I’M BREAKING UP… WITH FOOD

It wasn’t until I did some research that I realised how BIG and BAD unhealthy relationships with food are in our modern day society. Yes we all try and limit ourselves to 1 piece of chocolate and end up inhaling the block only to sit there for the next few hours (yes men…. hours) with so much guilt that you just wish you could reverse time and restrain. We all do it – but at what cost to our bodies? If you have a bad relationship with food… it’s time to break up. Cheesy text, awkward phone call, in person, sleazy twitter or Facebook status announcement… just end it because you will just get hurt even more. Continue reading “I’M BREAKING UP… WITH FOOD”

HOTTEST HEALTH AND FITNESS TRENDS OF 2016

So it is officially AUGUST!  Which means we are well and truly over half way through 2016 (whaaaaaa?) I know how did this happen? And the health and fitness industry has seen some huge changes, fads and additions already. Float baths are the newest of the relaxation and recovery methods, fitness trackers and technology are taking over our arms and bodies, carbs are BACK (woop woop) and people are sipping beetroot lattes… yes you read that right, beetroot I know!! Continue reading “HOTTEST HEALTH AND FITNESS TRENDS OF 2016”

LIVING NUTRITION; All disease begins in the gut

There are so many conflicting ideas and thoughts out there in the world of health and wellbeing that sometimes we just do not know what to do or believe, and fair enough. I never realised why this was the case. Why everyone had different ideas. Why some people swear by one product and others another. And why certain things can impact people in different ways; until I met with Living Nutrition’s founder and nutritional therapist Graham Botfield. Continue reading “LIVING NUTRITION; All disease begins in the gut”

MATCHA COCONUT BALLS

If you follow any health or fitness foodie on instagram you are bound to have come across Matcha Green Tea Powder. Not only does it have the most beautiful green colour and make everything look stunning, it is amazingly good for you too. Just like regular green tea which is packed with antioxidants, matcha is great for your insides and metabolism. Green tea not only speeds up your metabolism and gives you energy, it is great for detoxing and weightloss! Continue reading “MATCHA COCONUT BALLS”

DON’T EAT CARBS – SAID NO ONE EVER

There is a lot of controversy these days in the health and fitness industry regarding the naughty C word… CARBS. For some reason they received a bad rap a few years ago and everything became ‘low carb’ and ‘low fat’ meaning only one thing – processed crap and high sugar. Only recently has carbs become, how shall we say, fashionable again? Many celebs are representing the whole STRONG NOT SKINNY  lifestyle this last year and all of a sudden girls eating proper food and training hard is the hottest new thang!! That’s right – eat carbs and sweat hard.  Continue reading “DON’T EAT CARBS – SAID NO ONE EVER”

MADE IN AUSTRALIA

When it comes to high quality products you cannot go wrong with the tick of Aussie made approval. Even living in London, I seem to find myself attracted to the Aussie products and they are finding themselves more and more on International shelves. There are so many active wear brands out there today and it is hard to find ones that are of real top quality, that you aren’t just paying for the little logo *cough* LuluLemon *cough*. (Although Lululemon do offer one of the best qualities and guarantees around – I find myself paying for the little silver logo).  Continue reading “MADE IN AUSTRALIA”

FLIGHT MODE

Traveling, although relaxing, can take its toll on your body. Especially with those long haul flights and hours and hours spent sitting in transit. I recently flew to Bali for my sisters wedding all the way from London.  The total flight time was 19hours, yep sitting on my bum, so you can imagine how tight my hip flexors were. I did a little stretch series before getting on the plane and again during the quick stop over to relieve the lower back, hip flexors and tight hips. Nothing too dramatic just a couple of easy stretches which got some pretty weird looks from other airport goers. Give it a go. Continue reading “FLIGHT MODE”

TRUST YOUR GUT

Your gut is the most under-rated organ in your body. A lot of people believe that your heart or your brain control your emotions and body but there’s a good reason why people say “trust your gut” or “listen to your gut”. So that’s exactly my new approach to nutrition and diet at the moment. No more fads or detoxes or trying out new diets from the internet – I am listening to my gut!! Continue reading “TRUST YOUR GUT”

THE QUICKEST WAY TO BURN 300 CALORIES?

It is good to mix up your gym routines and do different classes / styles of training. From zumba to swimming, from walking to weight circuits and from pilates to body attack. It’s all good and will all be doing different great things to your body. But what is the ‘quickest’ way to burn 300 calories? Continue reading “THE QUICKEST WAY TO BURN 300 CALORIES?”