recipes

Gluten, Dairy and Nut Free - Paleo Friendly

3 Top Muffins Recipes
When you need a quick snack or something for the kids lunch box, muffins are a great option. These days there are plenty of grain free, gluten, nut free options available on the internet.

Here are three of my favorite creations....

Friday, 27 February 2015

3 Top Weight Loss Tips

Guaranteed to improve your health!

3 Top Weight Loss Tips
Weight loss is a complicated subject which is often fuelled by emotion.
  • Where do I start?
  • All this information, what do I believe?
  • What if it doesn't work for me? 

Here are our 3 top tips that are guaranteed to improve your health - no matter who you are or what eating style you choose! They are the first steps you should take when you want to reduce your waist line!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

About Us

Whether your goal is performance based or looking and feeling better – it is said that success is as much as 80% of what you eat.

At Simple Tasty Nutrition, we are specialists in:
  • Functional Nutrition Assessments
  • Eating for Great Health and Taste
  • Fat Loss Programs
  • Diabetes Management Programs
  • Paleo and Primal Eating (BUT we hate labels and love flexibility!) 
  • Low Carb, Healthy Fat
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Family Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition

Our nutritionist, Sara will take a functional nutrition approach to your health, looking at all aspects of your life to improve your health. She does not believe in going on diets or counting calories! Sara will help you reduce all those nasty and unnecessary processed and sugary foods from your diet that that are causing you health problems. Plus she will suggest areas of your lifestyle that you can tweak to improve your overall wellbeing and happiness. 


Sara understands that everybody is different and that everyone has different goals. My clients enjoy success with food because of the way we make eating simple, manageable and yummy!! When you start eating more of the nutrient dense foods that come from the environment – you will watch the good health, increased energy and weight loss follow!


Results include: rsz beef stew
  • Fat loss
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved sleep and mental function
  • Increased energy
  • Hormone regulation
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced behavioural problems in children
  • Developing a healthy relationship with food
What’s on the MENU? View our sample here.

We will show you how to take control of your own eating habits with ease and enjoyment.

What are the key changes you will make? 
  • Minimise / Eliminate processed and sugary foods
  • Become an organised with your nutrition
  • Create new lifestyle habits easily so you never need to go on a diet again

Take control of your health today - click here!




Thursday, 16 February 2017

Alcohol - can it be part of a healthy lifestyle?

Alcohol - can it be part of a healthy lifestyle?

Most of us love an alcoholic  drink every now and then. Whether it’s a glass of wine at night with dinner, a beer at the pub with friend or a cold cider on a sunny day - alcohol is part of our lives.
But sometimes we find it hard to stop at one and what effect is this having on our body and health?


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Anna's Story - Hypothyroidism

Finally something that works!

I joined the challenge and adopted a Paleo lifestyle due to my hypothyroidism and after reading many accounts of Paleo helping autoimmune and thyroid conditions.

Prior to being Paleo/Primal in my eating I had been told by my GP that with my thyroid so low I could probably run a half marathon a week and still struggle to lose any weight. 


Saturday, 07 February 2015

Anne's Story

I'm reversing my Diabetes, one day at a time!

Anne's Story
My Paleo journey started in January 2014. Before that I had tried for many years to lose weight and had tried different diets and been to several dieticians to no avail. In December 2013 I saw an orthopaedic surgeon about having a hip replacement. He told me very bluntly that he would not do the surgery because I was obese. My reply was, in that case I would never have the surgery because I had tried for many years to lose weight and it hadn't happened. He said that he would see me again in April 2014.

Monday, 02 February 2015

BBQ Pulled Pork

Quick and Child Friendly

BBQ Pulled Pork
I love the slow cooker! If I could make everything in there I would - pop it on in the morning and it's ready when you get home. Too easy.

Pulled pork can be served in so many ways! My favourites are in lettuce cups with loads of yummy salad bits or with roast vegetables.

This recipe is Gluten free and Paleo friendly.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Bride to be sees results!

Bride to be sees results!

Hi I’m Kirsten, I’m 27 and in 3 days time it will be my wedding day!!

In July 2015 I made the brave decision to take part in the 10 week challenge. And it changed my life!

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

Chicken Liver Mousse

Finding it hard to get vegetables into your kids?

Chicken Liver Mousse

If your under 5 year olds are anything like mine, getting more than a couple of select vegetables into them is a challenge! 


We are told that children must eat vegetables because they contain loads of vitamins and minerals but are vegetables really the most nutrient dense foods? Should we be concerned if our kids only eat, say sweet potato and carrot, like mine!?? What are they missing out on? What other foods are good sources of valuable nutrients?

IF THEY WON'T EAT THEIR VEGETABLES - WHAT ELSE SHOULD I FEED THEM?


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Christmas Day Meal Plan

Have a healthy and happy food day!

Christmas Day Meal Plan

Christmas is definitely a time 
when we over indulge and need an afternoon nana nap to sleep off all that extra food! So we wanted to help you plan your Christmas Day food to keep you feeling great, healthy and full of energy.

Here is our Christmas Day menu, all gluten and dairy free, paleo friendly.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Coconut Smoothie

An easy filling breakfast option!

Coconut Smoothie
Love smoothies but find that they don't keep you full for long? 

This smoothie uses coconut milk instead of dairy milk. The yummy fat in the coconut will make you feel more satisfied and fuller for longer!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Courgette and Kumara Fritters

Something different to do with your seasonal courgette stash!

Courgette and Kumara Fritters
Having your own vegetable garden and growing seasonal veges is a great way to save money. In New Zealand, courgettes grow super well, so often we are left with a fridge filled with them! These courgette and kumara fritters are a great way to use the courgettes and get extra vegetables into your diet.



Monday, 05 October 2015

Did you say PALEO Date Scones??

Now this you must try........

Did you say PALEO Date Scones??

I like creating my own muffin recipes and sometimes they don't work out the best. But these ones are pretty good, they are light and tasty like caramel. In fact, they taste a bit like a good date scone! And who doesn't like a good date scone - something I do miss from my non paleo days.


These muffins are Paleo friendly , gluten and dairy free, with only dates and banana to sweeten. 
They are also a great breakfast or snack on the go.

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