Nutra Organics

I have recently tried this family run Australian nutrition company. They do a huge range for all your different needs all with the best quality whole food ingredients.
After extensive research I ended up trying their Collagen Build & Collagen Beauty powders. Safe to say I love them & can already see & feel such a difference in my everyday life.

COLLAGEN BUILD: contains the specialised bioactive peptides called Bodybalance®, which specifically targets muscle tone, repair and building. It also includes a wholefood source of Magnesium to further support proper functioning of muscle tissue and energy production. Collagen Build is the one for you if you are looking to increase strength, repair muscles post workout, and improve body composition by increasing muscle mass and decreasing fat mass.

COLLAGEN BEAUTY: contains the specialised bioactive peptides called Verisol®, which specifically targets skin, and has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, smooth fine lines, increase skin hydration, improve skin elasticity, and improve the structural integrity of skin over the entire body. It also includes the wholefood sources of Vitamin C and Zinc, which help with the structure and function of connective tissue, promote healing, support gut health, further support collagen formation, and support healthy hair and nails. Collagen Beauty is the one you should pick if your priorities are glowing, hydrated, silky smooth skin, lush hair and strengthened nails.

Their collagen range is unflavoured, and dissolves into any hot or cold liquid. I usually put it in a smoothie or mix it in with my morning coffee 🌸

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Intermittent Fasting

I have been experimenting with intermittent fasting over the last four weeks of my program. Intermittent Fasting is a eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting & eating. 
There are lots of different ways to do this but for me I like the 16/8 method: Also called the Leangains protocol, it involves skipping breakfast & restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, such as 12-8p.m. Then you fast for 16 hours in between. I don’t do this everyday, instead listen to my body & see how it is feeling, if I am hungry some mornings & need the energy I will eat, but on other days I will try this method. 
When you fast, several things happen in your body on the cellular and molecular level.For example, your body adjusts hormone levels to make stored body fat more accessible.Your cells also initiate important repair processes and change the expression of genes. There are a multitude of benefits with intermittent fasting but the main ones are : 

  1. Human growth hormones grow
  2. Insulin sensitivity improves & levels of insulin drops
  3. Cellular repair 
  4. Gene expression & protection against disease 

There is a lot of information on this but I would advise to do your own research as everyone is different & has different needs for their body. This is just what works for me 🌿💚 

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Motivation with Fitness & Nutrition

Sometimes when you are tired or have a lot going on it can sometimes be hard to motivate yourself. A lot of people say “I don’t have the time to eat nutritiously or I don’t have time to exercise”. This quite frankly isn’t true, if you go ahead & change that to “it’s not on my priority list to eat nutritionally or fit in some exercise” it makes you think a bit more about that sentence. After all we brush our teeth every day, shower etc. (for me consistently follow my skincare routine), so why don’t we have our nutrition & fitness a priority? This year I have decided like I have said previously to not just do this temporarily. Instead by implement these simple changes into my life, following healthy habits & routines, I am creating a lifestyle for myself. Some simple tips & tricks I have found help: 1. Start slowly, if it is something you haven’t done before, like any habit or practise these things take time & commitment 🌿2. Exercise even when you don’t feel like it. Obviously listen to your body if you need a rest but also keep moving. Go for a coastal walk on your scheduled day off, or a bit of at home yoga 🧘‍♀️ 

  1. Your mindset is so important & only you will decide wether to do this or not. Stop coming up with excuses like it’s too cold, or early, or I can’t be bothered. But also be kind to yourself 🌸 
  2. Set a goal & make them realistic. It doesn’t have to be much, even just something like making a conscious effort to drink more water or train in the mornings. 🌞 
  3. Schedule fitness into your diary like a meeting. Make health as important as work. You will likely find yourself more productive! 🎉 

I hope this helps anyone else on their own journey! 

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