The time between Christmas and New Year’s is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year, and see how far you’ve come. I’ve been looking at my goals and resolutions from the past few years, and wow I’ve changed! I’m cringing so hard at my old resolutions – they’re the usual clichés of ‘lose… Read More 2018 Resolutions
Calorie challenges, in which anything 5-20k calories are consumed in a single day, are becoming increasingly popular on YouTube. It seems to have become a ‘rite of passage’ for fitness Youtubers to do a calorie challenge – some have even started eating it all in a single meal. It’s easy to see why they do… Read More The Problem with 10k Calorie Challenges
There was a time when #StrongNotSkinny was my favourite hashtag – rewind back to 2015 and you’ll probably find it on all my Instagram posts. At the time, I was new to weight training, and found the idea of focussing on strength as opposed to thinness so empowering. I loved everything the hashtag embodied –… Read More The Problem with #StrongNotSkinny
The problem with our superfood obsession. The rise of the wellness industry has resulted in an explosion of social media gurus preaching that superior health is just an acaí bowl away. Instagram is awash with aesthetically-pleasing assortments of spirulina smoothies, kale salads and quinoa. Is this focus on superfoods really beneficial though? First off, what… Read More Let them Eat Kale!
‘Intuitive eating’ is a phrase that is thrown around a lot on social media these days, with little appreciation of what it actually entails. Just because you’ve stopped counting macros, doesn’t mean you are eating intuitively! The term ‘intuitive eating’ was coined by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, who wrote a book outlining this way… Read More Interested in Intuitive Eating?
Have you ever thought it’d be nice to get away from the world and rejuvenate with a meditation retreat? Maybe throw in a bit of morning yoga, a green juice or two, and a back massage for good measure? Well unfortunately you’re looking in the wrong place! I recently attended a 10 day Vipassana meditation… Read More Surviving a 10 day silent Meditation Retreat
I have been a huge fan of Hazel Wallace, aka The Food Medic, for quite some time. She was one of the first people I followed when I set up my Instagram account 3 years ago, and it’s been cool to see her exponential growth on social media. She was #goals to me for so… Read More The Food Medic: A review
In recent times, evidence-based nutrition has become cool. I don’t know how that happened, but I’m pretty happy about this development! Influential people on social media have begun accepting that calories are a thing, and that the whole ‘clean-eating’ trend is kinda BS. Or at least some of them are.. I love this change. I… Read More An Apology
‘The hot, new workout that can burn up to 1000 calories’. ‘Best exercises for abs: 24 killer moves’. ‘Get her curves with the ultimate full-body blast’. We see headlines like these daily on social media, blogs, and fitness magazines. They all promise different things, but it generally boils down to this – do this workout… Read More We Need to Talk about Fitness
The rise of healthy eating and wellness in the past few years has brought with it many new trends, among them the concept of ‘healthy treats’. Instagram is full of raw/vegan/paleo/sugar-free/gluten-free/flour-free/wheat-free baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth. Who wouldn’t want a ‘guilt-free’ way to enjoy brownies, cake, muffins, and everything in-between? I’ll admit, I… Read More Why I’m Saying ‘No’ to Healthy Baking