Monday 8 August 2016

Making healthy lifestyle changes

In the last year I have noticed that I have naturally made some positive and healthy changes to my lifestyle. This has included the type of foods I'm eating and also my mindset, with thinking more positively and changing the way I look at situations to ensure that my mind and thoughts are also healthy. There has been nothing in particular that has brought this change about; it's something that I have noticed happening to me naturally over the last year or so. I am really grateful for this change, as it has made me a better person and I feel so much happier about what food I am eating as well as the way I look at life and the opportunities I have.

Although this is a very different kind of blog post to the ones I usually write about fashion, I still wanted to talk about my healthier eating changes as it could inspire others who are also thinking about making some changes. Firstly, I want to stress that I don't eat healthily 100% of the time. I try to eat healthily from Monday to Friday, but if I'm going out for a meal or fancy a treat I don't stop myself. I don't want it to be a battle or to stop myself from eating anything I really want, but it's more trying to eat healthier foods as much as possible during the weekdays.

I've started to make more of a conscious effort to eat more fresh, natural and organic products. For example, I have been eating healthy and organic snacks throughout the day and in between meals. By simply replacing a snack that may have once been crisps or a bar of chocolate with something like a sugar-free and organic snack bar, the results have been amazing. As well as noticing a slight change in my weight and clearer skin, it has also helped me in changing my mindset. After all, a healthy body means a healthy mind and I'm a big believer that it all starts with what is on our plate. I've increased my intake of water as well, which has made my skin so clear.

Aside from snacks, I've been continuing with eating fresh vegetables with my evening meal and looking for healthy and sugar-free breakfast options. I'm a morning tea drinker and you'll be amazed to know that I've cut down my sugar intake from 3 sugars in my cup of tea (yes really!) to no sugar at all. I'm so happy about this and I know in the future my body will thank me for cutting my sugar intake down at such a young age.

There's lots of online sites that sell organic and natural foods, but I was excited to find out about a brand new local store opening called Delilah Fine Foods that sells high quality produce. Although it's not a store that sells solely organic products, there's so many ingredients in there that are fresh and locally sourced that can be added to a healthy meal cooked at home.

I went to the Delilah launch and sampling event and was so inspired by the types of foods on offer. Delilah stock the finest produce such as breads, cheeses and fine wines. With some delicious foods that are ideal for those well deserved cheat days, there were lots of ingredients that I can buy to make delicious healthy meals at home. I'm really happy that this lovely deli has opened up so close to where I live!

If you're looking to add more healthy ingredients into your diet, then definitely visit Delilah for some food inspiration!

Have you made any healthy lifestyle changes?   


  1. Well done to you Radhika. I really need to do the same and up my water intake. Wow 3 sugars in your tea!!!!!! I take 1 in mine and I would love to cut down to none but I find that so hard. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you Steph! It's been a gradual change but taking small steps has really helped :)

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