If you're frequent user of social media you'll be no stranger to the negative comments and feelings of inadequacy that can come about through using it. A few people I follow have used the platform to expose some of the comments they receive on a daily basis, and the harmful effect it has had on… Continue reading Self-image – From a psychology students perspective.
First of all, I would just like to say that getting 'summer ready' shouldn't be your only focus when it comes to going on holiday and enjoying your summer. I think we are so quick to focus on getting 'bikini ready' these days, rather than looking forward to the actual holiday itself. Remember, you're on… Continue reading ‘Beach body’ ready – is there such a thing?
One thing that I have learnt since I started taking my fitness seriously, is to never underestimate the importance of having a goal to focus on. Time after time I would aimlessly wander into the gym and do the same thing every day (cardio, of course) and wonder why I wasn't seeing the results that… Continue reading The importance of setting goals
We all know the feeling when you've had a lovely dinner, but you would love something sweet after, that won't make you feel guilty. I've created my go-to greek yoghurt 'desserts' for when the sweet cravings are real! Also, they taste pretty similar to the actual desserts I've based the recipes off of, without all the… Continue reading Greek Yoghurt Desserts
Probably one of the most important blog posts that I've written, and I think this is something that needs to be said. Along with the fitness lifestyle comes the association that those who dedicate themselves to living this way, are self-centered, self-obsessed, and vain. Here's why this simply isn't the case. First of all, I… Continue reading We aren’t all self-obssesed…
I've recently become so obsessed with using pasta alternatives such as edamame or black bean spaghetti! I prefer it to whole wheat spaghetti, as it actually offers nutritional benefits such as 22g of protein per 50g (amazing!) plus it's also lower in carbohydrates, with only 16g per 100g. Also, it is gluten-free, vegan, and a great source of… Continue reading Edamame Pasta Dish
Uni is 50% organisation and 50% hard work. If you manage to stay organised, and on top of essays, presentations, and exams...I can assure you, you will be fine! What with exams only a few weeks away for most uni's, I thought this post would be very relevant. It is crucial to stay organised, as there… Continue reading How to Stay Organised at Uni
Yes, food really does affect your mood. When you think about what effects your mental health, the typical answers are stress, self-esteem, and relationship issues, to name but a few, however, we often underestimate the impact that food has on our mental health. When you consider the science behind it and the growing evidence that food… Continue reading The Impact of Diet on Mental Health
I think we have all experienced a time where motivation levels reach an all-time low. A lack of motivation can make you feel so far from your goals, but this is most certainly not the case and a simple change in your outlook can help almost immediately. Hopefully, this post will help you to get… Continue reading How to Stay Motivated
The recipe for my spiced, autumnal banana loaf.