First of all, if you have an intolerance to gluten then the simple answer to this question is: YES. Absolutely! This blog is more looking at the people who do not have an intolerance to gluten but still cut it out mainly to lose weight. What is gluten? Put simply, gluten is the protein found … Continue reading Should you be avoiding gluten (even if you don’t have an intolerance)?
We have been told from a young age that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There are various facts and figures out there stating that if you eat breakfast, you are more likely to lose weight. But how did this start? In 1917, Good Health magazine wrote about breakfast (which literally means … Continue reading Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?
At the beginning of the year, one of my New Year's Resolutions was to practice yoga more. It took me a while to get started but for the last two months, I have made my Wednesday lunchtime yoga session non-negotiable. This means that however busy I am at work, or if I don't fancy it, … Continue reading Why you should be complimenting your weights sessions with yoga.
The high protein diet has grown widely popular over recent years and it isn't surprising to see HIGH PROTEIN written boldly on the front of food packages. You don't see this with fat and carbs so why is protein the sexy macronutrient? Protein is essentially the building blocks of life, without protein we would not … Continue reading How much protein do you really need?
I have struggled for months if not years to find an easy, healthy breakfast that is easy to transport to work. Doesn't take too much prep and is cheap. AND I FINALLY FOUND IT! I know that overnight oats have been around for years, but I have never found the right combination of ingredients. Or … Continue reading My favourite overnight oats recipe
I absolutely HATE throwing food away. It just seems such a waste. The money I have spent. Or the fact I feel guilty about the millions of people starving and we have so much we literally chuck it as rubbish. Or the environmental impact. In the UK alone, we throw away £13 billion of edible food … Continue reading How to reduce your food waste
Although social media can get a bit of a bad rep for being detrimental to your mental health. There are of course a fair amount of positives. A lot of the people I follow on Instagram motivate me in a healthy way to be a better version of myself. Mostly because of their authenticity and … Continue reading My #fitspiration
We hear a lot about the main macronutrients when dieting. Most diets will focus on these: "low-carb", "low-fat" and "high-protein". These are unquestionably important as it's where we get our energy sources from and build muscle and/or lose fat. But I don't think enough is said about Fibre and its importance. Fibre is an integral … Continue reading Fibre: The unsung hero
I don't do diets. In my past, whenever I have tried to diet, I usually cave by Tuesday (having started on a Monday). The reason? I cut out food groups. Usually carbs. It was too restrictive and too daunting. Counting macros is not a diet. It is understanding portion sizes and what your body needs … Continue reading Why you should be counting macros.