June 2015 archive

Healthy Food = Healthy Skin!

Healthy eating has so much more benefits than just maintaining weight or preventing disease. What you eat has an impact on so many areas which is why we have made it a lifestyle for us – we have seen all the results and to us they are worth the effort and occasional sacrifices. Since eating more healthily and exercising regularly I have seen an improvement not just in my body shape, but in my mood, digestion, energy, sleep, and in my hair and skin.

So today I just wanted to do a short blog post on foods that are great for skin as I think people underestimate the impact your diet and activity can have on its appearance! I remember reading an article written by a well known dermatologist in the US and when asked for her top tip she cited that what you put into your body is far more beneficial than what you put on it. In other words you can use all the expensive creams and serums you like but if your diet is not good you are not going to see the results you want! Better to commit to knowing more about the nutrition behind good skin and try to incorporate more of these foods regularly.

So with that in mind here’s my top 4 foods for skin:

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Our Faves – Clean Chocolate Mousse!

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Hi everyone!

I think the biggest challenge of clean eating is still finding ways to have your treats, especially if you have a sweet tooth like me! It is possible though – it just takes a bit more time & effort.

As chocolate is a big favourite of ours, (and most peoples I think to be fair!) this clean mousse recipe is a popular one, good for when that chocolate craving hits you. The great thing about this dessert too is that it actually has health benefits – the good fats are great for your skin and the cacao powder is full of antioxidants, which prevent disease and are anti-aging. The fact that it’s made with natural sweeteners also means that it doesn’t give that sugar slump afterwards and it doesn’t mess with your insulin the way refined sugars do. (more…)

What I’ve learned…about making choices

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Life is full of choices, some big (relationships, career, children) some small (what to order for lunch!) but ever present. Considering we make so many choices in a given day, you would think we would be experts by adulthood. Why is it then that when faced with a big decision, or even not a so big one, we can find ourselves paralysed, confused and in deep despair? (more…)