The PaleoChef UK

November 26, 2015

With health and fitness becoming of more and more importance in big cities where time is precious, meal delivery options have steadily made their way to our offices and homes in a big way. Companies such as Diet Chef, Fitness First and Detox Kitchen deliver weekly meal packages that cater to the active and health conscious individual, so it was only a matter of time before the paleo diet become readily available for the busy cave men and women of London. Cue, the PaleoChef.

Orthorexia: the unhealthy, healthy obsession

October 23, 2015

There’s no doubt that the health and wellness industry has been booming these past few years. People are becoming more mindful, and thus more educated. Slowly but surely, society is finally catching on to the fact that miracle pills are actually not so miraculous, and only through mindful eating and exercise can one really start to live a balanced and “full”filled life.

Weekly Favourites

September 21, 2015

1. My new favourite health and fitness blog. Concise, well written and researched.  (theblondeethos.com) 2. Intermittent fasting and the studies behind it. (collective-evolution.com) 3. Start something great with the Whole Life Challenge. Join or create a team of your own. (wholelifechallenge.com) 4. Why I do Crossfit (theplayerstribune.com)  5. “The Game Changing Secret London Workout.” (womenshealthmag.co.uk)  

lululemon: the power of support

September 17, 2015

How do you want to feel? That is the key question you may be asked when moseying on over to any lululemon pant wall from now on. Of course, you can answer with an emotional response and a lululemon educator will be more than happy to have a chat about that as well. But the people behind lululemon also wants to know how your body wants to feel. Especially when you slip on their newest tights that can be found on their iconic and revamped pant walls.

Roaccutane: how it changed my life

September 8, 2015

The medication Roaccutane, often known as a last resort for those who have suffered with acne, has gained quite a reputation over the years. Becoming synonymous with severe emotional disorders, Roaccutane has been linked to depression as well as death and suicide.

Crossfit Perpetua: the hottest Crossfit box in London

September 1, 2015

After months of working out, whether it be TRX, barre, pilates, HIIT, or strength and conditioning training at studios throughout London, I can’t lie, as I got stronger and more into my fitness, I got a little bored with the same routines. It was time for serious changes and new challenges. Cue CrossFit Perpetua.

hen do’s? try The Zen Hen, a healthy take on the do

August 26, 2015

The Zen Hen. For starters, I can only say that this is the perfect go between for a bride-to-be who wants to let loose but would still like to remember a cherished once-in-a-lifetime weekend with friends. There is always option two: Think back to that memorable 2009 hit movie The Hangover; a gang of friends getting wasted for an entire weekend that ends with a roll of pictures they’d rather incinerate than show their wives or family of any sort.

Soy: why you shouldn’t consume it

July 6, 2015

The discussions on soy are typically between those that are either strictly for or against the debatable legume. And I am on the side that rejects the use of soy. Whether used in tofu, dairy or meat subsitutes, soy has seen a surge of use in the Western worlds. And why not? Afterall, many Asian countries known for their dietary health eat soy generously with each meal. However, the soy we have been marketed and sold has journeyed far from the fermented legumes many Asian countries eat. Think miso, natto and tempeh which, due to fermenting, has neutralized the trypsin inhibitors and phytic acid (bad stuff). Take care to note however that goitrogens or thyroid inhibitors (more bad stuff), are still perfectly intact after fermenting takes place. True, soybeans may be rich in micronutrients, but the trouble lies in the anti-nutrient phytate that they contain, which binds with the minerals and blocks the bodies ability… Read more »

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Embracing rejection in the fitness modeling industry

May 27, 2015

Rejection in any form is tough. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who is a fitness model encouraged me to apply to the same agency that signed him. I have never thought of myself as ‘model material,’ but I had fun during my photo shoot for one of my recent blog write ups. What ultimately made the decision as well, was the prospect of being able to increase my networking within the fitness industry. So I thought, what the hell.

On the radar: Nutritional therapist Chloe Manlay

May 1, 2015

Who? Chloe Manlay What? Nutritional therapist with a BSc (Hons) Where? Currently in NYC, becoming yogi certified! A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet with nutritionist and friend Chloe Manlay to go over my normal routine both inside the kitchen and throughout my day to day life. Having never met with a nutritionist before, I had little idea of what to expect and whilst Chloe is a friend, I was still a little apprehensive about what she might have to say about my eating patterns and lifestyle choices. Luckily, her calm and warm demeanour put me at ease from the start, allowing me to be completely honest about my habits. With nutritional therapy, the whole individual is considered, so everything you do from morning until evening, as well as your sleeping habits, are taken into consideration. And while I consider myself a pretty healthy individual, I knew Chloe would… Read more »