The biggest reason I hear people say they ‘can’t’ eat healthily is time. But guess what? We’ve all got 24hrs in the day. We all have obligations, we all have busy jobs and some of us even have families on top of that too. Why do some people manage to find the time to eat well and nourish themselves, while you’re left struggling?
I'm very aware at the moment that my blogging is becoming increasingly further and further away from where this all started: food. I wanted to share my journey and the evolution of my approach to ‘health.’ I wonder whether you too can imagine yourself taking this journey, or maybe it’s that you’re already on it.
I've been working away on the content for my mini-course The Capsule Collective for the last few weeks which has had me in the kitchen a lot. Having a well-stocked kitchen with tasty ingredients aint gonna do you much good if you don't have the right utensils. So here are my top three items in the kitchen that I believe will take you to the next level when it comes to making healthy food.
I absolutely love it when you guys ask me questions. So when a question came in via my Facebook page recently about detoxes I just had to share the advice and resources I offered and tell you all why I think detoxes aren’t the answer.
Earlier this month I was invited to a lunch by Arla Fibre to learn more about how they're helping the nation plug the fibre gap in their diets. We should all be getting 30g fibre a day, but most only reach around 17g. Read on to find out more...
I saw my aunt recently at a family get-together and she was telling me how supportive she was of my blog. “But realistically I’m never going to make any of your food. It’s full of weird ingredients isn’t it?” Cue my heart sinking. Healthy eating doesn't have to be about foods you've never heard of!
This blog post is a copy of all the amazing resources I collected together after getting sucked in to the concept of a yeast free diet. If you've found this page whilst searching for information on yeast free and anti-candida diets you are in the right place.
I really hate food waste. It’s something I’ve been brought up really considering and it’s been a bug bear of mine ever since. However. I think there is also a negative and slightly dark side to food waste which I never really see anyone addressing.
At the start of the year I interview Samantha Blamires from new blog Nutrition Unwrapped. Sam is a qualified dietitian and her blog aims to give her readers trustworthy information about nutrition written in bitesize, accessible chunks which are easy to digest (no pun intended!). In this follow-up mini blog post I give registered dietitian Sam some quick fire questions for more nutrition nuggets of wisdom:
The thing with cooking is there are always alternative ingredients. So what if there were beautiful graphics to teach you what you can swap in and out to use what you've got? I will leave Ruth to explain more about how she created just that in my guest interview this week....
Back in the dark old days when I started out on my healthy eating journey I seemed to read everywhere that a hot lemon water in the morning was super healthy. But is it really? I wanted to put this blog post together to try and bust some myths. I've sourced quotes from nutritionists to make sure I've got my facts right and hope that if you're like me and might have been sucked into believing that drinking hot lemon water has miracle powers this puts you straight.
My next guest interview for the blog is registered dietitian Samantha Blamires from blog Nutrition Unwrapped. It's important for me to 'stick to what I know' and only share advice on nutrition where I have an expert to back me up. Cue Sam! In this interview we talk about rejecting fad diets and kicking it to 'detoxes': the perfect way to start off 2018 in the Pantry.
I've seen a lot of 2017 round up posts from bloggers. I've seen a lot of intentions and goal setting for 2018. Which got me thinking... What DOES work? What things did I learn in 2017 that actually stuck? If you're worried about setting goals that are going to stay with you throughout 2018, here are my best ones from 2017 that have become part of my being this year.
After a boozy night in London recently and listening to a podcast with Ruby Warrington, founder of Club SÖDA NYC, I started to analyse my drinking habits. In this post I ask myself: why do I drink? I've come up with three reasons which got me to really reassess my attitude to a night out.
This week I've got another guest on the blog for you: the lovely Rachael O'Hegarty from Yoga Sound System. I'm teaming up with Rachael in January for the second of my Health Bloggers Community events in Dublin to host a supper club, with yoga, live DJ and a delicious three course meal. I ask Rachael a few questions ahead of the event to find out more about her, what got her into yoga and her relationship with food.
I think we're all in agreement that there's a lot of nutribabble out there. Knowing who to trust is something I've talked about a lot on the blog and is one of the reasons I keep writing and sharing. So infographics are my total saviour, because they turn sometimes quite complicated principles, into something I can actually visualise! Here are my top 5 which really help explain complex or confusing topics in the world of nutrition.
This is the second part of my list of top 10 podcasts which I love to listen to, all about food, nutrition and wellness. Or just some general inspiration! There might be some surprises in there you wouldn't expect....
I've recently partnered up with Asquith London to write a few posts for their #AsquithWorld blog. The first of these picked out 5 of my favourite Nutrition & Wellness podcasts. But I wanted to go one step further for the readers of my blog and give you an even wider selection of the stuff I listen to.
I recently got back from a whirlwind tour with work which saw me in Germany for two days. We ended up working in a venue in the middle of an industrial estate which meant nothing. to. eat. So I've put together a vital list of 5 snacking ideas for travel emergencies - for you and me both.
It's far too easy these days to rely on Google for answers. But you cannot guarantee that the results you find on the first page are actually authored by people who are qualified to answer your query. So I took a course run by the highly regarded Monash University through Future Learn called Food As Medicine. Here are a few things I discovered.
We're back for a final installment chatting all things gluten with the lovely Lea from Can Eat Attitude. This week we're finishing up with a bit of science and talking about whether bloggers need to be responsible for the messages they are spreading on whether or not to eat follow a gluten-free diet.
I spend a lot of time on Instagram and as a result I spot lots of lovely accounts with stunning food and photography on an almost daily basis. You want to know the crazy thing? Sometimes these accounts have really, really small followings. So here I'm celebrating 10 under 10k that you really must start following.
In a new four part series I'm chatting with Coeliac Lea Tierney from Can Eat Attitude. Completely confused about whether gluten is right for me, I talk to someone for whom it really is poison. In this first installment I discover what's Lea's attitude to people going gluten free if they're not Coeliac. And errr... that includes me!
In the last year I have made a real conscious effort to make a better use of my mornings. Whatever your circumstances, I would argue you could try squeezing in at least one of these activities before you press the ‘ON’ button on your computer. Why not give it a go and see what difference it makes?
Evidence is so important in the wellness industry. It’s absolutely critical to building a world in which people know who to trust. So why now am I writing a blog post about ignoring the evidence? Because sometimes, belief is more important. Your essential New Year read.
Avonmore got in touch to ask if I would create a recipe that could be paired with their Freshly Whipped Brandy Cream. I already had in mind I wanted to make these gingerbread muffins, so the idea of topping them with festive cream sounded ideal to me.
One of my favourite coaches to follow online is Jen Carrington. She recently sent the questions she’ll be putting to herself to look back on 2018 and make decisions about her life and business for the New Year. I thought I’d have a go too and share my answers with you all.
I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to tahini recipes, but I make woefully few in my own kitchen! With three jars in my cupboards at the moment I rectified things with these amazing cookie recipe. Nutty and sweet they’re super easy.
Have you ever wondered if working with a coach is the right thing for you? Having started taking on coaching clients (and also hiring a coach myself!) I’ve noticed a lot of common traits amongst people ready to work in this special one-to-one way. Check my list to see if you’re ready.
Big news - I got married this month! When I posted a picture to my Instagram of the wedding day I had loads of people saying they would be interested to hear about my experience and what tips I can offer on my struggle with my wedding weight. Here they are.
Squidgy, tasty and filled with cupboard staples. This is one you’ll be able to make with things you already have in your kitchen I promise! Inspired by Instagram and also Black Friday, supporting the independent producers out there selling amazing products for Christmas and all year round.
My Flourishing Entrepreneurs series continues this week, introducing you to incredible women who have started their own businesses. Flourishing Entrepreneur #8 is Maddy Jones, or Maddy Shine as she’s known to her audience. Read on to find out why…