The nights are getting colder and I don’t know about you but I definitely need an evening pick me up. This recipe for homemade hot chocolate will do the job, and warm you right up – any excuse to have whipped cream though, right? Just add a fluffy blanket and Rom-Com on the RV to … More Hazelnut hot chocolate
Personally I’ve never tried The Fast Diet, commonly called the 5:2 diet, however while I’ve researched it today for this post it came to my attention that I probably should. It’s very simple in its approach, you eat normally for five days and then have a reduced calorie intake on the other two days, I … More Focus Friday: The Fast Diet (5:2)
Sophie, a journalist from Essex, United Kingdom, has followed a low-carb lifestyle for the last 10 months. Her journey has been on and off, setting herself intermittent but realistic goals throughout that time, most recently looking towards her friend’s wedding where she was a bridesmaid. I spoke to Sophie to learn about the low-carb lifestyle and … More WOW Wednesday: @SeeSophieStitch
Many of you may not know of Jodie Williams, but from what I’ve heard, she is an incredibly strong young woman, with aspirations and determination that should be a role model to any young girl. While finding out about her as my first official profile of an athlete, I was stunned. I’m not a big … More The Profile: Jodie Williams
Hallowe’en is only a few short days away and while you will probably be tucking into the treats you wont want to put on the pounds that comes with it. This week gym bag dreams is inspired by all things hallowe’en, so expect ghoulish greens and the daring colours of deadly darkness, but not a … More Gym bag dreams: Ghoulish green & deadly darkness
Each week I spend about £30-£40 on my shopping – being healthy is not cheap! I usually buy the same kinds of things, and make the same kinds of meals and that is getting a bit boring, so in the coming weeks I will be making some changes to my meal plans and hopefully making … More My typical weekly shopping basket
Personally I’d never heard of it, but apparently it is an up and coming way of bettering your health with low impact, weight bearing exercise. Have you heard of it?
Serves: 12 Calories: 357 What you need: 200g plain chocolate, broken into pieces 225g butter, diced 200g pack Kale 225g light brown soft sugar 3 medium eggs 100g plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder What you need: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C/Gas Mark 5. 2. Grease and base line a 22cm square tin. 3. … More Chocolate kale brownies
When deciding on what weight loss plan I wanted to use it took me a while to choose. I didn’t just pick the first one I came across, I looked at a few, weighed up the pros and cons and how I felt about each one individually and my first point of call was meal … More How I picked my plans so far
In the last nine months I have learnt that every plan thinks they’re right for you and everyone and their friend will tell you it will work for you too. Phfft.
Autumn may be here, but summer is desperately trying to keep itself in the picture with some sunny days among the rain and gloom, and just because we’re pulling out our jumpers and hoodies, doesn’t mean that you can’t keep what’s underneath on top form. Jane Michell, nutritionist, weight loss expert, author and founder of … More Don’t hide away those bikini bodies just yet
Working in an office and fitting in your exercise regime can be difficult, luckily for me my gym is downstairs from my flat and if I actually was desperate there is gym directly next door to my office as well – handy. Now the Henty Wingman is the ultimate accessory for your on the go … More The ‘on the go’ gym bag
It’s hard. Fact. I know that in six months it will be second nature, and I will have established social media platforms rather than the measly numbers I have after five days (16 likes on Facebook, 34 followers on Twitter). I’m not counting Instagram as my growing following was one of the reasons I started … More What I learnt in my first week of blogging
Serves: 4-6 What you need: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion (finely diced) 1 garlic clove (crushed) 1 celery stick (finely chopped) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 tablespoon tomato puree 150g red lentils 280g sweet potato (peeled and roughly chopped) 1 litre of hot chicken or vegetable … More Crispy kale and coconut soup
A UK-based husband and wife team have launched a new app for Apple and android devices called EatBy, and it is designed to save you money by reminding you to eat food before it goes out of date. Quite a straight forward concept and with a name like EatBy, you can’t mistake its purpose. According … More Waste not, want not