Chatter · fitness

Barre Chick

Stuck. That’s probably how I’d describe my fitness regime since the summer. Spin, swim, spin, spin, run. Probably skip that run and go for a spin instead. This isn’t a knock about spin class (because it’s my absolute favourite class to do ever) but…I’m definitely in an exercise rut. Plateau-ing my PT chum happily tells… Continue reading Barre Chick

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Dinner money: Could you live on £20 a week?

A while ago I read this fascinating article by David Cohen from the Evening Standard (@cohenstandard) on living on the tight food budget that far too many people face now a days. For seven days he lived off a £20 food budget. Total. That’s seven breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners, snacks, drinks, anything. To summarise: it was… Continue reading Dinner money: Could you live on £20 a week?

Chatter · Eating

Keeping it clean – 8 rules of healthy eating

Healthy eating (whether that’s clean, paleo, IIFYM, whatever floats your boat…) really doesn’t have to be that difficult. Eating right (especially if you’re trying to lose a few extra pounds) isn’t just having plain salads and dry chicken. As I’ve taught myself the clean way of eating (mantra: “It’s a lifestyle, not a diet”) it’s just been a case… Continue reading Keeping it clean – 8 rules of healthy eating

fish · Lunch · Recipes · salad

Beetroot, feta & mackerel salad

Oh oh oh oh omega-3! This is PACKED with goodness, super quick to make AND if you’re prepared it lasts overnight in a lunchbox for a work-time lunch. Huzzah! Serves 2 2 fillets smoked mackerel, sliced 70g rocket 4 x beetroots, chopped into chunks 50g feta Handful pumpkin seeds Dressing: 3 tsp x olive oil… Continue reading Beetroot, feta & mackerel salad