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
‘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 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
I’m a huge nerd when it comes to books – I could happily read for hours when given the chance! One of the things I’m most looking forward to about Christmas (apart from the copious amount of food and sleep) is getting a chance to catch up on some reading. Yeah, my life is wild.. Anyhow,… Read More Gift Guide: Health & Fitness Books
I’ve decided to set a little challenge for myself this November – to adopt a more positive attitude for the month. I began cultivating a positive mindset over summer, and by the end of August I’d never felt so calm and happy! I had great intentions to keep it up while in college, but I… Read More No Negativity November
There has been a huge movement towards tracking various health behaviours lately, with people measuring everything from daily macros and steps to sleep stages, heart rate variability, and more. Is sleep tracking a useful strategy to improve your health, or just another time-consuming gimmick? Sleep is hugely important for pretty much every aspect of health.… Read More Should you track your sleep?
I feel like doing a ‘monthly favourites’ blog post is such a stereotypical blogger thing, but I’m going to just roll with it for now! So here’s my monthly assortment of things I’m liking at the moment – enjoy! Book: I’ve just finished ‘Gut’ by Guilia Enders, and I was a huge fan! It was… Read More August Favourites