Valentine's Day 2019.. Supporting Those Affected by the Floods

Written by Megan Colwell

What a week, we have all just endured at the hands of Mother Nature. Not only that, we have a big job ahead of us. We believe in Karma and Putting Good into the world and seeing it return in ways we never expected. So even though we are down, we are not out. Being at our lowest has shown us the importance of being there for each other and this is why we want to help. We want to make Valentines Day about More than “love”. We want it to be about, Gratitude, Heartfelt Thanks, Support, Just Plain appreciation for what we have and who we have in our lives. So we have decided, although it’s a small gesture, it's meaningful and every little bit counts. We wish to donate Money from our Valentine’s Day Gift Vouchers to flood victims.   We have decided that 15% of our proceeds of our Valentines Day Gift Vouchers will be donated to GIVIT donations for the purchase of essential items for our flood victims, this is all about supporting the community and keeping the money in our community.   As a small business affected by the floods, consider a Massage or some time out to those in need from a local business to get us all back on our feet sooner.   Stay Dry and Keep Smiling, Love Megan   Purchase Online Here: https://firstthingsfirst.com.au/Products/284/Gift-Vouchers  

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Recipe of The Week: Roasted Leek & Cauliflower Soup

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

Carbohydrates: 5.25g, Protein: 0

Ingredients:

320g leek, sliced
200g cauliflower broken into small florets
600ml water
1 vegetable stock cube
60g cream
Pinch lite salt and ground black pepper

Vietnamese mint
Optional spice – garam masala, adds smokey flavour

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven 180c
  2. Spray leeks and cauliflower with cooking oil, place in roasting dish in oven for approximately 15 minutes or until slightly brown.
  3. Place in saucepan, cold water, stock cube and vegetables. When soup is boiling turn down and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Blend vegetables and remaining liquid until smooth, stir in cream and heat through, do not boil.
  5. Garnish with Vietnamese mint.

Visit www.ultralite.com.au for more low carb recipes 


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Text Neck: The Modern Phenomena

Written by Emma Tommasini

Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your mobile phone, tablet  or laptop too frequently and for too long. Using a mobile device often can lead to poor posture and symptoms of text neck. And it seems increasingly common

Our lifestyles today are really not in favor of treating our neck well. A recent survey states that the average mobile phone user spends 3 hours per day surfing the net or scrolling social media platforms. No wonder we are getting frequent headaches or feeling cloudy and tired all the time.


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The Stretches You Must Know For a Tension Free Body

Written by Emma Tommasini

Mark has been a remedial massage therapist at First Things First Wellness Centre for 2 years with over 20 years of previous experience. During this time he has come across certain areas of the body that are commonly in pain.

Today Mark is showing us some simple but crucial stretches to help alleviate tension, stress and soreness in these common areas.

Self Maintenance is just as important as your massage so making sure these stretches are done regularly will help to lengthen the time needed between your massage treatments. Please be aware that all stretches should only be to the point of resistance rather than to pain.


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What Results Can I Expect From The 8 Week Challenge?

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

 

Here in Townsville, at First Things First Wellness Centre, we have helped thousands of people lose weight and improve their health. Our clinic has been offering the Ketogenic Ultra Lite program for over 15 years with great success. 

Many people's first question is 'How much weight will I lose in 8 weeks?. On average our clients who follow the program will weigh 2-4kg less after their first week and lose 1-2kg each week thereafter. This totals to be up to 10-15kg weight lose in 8 weeks. Results are of course influenced by factors such as gender, age, compliance, start weigh, exercise levels and medical conditions. 


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What Does a Day of Meals Looks Like On The Keto Challenge?

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

Our keto weight loss program is based on real whole foods for long term health and wellbeing. No processed products, packaged meals or meal replacement shakes. We teach you how to shop for fresh produce and prepare your own nutritionally balanced meals to educate you towards a healthy way of eating for life. 

Choose from a variety of foods including red meat, chicken, fish & seafood, eggs, cheese, yogurt, nuts, vegetables & fruit. A typical day may start with bacon, eggs & avocado, for lunch chicken breast on fresh salad, in the evening steak or fish & stir-fried vegetables and finish the day with strawberries & cream. Flavored sachet drinks rich in vitamins, mineral and amino acids are provided to be enjoyed between meals. 


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Silk vs Mink Lashes.. Whats Better?

Written by The Beauty Bar

What’s the difference between silk, mink and synthetic eyelash extensions?

 

Lash extensions can be a little bit confusing if you’re new to the concept. Here’s a brief rundown of the three main types of extensions available and the differences between them.

What Are Synthetic Eyelash Extensions?


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Meet Our Amazing New Staff Members

Written by Emma Tommasini

Tracey Minehan- Wellness Consultant 

Question & Answers with the lovely Tracey our new Wellness Consultant for the Ultra Lite Weight Loss Program 

Who is your health hero?   Pink (amazing)

What is your favorite thing about your career? Helping people reach their goals and be happy

What is your proudest accomplishment?  My children 

What makes you laugh the most?  My Sister


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Keto Gift Guide

Written by Emma Tommasini

What should you get for the keto enthusiast on your christmas list? Ohhh, boy… do we have some ideas for you!

‘Tis the season of giving. But what might be the ideal gift for low-carb or keto eaters?

 

Kitchen Gadgets

Up first, a list of kitchen tools that aren’t in every kitchen but help make keto baking and cooking a breeze:


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We Now Stock........Home Cooked Delicious Low Carb Meals

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

Left to Right: Mediterranean Chicken, Indian Stir-Fry, Beef Stroganoff, Eggplant Lasagne, Chilli Mince, Tuna Filled Tomatoes, Sesame Chicken, Salmon Scramble, Pumpkin & Spinach Flan

Did you know we have a new addition to our First Things First Wellness Centre Fridge?

We now have available Fresh Ultra Lite Prepared Meals for the taking at $11 each.

 

  • Homemade with fresh ingredients 
  • Portion controlled and ready to eat 
  • Low carb with healthy protein and fats 
  • Clearly labeled with nutritional content 
  • They taste delicious 
  • Convenient for those busy weeks 
  • Prepared by the local Eden Cafe         
  • Different recipes every week 

 


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