Introducing plant based foods

‘The most ethical diet just so happens to be the most environmentally sound diet and just so happens to be the healthiest’ – Dr Michael Gregor If you are thinking about introducing more plant based foods into your diet for health, ethical or environmental reasons, there are some really easy ways to start. Don’t be… Continue reading Introducing plant based foods

Making Small Changes in 2022

‘Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations’ – Catherine Pulsifer Happy New Year! 2021 was a strange year and, in many ways, it kind of merged into 2020. Our lives continued to be restricted to a certain extent due to… Continue reading Making Small Changes in 2022

The 8 health benefits of dark chocolate!

‘What you see before you my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate’ – Katharine Hepburn Dark chocolate is healthy! It’s true! I’ve always loved dark chocolate, even as a child. Most people I knew then, thought it was odd. I’d always search for the single dark chocolate in the big variety tin… Continue reading The 8 health benefits of dark chocolate!

Rainbows, health and happiness

‘Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain’ – from the film Baby Driver, (mis)quoting Dolly Parton I love rainbows – they signify new beginnings, sunshine after rain, good things to come and, perhaps most importantly, hope. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the rainbow became a symbol of… Continue reading Rainbows, health and happiness

Dairy free living and the environment

‘In a gentle way you can shake the world’ – Mahatma Gandhi I love that quote. We might only be one person but the things we do can have an impact on the entire planet. We might feel as if anything we do wouldn’t make a difference, but it does, one tiny step at a… Continue reading Dairy free living and the environment

10 ways to improve your sleep

‘Having peace, happiness and healthiness is my definition of beauty and you can’t have any of that without sleep’ – Beyonce Someone recently told me to ‘prioritise sleep’. That really hit home. I don’t prioritise sleep, in fact I deliberately delay going to bed quite often. I sabotage my own sleep. That must be the… Continue reading 10 ways to improve your sleep

The Mediterranean Diet revisited

‘When you don’t know what to do, try something. If that doesn’t work, try something else’ – Richard Russo (American Novelist) A few weeks ago I wrote about my decision to try the Mediterranean Diet in an attempt to tackle stubborn belly fat. You can find the post here if you missed it: https://wordpress.com/post/happyhealthymeajourney.com/506 Basically… Continue reading The Mediterranean Diet revisited

The tiny tweaks update

‘If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way’ – Martin Luther King If you have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that it’s all about the tiny tweaks. Sometimes it’s the little things we can do to improve our health through diet or fitness, sometimes… Continue reading The tiny tweaks update

Taking action!

‘If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done’ – Bruce Lee About 10 years ago I decided to take a food allergy test. One of those ones where you prick your finger and post the blood sample off and get back detailed information about the foods you are… Continue reading Taking action!

Can I achieve a flat stomach with the Mediterranean Diet?

‘Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food’ – Hippocrates Like many people I have put on weight since lockdown began in March 2020. A mixture of not going out much, having more takeaways and drinking more alcohol haven’t helped! Also working from home (in the kitchen) meant I was way too… Continue reading Can I achieve a flat stomach with the Mediterranean Diet?