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Why I’m not giving up food for lent

Why I’m not giving up food for lent

Why I’m not giving up food for lent. Each year lent comes and goes, many don’t succeed and for some they do. Most of those who take part in lent have no religious beliefs what so ever, however they want to challenge themselves to give up something to see if they can do it. I am all for supporting peoples desires and if you do this and succeed at it then that is super creditable; good on you!! I just…

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What to Eat to Reduce Inflammation

What to Eat to Reduce Inflammation

What to eat to reduce Inflammation A topic of conversation that regularly comes up in my working practise is inflammation. Inflammation is at the root of many common, long term diseases: arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, to name a few. With education and correct food choices, symptoms can be reduced and discomfort eased. Inflammation is not always a bad thing. In fact, inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury. It is a protective response to remove…

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Vegan friendly chocolate

Vegan friendly chocolate

Vegan friendly chocolate. There seems to be a misconception that when you turn vegan you suddenly stop eating chocolate; this is not the case. There are many brands of chocolate offering dairy free options which don’t have to come from the “free from” section. If you like dark chocolate then you will find the transition easy. If you don’t enjoy dark chocolate it could take a while to make the transition however over time you will get used to the taste and start…

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Being the only vegan at a party

Being the only vegan at a party

Being the only vegan at a party I don’t know if it has happened to you before but I sometimes feel like I am the only vegan in the village. Eating a vegan diet does make you the minority, although the number of us are on the increase, so there are things you need to accept. people don’t always understand you people think you only eat lettuce and carrots you may be weird to some people some people assume you…

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Finding happiness with food

Finding happiness with food

Finding happiness with food. There have been times in the past year (well, 2016 until now) that I have just sat back and realised how far I have come. As you all may know, 7 years ago almost to the day, I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. The whole ordeal was a nightmare and I really was at rock bottom. Depressed, malnourished and my body giving up on me, I didn’t know what the future had in store for me. Time passed and…

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Be Fat Smart

Be Fat Smart

Be Fat Smart: your guide to knowing what fats you should and shouldn’t be eating and why they are good for us! Before we get into the benefits of adding fats into your diet let share some knowledge. What exactly is fat? Fat is a rich source of energy made up of essential fatty acids. These fatty acids are broken down into the following classifications, determined by their chemical structure: saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. Fats high source of energy means for 1…

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Cuppa Tea and a Biscuit?

Cuppa Tea and a Biscuit?

Cuppa Tea and a Biscuit anyone? I mean, who doesn’t love a cuppa tea and a biscuit?! I try to make transitioning into a plant based diet easy for everyone and I understand that not all of us have time to make our own alternatives. Making plant based biscuits by hand are definitely a healthier alternative to shop bought, but I know this isn’t convenient for everyone. As a result I have accumulated a bunch of photographs for you for some shop bought biscuits…

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Vegan Egg Replacements

Vegan Egg Replacements

Vegan Egg Replacements As you transition into a vegan/ plant-based diet there will be obstacles you’ll come across which can leave you stuck. As I speak to more and more people about problems they’re coming across I have found that for some people giving up eggs is difficult. Eggs are a quick meal and high in protein which is good for filling you up. However, eggs contain high levels of cholesterol and zero fibre. Research into eggs have even compared eating…

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