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FRAPPUDEENO – HEALTHY SUMMER CRUSHED ICE DRINK RECIPE

FRAPPUDEENO – HEALTHY SUMMER CRUSHED ICE DRINK RECIPE As the weather starts to warm up my desire for hot frothy coffees and chai latte’s starts to wane and I start getting a fancy for one of my summertime favourites, a crushed ice drink known under various different names depending on which coffee shop you use. The only trouble is as yummy as they are they’re not always so friendly to your health, they are often packed with sugar and additives. When the weather warms up I could easily have one of these every day and all that sugar could sabotage…

Train with Me

Exercising is obviously one of the main things I do to feel and look better. Once I started going through the menopause I had to change the way in which I trained. There were days I felt I could barely get out of bed let alone train myself or someone else but I still somehow rolled out of bed and either dragged myself to the gym or put some music on and managed a workout in my lounge. During this time I realised the key was to keep the time I trained short and work as many different muscles as…

Pig Out

We all have those times where we have an all-out binge. You may have been doing so well on that healthy eating plan sticking to your exercise regime, getting near to your body goal when wham, suddenly an all-out craving strikes! If you are feeling hormonal, a little low, stressed or have had a couple of glasses of wine the chances are your willpower will fly out the window and you will think blow it and head for the biscuit jar, birthday cake, kids sweet cupboard or in my case last night it was the leftover Easter eggs. It is…

Mind it matters!

The saying goes “healthy body healthy mind” but I think the reverse is also true. If you are feeling depressed, suffering from anxiety, loss of confidence, or feeling overwhelmed with life, in general, it is easy to stop caring about and looking after yourself. I experienced all those feelings while going through menopause and for a time I really lost myself. I had no desire to go to the gym, I didn’t care how I looked. I let my legs and other bits get hairy and I couldn’t be bothered to put on makeup or wash my hair. For a…

Menopause My Story

Just writing the word menopause makes me feel all peculiar. It is a reminder of how the last five years or so of my life have been a rollercoaster of exhaustion, emotions, strange symptoms and uncertainty about what the hell was happening to me. Some women go through peri and menopause with little or no symptoms I was not one of them. Looking back now I realised that something was going on quite a while before my periods even started becoming erratic. Each month before my period my PMT was gradually getting worse, I felt like I had a bad…

Have Your Cake And Eat It!

Have Your Cake And Eat It, My Secrets! When you are trying to meet your body goals your diet counts for around 70 – 80% of this, along with exercise, that’s a lot! Eating is one of the greatest pleasures in life and it is hard if you are trying to lose weight and feel you can’t have the things you enjoy and you find yourself feeling deprived. When you feel like this it sets you up for failure as you are more likely to want to binge or throw in the towel. Ok I’m not saying have your cake…