Blog Archives - Cambridge Weight Plan
September 26, 2017
Sandie Dunstan

‘Weigh to Go’ by Sandie Dunstan

Welcome to Cambridge Weight Plan’s new Blog, Weigh to go! This is a community space to create, motivate and inspire you on your weight loss journey. This is a place to change any perceptions that you may have around food, products and creating healthy, nutritious […]
March 20, 2019

Healthy hints for holidays!

A holiday is a time to unwind, celebrate, rejuvenate, to see new places and try new things, a well-deserved break from your daily routine. A holiday can be cause for worry when you are on plan and trying to lose weight with exotic foods to […]
March 14, 2019

Just cause to wear your PJs

With World Sleep Day on the 15th March 2019, Cambridge Weight Plan want to highlight the importance that good sleep can make to your weight loss journey so we are asking people to get involved by wearing your pyjama’s to work for the day.  It […]
February 21, 2019

Spice Up Your Life

Looking for an easy option that keeps you on plan? Why not try something different for you and the family tonight. This week I have been using a lot more spice in my dishes and discovered delicious sumac. Sumac comes from a middle eastern berry, […]
February 6, 2019

Love FIERCEly this February…

We are now almost a week into our 28-day Fierce Feb Challenge, if you haven’t joined yet it’s not too late to go to the website www.fiercefeb.com.au enter your details, and a consultant will be in contact with you to get you started. The person […]
January 30, 2019

Summer Salad Time

With the whole country being in the middle of hot Summer days and heat waves, why not mix up your hot meals for something fresher with these delicious summer salads. Why not try some of these yummy recipes… Summer Greek Quinoa Salad (5 servings) A […]
January 16, 2019

Twenty Nineteen

2019 is the last year many of us can say we are living in the teens! Why not make this year all about balance? Resolutions can come in many forms. Some people make a promise to change a bad habit, such as eating healthier, quitting smoking, […]
March 20, 2019

Healthy hints for holidays!

A holiday is a time to unwind, celebrate, rejuvenate, to see new places and try new things, a well-deserved break from your daily routine. A holiday can be cause for worry when you are on plan and trying to lose weight with exotic foods to […]
March 14, 2019

Just cause to wear your PJs

With World Sleep Day on the 15th March 2019, Cambridge Weight Plan want to highlight the importance that good sleep can make to your weight loss journey so we are asking people to get involved by wearing your pyjama’s to work for the day.  It […]
February 21, 2019

Spice Up Your Life

Looking for an easy option that keeps you on plan? Why not try something different for you and the family tonight. This week I have been using a lot more spice in my dishes and discovered delicious sumac. Sumac comes from a middle eastern berry, […]
February 6, 2019

Love FIERCEly this February…

We are now almost a week into our 28-day Fierce Feb Challenge, if you haven’t joined yet it’s not too late to go to the website www.fiercefeb.com.au enter your details, and a consultant will be in contact with you to get you started. The person […]
January 30, 2019

Summer Salad Time

With the whole country being in the middle of hot Summer days and heat waves, why not mix up your hot meals for something fresher with these delicious summer salads. Why not try some of these yummy recipes… Summer Greek Quinoa Salad (5 servings) A […]
January 16, 2019

Twenty Nineteen

2019 is the last year many of us can say we are living in the teens! Why not make this year all about balance? Resolutions can come in many forms. Some people make a promise to change a bad habit, such as eating healthier, quitting smoking, […]
December 17, 2018

Christmas Day Celebration

You can still enjoy a guilt free meal whilst enjoying the company of family and friends at Christmas time. Why not try some of these delicious meal suggestion for the festive season. All these meals are suitable from step 2 and above. Baked Whole Snapper […]
November 30, 2018

The silly season is coming…

It is that time of the year where we get busy socialising, going to Christmas events, New Years celebrations, it’s a time where celebrating can revolve around food and drinking. Most Australians can relate to increase in their waist line when the New Year rolls […]
November 23, 2018

and the winner is… AUSTRALIA!!!!

If you haven’t already heard, Sarah Schmeider The Australian Slimmer of the year for 2018 has taken out the International title ‘International Slimmer of the Year 2018’ winning for Australia! Not only did our girl receive this prestigious title, she also received the 2018 ‘Slimmers’ […]
November 16, 2018

An International Affair

Sarah Schmeider our 2018 Australian Slimmer of the year along with her husband and consultant Catherine Hughes all jetted off to the UK for the International Slimmer of the year. As the Australian Finalist, Sarah will get to meet finalists from countries such as Bahrain, […]
November 7, 2018

Flavour sensations…

Are you looking for some flavour inspiration? Lately I’ve been craving Salsa Verde which goes amazingly with fish, red meat, chicken and vegetables with its vibrant zesty flavour, it is quite high in sodium so ½ tsp-1tsp per serve is all that is needed. This […]
November 2, 2018

An Egg-cellent Choice

What a glorious little powerhouse eggs are! Eggs are classed as a superfood, they are a perfect protein source as they contain all the essential amino acids, vitamin D, vitamin E A and B12 and lots of other goodness! There are so many uses for […]
October 26, 2018

Bring it Home for Australia

Aussie Aussie Aussie!!! Sarah Schmeider is the 2018 Australian Slimmer of the year and is our official entrant into the International Slimmer of the year, this week voting lines opened for the International Slimmer of the year event being held in November in the UK. […]
October 16, 2018

Benefits of Walking

Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Combined with a healthy diet walking 30 minutes a day, the health benefits are increased cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, improves management of high blood pressure, high […]
October 11, 2018

World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day is observed globally on 11th October with the view of promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. It is organised by the World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body which is in official relations with the World Health Organisation and is a collaborating body on the Lancet […]
October 5, 2018

Bring on the Salads

We are over half way through our 8 week Shake it off for Summer challenge, by now you should be feeling great! Not long to go so keep giving it 100%. If you haven’t already, there is still time to register for MyMarathon with the […]
September 26, 2018

My Marathon – The Heart Foundation

For the month of October Cambridge Weight Plan is teaming up with The Heart Foundation. Are you keen to tick a marathon off your bucket list? Australians all over the country will be going the distance, aiming to complete a marathon of 42.4km’s over one […]
September 20, 2018

Stepping up during sickness…

It is that time of year when we are more susceptible to the dreaded lurgy. While you can’t fight off every cold or flu bug, making the right food choices may help keep your immune system healthy, which may improve your body’s fight against these […]
September 11, 2018

Roasted Vegetable Couscous

Your meals on plan do not have to be boring. Why not spice up your life, and your couscous with some additional vegetables. This recipe will fill you up and is suitable for Steps 3 and above. Ingredients Serves 4 1 Packet Cambridge Weight Plan […]
September 7, 2018

Shake it off…Shake it off

Our 8 week weight loss challenge started this week! If you are ready to get your body in shape for summer and be in the running to win a $500 Visa gift card and a $500 wardrobe styled by the amazing TrishG Store, then sign […]
August 29, 2018

Emotional Eating

Most of us at some point have turned to food to cope with emotional situations such as to relieve stress or cope with sadness, loneliness or boredom. Emotional or stress eating is using food to make yourself feel better consciously or unconsciously – eating to […]
August 17, 2018

Cambridge Sweet Treats

I’ve heard so much about these delicious guilt free treats, Cambridge Jellies, so I thought I’d try them for myself. Turns out they were super easy and quick to make. With the yummy range of water flavourings, it’s something you just have to try. Cambridge […]
August 8, 2018

The Good Garlic

Garlic is one of the oldest known flavouring and seasoning. This delicious herb has infused itself into the culinary traditions of many civilisations across the world, old and new. Originally native to the Middle Asia, the Sumerians were utilising the healing qualities of garlic as […]
August 1, 2018

Terrific Turmeric

Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron or golden spice, is a tall plant that grows in Asia and Central America. It has been used in India as a spice and medicinal herb for thousands of years. Research has shown that Curcumin is the main active ingredient […]
July 27, 2018

How’s your Gut health?

Around half of the population complain of some kind of digestive problems during their life. Whether it be heartburn, diarrhoea, stomach ulcer, irritable bowel, Crohn’s disease, colitis and even bowel cancer. Bowel Cancer is the most common internal cancer which affects around 1 in 20 […]
July 17, 2018

Know the facts about Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the biggest challenges confronting Australians health to date, in 2017 1.2 million Australians have diagnosed diabetes. It is estimated that around 500000 Australians have silent undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Research shows that type 2 diabetes can be prevented in 58% of […]
July 5, 2018

Mint

Mint originated in the Asian and Mediterranean regions, it comes in over 30 varieties, throughout history mint was taken as a medicinal herb to treat stomach aches and chest pains. Greeks used mint to clean their banquet tables and added it to their baths and […]
June 27, 2018

Dry July

Have you been thinking about losing weight or starting a new health regime? Dry July is the perfect time to start, having a month off Alcohol has many great health benefits and combined with eating a balanced diet you will have more energy, sleep better, […]
June 22, 2018

Winter Warmers

We are still in the depths of our Australian winter, beautiful brisk sunny days and cold evenings. This week’s blog is a compilation of recipe ideas for you to try over the chilly months. Hassleback Sweet Potatoes (Suitable from step 3) Ingredients • 1 medium […]
June 13, 2018

Winter Is Here

As the saying goes ‘Summer bodies are made in winter’. During these colder months getting outside to exercise might be a little more challenging but research has shown that regular exercise helps strengthen your immune system which is particularly important during these winter months alongside […]
June 6, 2018

Coriander

Coriander or Cilantro, is my favourite herb and unfortunately it is the only one I can’t seem to grow. Coriander has been around for thousands of years and added in so many dishes to make amazing flavours.  Archaeological evidence suggests Coriander is native to the […]
May 24, 2018

And the winner is….

Congratulations to the 2018 Australian Slimmer of the year, Sarah Schmeider. Sarah lost an incredible 71kg in just 11 months after struggling with her weight her entire life. Recently, Sarah has reflected on the causes of her obesity.  Starting from her childhood, she struggled with […]
May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mothers, Grandmothers, Stepmothers, and Guardians. Mother’s Day is a day of celebration, honouring and showing gratitude to the special female care givers and mentors in our lives. As a mother myself, I always tend to put my little […]
May 3, 2018

Slimmer of the Year 2018

This year’s Slimmer of the year marks six remarkable years of Cambridge Weight Plan supporting people on their weight loss journey within Australia. Consultants around the country have celebrated the highs with you and supported you through the lows. The Slimmer of the Year Gala […]
April 24, 2018

ANZAC Day

Anzac Day is a time for Communities to come together and recognise the sacrifices and service of the members of the Australian Defence Forces. It marks the anniversary of the first military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. […]
April 17, 2018

Why the Water ??

Water makes up 60% of the human body making it  one of our bodies  most important elements. It plays an important role in nearly every vital bodily function we have, including  digestion, absorption, circulation, maintenance of body temperature, creation of saliva and transportation of nutrients. […]
March 28, 2018

Happy Easter

The long weekend is almost upon us and for some so is a basket load of temptation. Take the focus off chocolate and use this long weekend to spend time with family and friends. If you feel like you are missing out why not try […]
March 20, 2018

International Day of Happiness

Today is International Day of Happiness for everyone, today is an appropriate reminder that happiness doesn’t necessarily come from material items –  but often from family, friends and emotional wellbeing. The International Day of Happiness was founded by the United Nations General Assembly with it’s […]
March 16, 2018

Oregano

Oregano is a Mediterranean herb which was traditionally used as herbal medicine by the Ancient Greeks. Hippocrates used it as an antiseptic, its antibacterial properties have been effective against strains of listeria. Its uses also include treating respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tract disorders and menstrual cramps. […]
March 6, 2018

Sage

Sage has a long history as a medicinal and culinary herb. In ancient times it was used as a fertility drug, also tea made from sage leaves has been used for centuries to treat a sore throat and coughs, delirium with fevers, joint pain, and […]
February 27, 2018

The L Word

Let’s discuss the L word… I’m talking about Lunch! Is the simple green salad getting a little monotonous? Why not try some of these delicious ideas. You can use the calories from your dinner allowance.   Print Egg Salad Ingredients 1 Boiled Egg 1 spoon […]
February 22, 2018

Bolognese Stuffed Capsicum

In need of some inspiration for a weekday meal? Requiring only a small number of ingredients, this dish is quick and easy to make and delightful to eat. Suitable for step 3 and above. Print Bolognese Stuffed Capsicum Servings 4 people Calories 300 kcal Ingredients […]
February 14, 2018

Date night or weight night?

Happy Lovers Day…Today is the international Day of Love. What do you have planned? Whether you are going out to dinner or staying in with your partner, you can still enjoy a delicious meal while staying on plan. Fish and salad, a lean steak and […]
February 7, 2018

Will you Choose2Lose?

February is here, doesn’t it feel like 2018 is flying by! They hype of Christmas and New years has passed and the School year has commenced. It’s time to start focusing on you. Are you wanting to get more socially active whilst losing weight? Why […]
January 18, 2018

Breakfast on the GO

As the old saying goes ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,’ it kick starts your metabolism breaking it from its overnight fast, improves energy levels, memory and concentration and provides many beneficial nutrients. If breakfast was not part of your usual daily […]
January 12, 2018

2018 the year of you…

The beginning of the year is a time of reflection for most; New Year’s resolutions are made, and for the majority, these resolutions aren’t followed through. Whether it be to lose weight, quit drinking or smoking, exercise more, travel more, be more sociable, be less […]
December 22, 2017

Christmas Tips…

Christmas is such a busy time of the year for most consisting of many social gatherings work Christmas parties, kid’s parties, Christmas Carols and the list goes on! Being prepared for these events are going to help you stay on plan. Avoid going hungry to […]
December 5, 2017

Tis the Season…

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing some delicious recipes to create for the Aussie festive season. This week’s blog is all about drinks! The non-alcoholic variety of course to help keep you in the festive spirit. These drinks are a fantastic […]
November 29, 2017

Congratulations Australia!

As many of you may know Paul Nugent (2017 CWP Slimmer of the Year) recently represented Australia at the International Slimmer of the Year competition in the U.K. against 18 other Countries. To our excitement he placed runner up in the Top 3 Finalists! Well […]
November 17, 2017

Basil and Chilli Prawns with Zucchini Spirals

Basil and Chilli Prawns with Zucchini Spirals. Only a small number of ingredients and simple to make, makes this dish super fast to cook and delightful to eat! Print Basil and Chilli Prawns with Zucchini Spirals Servings 2 people Calories 220 kcal Ingredients 520 gm […]
October 31, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is the Nationally recognised Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast cancer as you know occurs in both females and males. Statistics show that in 2017 approximately 144 men and 17586 women within Australia will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle risk factors […]
October 23, 2017

Beneficial Basil

This week’s blog is about is about basil which has some amazing medicinal qualities such as Essential oils obtained from its leaves have been known to inhibit several strains of pathogenic bacteria (AKA nasty bugs) which have become resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Also washing […]
October 9, 2017

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung… What a wonderful time of year the birds are singing, flowers are blooming and for some of you poor souls, allergies and hay fever are going crazy! I find this time of year perfect for doing a Lifestyle spring clean for mind, […]
October 8, 2017

Recipe of the Week: Pizza!

Herb Chicken, Roasted Pumpkin and Mushroom Pizza on a Cauliflower Pizza Base. Try this delicious pizza made with a cauliflower base. Many of you love pizza and this one is with a twist.   Print Herb Chicken, Roasted Pumpkin and Mushroom Pizza on a Cauliflower […]
October 7, 2017

It’s about Thyme

Thyme is not a herb I use all the Thyme… Its active ingredient thymol has so many amazing health benefits, the ability to prevent viral and fungal infections which has a positive impact on the immune system. Thyme has one of the highest concentrations of […]