Over 20,000 new food and drink items hit our stores each year and, with so much conflicting information about health and nutrition roaming around, it can be difficult to know what exactly we should be eating. If you follow a primarily plant based diet, you are definitely on the right track. But even on a plant based/vegan diet more and more ‘unhealthy’ foods are being introduced in our supermarkets that could easily cause weight gain if consumed regularly.
Here are six foods I’ve picked that may be marketed as a healthier option, but in reality on further investigation, they are doing you no good if your goal is weight or fat loss. Continue reading
I’m going to be honest, my motivation to get up, go, and exercise has been pretty slack since moving to Australia. I’ve been spending a lot of my time finding my bearings here and my diet and fitness has suffered as a consequence. I’ve been eating a lot more processed, high sugar foods, on top of not exercising regularly. And boy, does it effect your mood, your energy levels, and your body. I’ve felt sluggish, with no energy. I’ve had a really foggy mind with regular headaches. I’ve lost muscle definition and tone. Overall, I haven’t felt good or full of energy like I used to… And I want to change that!
The past few weeks I’ve really made an effort to get back on track to improve the food I’m eating along with hitting the gym around 4 times a week. However, I seem to be struggling with MOTIVATION. Even though I’m eating better, I can still wake up and have little to no motivation to go the gym. I’ve been doing the following things below, if not daily to help get me motivated to go to the gym. I hope they can help you too on days you’re struggling with motivation to get something done! Continue reading
Coconut oil has exploded in recent years as a healthy alternative to cooking oils such as olive oil, vegetable oil, or butter. But is it really good for the body? I always get curious and do my own research before falling for another marketing hoax. The questions I ask; is coconut oil really that good for you, or can too much of it cause damage in any way? What are the different types of coconut oil? What nutritioun can it provide for me? Should we be consuming it? Continue reading
Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices, and it just so happens that it’s extremely healthy for you. Cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum and is nutrient dense with little calories.
Some herbs and spices, including cinnamon, are so rich in antioxidants that just a small pinch can double your antioxidant intake for one meal. Cinnamon is also one of the cheapest source antioxidants you can buy, and is widely available in most supermarkets. It’s definitely one spice that every one should have in their kitchen. Continue reading
To detox your body you must first eliminate the foods that are toxifying your body. There would be no benefit in adding health foods to a diet that consisted of processed, artificially sweetened foods. To see real benefits, these foods must first be removed from the diet so that your liver can fully focus on detoxing any remaining toxins in the body.
Let me ask you this first, can you put a price on your health?
Many people ask me if it is expensive being on a plant based diet. For me, my health and well-being is very important so I am happy to pay whatever amount it takes so that I can feed my body a whole variety of nutritious foods. I am always up for trying out new recipes so you’ll find me browsing around the health aisle of the supermarket a lot sourcing out new ingredients to stock up my kitchen cupboards with. That’s the part that makes my plant based diet expensive.