Posts with Category: Healthy Eating
So as I started to emerge from the bubble of the last few months, I have realised that it is time for me to take on a structured weight loss and fitness challenge, and stop taking my health for granted, so I’m looking at Terrafit. We have now booked a summer holiday for August, and it is time for me to put myself first and try to get into some sort of shape.
I posted a couple of days ago about enjoying a healthy breakfast – one of the new habits I am trying to build in September. This Rainbow Smoothie is one of my healthy breakfast options
Bounts is an app which allows you to receive rewards when you carry out various daily exercise tasks. So you can track your daily exercise, and then be paid in real tangible things like shopping vouchers. This sounds like a really good idea and very motivational, so I decided to put it to the test.
So here we are at January blues time – not even a week back to work, and already the media are trying to convince us that January is the most depressing time of the year.
On paper I am exactly the type of person that the Gousto service is aimed at. We are a family of 4, and the children are older and really enjoy their food. I really enjoy cooking too (when I get the time) but in reality both my husband and I are very short of time, and the children are also snowed under with homework, extra-curricular activities and an amazing social life which puts my own to shame.
So you would imagine then that choosing four lovely meals from a great selection, and having somebody bring the wonderful fresh organic ingredients, pre-weighed, to your door , so that all you have to do is cook them, would be a godsend for people like me. And so it is, in theory.
The nice people at Potters Herbals gave me a bottle of their Elixir of Echinacea to try out.
I accepted quite readily when I got the offer – I’m very fond of all types of supplements and herbal remedies, whether scientifically proven or otherwise, and I’m always happy to try something which is supposed to protect against the dreaded cold and flu bugs which do the rounds at this time of the year.
And then I realised what a difficult blog this would be to write. Yes it comes in very attractive packaging and bottle. Yes I think it tastes lovely, and my daughter thinks it tastes horrible (basically an aniseed flavour – you either love it or you hate it).
So I’m back on a healthy eating kick again, listening to my Slimpod each day, and trying to cut down on sugar as much as possible. I’ve been experimenting with healthy foods – including quinoa, which is a great grain which doubles up as a protein source. As the weather is so nice I was looking for quinoa salad recipes for a summer lunch.
When I’m trying to lose weight I like to try foods and combinations that are healthy and delicious. That way, even though I am only eating a small portion of them, each mouthful is a joy and so I get satisfied more easily. I’ve discovered that I love dill, and the lemon juice in this recipe makes the whole thing taste fresh and zingy.
Jamie Oliver has hit the campaign trail again. This time he is lobbying the governments of the G20 developed countries, to make food education for children compulsory in schools.
He has set up a petition on Change.org, and he is trying to amass 1 million signatures by the end of #FoodRevolutionDay on May 15th.
I have been helping Sandra Roycroft-Davis of Thinking Slimmer recently, and one of the things I have helped her with is setting up a focus group to test a new 12 week weight loss programme, which will be launched to the public in June.