SuperBeauty Foods

Autumn is on the horizon and our skin may be feeling the stress of this seasonal transition.

SuperBeauty Foods

Autumn is on the horizon and our skin may be feeling the stress of this seasonal transition.

SuperBeauty Foods

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Autumn is on the horizon and our skin may be feeling the stress of this seasonal transition. Other factors that play havoc on our skin are stresses at work, environment, UV and post-sunkissed skin. There are certain foods that are my favourite SuperBeauty Foods that may help with protecting your skin and  help to give you that inner and outer glow.

One of my biggest beliefs is always eating…

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Contraceptives, Exercise, Training and the correlation of effects

Contraceptives, Exercise, Training and the correlation of effects

 

I have had an interest in the effects of the contraceptive pill and its interference in female endocrine function since my first year at university. My then mentor and now good friend Quentin Shaw advised me that I would never be well whilst I was interfering with the normal progression of hormone cycles by taking the pill. When I contemplated what he had said it seemed so logical, I spent a…

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Post Gym Skin Workout

Post Gym Skin Workout

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More and more of us are hitting the gym, getting on the weights and working out to look strong and healthy, yet this could be the reason you may have seen a few more breakouts than usual. The combination of heat, germs and sweat can lead to clogged pores and excess bacteria on the face. Do you notice how often you touch your face during your workout? Sweeping your hand across your forehead to…

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Spicy Thai bolognese with low carb mash

Spicy Thai bolognese with low carb mash

Spicy Thai bolognese with low carb mash

As the colder autumn weather draws in and summer clothes are packed away , it’s easy to lose your motivation and slip back into eating less healthy comfort food. This twist on a classic British cottage pie is a true rainbow dish: colourful, full of nutrients and familiar enough to please children and skeptical dinner party guests!

Emma xx

(Instagram / Twitter: @FitFoodEmma)

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Gluten Free & Guilt Free, Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Gluten Free & Guilt Free, Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

This delicious recipe is fresh from @Krissys_Kitchen_Official “Creating Clean Eats”

Contest prep is tough or even just sticking to a clean eating plan is hard work, so why not treat yourself the right way… This is also a great recipe for the family without all the extra-refined sugars & fat!

DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat the oven at gas mark 6
  • Line a brownie tin with baking paper
  • Finely grate the…

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Protein Bark

This is one of those recipes that is so easy, I am almost embarrassed to call it a recipe! Nonetheless, its a great sweet treat to have in the fridge when your tastebuds crave the taste of choccie but your hard work tells you otherwise! With all the benefits of protein powder and none of the sugar inducing spikes of shop shelve sweets, protein bark is a must try! Whatismore, the variations are…

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Vanilla and Peanut Butter Protein Bowl

Vanilla and Peanut Butter Protein Bowl

Protein remains my favourite way to start the day for a number of reasons. Having been in a “fast” for 6-8 hours (or more) since our last meal, breakfast is, in my opinion, vital in dictating how the rest of the day goes. From energy, hunger and even mood levels, a healthy breakie really can make or break your diet and in turn your ability to build the foundations of the healthy lifestyle from…

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August Fashion Round Up

August Fashion Round Up

I have come across two fantastic brands this summer that I can’t get enough of and are taking social media, and rightly so, by storm!

legging-leah-texaswildcat-04-500x500The first is Posto9. This fabulous sportswear company is loved by fitness models and bloggers, with an ever growing fan base, thanks to their vibrant and constantly changing selection of fabrics. What makes Posto9 unique, is their use of Brazilian lycra. With a one…

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CLA – training, lean muscle, body fat, & how it may favourably reduce breast cancer risks.

My family appear to be victims of cancer infused genetics. As far back as my father’s great grandfather death from cancer is prevalent.

CLA – training, lean muscle, body fat, & how it may favourably reduce breast cancer risks.

My family appear to be victims of cancer infused genetics. As far back as my father’s great grandfather death from cancer is prevalent.

The Comparison Trap & How To Avoid It

The Comparison Trap & How To Avoid It

comparison “Comparison is the thief of joy”

This quote could not be more true if it tried. Why do we do it? Why do we fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others.It is one of THE most destructive behaviours that you can do. Trust me I know. I used to live it every day and really struggled with this in the past. I used to compare myself to everyone and everything. Resulting in me suffering with low…

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Almond & Apricot Cookies

Almond & Apricot Cookies

Apricot and almond – a classic combination, and one that I was reminded of whilst flicking through one of the (extremely) vast collection of cookbooks my Mum has collected over the years. Having regained my love for baking – albeit in a rather healthier way in comparison to a few years ago – her books are where I will often have my nose buried, finding inspiration for different techniques,…

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Food Prep With Krissy’s Kitchen

Food Prep With Krissy’s Kitchen

Since my journey began, the keys to my successes I believe have been my food prep. To reach my athletic goals or to be able to manipulate my body for changes has depended on 100% compliance in all areas… You will hear 80% Nutrition 20% training etc. but it takes 100% compliancy in all areas, Nutrition, Training and Recovery. It’s about achieving a sustainable balance of eating the correct…

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7 tips for avoiding sugary afternoon treats

7 tips for avoiding sugary afternoon treats

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It’s one of the hardest social situations to resist, a homemade birthday cake or some red velvet muffins baked by your wannabe Great British Bake Off colleague. Strategically pulled out at precisely 3:42pm when you are at your most venerable and are feeling like you need an energy boost, sugary treats in the office can de-rail healthy efforts very easily.

If you find you succumb more often than…

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Black Bean Fudge Brownies

Black Bean Fudge Brownies @http://wp.me/p3N55Q-KT

This is a delicious moist brownie recipe that takes minutes to put together and tastes incredible, if I do say so myself! Using black beans gives the brownies a wonderfully dense, fudgy consistency for those that love a bit of goo ! Furthermore, the beans add extra fibre and up the protein content,  as well as being low GI, rather than the traditional white flour – sugar combo. I have included Cr…

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