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20 April 2017

9 Surprisingly Unhealthy Snacks | And Their Healthier Alternatives

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I don't know about you, but I am tired of trying to navigate through a minefield of 'low fat', 'low cal', '0 sugar' labels on what is supposed to be 'healthy' food products. Even down to the high protein cereal, that only has 1g of protein more than the original, yet charges twice the price... I am tired of being sold a load of over hyper, over priced so called health food, that is actually less beneficial than the natural, cheaper, raw ingredients. So I have decided to bring you a list of my top 9 unhealthy 'healthy' snacks & some great alternatives to try to help you navigate through the minefield of labels & discover why certain foods are not all they claim to be.
Before I begin, here are a couple of big warning signs to look out for...

13 April 2017

I Gave Up Cheat Meals for 40 Days | Here's What I Learnt

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We all have peaks & troughs in our fitness journeys, but recently my weekend cheat meal had evolved into a cheat weekend... And although I hate those sayings - 'Don't let the weekend undo the progress of the week' - it couldn't be more true for me. Now when I say cheat weekend, I wasn't eating junk food all day every day, I was still eating quite healthy, but I would be having a lot of little treats, trying to sample a bit of everything before the weekend was over. A little here & there can quickly mount up to surpassing your calories for the day. So I decided - since I liked a challenge - to go cold turkey for lent. This would mean 40 days without any cheat meals & on top of that I wanted to eat within my macros - IIFYM - & eat cleaner in general. So instead of my weekend cheat meal, I might treat myself to honey on my porridge & make a healthy, clean version of my favourite meals - such as sausage & mash or burritos, cooked from scratch.

6 April 2017

My 5 Go To Meal Preps | Easy, Healthy & Budget!

One Sheet Terriyake Chicken Meal Prep Recipe
I don't know about you, but meal prep has definitely changed my life for the better! In just 2-3hrs a week, I am able to prepare all my main meals for the week ahead, so they're just ready to reheat when I get in late from the gym! It saves me time, prevents me from reaching for something easy yet unhealthy & saves me a heap of money. By planning what I will eat each week, my food bill has dropped dramatically & I rarely waste any food. If you're a beginner to meal prepping, or just wondering where to begin with it - check out my Ultimate Guide to Meal Prepping first.

30 March 2017

Exhaustion | 5 Ways I Conquer it & Get Motivated for the Gym

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I think one of the most used excuses for not working out is tiredness - and yes sometimes it is a very valid reason, but most of the time it is a lack of motivation that is causing us to use tiredness as an excuse. So if this is what is holding you back from achieving your fitness goals, then I thought I'd share with you my 5 quick fix tips of how I get energised & motivated for the gym, even after a long day!

9 March 2017

Should Women Lift? | I Say Hell YES! Here's Why...

Michelle Lewin Fitness Inspo Women Who Lift Strong Lean Toned Abs
There is such a stigma around women who weight train & a genuine fear that surrounds it, which prevents many women from even giving it a try. Well in honour of International Women's Day yesterday, I want to discuss why we should abolish these ridiculous thoughts & why it is such a great method of training for women & men alike!

2 March 2017

Pantone Colour of 2017 | What it Means for Fashion, Food & Interiors

Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 Greenery 15-0343
With fashion weeks soon coming to an end, I thought it was only fitting to talk about one of the biggest trends in design for 2017 - Pantone's Colour of the Year - a decision that not only inspires the design world around us, but also reflects the current climate of humanity. And with that, I am excited to announce that the Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 is Greenery. Colour 15 - 0343.

26 February 2017

Join Me on my LEAN for LENT Challenge!

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This lent I will be giving up something that I absolutely love - my cheat meals! Although I can be really good all week, sometimes I can be quite over indulgent when it comes to my cheats. So I have decided to challenge myself, by giving up one of my biggest indulgences, in order to pick up some new healthy habits over lent. And I want YOU to join me!
I'm not asking you to be as extreme as me, but I would love you to join me in making a positive step towards living healthier & getting fitter. And I think lent is the perfect time to challenge ourselves & prove just how strong willed we can be!
So join me for my Lean for Lent 40 Day Challenge. Subscribe now to receive your Lean for Lent plan, to discover different challenges, inspirational figures, tips on how to stay motivated & to be in with a chance of winning some great fitness prizes! If we work together, we can achieve great things.