Articles tagged with: health

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.

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!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Christel's Story

Finally some answers to my health issues!

Christel's Story

This is a long one, but the gratitude in me has to come out or I'll explode!! In the past 10 days I have received answers which western medicine has failed to give me regardless how much time and money I have spent on Dr's, treatments and medicine for more than 4 years. 

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

Don't Trust the Scales!

The 3 Top Reasons you shouldn't trust those scales.....

Don't Trust the Scales!
The number one reason people go to see a Nutritionist is to lose weight. We live in a society where there is so much pressure to get down to a certain weight and the reality is, most people are going in the wrong direction. 

Monday, 11 August 2014


A Quick Look at Protein, Fat and Carbs.....

Some of the most common questions I get asked are:

"is this protein?" "what is sugar?", "why should I eat fat?", "is this a good source of...", "how much should I eat?"

Below I have quickly looked at the 3 macronutrient food groups, plus alcohol.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Nutrition Seminar Reviews

Nutrition Seminar Reviews

Morag from Christchurch attended the January 2014 Seminar:

“If you are wanting to change your way of living and to become healthier. Go to this seminar. This has changed my life and results are happening for the first time EVER”

Rebecca from Auckland, May 2014:

“I attended the Auckland Paleo seminar. After having already had some sessions one on one with Sara, I was excited to meet her in person and be in a room with like minded people. The information Sara provided in the seminar was great for anyone just starting out on the Paleo lifestyle or for someone like me who just needed to have the information I already had, cemented more firmly. It was great to be able to ask questions as they came up and get a ‘real time’ answer, also hearing questions from other people around things I had never even thought of! Sara is down to earth and ‘real’, she really knows her stuff and also understands the reality and pressures of life. Hearing about Elora’s weight loss was inspiring! I came away feeling more motivated and determined. Definitely worth every cent!!”

Lindi from Wellington, June 2014: 

“Thanks for the informative and inspiring seminar, I walked out ready to make this change happen”

Jackie from Wellington, June 2014:

"Since your seminar, I have lost 3 kilos in 3 weeks, including the week before my period - which is normally a write off weight loss wise!! And it has been easy as, with absolutely no feelings of deprivation at all." 

Iona from Christchurch, September 2014:

"I went to the Christchurch Seminar last night (a friend won two tickets) WOW! Brilliant and although I had already started eating whole unprocessed foods and eliminating refined sugar (for two weeks) after watching Nigel Latta's documentary on sugar; it was great to further educate myself on eating better and to have a better relationship with food. I have been a struggling/failing dieter for the past 20+ years and have probably done just about every 'diet' on the market and have probably spent over $1000+ on plans that just don't work in the long run. I have found over the last two weeks a reduction in abdominal bloating and increased satiety. I look forward to getting back to a healthy weight. Thank you Sara and Elora :)"


Wednesday, 06 May 2015

OK, so I'm stressed..... help!!

How do I reduce my stress so I can improve my health?

OK, so I'm stressed..... help!!

Stress is a normal physical and psychological reaction to the ever-increasing demands of modern society. We all experience stress on a daily basis even though you may not “feel stressed”.

So how do I reduce my stress to improve my health?

A guest blog post from JULIA TONER, Yoga & Pilates Coach and Relaxation Specialist.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Struggling to lose weight?

Could there be more to the puzzle than just what you eat and how much you exercise?

Struggling to lose weight?

Eating all the right foods, exercising your butt off but still not shifting the weight?
It’s time to look at your stress levels!

A guest blog post from Julia Toner, Yoga & Pilates Coach and Relaxation Specialist.

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