Ch-eat-ing smart!

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I’m fighting a never-ending war. I want to be fit, healthy and look great… my interpretation of great anyway as this notion is completely subjective (or it should be). But I love food and my eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach.

One of the most important things I have to keep reminding myself on my fitness journey is that one meal or one day will not make or break the process. Sometimes we have setbacks and that’s ok. That’s just life!

Although there are a lot of articles that go back and fourth on the pros and cons, I personally find that cheat days or meals actually keep me more focused and motivated. It’s easy to keep going during the week when you know that on that day, you can have a big slice/plate/glass of ‘INSERT NAME OF YOUR GREATEST WEAKNESS’ (mine is baked goods)

Now the purpose of a cheat day or meal is to go balls out, and apart from being great, it can actually help you lose weight. And it can be good for your mental health too.

But sometimes, I can’t help but try and find ways to keep things a little bit healthier than they ought to be, especially on special days like today, because I’m naturally a worrier (I have my anxiety to thank for that).

It’s Mothers Day. I love cheesecake. My mum loves cheesecake. So I looked at ways I could make it a little healthier and make myself feel a little better about indulging. To that end, this Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake was born. I used bits from other recipes, experimented with some ideas and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Read More

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