A few simple steps to help change your eating habits for the better

How difficult has it been sticking to healthy eating habits this past year?

However good you may usually be, have snacks and sweets become the norm rather than the exception during lockdowns?

There’s nothing wrong with the occasional treat of course – with Easter just a few weeks away, a chocolate egg (or two!) won’t undo all your good work – but frequent comfort eating can all too easily become a slippery slope…

Help is at hand though, whether it’s a constant struggle for you or just one more problem you’re facing right now, thanks to June‘s guest on Girls Around Town this weekend!

On the phone to the studio in the second hour of the show, wellness expert Lesley Butlin will sharing some of her top hints and tips to get you back on the right track, from the kind of things you need to avoid doing to some of the things you can do to stop yourself giving in to unhealthy habits.

If you’re eating more than you want to or going to the fridge because you don’t know what else to do, make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online just after 11.20am on Sunday to hear what Lesley has to say about how to manage your emotions more successfully…

And how, by doing so, you can change your eating habits for the better!

Time for a treat?

Who says eating healthily means never being able to enjoy the occasional treat?

Certainly not Alison Harris, last Sunday’s guest on Girls Around Town – and June is with her all the way on that too…

Everybody needs a bit of a treat once in a while and if it’s a guilt-free one, then so much the better.

Next time you’re tempted to reach for a chocolate bar or a cake, give Alison’s protein balls a try – quick and easy to make, you can even pop them in the freezer which means they’re always to hand when you want to spoil yourself a little!

Alison's Protein Balls

  • Servings: Makes 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 100gms ground almonds
  • Approx 75gms raisins
  • 2 tbsps peanut buttter
  • 1 tbsp ground mixed seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • Handful of berries, grapes or orange segments


  1. Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor, making sure the mixture is wet enough to stick together – you can add a little extra peanut or coconut oil if you wish.
  2. Shape into bite-sized balls and roll in dessicated coconut.
  3. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze them if you want to.

Eating your way back to health

It’s often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home – and what goes on in the kitchen of next weekend’s guest is most definitely at the heart of her business.

Because it’s there that nutritional therapist Sophia Hill creates the recipes that help to inspire people to change their lives by eating glorious, nourishing REAL food…

Passionate about helping her clients back to health through diet, she’s made it her mission to educate as many people as possible on natural health and she’ll be joining Girls Around Town Rosalyn, June and Rachel on Sunday morning to explain how she’s doing just that.

“The clients I work with have problems ranging from hormonal imbalances and thyroid disorders to autoimmune diseases and digestive troubles such as IBS and IBD,” she says.

“I liken nutritional therapy to cleaning a wound out thoroughly rather than putting a plaster over it and masking the symptoms. And I love delving in to each case to find the root of the problem because, until that is uncovered, I don’t believe that my clients can fully recover.”

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out how powerful natural health can be in healing and preventing diseases.

And in the meantime, why not check out Sophia’s website, where you’ll find healthy tips and recipes such as the one for the Cauliflower and Collagen Super-Smoothie in the picture above?