H I E V E R Y O N E !
Welcome to Eating well in 2013!
Why a blog?
Every year, I have been going on a diet before summer and short skirts time, having an ideal “healthy routine” in mind and every year, just a few weeks later, I would get back to my old habits. This year, I have decided that I had had enough of this! I want this “yoyo diet lifestyle” to end and change for a healthier life for many years to come. It all started when I thought about New Year’s resolutions. I wanted to focus on something that had been bothering me for a while, and address the matter seriously. When you’re not happy with your behaviour in whatever area, eventually, it has to end. I want to feel confident, good about myself, do what is right and stop whinging about my weight! It’s time to act! So, this year is going to be about building a more balanced, healthier diet, that I can realistically adopt and stay on for good. I care about my health and want to be as healthy as possible as I get older. So, my aim for this year is simple, I will reduce the quantity of refined carbohydrate and sugar in my diet (because I honestly eat way too much bread, pasta and chocolate. And biscuits). And I will try to fill the gap with vegetables and legumes. Lots of them. But it’s not all about being healthy, I want to eat tasty meals too! So this change will require a bit of creativity (HELP!!).
I figured that writing down my goal would probably help me achieve it. This blog is literally a pinboard for anyone who is going through the same kind of changes to come and share their experiences with me (and tips maybe?). I will add my favourite recipes on a ‘recipe page’ and talk about the ups and downs of finding a healthy balance in the ‘diary’ section.
My name is Alix, I am 30 years old and live in London, UK. I am studying nutrition and health at university, I also work as a nanny and freelance image keyword editor. I have been finding it hard to be healthy when having very little time to cook and when feeling tired after work and uni. I am a carb lover and a chocolate lover too! So reducing the amount of carbs and sugar from my diet is going to be challenging but I feel addicted and tired and I think l i f e c o u l d b e b e t t e r i f I a t e b e t t e r. I need more energy for work and better concentration for uni and I know both energy and concentration depend a lot on food (and sleep). And if, on the way, I lose a bit of weight, I won’t be complaining.
I am really looking forward to this! Don’t hesitate to get involved :-)
!! Happy healthy 2013 !!