I am a smoothie addict. I first fell in love with smoothies when I was injured and had to take a break from running. Experimenting in the kitchen was one of my ways to distract myself from how miserable I was feeling and to find a way to manage my weight given that exercising was pretty much out of the question. Smoothies are now a staple in my diet. They are a great way to up your fruit and veggie intake and have something delicious, which only takes a couple of minutes to make. I tend to make smoothies when…

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A few days into the New Year, I decided that my diet needed an overhaul. I felt tired of frequent belly bloats and looking 5 months pregnant as a result, feeling like a stuffed sausage in my size 8 clothes, feeling completely wiped out after my workouts or runs for the rest of the day, crashing out on the sofa at 9pm after a normal day at work, and trying to summon more and more effort to function as a human being. I did not feel great in my skin and felt that all the effort I had been putting…

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We have all been there before…Easter, Christmas, parties and holidays are often those times of the year when we are most likely to fall off the healthy eating wagon. This can often cause feelings of failure, guilt and frustration. I say treats have their own place in a healthy diet (and I do treat myself from time to time!), but if overindulging becomes a regular habit and results in unwanted consequences such as weight gain, increased levels of blood sugar, mood swings and so on, then it is time to take action. My motto is that prevention is better than cure so I…

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