I bet you’ve heard all about coconut oil lately. It’s popping up in recipes, beauty tutorials and all kinds of health advice, but do you know just how many things you can actually use it for? One jar of coconut oil can be a little more expensive than your regular olive oil but you’ll be surprised just how much you can get out of it. I’ve tracked down all the best health, wellness and beauty uses for coconut oil to show you how one jar of natural oil can be the most budget-friendly and healthy product in your kitchen. Continue Reading
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For a long time I’ve been learning startling things about the human body from the TV show, Embarrassing Bodies. Recently I discovered the spin-off, Embarrassing Fat Bodies, and immediately thought to myself,”hey now, isn’t this just going to be a whole show of fat shaming?”. I was wrong, it’s actually incredibly informative but it also made me realise something I hadn’t noticed previously. As I’ve discussed many times, my weight yoyo’s dramatically but something that clicked while I watched this show was that there are certain beauty issues that flare-up when I’m heavier. These are Fat Girl Beauty Problems.
All of these ailments can present in any person – age, weight, race, etc is irrelevant, but I’ve personally found they’re at their worst when I’m carrying extra flub. The emotional and health issues a girl can face from being overweight is enough to deal with. It goes without saying that losing weight is the best solution for these problems but I’m going to tell you how you can ease the burden in the meantime. Continue Reading
Barre. It’s the hottest word in fitness right now. More than a passing trend, this will be an exercise that grows to mass popularity just as we have seen with Yoga and Pilates. But what exactly is Barre? When I try to ask my Barre-loving friends what it is they generally give me the same response, “it’s like ballet exercise”. That doesn’t really tell me much so I decided to ask Australia’s reigning Barre expert and founder of Barre Body studios, Emma Seibold, to give us a bit more insight.
These are the 5 things we all need to know about Barre fitness training. Continue Reading
Protein powder – two words that previously terrified me. I thought protein powder was reserved for scrawny guys who wanted to turn themselves into Arnold Schwarzenegger-type beefcakes. I never had any desire to look like Arnie so I stayed clear …… until I became vegan, that is.
My path to veganism was both for ethics and health. Researching my health led me to understand that protein does far more than build muscle, and unlike the meat & dairy industry has us believing, it comes from many sources. Now that I knew the importance of protein I was set on making sure my diet included the best possible kind. Pea Protein is considered to be one of the best and in this review I share my very first experiences with it. Did it fatten me up? Read on to find out! Continue Reading
It’s new years eve and the day of indulgence in 2013. This is the day we swear we will change and that the new year will bring us the strength and determination to stick to our goals. You’ll probably get drunk, eat too much party food and may even smoke a cigarette. I think today is the perfect day to address cravings and how to combat them.
I spoke to Zoe Bingley-Pullin, celebrity nutritionist and chef, for 5 simple tips to combat silly-season cravings. Maybe you can try some of them out today? Continue Reading