Detox without doing a ‘detox’

At this time of year I often notice that the ads for detoxes and cleanses really ramp up as we all start our New Year’s Resolutions to be healthier and happier. Ads that promise you’ll have more energy, lose weight and all you have to do is drink a tea, take a pill or a powder – doesn’t that sound great?

Now, while not all detoxes are as effective at helping your body to detoxify as others, if you really feel like you want to (or need to) detox, instead of just boosting the function of your detoxifying organs, why not look at why you need a detox in the first place?

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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes Recipe

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Some weekends you just want to take your time and eat well but still eat something different. At least, I sure do.

Yesterday I was looking for a breakfast recipe that was high in protein and nutrients with a bit of a sweet side. I knew I wanted to make pancakes, and that I could do that with chia seeds, but I wanted something other than banana as the base. I had a little browse through some of my cookbooks until I saw pumpkin spice pancakes in Lola Berry’s Happy Cookbook, and just knew I could make them my own.

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Weight loss and Self-love – Can they coexist?

Is it possible to love yourself and still have the desire to lose weight?

I mean, self-love is all about loving and accepting yourself for who you are right now, while desires to lose weight seems to be in opposition to that, right?

Honestly, I don’t agree.

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Self-love, like love in itself, isn’t just about positive stuff. To have self-love doesn’t mean that you look in the mirror every day and shout “Woohoo!”. Β  Continue reading

#activebabeschallenge Wednesday Workout (week 1) with Emma Smith from The Empire Bodyshop

This week for the #activebabeschallenge (click the hastag to sign up) our Wednesday Workout comes from Emma Smith (The Empire Bodyshop).

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Shopping, Body Love & Nipple Tassels, Part One of my chat with Erin Laishley (Mira’s Mates

The thing about good friends is that it can be hard not to have a long, fabulous chat, which is precisely what happened when I sat down to chat with Erin Laishley.Β 12244445_500810626763864_1200191301454786448_o

Erin is a health coach who specialises in self-love, and let me tell you, the girl really knows her stuff! If you’re new to self-love and all things “woo-woo”, Erin is your girl. She thinks about food and nutrition in a similar way to what I do, and best of all, she’s real (and lots of fun).Β  Continue reading