Wellbeing

Healthiest Festive Foods

We all love a nibble with a glass of sparkly during the festive holidays but those nibbles can often be the wrong choices to make. Anything that’s natural, fresh and gone through as little processing as possible should be the go to food choice at this time of year.  Here’s our top nibbles to enjoy:  Dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) Stuffed Sweet Peppers Dips – hummus, salsa, Total greek yogurt with fresh chopped chives, roasted parsnip dip Crudités – carrots, celery, peppers, cauliflower/broccoli florets, green beans, mushrooms, baby corn, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, radicchio… Olives (low salt!) Sundried tomatoes Devilled free range eggs Sushi / seafood Frittata MOVE – Walk, workout, dance, hike, cycle, swim, jog, skate, play…. Stay active and especially on the days you’re going to really go for it with the food and drink. Burn off some calories before you eat them and you’ll drastically reduce their impact. After …

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How To Find Time in the Day to Take Care of Yourself

How To Find Time in the Day to Take Care of Yourself

Every busy woman we know needs to hear this… Take Care Of Yourself Too Women are chronically putting other people’s needs before their own. It’s in our nature to be caregivers, but too often that leads to our own needs being at the bottom of the list. We survive on very little sleep, lots of coffee, and endless guilt for not being more present mothers, daughters, relatives, better employees, working out more, and eating healthy. We never stop berating ourselves… must look better, be more, do more! But, you know what? This constant grind and hustle of taking care of everything and everyone is one of the biggest reasons why so many women are completely burnt out, anxious, depressed, and unhappy. And, it’s why so many struggle to lose the weight they want to lose. An overly stressed body means that your cortisol is out of whack – which means …

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Step Count Walking Challenge

We have a challenge for you today and every day going forwards and that’s to walk 10,000 steps by lunchtime 🏃‍♀️🚶‍♀️ YES, that’s right, we recommend you get your 10k steps in before 2pm for optimum health… every day 💪 Some ideas of how you can do that: Workout in the a.m, walk to work, take the stairs, walk the kids to school, walk at lunchtime (by yourself to escape or with a friend to have a good old chin wag)… Considering a lot of people in Western countries aren’t even walking 2,000 steps in their whole day, it’s pretty important to have a goal to work towards to help increase your everyday activity levels, especially if your job is sedentary 👩‍💻❗ The Italians have been considered a very healthy bunch of (incredibly stylish) people, not only because of their high fibre and varied diet but also because they tend to walk at …

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Should I Count Calories?

To count calories or not to count calories, that is the question! What is the best way to get results when you’re looking to overhaul your body. Here at the Chicks of Wellness headquarters, we do not believe in counting calories! With over 17 years in the fitness industry, we have always helped our clients get amazing results without counting a single calorie. We too are living proof that you don’t need to count calories to drop body fat, slim down and fit into the clothes you’ve been longing to because we have walked that walk chick! We have both done the counting calories thing and we can confirm it’s not pleasant, not effective and is not a sustainable way to live your life! If you start counting calories, in order to keep that weight off, you then need to keep counting and counting calories FOREVER! Let’s face it, no …

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How to Handle Overwhelm

Are you putting it all into one pot? You know that feeling when you have just given yourself a bit too much to do! That sudden realisation that you’re overwhelmed and you start to back peddle and sabotage the things you started or the steps you decided to take in order to make changes and reach a goal! When we realise either one of us is doing this we call it putting everything into one pot because your mind becomes like a pot of soup! There are no longer separate ingredients on the kitchen counter, it’s all there swimming around in the water and your mind is rapidly turning to mush! So what does a chick do when it all gets a bit too much? You take a step back, you take a moment to separate everything and hit the reset button. If something overwhelms you then it doesn’t serve …

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Ditch the Detox Juices and Smoothies

Are you feeling that you’ve gone off track with your health and fitness? If your answer is Yes, then you need to read on… Life can get so busy sometimes and the first thing that starts to get neglected is you! You start to miss your workouts, your healthy eating takes a back seat and before you know it you’ve taken a few steps back. Everyone and everything else becomes a priority. But don’t despair! Here’s a simple way to get your body back on the healthy eating track… Increase your vegetable and fruit intake in a big way. Mainly focusing on the veggies and especially the dark green ones but choose a variety of colours in your diet. We’re NOT referring to juice plans or living off smoothies just to be clear!!!! Following a juice only diet for a week or two is actually not a good idea and …

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