I’m banning the word ‘diet’

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There is always some new craze going round about some diet that will get you thin quick. It’s pretty simple, if you are looking for a long term fix then following a ‘dust diet’ is not going to be the way to do it.

I am a big foodie! I love scrolling through blogs or Instagram pages to find different and unusual recipes.

However, that being said, since I graduated and moved back in with the rents I find it hard to get into the kitchen and cook. But when I do I love cooking.

At school I was this gangly twig but naturally over university I gained weight from all my drinking and binge eating. I was never 100% comfortable in my own skin. It’s all very well me talking about not trying the diets but believe me I have tried them, I tried eating no carbs, the 5:2 diet, the Dukan diet, you name it I’ve done it.

In my final year I was so unhappy with the way that I looked that I knew something had to change. And even though I hate to admit it, my boyfriend taught me everything I know.

People think that it’s about diet all the time but it’s not, it’s about changing your lifestyle. I used to have a tiny salad for lunch and then starve myself all day. It made me tired, cranky and I always ended up eating crap because I was so miserable.

My diet now consists of high protein and low carb. I exchanged my apple at breakfast to a healthy portion of porridge and my teeny salad at lunch to a chicken breast with avocado and tomato.

This being said, everyone is different and it’s never easy. I still get terrible cravings but it’s all about balance.

Here are just some of my favourite food bloggers and instagrammers:

A Couple Cooks (http://www.acouplecooks.com/)- their stuff is amaze!! And it’s all healthy as well.
My New Roots (http://www.mynewroots.org/site/) offers healthy alternatives to naughty food.
I am a food blog (http://iamafoodblog.com/)- although it’s not all healthy food it does have some amazing recipes and really fun to look through.

@livegreenhealthy – a great instagram page full of yummy healthy recipes.
@effortlyss – her stuff on here is food and fitness, but a page worth following – she was also recently featured in Women’s Health Mag.
@camillamackintosh – yep you’ve got it, Pro Green’s wife and previous Made In Chelsea babe, Millie. But I love the stuff she cooks and comes up with.

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