How to keep up a low carb lifestyle that you enjoy

If you’re anything like me then just the phrase ‘low carb’ makes you want to run for the hills, preferably hills that have pizza places, burger joints and pancake houses. Yep we all love carbs and to be fair they are not completely evil, we need them to keep our brains and bodies functioning properly….

Is vegan food healthier?

It’s the question I think a lot of people avoid asking because they want to continue eating vegan cakes whilst thinking they’re doing their body some good. Somehow in recent years the word vegan has become synonymous with the word healthy. When we see labels saying ‘gluten free’ or ‘dairy free’ most of us assume…

How to love your body

There are very few people on this Earth who are completely happy with their bodies. Whether it’s your nose, boobs, bum or skin everyone has at least one hang up that they just can’t seem to get over. Even when I feel great I have hang ups too. I recently went from eating too much…

The dark side of the Hollywood dream

Hollywood is known as the land of dreams. If you wanted to be a star back in the day people would say “Go to Hollywood, that’s where you can make it”. When Marilyn Monroe was in an orphanage as a child she would gaze out of her window and see the Hollywood sign; dreaming every…

My Hollywood Holiday: Part 3

American food is crazy. The good kind of crazy. That’s the simplest way to describe it, but let me elaborate. Americans are far more experimental when it comes to food and shops sell all sorts of flavour combinations and products we can’t get in the UK. You’ve heard of Chips Ahoy cookies right? You can…

My Hollywood Holiday: Part 2

The taxi ride from our hotel to Hollywood Blvd was one of the most exciting car rides of my life. Knowing that the Walk of Fame was just minutes away was pretty intense, and on top of that when the taxi stopped at a junction we got a view of the Hollywood sign between two buildings,…

My Hollywood Holiday: Part 1

I’d always dreamed of venturing to the USA and particularly the glamorous land of Los Angeles. Because LA is the home of Hollywood it was always the dream destination. It always felt like a fantasy land that I only knew about through the media. It almost didn’t seem real, because it lived in the screens of…

What happens after you land your dream job?

I get paid to review food. Sounds like the dream job right? Well it pretty much is, although there is more to my job than that, but until a month ago it was just a dream as I was working my way through one customer service job after another. Finally after two interviews with this company, I…

Could PDP (Public Display of Perfection) be making us depressed?

I’m pretty sure I’ve just made up a new term ‘PDP’ which stands for Public Display of Perfection and encompasses the perfect persona we put on for the outside world. PDP includes the way many of us girls feel we can only go out in public with a full face of makeup on, otherwise we won’t…

How the sugar tax could make us fatter

In case you didn’t know, a huge leap was made last week in the battle against obesity. The sugar tax. Well I say a huge leap, it’s actually not that big but the government have of course made it seem like they have just solved the nation’s weight problem. The sugar tax may sound pretty self…

Top 10 foods for healthy glowing skin

1.Eggs Eggs are rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin A, collagen building protein and pigments that help to protect skin against the ageing affects of UV rays. Don’t overcook your eggs though as this will diminish most of their nutrients, so boil or poach them in order to reap the skin-loving rewards.   2. Apricots This humble fruit…

The not-so-sweet secrets sugar companies are keeping from you

We all love sugar. We all love the comforting feeling it brings, whether it’s in a Galaxy bar, a Krispy Kreme or a can of Coke that joyful feeling is always the same but it’s blinding us from the truth; the sugar industry is full of dirty little secrets. For starters, did you know that…