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Simple 5 minute Chia Seed Pudding

Simple 5 minute Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons chia seeds 1 tablespoon flaxseed 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut 1 tablespoon honey (not for vegans) Sprinkle of pumpkin seeds Unsweetened almond milk Toppings of your choice (I used a sprinkle of chopped walnuts and some berries) Instructions: mix all of the dry ingredients together in a small bowl pour in some almond milk microwave for 1 min stir and add in more almond... »

Benefits of eating CHIA SEEDS

Benefits of eating CHIA SEEDS

These seeds are little gems! You can put them in everything from salads to smoothies! Find out why you should: Fight Belly Fat Chia’s stabilizing effect on blood sugar also fights insulin resistance which can be tied to an increase in belly fat, this type of resistance can also be harmful for your overall health. Get Full Faster Tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is also found in chi... »

Simple Paleo Diet Breakdown: do’s & don’ts

Simple Paleo Diet Breakdown: do’s & don’ts

        Eggs Unprocessed meat: Turkey (turkey breast, turkey mince, turkey burgers, turkey rashers) Chicken (If buying chicken pieces read the ingredients – some contain gluten, starch, salt, preservatives etc. Better off buying fresh cooked chicken at a deli if you’re on the go) Bacon steak   Fish Green veg (plenty of green veg is key!) Avocado (Amazing for energy & g... »

Rare – New & nearly new designer items for less!

Rare – New & nearly new designer items for less!

Along with the recession came a new approach to the way we buy our fashion. We no longer act coy about how MUCH we spent on a luxury item, now we brag about how little it cost us to look so stylish. As always, Paris is ahead of the fashion posse with their popular Vestiare Collective online store selling stylish ‘pre-loved’ items at a reduced price. Hot off the mark with this concept i... »

#askHollyBINTM – Twitter Q&A’s

#askHollyBINTM – Twitter Q&A’s

Q: @Ayshaweir – What was your highlight of being on BINTM? What did you like most about your experience? #askHollyBINTM A: My highlight was probably the night we all went out on the pink double-decker bus (Even though Saffron my besty couldn’t come) They didn’t show much of it on the show but it was a brilliant night, we sang Spice Girls karaoke and drank champagne. I loved making so many good fri... »

The Truth Behind ‘healthy’ Cereal bars

The Truth Behind ‘healthy’ Cereal bars

Research by the consumer group Which? in 2012 found that most cereal bars are high in sugar and fat, making their healthy image a “myth”, according to the BBC and The Independent.Using a combination of their research and a bit of my own, I’ve found some of the best and worst cereal bars on our supermarket shelves. The Nutri-Grain Elevenses bar contains nearly four teaspoons of sugar – more than in... »

No More Yo-yo

No More Yo-yo

Going from an art student to a ‘beauty queen’ was a huge transition for me and in many ways the two lifestyles seemed worlds apart. One big change I noticed was my value for food and my diet. When I was in college I ate what I wanted when I was hungry, it was simple. No one noticed or commented on what each other ate and if they did it was usually to ask if they could have some. I took care of my ... »

Sex or Style? Do you dress for men, other women or yourself?

Sex or Style? Do you dress for men, other women or yourself?

I often hear women use the phrase ‘dress to impress’, but have you ever asked yourself exactly who is it you’re trying to impress? First of all I’m a big believer in women dressing for themselves in what makes them feel comfortable, confident and sexy. As much as this should be our number one priority, we spend a lot of the time thinking about what other people will think of our outfit, whether we... »

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