Before we begin, let’s just get something out in the open: I’m a fatty. I adore food. Not only do I adore food, but I adore food in very large quantities.
It’s that time of year again when the mornings are dark and cold, and all you want is a big, warm breakfast to start your day. *acts as if she doesn’t live in Scotland where mornings are dark and cold at all times of the year*
Porridge is one of my favourite things to eat for breakfast, especially in autumn and winter. A lot of people say “how can you like porridge? It’s so boring!” and it hurts my soul, so below I have concocted a list of all of my favourite porridge recipes for you to try out and experiment with and maybe they’ll soon be your favourites too.
Let’s get started.
In September I completed a four week no-sugar challenge with a group I made through Instagram. You can read about our experience with the challenge here, but in this post I want to show you some of the things we ate on our no-sugar diet and share with you some of my top tips for maintaining it. Continue reading
If you are one of my lovely Instagram followers, you will know that at the start of September I decided to give up refined sugar for four weeks. Fruit and natural sugars (e.g. honey) were allowed in moderation, but any unnatural sugar was off limits for one whole month.
I didn’t fancy doing this on my own and thought there might be some others who would be interested, so I reached out to the wonderful people of Instagram and asked if anyone wanted to join. I ended up having a group of around fourteen girls and guys who joined me on the sugar detox, sharing our own opinions on the challenge and keeping each other going. Continue reading
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have noticed that there’s been a lot of plant-based meals featuring recently and not as many animal products as before. (And if you don’t follow me on Instagram, what are you doing? Get on it. 😉)
Now, before anyone goes crazy – I’m not going vegan. Not totally. Or at least, not yet. Continue reading
“I fell into a bit of a rut there, interestingly because I was ‘rewarding’ myself for getting a new job. And I was like ‘fuck it, I’ll have one pizza.’ One turned into a 4 day binge on JustEat.”
A few months ago, I got this message from a very dear friend of mine (hi honey, love you) and I wanted to share this with you guys because I know fine well that my friend is not alone in their struggle with the whole concept of “treating” yourself. Continue reading
As I’m sure you all know, and have perhaps already experienced, there is a plethora of different diets out there. Low-carb, high-fat. Low-fat, high-carb. Vegan. Vegetarian. Paleo. Ketogenic. Atkins. Dukan. Juice cleanses… It’s completely overwhelming. Especially when you realise that each one comes with its very own personal library of articles, blogs, Instagram posts and Youtube videos either endorsing it and telling you it’s the best thing ever, or reproaching it and warning against the potential dangers of following it. Continue reading
I recently got stuck in a bit of a rut with my food and found that I was eating the same thing day-in, day-out, week after week. This isn’t unusual for people who are into fitness. When you know what you like and what fits your macros, it makes life so much easier to eat similar foods all of the time. Protein oats for breakfast, chicken rice and vegetables for lunch and dinner, maybe some Greek yogurt and protein powder for snacks. Continue reading