Energy balance in a nutshell

Let me introduce you to Sally.  Sally has weighed 70kg for the last 5 years.  She eats around 2300 calories a day; she has an active job and goes weight training 3 times per week.  She does about 12000 steps a day.  A few months ago, Sally injured her back and she cannot work orContinue reading “Energy balance in a nutshell”

This is me!

For those who don’t know I started this blog over 6 months ago.  It was an anonymous blog which I started at the start of a 3 months alcohol free journey.  I became part of a community of others going through the same things as me and I believe because of the blog it madeContinue reading “This is me!”

Phytonutrients – what even are they?

They are never talked about in the mainstream media. If you follow nutrition then you will possibly have heard of them but all everyone talks about is macro nutrients and micro nutrients. We really need to know about phytonutients too. Phytonutrients was not even covered in my nutrition training. I’ve learnt about them through podcasts,Continue reading “Phytonutrients – what even are they?”

I did it!

It’s been a while since I wrote about booze and my no drinking journey. If you have been following my journey you will know that after 3 months I was considering drinking again. It was always my aim to not drink for 3 months but then i felt so great and I was loving theContinue reading “I did it!”

Macronutrients

I mentioned macro’s yesterday to my husband and he didn’t know what it was.  Once I said it was simply carbohydrates, protein and fat he was still totally clueless.  I mean yes he has heard of them but he is very old school in what he relates them to.  He knows bread has carbs inContinue reading “Macronutrients”

What is Healthy anyway?

What does Healthy mean? I thought I would base my very first nutrition post on overall health, it’s a huge subject so brace yourself for a long post. In a bid to keep this blog a personal one to me and my experiences I will give you a brief breakdown to my own ongoing journeyContinue reading “What is Healthy anyway?”

Emma are you still off the booze?

My final alcohol only blog! I’ve been quiet I know, the thing is as time goes on I have less to say about my sober journey. At first I blogged to keep me accountable, then I discovered this wonderful community, I even realised I looked forward to writing the blog as I had so muchContinue reading “Emma are you still off the booze?”

Out with the old in with the new!

As time ticks on and I go into my 4th month of not drinking I realise it’s the 4th of February and I have not planned to have the first drink yet.   If you have read previous blogs you will know that I have been thinking about trying moderation.  I still am.  I was committingContinue reading “Out with the old in with the new!”