This week I want to give you some overall health tips that I have been implementing and focusing on recently. I am going to share ONE tip for all things - food, fitness and beauty. (All the things that I lovvvveeeee!!!)
Tip #1 - FOOD
Avoid BLT's... What are BLT's? Bites, Licks & Tastes. This is one thing that I struggle with as I LOVE to pick throughout the day. (Simply out of habit, emotion and just because I love to eat!)
The problem is that when you are snacking all day and not sitting down to a meal, you are not giving your body the chance to rest and digest your food properly. Another downside is that you also don't realise actually how much food you have consumed over the whole day. This could add up to sooo much more than you think... So, my tip, stick to three meals per day, most of the time!
Tip #2 - FITNESS
Engage your core ALL DAY LONG!
This one is really important as it will help to support your whole body and create confidence. When you focus on pulling in your belly button towards your spine you instantly feel the body open up and become stronger. Your spine is supported, your posture improves and you instantly feel better in yourself. Slouching and allowing the body 'hunch' over is not great for your body and can lead to ongoing issues like back and hip pain. Try to focus on engaging all day and ALWAYS make sure you do this when lifting and working out. The bonus, it gives you an ongoing core workout all day!!
Tip #3 - BEAUTY
I'm not sure if you know, but, aside from being a personal trainer I am also a qualified beauty therapist with an international diploma. This is a little side passion of mine and since being out of the industry I have slipped a little with my own skin care regime.
I have become a little slack with exfoliation so my little tip for this week is to make sure you exfoliate your skin at least once a week.
Exfoliation helps to speed up the process of removing dead skin cells and allows the skin to absorb moisture and nutrients from your serums and moisturisers. It also helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, which help to keep the skin plump and firm. After 30 years of age everything starts to slow down but we can help slow down the ageing process by exfoliating.
I recommend exfoliating at least 1-2 times per week depending on your skin type.
This week I made up a yummy Brussel Sprout Salad using leftovers in my fridge on Instagram. I have had a few requests for the recipe so I thought I would share it with you here. It was super easy to make and tasted sooo good. I hope you enjoy it!
Poached Chicken, shredded and seasoned with S&P
12 Brussel Sprouts shredded & steamed
1/2 Fennel, finely sliced
1 x Lemon, finely grated for zest & juice
1 red onion, finely sliced
1 tbsp Coconut oil
1 tbsp Olive oil
Small handful almonds, roughly chopped
1 tbsp Pepitas
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Flaxseeds
Saute onions in coconut oil until soft. In a salad bowl mix together shredded chicken, steamed brussel sprouts, onions, lemon rind, fennel, almonds, olive oil and lemon juice. Season to taste. Serve into a bowl and top with seeds. Enjoy.
Looking for a new HIIT workout? You can check out my latest video on YouTube below. I loved this one.. Happy training x