Falafels are one of my goto favourite plant based foods. They are super simple to put together and I eat them alot with hummus or fry them in a little oil to make them even better in a pitta or a rye crisp bread sandwich.Continue reading “Simple Falafels + Tahini Sauce”
This one has been on my “to check out” list for quite a while now. On a recent staycation in Ireland, we were visiting our much loved city of Cork in the south of Ireland. It is here where I first came across floatation tanks, also known as isolation tanks or sensory deprivation tanks. They are named so as they aim to cut off all external stimuli to allow the body and mind relax, rest, repair and recover as part of a therapy known as a REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy).
I can’t think of a time in history when a service like this was more required. With our 24/7 on demand, always connected modern day mess we call a society, finding a place where you can remove yourself from all external stimulation can be very difficult to find. No phones, no internet, no advertisements, no emails, no whatsapps, no facebook, no people, just you. Imagine!
Here’s what happened when I tried this.
When we exercise we utilise glucose as fuel to help us move and perform our workout. This glucose is often synthesised from glycogen stored in our muscle tissues and liver, in a process called glycogenolysis.
As part of working out, muscle proteins can also be broken down (6). Once you have finished exercising, the body will try and rebuild those muscle proteins and restore the glycogen reserves that were converted to glucose during the exercise.
Eating the right nutrients post work out can help your body achieve this faster. Let’s dive in.Continue reading “What To Eat After a Workout”
There are many factors that affect the type and amount of nutrition our bodies need. Here we discuss the top 3.Continue reading “3 Factors That Affect Your Nutritional Needs”
60 days ago to this day, I made a commitment to give up hangovers and not consume any alcohol at all for 90 days. Today marks the 60th day of this challenge and here is what I’ve learned so far.Continue reading “What I’ve Learned from Not Drinking Alcohol for 60 Days”
This is a post that has been brewing in my mind for quite some time.
It’s a reflection on past events that when looked at in isolation seem ok, but when added together paint a different picture entirely.
It’s also a reflection on the pain and suffering I had to endure and the growth and wisdom that I have gained from these experiences.
It’s also a look to the future. A future that I now feel is one of abundance, excitement and optimism.Continue reading “My Search For Meaning”