I am so passionate about health and nutrition, that it physically pains me when I see what teenagers at my school ‘nourish’ themselves with. They generally start the day with some form of fizzy pop along with sticky bars or sour sweets. Have they had a breakfast before this, who knows? Lunch tends to be white rolls filled with breaded ‘chicken’. (I’m sure you have seen the Irish documentary ‘What are we eating’ where the chicken fillet roll was outed for what it really is. Some episodes are still available on the RTE player here). Anyway if it’s not a chicken roll, its potato wedges, or white pasta with tomato sauce or sausage rolls. And if you look at all of these foods, what do they have in common? They are all white, highly processed, high in salts, with little or no nutritional value. And then we wonder why the students cannot focus or concentrate in class?Read More »
½ cup hazelnuts
½ cup almonds
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp almond butter
5 large dates
(medjool dates are best but can be expensive, you can use regular dates, just soak in boiling water for about 10 minutes before use)
Recently I read the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. It was recommended to me by a friend, who felt it really resonated with her. One particular part of the book I was intrigued by was the various eating styles people have. Not necessarily the ‘diet’ people follow, but more the how and when people eat their food. According to Tribole and Resch, there are 8 eating styles. Which will you be? They include the following……..Read More »
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I am too fat, too skinny, my hips are too big, my hips are too small, my boobs are too small, my ears stick out too much, my nose is too small, too big…. You see where I am going with this!
Time to reflect. What do most of us do in January? Make a big long list of New Year resolutions and goals. I am not drinking ever again! I am building a six pack! While I am all for setting goals, this year I decided to change tact. I started this blog last year as part of my set of New Year resolutions. As a way of staying accountable for my ‘healthier lifestyle’ and it has been an amazing tool for me.
I love to make realistic goals that I can achieve and feel fantastic for. However after last year’s goals and the workload I gave myself to achieve these goals. I decided this year I would reflect on 2015 and identify areas of my life that need to be tweaked, and could be tweaked in an effortless way. Making the process more enjoyable with less pressure.