A lot of us think we eat pretty healthily and only cheat once in a while. I am one of these people – at the end of the day, I regularly blog and post onto social media about the things I do for my fitness and the healthy stuff I eat, trying to be a role model and so on, so I must be doing everything right, right? Errr, wrong. The truth is that as soon as I started tracking everything that I put into my mouth for a few weeks on a daily basis by using a food diary,…

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Chia seeds are among the most trendy ‘superfoods’ which are consumed by many health-conscious people all around the world. But do these tiny bird-food like seeds give a real bang for your buck or are they just one of the many hypes around modern day eating? I started using Chia seeds about 6 months ago after reading the first Deliciously Ella cook book, a hugely popular cult starter in the camp of healthy eaters. I have to admit that before picking up this book, I had no idea Chia seeds even existed! However, apparently, Chia seeds, which are related to…

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As a competitive runner, I am always looking for that ‘extra edge’ to take my performance to the next level. Having been a runner for a number of years, I have learnt that the solution is not necessarily training harder or running more, but sometimes more to do with what I do when I am not running or working out, such as what I fuel these workouts with. This year has been quite transformational for me from a nutritional perspective. In January I have embarked on a journey to completely revamp my eating habits and be more strategic about what…

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