Are you wondering what this whole craze is to do with our guts? There is so much buzz out there about gut health and fermented food I thought it was time I wrote a little blog on the matter!Read More
Those who know me know I LOVE Christmas and all the delicious food and drink that comes with it – and I am a firm believer we all need to relax and enjoy ourselves. But maybe it’s possible to let lose a bit, but not end up with a load of work to do in January to get back in shape.Read More
The notion of body confidence and self-love spark slightly paradoxical feelings for me – both of which I feel quite strongly about!Read More
As you may have seen earlier in the week, I have 4 months until my wedding (eek!!).
So, what am I doing to get in shape for the big day?
Well – the key for me is consistency (as I imagine it is for everyone!). I generally eat a healthy and balanced diet and exercise regularly too, but as with a lot of busy people, sometimes things don’t always go to plan … especially during the winter months when the sofa looks oh so comfy !!
I thought I would share with you the main rules I am following, to help keep me on track but in a realistic way …Read More
Sometimes it’s hard to say no to a festive tipple, but if we want to be looking our best in our Christmas or NYE dress, it’s important to try and not let that tipple throw you off track the next day! So I thought I would share some health tricks and some hangover cures for you below to help you get through the day the healthier wayRead More
I am sure we have all been there – feeling like we just don’t have “enough in us” during training or a race … and even worse, maybe some have felt the feeling of “hitting the wall”. This is when we haven’t fuelled our bodies correctly before or during a race and we simple run out of gas!! After all, the food we eat is the fuel our body uses to convert into energy that enables us to move!
From this we can see that the correct pre-race nutrition is really important! So what do you focus on? Let’s look at this in a few stages …Read More
I’d be surprised if your answer wasn’t yes – most people have a slight fluctuation in weight across time. This can be across different times in the year or across the day even (read my blog on weighing yourself here to find out more on this) ...
I am sure you have seen the headlines today that eating fat won’t make you fat. As always, the headlines are there to grab your attention, but the actual meaning behind them is often missed...Read More
So many health professionals say to “throw away the scales” and I completely get that – they certainly have their downfalls. That being said, I personally do think that they have a place in our lives. For people that don’t have access to a body fat analyser, it can give a simple quantitative measure of progress. BUT providing you follow these rules...Read More
These days a salad means so much more than iceberg lettuce with some cucumber and tomato! I used to view a salad as a meal that will never fill me up or truly satisfy me, but how untrue this is now! I often have a salad as a hearty lunch or even a healthy dinner option as there are so many different combinations of ingredients to put together – so you can benefit from a wide variety of nutrients. I want to share with you my favourite additions to a salad in the hope to inspire you to get sassy with a salad sometime soon!!Read More
I know that sometimes life can get so hectic that your social life has taken over your week, and you are going out for meals more than you know you should – so it’s important to maintain some control and willpower for at least some of these outings. It is also important to stay strict if you’re trying to lose weight/fat, as one big meal out might just ruin your week’s target. Here’s what I recommend you do ...Read More
It’s a new year and there are a lot of people starting new fitness routines that include running. There are also a lot of people training for half marathons, marathons and the like this time of year. I often get asked about what things to eat when you’re training hard so I’m going to go through the main nutrients and give some tips for getting it right.Read More