H2O

The human body is made up of around 60% water, basically we are just walking swimming pools covered in skin! Water transports all nutrients, hormones and bodily waste which is why it's so important you stay adequately hydrated.  Drinking water is key to keeping our digestive systems moving  and is a major contributor to assisting … Continue reading H2O

USE BY/SELL BY/BEST BEFORE

Whilst world famine is a huge problem, particularly in developing countries, use by and sell by dates in the western world are causing vast amounts of unnecessary food waste.  This surely is a problem that needs to be addressed. Whilst we can't change the worlds famine problem overnight, we can have a conscience and make … Continue reading USE BY/SELL BY/BEST BEFORE

FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE

We all get stressed from time to time, we are all human but the key to a happy life is learning how to manage that stress before it tips us over the edge.  Stress can lead to mental illness, strokes, heart attack, high blood pressure and cancer. We all manage our stress in different ways, … Continue reading FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE

SCALE OBSSESED

I get a lot of stick from so many of friends because of my obsession with kitchen gadgets, especially my indispensable kitchen scales.  Yes I do weigh my food, but really it's through habit and my OCD/perfectionist tendencies. Portion size does matter!  However, research has shown that often its illusion based, big plates, which are … Continue reading SCALE OBSSESED

FLEXIBLE DIETING

No doubt, if you are into fitness, you will have heard this term from time to time.  What is it and what does it mean?  Also often referred to IIFYM - if it fits your macros.  Remember macros are macronutrients  i.e PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRATES AND FATS. In regular "diets" you will be encouraged to count calories … Continue reading FLEXIBLE DIETING

EAT MORE BURN MORE

Fad, fast diets could be the reason you aren't getting the results.  They are normally very low calorie, nutrient deficient and eventually cause major hunger and massive cravings.  Initially you will see some results but eventually the weight remains the same.  This then leads to your motivation fading and imminent rebounding and gaining weight which … Continue reading EAT MORE BURN MORE

LACKING MOTIVATION???

Motivation is a key factor in staying the course. Easier said than done right? Don't worry, we all lack motivation sometimes, be that to exercise or to eat the good stuff.  It's really difficult in the beginning when everything is new and you are still getting your head around your new lifestyle.  So let's look … Continue reading LACKING MOTIVATION???

SNEAKY VEG

With government guidelines now recommending we consume ten portions of fruit and veg a day, we need to work out ways of getting them into our food in lots of ingenious and sneaky ways, especially  when it comes to kids.  I know it sounds like a huge amount to consume daily but it really isn't.  … Continue reading SNEAKY VEG

MATCHA MAGIC!

Matcha really is the power house of the beverage world.  It is a stone ground powdered green tea from Japan?  It has amazing cancer fighting properties and is said to be beneficial in aiding fat loss.  Packed full of antioxidants, it boosts immunity and increases metabolism. It calms your mind and relaxes your body and … Continue reading MATCHA MAGIC!

EATING FOR YOUR GOALS

When embarking on a fitness journey it's really important to establish your goals.  For some this will mean losing weight, for some it's maintenance and for others, like me, the goal is looking to build muscle. Once your goals have been determined, it's time to look at your nutrition, the key to reaching goals and … Continue reading EATING FOR YOUR GOALS