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Oh Beans Gets the Glow: Week 4 – Sauerkraut and Liquorice

It has to be said, week four has probably been the hardest week of Madeleine’s challenge to stick to. We’ve not really managed to stay gluten free and probably haven’t had the best of the best when it comes to meat, but I have been able to follow some of  Madeleine’s beat the bloat advice, by getting in some sauerkraut and liquorice …

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Oh Beans Gets the Glow: Week 4 – Not Quite.

Preparation is key. And as you’ll find out, I’ve not been all that prepared this week! This weekend, Suzy and James (an old school friend of Peter’s) invited us to Cambridge, to celebrate their wedding day with them at the Missing Sock. Being devout Oxfordians (well.. for the last 10 years or so, anyway!), neither of us had set foot …

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Oh Beans Gets the Glow: Week 3 – Feeling Positive!

Don’t beat yourself up. You are beautiful, you are good at your job and you are interesting. You can’t please everyone, but you can please you.  After a fairly long and draining one last week, this week has been much easier and has been made all the better by making a point of staying positive! Everyday last week, I wrote a little …

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Oh Beans Gets the Glow: Week 3 Preview

So, I’m now heading into Week 3 of Get the Glow. This week Madeleine asks Peter and I to ‘Eat Clean, Think Clean’. Where as the previous couple of weeks have been about reducing refined sugar and up’ing our intake of good fats, this week is all about that rather hippy thing of ‘self-love’.

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Oh Beans Gets the Glow: Week 2 – Love Letter to Oxford

I really never liked Oxford when I was little. It was busy, bustling, and quite frankly, a rather frightening place what with all the buses and cyclists. When I applied for university places, I tried to resist going to Oxford Brookes, recalling (pretty incorrectly) my childhood memories of how loud and busy it was, hoping I’d make the cut for Southampton. …

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Oh Beans Gets The Glow: Week 1 Round Up

When I embarked on a week of no-refined sugar as part of Madeleine Shaw’s Get the Glow 6-week challenge, I really did wonder whether I’d bolt at the first hurdle. I’m pleased to say that both Peter and I did fairly well, with only one moment of weakness. But I surprised myself this week, realising that this challenge is leading to changes …

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Oh Beans Gets the Glow: Week 1 – Ditch the Junk!

It’s definitely been the year of clean eating, one packed full of inspirational women getting their message across about how they’re going about living the healthiest possible lifestyle that they can. For some, it can be a bit daunting and unnatural seeing all these beauties with their gorgeous locks, their smoothie bowls and of course, their new book. But when you …

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Healthy Changes – Part 4: Get Inspired. Get Active.

Healthy isn’t all about food, nor is it all about how we treat our skin, face or hair. Nope.. a large part of us feeling good comes from how inspired and stimulated we are. This little post forms part of my Healthy Changes series which aims to provide you with small, manageable tips on how to become a healthier version of …

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Healthy Changes – Part 3: Real Food Snacking

Nibbling on something every couple of hours is great, and helps to keep your inner sugar monster at bay. But the type of thing you’re snacking on can really make a difference as to how much goodness and energy you’re getting out of it.  It was at some point in January this year when I realised that nearly every morning on …