At this time of year, it's easy to become tired of eating roasted root vegetables. In our- post Christmas search of something fresher, greener and lighter, purple sprouting broccoli is a welcome taster of what Spring is to deliver.
A meat eater who eats some meat and lots of fruit and vegetables will have a better diet than a vegetarian who lives on pasta and cereals. Either way, the best diet is one where vegetables make up the bulk of what is eaten.
I'm always being asked what's 'new' in the world of wellness travel which makes it very inspiring to be part of and hopefully we are responsible for helping to set the trends too! The start of the year is a good time to think what lies ahead and I'd say these are the main trends that are coming to the fore:
As the January blues begin to kick in, evenings spent vegetating on the sofa with a box of chocolates, Christmas TV, and a third glass of wine feel like a distant memory. Once the festive cheer subsides, the extra pounds start to feel less comfortable and many people think drastic action is the only way forward, committing to New Year diets that they just can't stick with.
I decided to write a post about three very common gym mistakes that you may find yourself making because nobody has yet pointed them out to you, but after reading this post it could completely reshape your entire outlook at the gym so that you're in a better position to get so much more from it.
In recent weeks we've seen the news about the phrase "Bikini Body" being axed from Women's Health US, alongside Mar Ortiz sharing her inspirational "love handle" selfie on Instagram. These two stories address the age-old debate of what the right size really is.
It's easy to get confused about whether you're on the right track for healthy eating, but I've noticed recently that there seems to be too much focus on calories and not enough on nutrients. So I just want to take a minute to help you make sure you're getting enough nutrients from your food.
What I really love about all products coconut, is in addition to everything they bring to the table, there is always lots more hidden gems. Coconut water doesn't disappoint - additionally it has high numbers of natural electrolytes in it.
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 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?