Stay healthy this winter with Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef

Teresa Cutter

Teresa Cutter

Today we break from our normal programming to bring you the news that Teresa Cutter, nutritionist and accredited personal trainer, will be joining Commando Steve (aka Steve Willis) at the Fitness Show WA to educate Perth fitness fanatics on the importance of healthy eating and exercise in maintaining a balanced life. The show runs from August 16-17 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Born in Bunbury, Teresa has made a name for herself as one of the leading authorities in food and healthy cooking, and has been a chef for more than 25 years. She has been influenced by her family’s Polish heritage and love of food, and has worked and trained with some of the best chefs in the country.

Teresa Cutter

When asked about what she does to keep the winter blues at bay, Teresa said it’s all about staying on top of what we put into our bodies. “During the colder months we can get run-down, which means our immune system get’s a little tired,” tells Cutter. “I make a conscious effort to include immune boosting foods into my diet – I love my super C immune boosting smoothie made from carrot, orange, ginger and turmeric.

Teresa’s says routine is particularly important during winter, but also says that it’s a time to be kind to your body. “Learn how to read your body and how it feels. Don’t trash yourself every time when you’re training and make sure you drink lots of water and get adequate hydration. I love indoor exercises such as Yoga and Pilates which really stretch and strengthen the body.”

Teresa Cutter

A large selection of healthy recipes can be seen on Teresa’s website, Her nutrition tips for winter are simple:

  • Eat seasonally – foods that are grown and picked when they naturally should be, contain just the right balance of flavours and nutrients to taste absolutely delicious;
  • Support your immune system – by eating fresh plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and quality protein such as eggs and fish;
  • Include anti-inflammatory recipes in your diet – ingredients such as ginger and turmeric are great to add to meals;
  • Always stock up on green super foods – kale, spinach, leafy greens and wheatgrass help to increase alkalinity and detoxification in your body to promote healing; and
  • Keep hydrated – take a water bottle with you and fill it up when you can. Keeping hydration levels up is the simplest thing you can do to ensure you stay healthy.

Teresa will be presenting on the Main Stage at the Fitness Show WA, providing further nutritional tips and healthy cooking advice. She will also be displaying her range of functional food products, Natural Immune Boosters, Naked Chocolat and pure protein powders at The Healthy Chef stand throughout the show in the healthy living zone. Nutritional experts will be on hand throughout the weekend to provide the newest and up-to-date advice on nutrition and healthy eating programs to help achieve the best fitness levels possible.

Fitness Show

The 2014 Fitness Show WA is set to be bigger and better than ever before; with more than 80 exhibitors from across Australia offering the latest in fitness apparel, supplements, healthy foods, training aids and fitness equipment. The 2014 show will introduce a number of new features, including the WA Jiu Jitsu Championships, featuring high profile competitors from across WA, and the new and improved Combat Zone, facilitated by the World Kickboxing Association.

If you have an interest in health and fitness, or work in the industry, the Fitness Show WA is a must see event on the 2014 calendar. For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, priced from $10 for children and $20 for adults, go to

About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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