Are Hemp Products just for people with “alternative” lifestyle?

As I said, you will hear a lot about hemp from me in the days to come. I will still occasionally add some yummy recipes and maybe even a blog post about exercise. But let’s talk about hemp today, again 🙂

I heard about hemp products many times over the past few years, but never really wanted to learn more about as for some reason I thought hemp products were either for junkies or for people with alternative lifestyle, you know, those kind of people who wear clothes that they probably made themselves, they are vegan and their children are not vaccinated.

Well, lot has changed since I was that judgmental over others – I respect vegans and I love vegan food, I am not planning to vaccinate my child, but those are big topics on their own, lets get back to hemp. The point is that hemp literally fascinates me now and I think hemp should be mainstream. Why is it normal to do your regular shopping in a pharmacy, for pharmacies to show adverts for discounts on telly, yet it is still not normal for people to use natural supplements to take care of their help. I really do believe that “Prevention is better than cure”.

If you come to my house you will not find any pills or pharmaceutical products, only natural food supplements – Cordyceps capsules for immunity, Chitosan capsules for digestion, CDB hemp oil for immunity. Anyway, let’s get back to hemp.

Hemp products are a part of a healthy natural life. Hemp has been used all over the world for centuries. Cannadorra hemp products, that I personally use, are 100% natural, they are processed in a cold form and they are ideal for human organism.

Cannabis vs Hemp vs Marijuana, what’s the difference? Cannabis is a plant family that includes many species, such as hemp and marijuana. Hemp contains very low levels of THC or none, and hemp products do not contain any THC at all. However hemp is high in beneficial cannabinoids, such as CBD which promote overall health state. While marijuana, as we all know, is high in THC which is a psychoactive substance, simply makes you high.

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I have set up a Facebook group called Hemp For Health where I would love people to educate each other about hemp, I am still earning, share ideas, recipes and experience. Please join the group by clicking here. 

 

 

 

Prague Health & Fitness Meetup

Having moved to Prague a month ago I miss my personal training clients and my health community that I created back in the UK.

Meetup app worked for me in the past and therefore I have decided to set up Prague Health & Fitness Meetup.

So, if you are based in Prague and you are looking to meet new people, make like-minded friends and have fun, join me!

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Time to Embrace Your Body

Have you realised that #summerbodyready season has just finished and you already have to get #thelittleblackdressbodyready? Have you had a moment when you looked in a mirror and you thought your body was simply not ready for anything?

I think we all had that moment at least once in our life, some of us have it several times a week, and some even every day. Did you know that 91% of women and about 40% of men are not satisfied with their bodies?

The pressure of society and media is so big that it makes us believe that our bodies are never perfect. I must admit I get those moments when I feel like this and that could and should look better. However, it is important to be able to snap ourselves out of it for several reasons.

  • We pretty much got our body to look the way it is right now.
  • If you do not love your body now you cannot change it and trust me, losing weight will not help you to love yourself more.
  • There is always someone listening. If you do negative self-talk your children will pick up on it.
  • Skinny does not mean healthy. Health is not determined by a clothes size or by a number on your scale.

I am 100% for being healthy and physically active, but that does not equal having peachy but and being size 6. It is time to embrace your body, be grateful for your able body and if you want to change anything, do it for the right reason. Embrace your body and take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live in. Do not abuse your body just for the sake of being able to post a before and after weight loss photo.

We should think positively about our bodies. Body Positive Movement is a movement that encourages people to adopt more forgiving and affirming attitudes towards their bodies, with the goal of improving overall health and well-being. And that is something we have to remember – our goal should be improvement of our overall health and well-being.

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Day 2 Intermittent Fasting

My eating window of day 2 is closing and it is time to evaluate today.

Same as yesterday, I got up today and I had a cup of green tea instead of breakfast.

I had a client for personal training at 8am. When we finished at 9am I had a bit of urge to eat. I did not feel hungry in particular, I think it was more of a result of a habit. Usually when I have personal training clients within the morning, no matter if I exercise with them or if I just stretch, or if I do my own workout in the morning I would usually eat afterwards – either friend egg on toast, scrambled eggs, protein pancakes, sandwich with hazelnut chocolate butter and banana. So, it was quite interesting to observe how is my body programmed. However, I just had another cup of tea.

I broke the fast around 12.20pm with a shake – Herbalife Cookie & Cream shake powder with almond milk, 2 tsp of hazelnut chocolate butter and defrosted fruit mix (red currant, black currant, raspberries, blackberries).

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After lunch I went to Norwich city center with my husband to sort out some stuff in my banks. W walked by Patisserie Valerie and saw all those yummy looking cakes, I could not resist to have one. I must say that last two days I feel like I crave sugar much more. I usually do have sweet tooth, but feel like the urge is even stronger now. Will observe it the next few days if the trend continues or if it was just random two days of extremely sweet tooth.

We had dinner around 5.30pm, another recipe from Gousto Recipe Box – One pot easy lamb biryani made of lamb mince, green beans, basmati rice, sultanas and white yoghurt. Simple, easy, fast and tasty.

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I must admit I did not train past two days, however I am quite lucky that my dog gets me to walk every day. Every single day I walk around 5km on average, usually even more. I think a walk in the morning, no matter if you are fasting or not, is the best thing you can do to start your day.

Now it is time for me to head back to designing ads for the next issue of the Reepham and District Community news, and I should not forget my article as well. I got a gentle reminder today that I should send everything over by the end of the week. Well since we are travelling Thursday afternoon abroad I guess I better do everything latest tomorrow. At least one ad is done. What do you think?

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