To continue my recent run-of-form around meeting Olympic Gold Medallists, I was extremely excited to grab a breakfast with Victoria Pendleton last week. For any of you who’ve recently been living under a soundproof rock for the past decade, she’s the talismanic British cyclist who won Gold in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 for her exploits in Sprint and Keirin respectively, along with 12 further shiny 24-carat discs from various other international championships! She is a decorated athlete in every sense, and I got the chance to pick her brains at the Macmillan Cycletta (to whom she is an Ambassador) press event hosted at London’s Rosewood Hotel; we chomped away on organic porridge & slurped healthy juices, whilst blissfully winding down in the Unlisted ‘Recovery Zone’. Also in attendance was Victoria’s upcoming ‘Breast Cancer Care Triathlon’ mock-nemesis, the other key ambassador for the Triathlon, Mel C of Spice Girls fame, who was just so charming in person! Click MORE to read our group interview with Victoria for a window into the mind of an elite Olympic mega-champion, and great all-round woman! 🙂 Faya x
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SOME HEALTHY HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN SOUP ???
It’s the Halloween time of year again, and just throwing it out there, but I guess you might be finding it harder to stay on the fitness ‘straight & narrow’ as we run into the festive season, consuming a bit more alcohol than normal, chomping on some salty sweets and let’s not forget all the sugary ‘trick or treat’ fare. You might even have some war wounds after running around town late one night chasing bats dressed up as Batman – cape, knickers at minus 2 degrees? Sound familiar? HAVE NO FEAR – Fitness On Toast’s healthy (& seasonally on-trend) Pumpkin Soup to the rescue – it’s ultra hydrating and nutrient-rich to make up for all the sugary sweets, alcohol and salt in which you’ve been overindulging! Plus it’s packed with minerals and vitamins to help recover from a heavy night out or just a little man-cold. Read MORE for ingredients & ‘How To’, here! (more…)
HEALTHY BURGER AND A TRIP TO SHAKE SHACK, NY !!!
This post is about an alternative, healthy ‘burger’ recipe which takes inspiration from a recent blog trip to New York. ‘When in Rome’ do as the New Yorkers… with that in mind it seemed right that on my monumental ‘cheat day’ I should go overboard and indulge in a proper American burger, milkshake & fries! If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know this is a VERY rare occasion indeed! I headed to the grand opening of Shake Shack in Grand Central Station, which I’d heard so much about (great PR!). To celebrate it I wore my favourite gold burger ring by GoldieRox – gorgeous jewellery celebrating junk food, best of all with 0 calories!!! (On that matter, in America most menus now include ‘calories’ which is really helpful!)
I was fully aware that this meal would rack up some seriously naughty numbers but I was blown away; I consumed 1870 calories in just one meal, which is pretty much what I would typically eat in a day!!! Going to Shake Shack was certainly a bit of a fun outing, and I believe you do have to enjoy and live life a little now and then, but this serves as a reminder of just how easily you could be consuming a VAST amount of the wrong kind of calories without even realising it. In the event, I could only manage a half of my portion (still 935 calories), and since my body isn’t used to it, I struggled for the rest of the day. I’m much more at home with a healthy alternative; my previous healthy burger recipe included a tuna steak; this alternative is my nutritious, low-fat, low-sugar and lower-calorie ‘Skirt Steak Wrap’ (pictured below), which weighs in at a nutritious 485 calories, bursting with vitamins minerals and quality protein. See MORE pictures, ingredients and ‘how to make it’ below…