Shop-bought sauces are great for convenience, but they’re really not doing anything for your health, nor your bank account. They are overpriced and, as I discovered on my 4 week no-sugar challenge, full of both salt and sugar. Continue reading
A few months ago, I posted a blog called “Why You’re Not Making Progress” (click here to read.) There was a lot of tough love in that post, which I apologise about, but… it needed to be said.
While I still hold very true to what I said in that article, I also know that there are a hundred and one reasons why you’re not making progress, and in this post I want to talk to you about another huge factor which might be holding you back.
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
Guys, I went to workout first thing in the morning the other day. Now, this might not sound like a big deal but, trust me, it was a bit of a shock to the system considering I’ve only been training in the afternoon for the past 5-6 months.
Not only did I train weights but I trained LEGS. And when I say first thing in the morning I mean: I rolled out of bed at 6am, had a coffee and went straight to the gym.
You’ll all be glad to know I survived and am recovering well. 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
Staying in shape can be difficult when you’re taking time off from training. You start to worry you’ll lose your shape, lose all your progress and become a lump who everyone forgets about. In fact, it usually takes somebody else to tell you to stop training for you to actually stop, because the fear of falling behind or losing your shape overshadows the importance of recovering. But you know what’s even scarier?