Friday, 15 January 2010
Delicious breakfast smoothie (Freshly made with natural ingredients and keeps me full until lunchtime!)
Well you have guessed it, going back to healthier habits features on my long list of resolutions. For different reasons, in the past year I gradually moved away from healthy eating and more or less stopped exercising! Not good and now I do feel the difference.
I have never been on a diet as I don't believe in them. I love food! Having healthier eating habits is the answer for me. I went on a raw food course in 2008 and found it fascinating, I learnt so much about the importance & benefits of increasing the percentage of raw food in our diet. I wish I had kept it up...in a way it has proved to me how much better I felt when I ate more raw foods and ate fewer cakes and sugary things!
I am going back to increasing my intake of raw foods and having more smoothies and green juices for breakfast. It also means replacing some cakes and chocolate bars with alternatives such as 9 Bar & Nakd (Sainsbury's and health food stores stock them) Meals are important and I will not be skipping any. I am going to cut back on foods which are not helping such as pre-cooked meals, cakes, biscuits and sweets. Oh yes, I do have a very sweet tooth! I won't cut out sweet things all together (Moderation...) but will reduce them by quite a bit.
Viridian Organic Beauty Oil
Are some of the ingredients I use in my smoothies & green juices. I can't recommend these oils highly enough.
I don't usually like snack bars but I like these, they are very filling too.
More info on raw foods (Some sites may appear as a bit 'New Age' but don't let that put you off)
Detox your World
The Fresh Network
Books on Raw Food
Walking is the other important factor. I used to go on a brisk walk an hour a day (3 miles). I must go back to doing that and make the time for it somehow. That will REALLY help make a difference. You do feel so much livelier afterwards and I do miss not feeling as energetic as I used to.
BACK IN SNOWLAND
Alan and Miss P were at home because of snow on Wednesday. We took advantage of this by going sledging in a field not far from the house.
It was so peaceful...
We had the field all to ourselves
The peace and quiet was soon shattered when Miss P shouted WHEEEEE down the hill!
Our house can just about be seen in the distance to the right of the tallest tree.
The snow is beginning to melt slowly and today we've had our first postal delivery in 10 days!
Have a fantastic weekend what ever you are up to.