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Friday, 30 May 2014

My healthy habits

If you follow me on Instagram you know how much I like food as I often post photos of what I’ve cooked or meals out that I’ve enjoyed.

I’ve always considered myself to be a healthy person. Here are just a few of the things I live by:

  •  I only drink water with my meals and the rest of the time, herbal teas such as green tea and rooibos teas (and English breakfast tea in the morning for a little caffeine). No fizzy drinks in sight apart from sparkling water when I’m out for a meal, and no alcohol.
  • I eat brown bread, rice and pasta
  •  I eat a variety of unsalted nuts every day and also dried fruit and gogi berries (they are packed with vitamin C)
  •  I eat loads of fruit and veg
  •  I rarely eat fried food
  •  I exercise regularly

But I started thinking more about my health lately, especially since my father died of cancer last month. Everyone was surprised when he got sick because he was really healthy too – apart from one thing. Us Greeks love our BBQs and I have to say, growing up, there were plenty of them – lots of red fatty meat along with our healthy olive oil and massive salads.

Although I don’t eat as much red meat as my father did, I think I eat a bit too much sometimes. I don’t think I’ve ever been out and had a vegetarian meal. I somehow think I’m not eating properly if I don’t eat something that was alive one day LOL!

So I’ve decided to change this mentality and cut down on red meat. I made a vegetarian curry the other day with sweet potato and it was really nice and my hubby liked it too. I’ve also decided to do a water challenge and drink two litres every day for a month and see how that improves my skin and general well-being.

If you’d like to join me in the water challenge from the 1st June, do drop me a line on It would be great if you can take a before photo for us to compare and we may even feature it on my TV show. We once featured some news about a woman who did this for a while and at the end of the experiment, her skin appeared 10 years younger!

No matter how good we think we are at something, we can always improve right? So….who’s in?

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