How to avoid holiday weight gain

The festive season is upon us, which means Christmas parties, big family dinners, cookies at the office, chocolates in your stockings, and lots of mulled wine and minced pies. We tend to let loose over Christmas and New Year, and although gaining a pound isn’t the end of the world for most of us, research…

protein brownies

Protein brownies with caramel sauce

These might just be up there with the best thing I’ve baked, EVER! You have to try them. Adapted from Zanna Van Dyk’s recipe for Active In Style, I made some absolutely mouth-watering protein brownies with a salted caramel sauce. (P.S. they taste even better than they look!)   Brownies:   2 eggs 2 super…

Ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet – a review

For three months, Racefully team member Sarah followed the Ketogenic diet. It’s a high fat, moderate protein and very low carbohydrate regime, designed to force your body to burn fat instead of carbs.   It’s wise to check with a doctor before following any diet plan that cuts out food groups. Here’s what she thought:…

Oat & Sultana cookies

Oat & sultana cookies

Racefully team member Sarah followed Deliciously Ella’s recipe for chewy sultana cookies, and they turned out fabulously! Oats are a fantastic slow-release energy source that keep you feeling full and the best thing about this recipe is that there’s no need for any fancy ingredients or equipment. These cookies are made from ingredients that most…

Raw chocolate protein brownies

Raw protein chocolate brownies

In celebration of national chocolate week and because we’re such fun-loving souls, we hit the kitchen yet again to bring you another of our deliciously easy recipes.   Using only four ingredients and one piece of equipment, these little brownie squares took just 10 minutes to make and are the perfect homemade snack to whip…

Assortment of vitamin pills

The health benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a chemical that helps our bodies to absorb nutrients like calcium and phosphates. Basically, it’s important for strengthening our bones, teeth and immune systems. Vitamin D is unusual because we make it in our skin rather than eating it in food. The best way for our bodies to produce vitamin D is…

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