All posts tagged: lifestyle

How to Restart (And Keep) The Exercise Habit and Routine Going

Okay, you can admit it. You decided to take a week off from exercising or the gym to get your mind right and back to a healthy state, or because you were too stressed and lost love and passion, your homework load was a bitch or because life just kept rolling, but now you’re struggling to get back into it. (okay, maybe thats just me…) SO now the question: How do I get back to getting back into the gym? Here are a few tips to get back to climbing those hills and getting all sweaty! Advertisements

Almond & Chia Butter

Ever since I have removed grains and legumes from my diet on experiment to identify what foods trigger my horrible digestive issues such as bloating and flatulence, I have been missing my homemade no salt peanut butter….. a lot! Wait, whaaaaaaat?. Peanuts? A grain? A legume? Yep peanuts aren’t actually a nut…. they are  apart of the Fabaceae/Leguminosae family, which naturally classifies them as a legume (edible seeds inside a pod) because they grow underground, unlike almonds and walnuts, for example, which are grown on a tree. Interesting fact, I know! BUT whats so “wrong” with them? Why can they be an irritant? Like grains, legumes contain something called phytic acid or phytates. These somewhat nasties bind to nutrients within food (especially essential minerals iron, zinc and magnesium) and stop them from becoming absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, or digestive tract in less fancier words. Similarly, lectins act the same way. Lectins are proteins found in most foods and in the body,  damage the intestinal wall, contributing to possible gut related symptoms and conditions such as …

THE POWER OF AWARENESS AND FEELING

  Wow, I haven’t  posted in so long! No excuses no excuses, but to be quite honest with you, I’ve  struggled to find motivation to do anything the last couple months. Since I started back at uni everything just hit me all at once, and I became a little bit lazy and even stopped exercising for a period there – and that’s not like me all! I love to keep active and fit! Within the first few weeks of February I felt the change in my body transitioning  from a relaxing holiday state into a stressful uni environment AND workplace, and I never really allowed myself to take a breath, chill out and refresh. Needless to say, I wore my body out physically, emotionally and mentally, which I now feel embarrassed to say as I always advise to listen to your body, but clearly, I sometimes even dont take my own advice.  Anyway, I ended up undoing some of my hard work and put on a few kilos because I was under nourishing myself by …

Plant-Based Protein Sources + Tips

Since following a plant-based ‘diet’ (whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits) my: energy levels have increased, skin and mental space has become clearer, and my understanding about vegetables and fruit significantly grows as I continue to go eat more and more plant products. However one thing I DID struggle with at first was ensuring I was consuming an adequate amount of protein…. but after researching and talking to professionals about the best and healthiest sources, I began replacing animal protein with their recommended, and some of my favourite, plant-based choices: