Monday, 2 November 2015


As you all may already know, I love working out and enjoy practicing Yoga. Amongst my favourite yoga styles are the Warrior one and two, Moving Cat, Child's Pose, Tree, Downward Dog, Plank to name a few!

I felt bloaty over the past few weeks, admittedly, as a result of overindulging in the delicious mesmerizing birthday cakes at my little one's birthday party! The cakes were just simply irresistable! There were more than enough left overs which I happily took home and enjoyed throughout the week - yes I got carried away! It happens to all of us! If this happens there is no need to panic! Again it all boils down to dedication and self discipline. Once you have these two factors as your foundation then, like me, you will not find it too difficult to "nip it in the bud" or take control of what you eat and the quantities. Yes, overindulgence happens to me occasionally, but I never panic as I am very disciplined and focused. Of course my dedication and self discipline comes with years of practice and realistically it will be a struggle, more so for those who are at the beginning of their journey to healthy eating, healthy lifestyle and eventually losing the weight whilst doing it!

For sugar cravings - substitute cakes and pastries with Granola bars / cookies and / or fruit smoothies. In addition to my natural fruit and vegetable juices, I also prepare smoothies! Fruit smoothies are excellent for combatting sugar cravings and keeping you filled for longer periods (preventing overindulgence). I prepare at least one fruit smoothie daily and consume throughout the day. I discovered the Granola bars recently, whilst grocery shopping and I must say that I would recommend as they are not only sweet and fruity-tasting but are also an healthier option! If you reside in the UK, the Granola bars / cookies / biscuits or slices can be purchased at most supermarkets, but I prefer the Sainsbury's version (costs just under £2 and got mine on sale today for £1, sweet!).
My Fruit smoothie of the day - glass Coconut Milk (Alpro), x 2 Red Apples (sliced), x2 Ripe Bananas and pinch of Chia seeds
Granola bar contents - jumbo Oats, Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds, Cherries, Raisins, Sultanas, Cranberries and Honey!

For more information on Overindulgence (scroll down on the right hand side and click on the "February - After The Festive Season" link) and for more information on Sugar Addiction (click on the "June - Portions" link).

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Have a great day and Let your Journey Begin!

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