1- GET YOUR GREENS - try to include a side salad every chance you get, and
if you're super keen on greens join the green smoothie craze. Greens rev up
digestive juices and help keep the body in an alkaline state, which helps
fight stress and therefore weight gain too for most of us.
2- GET MOVING ON YOUR POST-HOLIDAY CATCH UPS -Bundle up and go for a chatty
stroll rather than going for cocktails. Take mum for a walk before dinner to
keep your appetite in check.
3- TAKE UP A NEW ACTIVITY - So much of our new year goals revolve around
stripping our lives of great pleasures. But sometimes adding in something
new that makes you happy, a healthy form of activity or entertainment, can
be just what you need to cut the cravings for the bad stuff.
4- HIBERNATE - Poor sleep negatively affects hormones- especially those
hormones that regulate hunger and stress, which can impact our weight. Aim
for at least 7-9 hours every night. Set your “bedtime” boundary and don’t
5- PICK UP A TEA HABIT – Green is the new black, as they say in the world of
tea. Tea can be a great boost for the mood, but also the moods, the skin,
the digestion and overall well-being. Go easy on the caffeine, and always
keep a few pouches in your handbag. Sometimes a little tea is all you need,
and of course it's better shared.
Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Walnut Oil – the three oils at the top of the healthy oil food chain will go head-to-head to finally see which one comes out on top.
Healthy weight as a vegan is not exclusive to adults.
Surely many readers have had thoughts such as, I wish my tummy was flatter, or how can I get rid of that pouch....I want to loose weight around my waist....well, here are some tipps to aid these goals with some nutritional advice and a list of DOS and DONTS
To facilitate the myriad of biochemical processes that go on inside us each and every day we all need a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. To get these nutrients we need to eat a wide variety of different kinds of food, but, alarmingly, many of us eat a very restricted diet in which we repeatedly choose our favourite meals. In contrast, in Japan people eat a far more varied diet, often consuming around 100 different varieties of food each week. Is it any wonder, therefore, that the United Kingdom finds itself at Number 37 in the world rankings for life expectancy, while Japan finds itself at Number 3?
When you eat soup, you feel full faster, which stops you from consuming other foods. More than that, eating soup improves your digestion and hydrates your body. You won't feel hungry at all after eating plenty of soup, that's for sure!
People suffer from all kinds of ailments and are very often not aware of the fact that a healthy nutrition and active lifestyle in terms of regular exercises can make a huge difference! Start healing yourself and use some of the tricks mentioned on our blog!
There's a lot of truth to the old saying - you are what you eat! This is of course especially true when you are trying to achieve maximum health, tone and fitness in the shortest amount of time. Check out our smoothie recipe!
Of course, we should be eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day....but did you know that even the colours of the vegetables have an impact on our health and wellbeing?
Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, this healthy, meatless main dish will have you swooning...
It is not what we eat but what we digest and assimilate that adds to our health, strength and usefulness.
Fats, also called lipids, are provided in the diet from such sources as animal protein, butter, oils, nuts, and many refined products. Fats are often thought of as bad, a myth perpetuated by the many fat-free products flooding store shelves.
Do you still think that nuts are a snack to stay away from, because of their high fat content? Well let us show you something you might not have known!
Those who want to maintain their weight or loose weight need to eat...DON'T stop eating, eat differently...we will show you how: First up: Oranges & Grapefruit
Eating soup in the evening instead of heavy meals will help you achieve just that. Diets will only make you loose weight for a short amount of time and when you start eating the way you ate before, the pounds will just double up. Try our tasty soup or salad recipes for your evening meals instead of fatty snacks.