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Healthy Snacking Recipes

Snacks seem to be one of those things in life that you can’t live with and can’t live without. While there seem to be an array of snack options for those wanting to maintain a healthy, balanced diet – ‘skinny’ blueberry muffins or high-energy cereal bars to name just two – more often than not they are packed full of refined sugar.

IIFYM: What is it and will it work for me?

IIFYM stands for If It Fits Your Macros- a term used to describe a “diet” where you eat as clean as possible, but allow for a little freedom when it comes to processed foods such as donuts, chocolate and peanut butter of course. Another name for this is flexible dieting. The concept is that as long as you fit in all your daily needs for macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) then you can treat yourself to a little junk here and there.

Different Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained… and you fit!

Here are a few ways to keep the kids entertained while they’re out of school that will also keep you feeling fit! I’ve included options for warm weather activities and also some wet weather options as the British weather can’t be trusted.

Staying Fit Through the Winter

You know that time of year? The one where it’s dark, cold and wet outside, but inside it’s warm and cosy. The last thing you feel like doing is getting your trainers on and battling the elements whilst having a run, right? This may be so, but it’s extra important to stay active through the winter – this is the season where summer bodies are made!

5 Ways to Change your Snacking Behaviour Forever

We’re all familiar with that time of day, the one where you’ve hit a lull and need an energy boost. And that’s when it starts calling . . . the biscuit tin trying to seduce you with custard creams and chocolate digestives. We all say we’re just going to have the one, but after that sugar hit we crave another and another, then before you know it the whole packet has gone!

Eggs Royale

There are few things I love more than a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. The sunshine makes me more productive, more positive and excited for the day ahead. The perfect compliment to a beautiful morning? A delicious breakfast!

Post Workout Stretches

After any form of workout – a cardio class, HIIT session or even a ten-minute circuit at home – I like to end with a short stretch routine. I’ve tried many gym classes over the years, from the standard spin session to the newer, ballet inspired classes and my personal view is that post workout stretching isn’t always given the attention it deserves.

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