Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

A Haven for Healthy Habits

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

A Haven for Healthy Habits

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Byline: Jayden Brown

Luke's Health Tips

Drink protein shakes - they're filling and healthy

Give chai seeds a go - they're a super food

Eat five smaller meals a day

Breakfast should be the biggest meal with plenty of carbs

No deep frying or cooking with oils

EATING healthy is just a case of being fit, fast and fresh in Warwick, with a new cafe in town becoming a haven for fitness and health buffs.

Warwick's newest place to dine - Fit, Fast and Fresh - has only been open for two months and already it's a popular haunt for a vast range of residents looking to change their eating habits.

Owner and chef Luke Levett, who has six years worth of chef experience in Sydney, is a big health and fitness fan.

"I got into healthy food when I first started working out," he said.

"I had a really bad diet and after seeing the benefits of eating healthy, I started putting the right stuff into my body."

While the idea of opening a cafe had always been an ambition of Luke's, it wasn't until he started visiting his partner in Warwick that he really saw the need for something different in town.

"I struggled to eat healthy in Warwick - I gained 14kg," he said.

"I wanted to do something different in Warwick - there was nothing like this in town.

"In Sydney there is a lot of this sort of thing - all organic."

While at first Luke was convinced it would be slow going, the healthy eating concept of Fit, Fast and Fresh really appears to have taken off in the Rose City.

"There's a definitely a market for this in Warwick," he said.

"It's hard for someone who can't have gluten or sugar to eat out.

"We have a lot of gluten free and sugar free foods - most things people wouldn't have tried before."

From home made smoothies and protein shakes, to healthy fresh salads and raw cakes (which aren't cooked and don't contain any sugar), the menu at Fit, Fast and Fresh has tastes to appeal to everyone. …

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