There is no way that watching what you eat for a couple of weeks is going to change your life. It might make you feel good that you're doing something about your weight, but it's never going to lead to achieving a long-term healthy weight. The reason is that most diets are about the short-term.
Talking things through and dealing with the underlying emotions you're experiencing is the key to recovering from emotional eating. Talking to a friend, relative or professional can go a long way toward helping you process your feelings, gain support if needed, and move on.
Whilst it's great that a lot of us are trying to improve our health, fitness and diet in the New Year, many of us fall off the wagon as quickly as we started. It's most apparent in the crowded gyms in January, followed by the drop off come February.
If you are looking for a new way to use up your ripe bananas, trythis Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream cake. I always have loads of frozen banana chunks in my freezer, whether it's for a smoothie or this delicious cake. The recipe is super simple to make and no one will ever know there are only a few ingredients involved. This recipe really is magical, and healthy too!
I remember the moment I decided to stop eating meat like it was yesterday. I'd watched a PETA film about chickens being thrown against factory farm walls and felt sick to my stomach. I went to school the next day and held up the queue in the canteen trying to pick from the veggie menu - chips or jacket potato.
I'm quite surprised at this statement because I love Spanish food, particularly tapas and that idea of trying a little bit of everything. I say that now because I never used to be. It used to be 'right, I've ordered that dish and that's the only dish I want to eat' (perhaps I'm appreciating the idea of sharing more in my mature years!).
I'm often asked what are my go-to items for creating recipes in a vegan kitchen, so I thought a great way to begin the year would be to share my essential ingredients for Veganuary - and beyond!
I thought I'd start the new year with a blog post about the whole new year, new you thing because it's a great time to adopt a new routine because a new year is, after all, considered a fresh start by many people.
There are many ways to a strong physique but people often forget to ask themselves what do I want, and what do I like doing? As there's no point paying for six months of Spinning classes when you hate cycling! But there are simple methods to combat these roadblocks, and here are my 5 top tips for making lifestyle changes instead of temporary ones.
In the Summer months many of us become attached to our water bottles but in the Winter a cold glass of iced water isn't generally seen as the drink of choice (especially when Mulled wine is on offer!). So what can we do?
Before adopting a vegetarian diet a year ago I had a number of concerns. Would I be getting the right vitamins? Would I get bored of eating the same things? Would I always be hungry? Would I be judged by others? The journey has been interesting and rewarding. Here are some of the things I have learned along the way.
This 'New You' that is now being lauded to us in the media, usually means shedding half your body weight and giving up all the 'bad' things in life in order to be a healthier, happier person by the end of the month. To me, it all seems a bit unfair and unrealistic.
Here are a few of the reasons why you should swerve a cleanse this year, and work with a nutritionist or dietitian instead! That way you can get all the things that a juice cleanse promises; glowing skin, more energy, better sleep, as well as long term health, whilst still, you know, chewing.
It's January. Millions of people will soon begin a weight-loss-motivated diet. Most of them will fail. The staggering predictability of this try-fail phenomenon begs the question, "Is dieting fundamentally flawed?"
Orthorexia is a term I stumbled across relatively recently, but it definitely struck a chord. There was a point in the past where I felt guilty for not having a smoothie when I woke up, avocado salad for lunch, and some form of spiralised vegetable for dinner.
New year's resolutions were always tough for me. They were my starting point by which I sought to lose weight, become a "better anorexic" and seek new diet which would get me to a lower weight if the current method hadn't got me low enough.