• One of my 5 favourite cheat foods.

    _MG_5541It’s no secret that nutritionists stick to super-healthy diets, but what do they indulge in? The popular site SheKnows Australia asked me and a few other nutritionists about the foods we treat ourselves with and why.

    They did a minor funny mistake: they thought Yves was a ‘she’ and not a ‘he’! If you want to know more about my other cheat foods, enter your email address and first name at the top (or bottom) of this page and you’ll get my free ‘5 Cheat (Super) Foods’ guide to feel good, healthy and happy, like the French do! 

    Click here to read my contribution

  • My very popular Chocolate Mousse.


    chocoI’m Not Fussy, the very popular online portal of choice for Australians living with allergies, food intolerances or chronic illness asked me if I had a dessert recipe with no sugar to share. They selected my family recipe of the traditional French Chocolate Mousse, which contains 2 ingredients only. Using sugar or butter in a chocolate mousse is pure blasphemy! A REAL chocolate mousse is made of dark chocolate (organic and fair trade) and organic eggs ONLY. It makes it an ideal healthy dessert, very low in sugar.

    This mousse is so delicious that the recipe is one of the most popular of the site and is still featured on the home page.
    You should try it! To get the recipe, click here.

  • One of My Detox Tips in COSMO Mag

    cosmo logoEdwina Carr from COSMO asked me and other experts to tell how we can detox the right way…

    Read right until the end of the article and you’ll find my advice for an all organic good detox day plan if a strict green-vegetable-only detox is too daunting for you. Enjoy! 

    At the beginning of the festive season, we’re all about the delicious puddings, champagne, advent calendar chocolate and event canapés being handed our way. But when the season is wrapping up, we can barely look at a glass of fancy champers without feeling ill. Yep, it’s high time for a detox. So how exactly can you get your body back to good health without having to eat only the juice of a lemon (or some other impossible diet) for a week? We asked the experts to tell us how we can detox the right way…

    “A small detox can be good for us, as it helps rest, cleanse and nourish the body from the inside out. Eat fibrous foods such as fruit, oat bran wholegrain cereals and legumes help to maintain regular bowel movements. Ensure you eliminate refined foods high in sugar, salt and saturated fats. Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages should be replaced with water and herbal teas. Certain herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion and globe artichoke may help support liver function and the detoxification process.” – Jodie Langley, naturopath 

    “A detox need not be an attempt at starvation – you can detox the body by allowing your organs to rest, whilst still nourishing the body with healthy foods and nutrients. Some people may experience headaches, gas or diarrhoea and moodiness during the early stages of a detox. This is a sign that your body is cleansing! Not everyone will experience these effects, but these symptoms should abate in one or two days. Exercise is a wonderful aid to a detox. Get your body moving with jogging, power walking, cycling or boxing – whatever you enjoy to get a sweat up and in line with your current fitness levels. Aim for 45-60 minutes of sweat time each day during your detox.” – Lucinda Zammit, nutritionist 

    “A small detox, such as a one to three day juice cleanse, or a week without any refined foods, will help you to separate yourself from the frivolities of the silly season. Stay away from coffee, alcohol, chocolate, dairy, white foods (like white pasta and white bread) and anything packaged. Choose fish, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, almond milk, cacao, goji berries, and high quality meat products (like grass-fed meat or free-range chicken). And you must drink plenty of water!” – Marla Bozic, nutrition and health coach

    “It’s very important be aware of your stress levels when you’re detoxing. The body needs to be relaxed in order to ‘let go’ of toxins and stress hormones can sometimes interfere with the detoxifying process. Schedule in a detox after the holidays while you’re still relaxed.” -Amanda Daley, nutrition and lifestyle coach

    cosmo“If a strict green-vegetable-only detox is too daunting for you, here is an example of an all organic good detox day plan to follow:

    Before breakfast: Start your day with a hot lemon water

    Breakfast: Organic poached eggs with avocado, baby spinach + coconut oil

    Snack: Handful of cherries

    Lunch: Pear and rocket salad + chicken + Dijon mustard/olive oil/apple cider vinegar

    Snack: Hummus, carrot sticks or fresh coconut juice and flesh

    Dinner: Quinoa salad with pomegranate, walnuts and lots of fresh mint. Drink two litres of filtered water throughout the day (and/or herbal teas).” – Yves Calmette, nutritionist

    Are you due for a detox?

    You can click on the link below if you want to read the article on the website of Cosmopolitan:

    Photography credit: Nick Scott/ 

  • Join the conversation …

    Join the conversation about  healthy cheese-eaters, croissant-munchers and red wine drinkers, published on Agenda City:

    french paradoxYves Calmette  has a unique approach to nutrition that incorporates time-tested traditional nutrition philosophies, the French Paradox theory and food wisdom supported by modern research. A born and raised Frenchman, the art de vivre and art of eating and the principles of food as medicine were the pillars of his upbringing, built on a long family heritage – his great grandmother Marguerite was a popular cook and healing practitioner during the 1920s.

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