Facts About Exercise.

Did you know…

– Exercise improves your immune system- that is, helps your body fight off potential illness.

– Eating fruit before exercise reduces the chance of you losing weight as a result of the exercise. Your body uses the fructose instead of body fat as fuel for energy during your workout. People who do not want to lose weight, but want to exercise regularly should consider having a piece of fruit 30 minutes before your workout.

– Exercise reduces the effects of stress, depression and anxiety by assisting the body in releasing happy hormones to improve your mood! (IBS sufferers, this is ideal for you. Did you know the main trigger of IBS is stress? Even if you don’t think you are stressed it could be the cause of all your pains and discomfort. Add some more exercise into your routine to cheer your body up!)

– Eating properly pre-workout, post-workout and pre-race can improve your performance, for a good read, click here: http://www.womensfitnessmagazine.com.au/fitness/exercises/2013/9/eat-for-exercise/

Exercise is incredible for the body, it: helps the body fight disease, age well, improves bodily functions, improves digestion (IBS people, this is a good fact for you), improves flexibility, helps with stress, helps with improving sleep, makes you feel good, gives you more energy, can help with mental illness as well as reduce the chance of developing memory issues at an old age, and gives you goals which can give you something great to work towards and look forward to each day.

Meal Planner – Reduced prices!!!!

Hi lovely people! Just letting you know I have reduced the prices of the meal planners, also, if you are an international buyer, have no fear! There are PDF versions available and you are able to pay through Paypal (free and safe payment service).

The hard copy version of the meal planner is now available for a reduced price of $4.50, here: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/163142922/meal-planner-book

PDF at reduced price ($1.50) here:

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/162657557/meal-planner

Made on high quality 170GSM gloss paper and printed professionally in a convenient A5 size, this beautiful little book can go with you everywhere on your journey to health. Includes 7 days worth of a majority (95%) of clean eating meal planning and guidance and grocery list for all items required by meals.

The book features a section for each day that reveals an overview of your intake. The book is beautifully wrapped, and sent straight to your door with the option for worldwide post.

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The Giggles of Health Food

So, today I decided to be a bit adventurous in the health food isle at my local supermarket. I came across 2 new things I thought I’d give a go: 1. Dairy-Free White Chocolate – Don’t try this haha. It was awful, I’m not sure what I expected but I use to love white chocolate before I became dairy intolerant. This will never replace the real stuff!

2. Tamari Roasted Almonds – If you find these, definitely try them, they are delicious.If your Australian they are at Woolies in the vegetables section in a little container (check my Instagram to see a photo).

So I scored a 50% success rate in finding something nice today, there are some duds out there. But if your lucky you can find some really delicious products that are healthy alternatives to the real thing and that may actually taste better.

Anyone have any recommendations for nice things to try? I absolutely love food, and like to take my time to browse items in the supermarkets!

Meal Planner Hard Copy Available!!

The hard copy version of the meal planner is now available for $5.00, here:

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/163142922/meal-planner-book

Made on high quality 170GSM gloss paper and printed professionally in a convenient A5 size, this beautiful little book can go with you everywhere on your journey to health. Includes 7 days worth of a majority (95%) of clean eating meal planning and guidance and grocery list for all items required by meals.

The book features a section for each day that reveals an overview of your intake. The book is beautifully wrapped, and sent straight to your door with the option for worldwide post.

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Liebster Award!

Today I was nominated for a Liebster Award (by: ), I am absolutely touched! And there are a few things to answer and share this wonderful award process- so here goes:

The purpose of the “award” is to get the blogs listed noticed and have them gain more followers. I am also getting the opportunity to search out great new blogs to follow.
So here goes, here are the rules;

You must link back to the person who nominated you.
You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers.
You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

I was asked to answer these fun questions:
1. Is there one country you have always wanted to visit? tell me why and why you haven’t gone there yet? Yes, oh so many countries I want to visit, Ireland and Scotland make the list, I haven’t been there yet because I’m only a student (cant afford much with my studies) but I received a plane ticket to Canada for my birthday so next year I’m, going there!
2. If you had to bake a cake what kind would it be? Apple Spice Cake – my favourite. I’ll post the recipe!!!
3. Do you like fudge if so what kind? I LOVE fudge (before when I was able to eat it) my favourite that I have ever tried was a coffee cream one, delicious.
4. If you could only have one last meal, what would it be? Beef Stroganoff.
5. Song that reminds you of your childhood? Janet Jackson-Together Again
6. Why did you begin a blog and what are your goals? Or aspirations? I began my blog a little over a year ago with the intention of helping others with the same problems as me (IBS, food intolerance). When I was first diagnosed with IBS I got online to see what resources I might be able to find that could help me, there was not one positive resource that I could see. So, i made a goal to make IBS not such an awful thing- it forces you to be healthy, good right?
7. What do you do when you’re feeling blue? Exercise. I used to be a swimmer, training up to 8 or 9 times a week, so I never had problems with mood because of the constant release of endorphins through exercise. So, now that I’m no longer swimming. Whenever I’m blue I know thats the first thing I can do to fix it.
8. If you could do any job in the world what would it be? Marine Biologist, my favourite animal is a whale.
9. What is your favourite blog and why? , I love what they promote and wish I had lifestyle that was more involved with being in the garden!
10. What is something on your bucket list that you’d be most disappointed if you didn’t accomplish? Swim with whales, I can die happy after that!

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10 Blogs I nominate are:
http://bevsfoodhaven.wordpress.com
http://kellymarian.wordpress.com
http://blooper0223.wordpress.com
http://glutenfabulous.org
http://thorendurance.com
http://thetruthaboutibs.wordpress.com
http://fromscratchclub.com
http://fitfor365.wordpress.com
http://findingmyhappypace.com
http://girlscantlivebybreadalone.wordpress.com

Here are the questions for the people I nominate!:
1. What is your favourite way to exercise?
2. Favourite recipe of all time?
3. What are 3 things you would like to improve in your life?
4. What is your favourite food?
5. Favourite quote?
6. What is the greatest thing you have ever accomplished?
7. Any pets? What kind/s?
8. What is the most beautiful place you have ever visited?
9. Whats a place you would like to visit?
10. What is your favourite smell/scent?

Keep blogging so well! I enjoy your posts.