Get Healthy With Me!

So, after this awful month of being poorly (yes I’m milking it) I have decided to take a look at my diet and general health and do a 4 week health kick.

I know from the past how much a healthy body can aid a healthy mind, I have witnessed it on a personal level many times, and due to stress of everything going on, I have let me eating habits become worse.

I have always been interested in nutrition. I even became a Herbalife coach for a while because I have always wanted to help people and felt I could help them get healthy. After discovering the darker side to network marketing, I swiftly hung up my scales, but what Herbalife did teach me is that I had the ability to put my mind to something outside normal parameters in terms of a career. It was a spring board to what I am doing now and hope to be doing in the future: to coach and mentor others to living a life away from nettle health problems.

Anyway, having learnt an awful lot about nutrition through my own research, I’m pretty well versed on what we truly should ad shouldn’t put in our bodies.

Over the next few days I’ll start putting up some photos of what food and lifestyle choices I have made including some information about nutrition, facts, myths etc.

Enjoy ūüôā xx

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Back To Healthy Eating

Morning all! For the past few weeks my diet has been AWFUL. Too much wine and wayyyy too much sugar (but what would life be like without a little fun eh?)

As you know, I feel that a healthy body helps to maintain a healthy mind, so it is always important to me after a time of gluttonous overeating, to do a bit of a detox and eat clean.

So I have started my morning off with this shake!

Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 small Banana¬†
  • 1/2 Beetroot¬†
  • 1/2 Celery Stick¬†
  • 1/2 an Apple
  • Handful of Frozen Cherries
  • Cup of Kale
  • 5 Brazil nuts (to counteract the chemicals in Kale)
  • Tsp Almond Meal
  • Tsp Organic Coconut Oil¬†
  • Tsp Flaxseed
  • 1/2 Tsp of Spirulina (devils food but super super healthy)

Topped up with Rice Milk to about half way.

Hope you all have a fabulous day!!

Dani xx

Holiday Blues

Why is it that you feel the need for a holiday, to get over a holiday?

I am the very definition of a binger. I am not someone who does ‘everything in moderation’. I’m an all or nothing kind of gal –¬†for example, I can’t diet. I either eat completely clean¬†or I eat¬†everything sweet and fatty I can get my hands on, even if I don’t particularly like the taste of it!

This is what I do on holiday. I do everything in¬†excess because I know when I get home, with having a wedding to prepare and pay for and me having no income, there will be no little luxuries. So the past 5 days in Bristol have been spent eating and drinking to the point I feel the inside of my body’s¬†health declining! You know that feeling of being dirty? You look at your body and rationally you know it can’t have changed that much in 5 days but somehow you look fatter and uglier than¬†ever before?

I don’t suffer from bulimia¬†anymore, but that feeling of being dirty was something I remember well. Throwing up was all I could do to stop me feeling like that. I don’t hate my body or myself to that extent anymore but I can’t look at myself in the mirror at the moment and will be adhering to strict detox until I can face myself again!

I guess¬†it is important not to get hung up on those things too much. I spent the 5 days laughing uncontrollably and reminiscing about old times. Letting go for a few snippets of time where I wasn’t harassed by intrusive thoughts of failure and uncertainty was well and truly a break from reality and I relished it, bloated belly and all!

I’m home now, and holiday blues have set in. The mountain of work has piled up, there’s housework to do and my holiday from the anxiety is over too.¬†But that’s ok.¬†You need the rain to¬†experience the rainbow. If all my days were beautiful and fulfilling, I wouldn’t appreciate them as much.

I suppose the trick when experiencing days where joy isn’t so ‘in your face’ is to look deeper for your¬†blessings in the every day. My health, my fianc√©, my opportunities. As hard as it is, there is always something you are blessed with and can appreciate. What are you grateful for today?

Healthy Body = Healthy(er) Mind. Smoothie Recipe.

One big game changer in terms of my mental health, was when I started looking after my body. I was always slim as a child but when I was 15 I was put on the pill due to severe acne, and I put on a lot of weight. It was put down to just¬†‘becoming a woman’¬†(as the pill doesn’t actually make you gain weight…yeh ok), but already suffering with anxiety at this point, it wasn’t hard to turn my anger and hatred on to my body when it started changing. It didn’t look like these images in the magazines, so that to me it was just¬†something else that didn’t make me ‘normal’. My weight didn’t regulate until I came off the pill when I was 21 (funny that!) but before that I literally tried everything¬†to lose the weight I’d gained, even resorting to throwing up after I ate for a couple of years.

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