You hear this line thrown out everywhere – “Just eat less and exercise more” – as the magical answer to everyone’s weight issues. The problem is it doesn’t actually work if you do it incorrectly (which most people do) and makes the issues worse, as you will see in this story…
I had a question on Instagram recently – “why are you trying to eat so much fruit?”
This was in response to one of my snack pics and caption explaining how I am trying to eat 10 cups of fruit a day.
I had lunch with a friend recently, who like me, has been into the whole losing weight, trying to be healthy thing for years. She had tried everything too but had been in a good place for quite a while, believing she had found her perfect mix of exercise and eating without too much drama, and she had maintained her 20kg (40lb) weight loss for the longest time.
Excited to bring you the chocolately peanut buttery version of my light ice cream!
Normally I’m not a fan of chocolate ice cream, preferring real chocolate every time. But this time it’s different, somehow I’ve managed to get the intensity just right and the combo is bliss.
I’ve made it four times since the first time already! Just as well it’s super easy to make.
What??!!!! I hear you collectively scream.
What the hell?
Have you guys ever heard of the potato hack? I’m not sure how I came across it or why, but of course I was curious and had to try it!
First up – what is it?
As readers of my ramblings know, I am interested in my health, that’s why I read about it, write about it and see how things work for me by testing it out and gauging how I feel.
I can also measure if things are working by taking temperature and pulse, see how my weight is tracking, how energetic I feel as well but sometimes, you need a blood test to reveal more – like your cholesterol levels, iron levels, B12 levels and things like that. And only then, it reveals a complete and more accurate picture of what’s really happening in your body.
Hands up all those who have a cooperative doctor who will 100% test everything you would like to test? Or who doesn’t try to talk you out of it or have an argument about why you don’t really need it.
So I’m back from the wilds of Iceland and Scotland!
Seriously, if you’ve ever thought you may like to visit Iceland one day, please do yourself a favour and do it.
It is totally like another planet with variations in landscape that are mind-blowing. You can drive 5 km and see green rolling hills with waterfalls, trees and mountains, then jet black bare volcanic dirt as far as the eye can see, then the jet black dirt has rocks on it, then the rocks have tufts of grass, then it’s these round rocks with fluorescent green thick moss all over them. But the strange part is – it’s one or the other – there is never a mixture. Really bizarre. And ice lagoons, and the black beach with chunks of ice on it and of course the aurora – just wow!
Anyway, to see some stunning photos check out my hubby’s instagram page here.
By the time you read this I will be in the wilds of Iceland, just spellbound by my surroundings and marveling how great it is to be alive.
Leading up to the trip, I’d been trying a few new slices and fudges, but I either managed to eat it all before taking a picture, or misplaced the recipe.
Just a little distracted by the impending adventure no doubt!
So in the meantime, here is one delicious chewy bite, where I managed to keep it all together.
So interestingly, after my last blog post – Does low carb dieting making your hair fall out? – all over the news in the same week, there was this confession from workout queen Kayla Itsines:-
“My natural hair is actually super short. I have genetically really thin hair,” she wrote, adding that her grandmother and her mom have thin hair as well, and that there is a family history of female pattern baldness. “I can see my hair getting thinner and thinner the older I get.” See articles below.
And in most of these similar stories, the reason given for it is Female Pattern Baldness that runs in her family. The message of being happy and proud no matter what your issue is commendable. (I learned long ago that worrying what other people think is a waste of a happy life.)
So far so good.
However then in another two articles, there is a mention of hypothyroidism….