After the holiday period you may be feeling like you need a little bit of a detox… Ok, maybe a BIG detox. Now of course our amazing little body’s are very capable of detoxifying on their own, but sometimes – and especially after the holiday period – our liver can benefit from a little help to enhance it’s natural processes.
This may come across a little harsh at first, especially since I’m this so-called “Wellness Warrior”here to motivate others to lead healthier lives. But seriously, stop with the “new year, new me” bull. Just because the date has changed, doesn’t mean it’s time you have to get on some new path to better yourself.
Coffee scrubs are hugely popular at the moment and it’s no wonder why when we look at the benefits which claim to reduce cellulite as well as smooth and firm the look of our skin. Furthermore, they smell absolutely delicious and are literally good enough to eat. Some coffee scrubs on the market however, are unfortunately very expensive. Why pay $18 for a packet of scrub, when you most likely have all the ingredients you need to make your own in your kitchen!
Bliss balls have been on the scene for a while now and have been a popular choice for the health conscious when it comes to a sweet treat alternative. Over the last couple of years, social media has been flooded with recipes for these delicious little morsels, but it’s only been more recently that we have started to see the balls line our supermarket shelves.
These days, food is confusing. You only have to step foot into the supermarket to immediately become overwhelmed by the vast amount of products to choose from. Just look at the toothpaste section. Over 20 different types of toothpaste I can choose from that all do the same thing, and I spend 20 minutes choosing one when I only needed to come here to get eggs… Continue reading “Common Mistakes To Avoid When Trying to be “Healthy””
One of the most common questions I get asked is “Should I cut out carbs to lose weight”?
Well, yes. And no. There’s a few good reasons as to why I think cutting carbs is a great idea which I have outlined in my latest Q&A video (see below). One of them being that many studies have shown that low carb diets don’t just reduce our waistlines, but also lower our blood glucose levels, blood pressure, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol patterns, as well as lower triglycerides. Looking at just these few, but very important reasons, is enough to consider reducing the amount of carbohydrates (especially refined carbohydrates) in our diet, HOWEVER, we do have to consider the individual when it comes to any type of “diet” or lifestyle choice.
A few weekends ago I was at a friends housewarming / “Pizza Night”. The star of the show was the brand new pizza oven they had just built, and the majority of the evening was spent rolling out fresh dough and seeing who could create the most epic pizza (or Calazones for those that got super creative!). Needless to say after WAY too many slices, I was feeling rather full and bloated and didn’t want to eat for a week…but then someone happened to say “dessert”.