All posts tagged: health & fitness

How to avoid a hangover

How to avoid a hangover

The obvious thing to avoid a hangover is not to drink in the first place or drink a reasonable amount but sometimes, we just need to let our hair down and have a good time. So here are a few useful tips that will help you to avoid a hangover, splitting headaches, dehydration, interrupted sleep, upset stomach or feeling lethargic… Tip #1: Don’t drink on an empty stomach If you are the party host, have healthy appetizers like carrot or cucumber sticks on rice cakes or gluten-free oatcakes. My favourites are Nairn’s gluten-free oatcakes with organic houmous which makes a great healthy snack and was recommended by my Nutritionist. Tip #2: Eat before going out If you are going out, eat a meal that involves carbs, proteins and healthy fats like this delicious spicy prawns salad rather than a green salad. Food will help slow down the body’s absorption of alcohol. Red meat is great too as it contains a high concentration of amino acids and B vitamins that help process the nasty byproducts of alcohol. Tip #3: Drink …

Some days you eat your greens, some days you eat's called balance. Read on


I’m so balanced these days you can call me Buddha… OK so yes, I’m entering my 4th week of not working out and not eating such a balanced diet and I’m ok with it. I’m OK with it because…

10 positive things changing your lifestyle will do for you. Read on >>

How a few lifestyle changes will improve your life in 10 positive ways

I have seen so many positive changes to my well-being since this post that I think it’s time to put them in writing and maybe this will motivate you to do the same (if that’s what you long to do) because frankly, I think it’s worth it and every woman deserves to feel good. So yes there is no secret, it all comes down to knowing yourself and looking after yourself… Eating a well-balanced diet, staying away from junk food & refined sugars, exercising regularly, laughing a lot, having a positive, support group of people around you etc… I’ve given up smoking, I don’t drink a lot because, over the years, I have found that I feel much better if I have just one glass of wine rather than 3 and little by little, I’m making changes to my diet. Once a change has become a habit, I had another small one… “Baby steps, girls, baby steps” So here are what a few lifestyle changes will do to you   It will improve your skin. Granted …

My journey to a healthier, leaner, fitter version of myself Part 1. >>

My journey to a fitter, healthier version of myself

  Since so many of you have been following my journey on Instagram, I thought it would be useful to share my journey to a fitter, leaner, healthier version of myself or “How to get fit and healthy in your forties” with more information than Instagram allows. So here are a few facts about myself: Age: 45 years (46 on 30/03/2015) Starting weight on 27/12/2014: 67 kg, current weight: 63 kg, weight loss: 4kg, height: 1m55 Fitness: @Kayla_itsines BBG, Bikram yoga, cardio classes at the gym, 45 min. walk to the office Nutrition: 90% clean eating. Alcohol once a month. Health: BMI overweight (calculate your BMI here), terrible IBS, occasional backaches Weight goals: 10kg in total (need to lose an extra 3kg on top of what I’ve already lost to reach a healthy BMI)

Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can

Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can. Sometimes we just need a little reminder that we don’t have to get everything right. It’s OK. Appreciate the journey rather than the result. Enjoy the process and be gentle with yourself, love every bit of you even the ones you loathe. Look at yourself with compassion, with love the way you would be to a friend.

The art of letting go…

I wish I had more time to post longer posts these days but we are incredibly busy getting ready for the BODIE and FU pop-up store at the Vipp flagship store in Copenhagen and finalising our debut print collection. So rather than getting completely stressed out, I’ve decided to “let go” and do short blog posts until time is on my side again. One thing I really enjoyed reading last weekend and which I think you will enjoy too, was “How Mastering the Art of Letting Go will Change your life” by Leo Babauta. Babauta says that we keep things (clutter) in our home for various reasons. They make us feel secure and safe, they give us comfort, memories and hopes for the future and I can see that. Most of the things in my home are there for a reason and I suspect in yours too…and often there is an emotion/souvenir attached to it. I wrote here how I was starting to let go of the idea of becoming a mother again but this …