Byron is an amazing destination for so many reasons, but the food here is HIGH up on that list. After multiple trips there to zen out from busy Sydney city life, I feel well-placed to give you my favourite haunts for health food. Think epic acai bowls, avocado toast and poached eggs you ever did eat! You probably caught it all on my ‘gram at @thefitfoodieblog, right?!
Nowadays, when many people work in offices or move to remote work at home, it is very important to keep yourself in good physical shape to maintain good health and general body tone. Sitting work deprives the body of the necessary physical activity, which leads to the emergence of a number of very different diseases characteristic of office workers. In addition, the body loses its tone and becomes not only less attractive but even loses its healthy. In order to give body the necessary physical activity, many people are actively involved in sports. It helps them to keep their bodies in good shape and healthy. It is the absence of energy that often leads to another problem – the lack of motivation. Sports are able to give not only the health of your body, but also provide you with the necessary positive emotions and increase your level of happiness.
Cravings happen to all of us. I don’t understand people who say they don’t crave a sweet treat every now and again – WHO EVEN ARE YOU?! A little sweet treat here and there makes food a joyful experience, to be savoured and shared with friends, or enjoyed solo with a healthy hot chocolate for dessert.
Here’s my current go-to when sweet cravings kick – without the guilt of a sugary chocolate bar! Just note that as it’s Easter, I totally admitted to eating a Lindt Bunny for lunch – full sugar, milk chocolate bunny – with zero regrets. It’s all about balance baby!
CBD. Cannaboidol. You’ve probably heard of it, or have a girlfriend whos taking it, and you’re wondering what all the buzz is about. Touted as an appetite suppressant, acne treatment, anxiety and pain reliever amongst many other things, this phytocannabinoid was actually discovered back in 1940. An extract of the cannabis and it’s relative hemp plant, CBD is the non-psychoactive component of weed that doesn’t get you high. In fact, it actually works against the compound that gets you high (THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (pssst – the “delta-9” is silent…)) acting as a buffer against the effects of weed. It’s has been approved for medical use in Australia (think reducing seizures in epileptic patients and nausea control in chemo patients), but currently is VERY strictly controlled.
When you need a frosty treat, there’s nothing guilty about this dessert. It’s hydrating (thanks to the sneaky cucumber), packed with potassium AND tastes delish. You can make it choc-chip by stirring in cacao nibs too, if you’re partial to cookie dough ice-cream (who isn’t?!). Spirulina is a rich vegetable protein, and is used widely to boost the immune system thanks to its plethora of vitamins and minerals. It is also said to detox the body of heavy metals – now that’s one hard-working dessert!
With long nights, social commitments and work deadlines filling up on inboxes – stress and poor diet choices can start to creep in. Not only does it take a toll on our sleep and usual healthy habits, but it shows in our skin too. We’ve all been there. That’s when we really need to carve out a bit of self-care time, once or twice a week, to help manage your hectic schedule. You can’t conquer the world without your confidence!
Now full disclaimer here guys. I can’t lay claim to making those incredibly roti’s all by myself. I used my trusty new Rotimatic Machine to try my hand at whipping up some healthy ones.
I used just Extra Virgin Olive Oil, wholemeal flour and water. The machine mixes it together in the right proportions, kneads the dough and even cooks the roti to your desired thickness (I like mine thin). It’s incredibly clever and SO much healthier than your usual takeout. I love that I’m in total control of the ingredients too. There’s so many unhealthy versions out there at restaurants and take-outs. No hidden additives, chemicals, or preservatives. YES! It also works with gluten-free flour for sensitive tummies AND even makes pizza bases. Blown away. Okay, before I get any more excited, let’s keep it simple with those Roti’s to begin.
I think we have all seen the Snickers ad with the infamous tagline – “You’re not yourself when you are hungry”. Well, this smoothie recipe will definitely fill the deepest of pits of stomachs without the nasties and added sugar.
Who LOVES carrot cake? Admittedly, I’m ALL ‘bout that frosting, but still. This smoothie bowl is equally as yum and who says that coyo can’t be frosting?
Do you want a diet that promises energy, clarity, mental focus? Welcome to the Ketogenic diet (Keto, if you’re Gen Y). The Keto approach has been gaining great momentum over the last 6 months, with people reporting reduced cravings, less snacking, and weight loss. What started out as a diet to help control seizures in epileptic patients, is now taking the world by storm.