Breakfast is the greatest meal of the day to me. I really am one of those people who can go to bed and count down the hours until I get to wake up and prepare my morning meal. I’m that obsessed.
Part of my love for breakfast is the ritual off it. Planning out what to prepare while finishing off the last reps of my morning workout (yes I’m obsessed), preparing and cooking it, and then being able to sit down and enjoy it properly, without having to hurriedly shovel whatever is that morning’s fuel of choice is so important for me and my sanity. Stressing through the morning is, excuse the pun, not my cup of tea so I always ensure I have about two hours from that I wake up until I have to leave, so there’s enough time to start the morning smoothly. (How I somehow end up running late despite that is a mystery to me.)(more…)
Eat meat. Don’t eat meat, go vegetarian. That’s not good enough, go vegan.
There are just so many diet principles out there on how we should eat that it’s a wonder we manage to eat anything at all. Even the most health conscious of us is bound to be confused by all of the ideas we’re bombarded with on a daily basis. (more…)
When were you last fully immersed in the task at hand? When did you last eat, fully engaged in tasting the flavours and feeling the textures of your food? When was the last time you had a conversation with someone that held your attention fully and completely?
If you can answer all of these questions without hesitation then, unfortunate as it is, you’re most likely in the minority. (more…)
I have no idea what to call this recipe. All I know is that it was good. Very good!
For the past weeks I’ve been eating according to a rotation diet, meaning that I do not eat the same thing for four days. Every day is something new. Why eat like this? Well first of all it’s a great way to make sure that your diet is varied and that you get as many vitamins, minerals and other natural goodies from your food as possible. It is also a great way to figure out if you’re intolerant to a certain food group, as it takes your body 72 hours to digest and assimilate whatever it has eaten. This makes it easy to pinpoint what it was that made you feel unwell as you can trace it back to a certain day and then go from there. (more…)
Do you ever wake up feeling like today is going to be the worst day ever? You’re not entirely sure why, but you just have this knot of dread in your stomach and you can’t kick the negative thoughts out of your head. Sure enough you find that you have absolutely nothing to wear. You feel fat. You end up being late to school/work. You forgot to bring that important paper. The list just goes on and on.
Then take the reverse, have you ever woken up, feeling like today truly is the greatest day to be alive, but again you have no real reason behind it? You feel positive and happy. You rock those skinny jeans and feel fab. You swear the cute coffee store guy was hitting on you. You find a £5 note in your pocket. Life is good!
So what is that makes us have good and bad days? How can we wake up with exactly the same prospects yet one day everything goes to pieces and another you’re on top of the world? (more…)