Staying on track on a ‘diet’ can be super tough. That’s why I’m so glad that I’ve finally found a lifestyle that I feel like I can stick to! I’ve done my fair share of fad diets and workouts in my time so I finally feel like I’m there with something sustainable! Here I’ve got some tips on how to stay on track with your food and not cave when someone hands you a £1 McDonalds voucher in the street.
It’s not often that I write favourites posts but every few months I find a few things that I find myself really liking and it’s always good to mix up the content on here! Here are 6 (mostly skincare and beauty but with a fashion fave) products that have been giving me life in December!
1. Time For Tea?
The idea of eating in order to lose weight is often thought of as a bit of a weird thought. After all, most ‘diets’ tell us that in order to shed the pounds, we need to limit our diet. In many cases, it certainly can be. After all, if you are already eating a poor diet full of saturated fats, and not exercising enough to burn off the calories, you are going to put on weight. With this in mind, many people continue to eat the same diet, but just less of it. When we restrict food from ourselves, our bodies realise we are hungry and can go into starvation mode. When this happens, our bodies survivalist instinct kicks in and it does all it can to hold on to the few calories it is receiving. Instead of processing certain fats through the body, our body tries to hold on to them to keep what it perceives as its diminishing fat stores afloat. It is for this reason that people on a very low-calorie diet actually stay the same weight as they were before.
Now the clocks have gone back it can be trickier to motivate yourself to get up early and hit the gym or head to that class after work or uni when you’re tired and all you fancy doing it curling up on the sofa with a box of Milk Tray. I’ve got three tips to help yourself get motivated to keep your fitness going into the winter months.
People eat so much sugar these days, it’s in everything! While the sweet stuff isn’t all that bad in moderation, there has been a lot of talk about going sugar-free. Or at least cutting it down a fair bit. I tried clean-eating successfully for a full 8 weeks which includes basically nothing out of a packet. When you start to think about it it’s unreal how much extra stuff is in our food from the supermarkets that we don’t need. Which got me thinking about how you could do that while trying to sustain a normal life and not losing the will to love. I thought I would share with you a few tips!
Healthy eating is all about the preparation. Here are five tips that I think make healthy easier (I won’t call it dieting because it’s not a quick fix!). I do all of these things in my day to day life to make eating generally easier because being hungry is just something I’m interested in! I hope they’re helpful.
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Sleep is one of the most important things ever, this we know! It’s also one of my most favourite things and I really like a bedtime routine that chills me out and sets me up for the next day. I don’t like to rush around in the mornings either so a great evening routine sets me up for the following day, especially in the week when I have to leave for work. Here are 6 things that you can do to get a great night’s sleep and get organised as a bonus!
If you struggle to get the sleep you need, it could be that your wellbeing is to blame. To help you suss out what’s behind your lack of shut-eye, here are three health problems that could be keeping you awake at night.
1. Lower Back Pain
Aside from causing you discomfort during the day, lower back pain can affect you at night too.To keep your aches and pains under control, there are a couple of things you could try. You could invest in a bed with an in-built massage function (imagine!). Massage therapy can help relax the muscles, so by having a bed with this feature, you should find it much easier to keep your aches at bay while you doze. There are a variety of models you can choose from that offer this function. For example, cyclo therapy adjustable beds from Adjustamatic use a three-way technique of pulsations and rotations to offer relief from back discomfort. By improving your bed setup in this way, you should stand to sleep better. Additionally, you could try using over the counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, or speak to your GP if you think you require a stronger medication.
As much as I love clean eating, and I eat clean 70-80% of the time and I love fresh food. But sometimes you need that sweet hit that isn’t just agave syrup and dates. Sometimes you need actual artificial sweetness to kick that sugar craving and these are my go-to treats for when I don’t want to go over my calories but need that super sweet hit!