I recently transitioned to a plant-based diet and probably the best thing about it so far has been the enjoyment I am taking from experimenting with so many new ingredients and recipes. Here is a typical ‘what I eat in a day’ with a couple of options for each meal and snacks. I try to eat a variety of legumes for protein, but I certainly eat less protein than I used to, but I am not so worried about it. The options below include protein powder, but I don’t actually have it every day. My percentage of carbohydrates has certainly…

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If your girlfriend/wife/sister/daughter plays tennis and you would like to get her something a little bit different for Christmas, then perhaps you’ll find it in my gift guide for female tennis players. I have had a couple of husbands contact me in the past, asking for advice on what to buy their tennis-loving better half, so I know first hand that there is a definite need for this guide. For some reason I have gone for a green theme. You may have noticed that I have also recently changed the colour theme of my blog to green. It is either…

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Ah, my first ever recipe post! If you knew me (and my lack of culinary skills), you would appreciate how hilarious this is. Anyway, since I have transitioned to a plant-based diet, I have had to expand my repertoire of everyday dishes, especially at lunchtime, as I had got into the habit of having two-scrambled eggs on toast almost every day. I first got the idea for making a simple vegan piadina pizza from a fitness blogger called Carly Rowena (see her version here), but as I live in Italy I have replaced the two tortillas in her recipe with…

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After a bit of a digital detox over the past few months, I am back to enjoying Instagram again, and I have realised that there were a few accounts that I missed more than others. It turns out that all but one of these accounts belong to young, female, fit and healthy Brits living in London. I spent 5 years living in London from when I was 18 to 23, and I think I am somehow trying to vicariously relive those years (though perhaps in a parallel universe, as I was in no way fit or healthy at the time!)…

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I’ve written on the blog about my varying diet over the past couple of years, from using MyFitnessPal to ‘cleaning up’ my diet during Dry January, and I have been fairly happy with the balance I have achieved this year. Despite following many bloggers and vloggers on Instagram and YouTube that promote vegetarian and vegan/plant-based diets and enjoying many of their recipes, I felt no need to make any drastic changes to my diet. I felt healthy, I enjoyed my food, I cooked most of my meals, and I just didn’t think there was anything wrong with what I ate.…

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