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Not feeling so summer ready? by Laura Scanlon

Summer is just around the corner and if your fitness regime hasn't exactly gone to plan over the last few months it's not too late to start making some changes. Life can get in the way of exercise, whether it's work related or family related, but that doesn't mean you need to neglect all areas of health. Here are my top tips for you to add into your life now.

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Fit Tips

 

 

 

  •  Cut the crap - stop eating sugary snacks, just stop. I know what it is like to have a serious sweet tooth but genuinely you will feel so much better for saying no. Keep an apple in your bag every day also nuts & seeds. Protein balls are sold in almost every coffee shop I go to so swap the muffin for a protein ball on your coffee break.

 

  • Water, water, water - up your water intake and cut out sugary drinks. Your skin will thank you and so will your waistline. Save yourself from unnecessary empty calories. 

 

  • Hangover food - cut back on the cheat days and hangover cravings. Lets be honest with ourselves, if you haven't been hitting the gym but hitting the dancefloor at the weekends whilst over indulging on alcoholic beverages then technically you are not eligible for a cheat day. Instead opt for scrambled eggs, avocado and bacon. Yum!

 

  • Go easy on yourself - life happens and although your intentions may have been to exercise 5 days a week and that just didnt happens for whatever reasons, don't dwell on it. Move forward with a positive attitude and make healthier changes going forward. Leave the past behind.

 

  • Do not diet - I am a firm believer that you can have everything in moderation once you are exercising at a good level at least 3-4 days a week. One thing I am not a firm believer in is dieting. There are no quick fixes but if you implement the points above you will start to see changes. Dieting only tricks the body and mind for a short period and usually ends up in weight gain when you fall off the bandwagon.

Its never too late to make healthy changes, 

 

Laura xx

 

Healthy Breakfast Idea's by Laura Scanlon

Breakfast can be tricky one, you either love it or hate it. I tend to have a love/hate relationship with it. I often go through phases of not knowing what to have or I just get bored of having the same thing. Having said that, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you the energy needed for the day ahead but it can also lead to how healthy or unhealthy you will eat for the rest of the day. It also improves performance and concentration levels as well as kicking off the metabolism. I love eggs so I try to vary how I cook them. I use coconut oil when cooking an omelette and I usually add some avocado, chicken and cottage cheese. I don't add butter to my scrambled eggs, its a bad habit people have and without the butter it tastes just as good. I sometimes poach mainly just to see if I have actually got the hang of it (usually never happens, sad face) but when I am just not in the mood for eggs I would have one of the alternative options below. Get it right first thing in the morning and your waist line will love you :)

Healthy Breakfast Options:

  1. 3 Egg Omelette - Add some chicken, avocado, cottage cheese (high protein, good fats) 
  2. Plain Greek Yoghurt - Add some low sugar granola (Lizi's), berries, Honey (high grade), chia seeds.  
  3. Nutribullet Smoothie - berries, nuts, greek yoghurt, fruit, spinach, greens..the list is endless, you decide :)
  4. Granola - (Lizi's Low Sugar is the best I have come across) Add greek yoghurt, blueberries. 
  5. Egg Muffins - 3 Eggs - Add any ingredients you like, ie. spinach, peppers, onion (20 mins until cooked in pre heated oven at 180*)
  6. Bullet Proof Coffee (For those who need something quick) 100% arabica coffee, Mct oil, unsalted butter, blend and enjoy (a personal fav) ref: www.bulletproofexec.com 
  7. Porridge - Add top high fibre porridge oats, add plain greek yoghurt for extra creaminess, berries (frozen save money)
  8. Avocado & Strawberry Smoothie - Add honey, plain greek yoghurt

I am not a nutritionist but these are just some of the healthy recipes I add to my daily breakfast meal. Lets focus on the goodness here and make breakfast a love relationship. If you have any healthy recipes that you love please feel free to comment and let me know. Happy healthy eating everyone :)

Laura x