Happy food

Take the pic and let me eat the cake!

Take the pic and let me eat the cake!

I am never happier than when faced with a chocolate fudge cake – there I said it.

I used to so look forward to a massive pizza or a takeaway – even as a vegetarian for over ten years. However, since starting my CHP (Conscious Health Project), I have really started to notice that I am no longer craving the bad stuff as much. This was my plan all along and I am so thrilled it is working. I’m finding it even more true as I move over to the vegan way of life (there goes that chocolate cake *must attempt vegan choc cake!*)


I am becoming increasingly intrigued by things like super foods and foods that are proven to make you happier or lower the risk of depression. I have just recently learnt that apparently olives, humous and crunchy veggies (all of which I have been eating a lot lately!) have powerful antioxidants, “good” fats and B vitamins which your brain needs to help neurotransmitters and nerve-cells do their thing!  (that’s about as “sciencey” as I have gotten at the moment!).


So whilst I don’t think I am ever going to lose my sweet tooth! I am loving the benefits of my new found food loves – long may they continue!

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Conscious Health Project

Health and fitness *Sigh* I wish I could say I love it, but it’s a bit of an effort for me. I have noticed that if I try to eat less of something, I usually fail miserably. Case and point – last years’ “Project swimsuit”. Add to that the fact that it’s cold (and I’m over it!) and looking for my next freelance job is getting a little old now…. The chances of me staying true to any kind of withdrawal of yummy things is probably very slim.

So….. my plan is to add in more good stuff. Let’s call it a CHP (conscious health project) It’s true what they say about olives; keep trying them – you will learn to like them!!

So here it is, my little lunch from today. Olives, humous, blueberries, home made guacamole with tomatoes and lime juice, Falafel and celery. Now don’t be fooled into thinking that I won’t indulge later – because I may well do – but eating MORE of the GOOD stuff has got to be a great place to start right?

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