Tag: nutrition

Pizza wrap

Thin based pizzas are my ultimate fave, so I immediately jumped on the band wagon when the trend for pizza wraps or ‘Fizzas’ began. By swapping the traditional, calorie-heavy base, for a lower calorie wrap, you can enjoy pizza any time without viewing it as a ‘treat’. You can add whatever toppings you like and …

Basic Bitch Beans

If you follow my Instagram, you will be familiar with my obsession with beans. Growing up, beans on toast was a staple meal in my household, but the traditional, ready-made baked beans tend to be full of sugar and additives. However, this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t make the cut. Beans are a great source of …

How your mindset and lifestyle can alter your Genetics

You’ll often hear people using the phrase ‘it’s down to your genetics’, meaning it’s something that was pre-programmed into you as a human, from the moment you were conceived. A basic explanation for anyone that doesn’t know is that we all have a sequential genetic ‘code’ of chemicals that together, built into structural proteins that make …

How the ‘Fitspo’ lifestyle can lead to Amenorrhea and Hormonal imbalances

As a young female, hormones and periods may not seem all that important. It doesn’t become apparent until you start thinking about having children, but if you put it to the back of your mind for a few years, you may find yourself struggling to conceive. You may then need to add an extra year or two to that …

Hormonal Acne

During the week I was cleansing my face and I noticed two spots on my chin. It got me thinking that these were the first spots that I’ve noticed in a while. I used to stress over getting spots, because as you can see in the pictures below, I had full on acne a few months ago. I’ve …

The Gut-Brain Connection

This is a piece that I’ve been meaning to write for a while. I thought it would be best if I wrote about my experience with mental health first, to add a little bit of context. Again, it’s a bit personal at times, but I have finally gotten to a place where I can openly discuss these topics, in the hope to raise awareness and help …

My Mental Health journey

  So, bit of a different one today, as I’m going to talk about my story dealing with anxiety and depression. I wrote this piece for a mental health series on the Sports mind blog (insta: sportminds_irl) and it’s obviously extremely personal, but I wrote it with the main purpose to help someone. I know …

Why you should pay more attention when it comes to supplementation

Nutrient supplementation wasn’t a topic that I planned on writing about anytime soon. However, everywhere you look, someone is promoting something and social media sites have turned into a marketing space. More recently, I saw a picture that was uploaded of five vitamin pills on a social media page, with the caption ‘getting in my five a day’. …

Bloating: Switching the focus to diet inclusion over exclusion

Bloating and digestive issues seem to be very common amongst young women these days. One thing that most of us tend to forget is that when we eat, the food must go somewhere. It enters and passes along your digestive tract, so it’s only natural that some bloating occurs. Your system gets to work breaking …

The health risk with ‘Health at every size’ – Calories matter

Recently, I have seen a trend in which nutritionists are promoting intuitive eating and the ‘non-diet approach to dieting’. I have listened to a few podcasts and read up on some blog posts to fully understand the concept. One of the principles behind this style of eating is that ‘healthy’ diets aren’t all that good …