So as you may know, if you follow me on instagram, I am rallying for a plastic free zone.

I am still learning every day as to how plastic effects the environment and in turn every living being on this planet including ourselves, so i thought I’d make a list of alternatives that can be used instead.

Starting with plastic bottles.

‘More than 480bn plastic drinking bottles 🍼 were sold in 2016 across the world, up from about 300bn a decade ago. If placed end to end, they would extend more than halfway to the sun. By 2021 this will increase to 583.3bn, according to the most up-to-date estimates from Euromonitor International’s global packaging trends report.

Most plastic bottles used for soft drinks and water are made from polyethylene terephthalate (Pet), which is highly recyclable. But as their use soars across the globe, efforts to collect and recycle the bottles to keep them from polluting the oceans, are failing to keep up. ‘

– The Guardian .


I’m going eco warrior princess mode this week with my posts..😆 because it’s not too late to make a change.

I have my favourite reusable bottle I bought from Amazon with me everyday that I remember, to cut down on my plastic use

People always ask me what it is because of its Beautiful colours and that alone attracts someone in my reach into buying one and cutting down on their plastic use. (You don’t have to pressure people or start campaigns everyday to send a message. )

Actions speak louder than words…

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If you want to buy the bottle, click here >> ‘REUSEABLE BOTTLE’

They have tons of colours
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Cancer Research UK says BYE BYE to sugar for SUGAR FREE FEBRUARY! Would you go sugar free for a month?

BENEFITS OF GOING SUGAR FREE

Reduced food Cravings

  • More balanced blood sugar makes it less likely for you to crave foods or feel constantly hungry.

Better appearance

  • Sugar causes inflammation in the body which can break down the elasticity in your skin. Which can cause wrinkles.
  • Sugar robs the body of minerals which the body needs to keep skin nails and hair healthy, which can also cause bad acne, dull weak hair and many other issues.

More energy

  • Unbalanced blood sugar levels can cause you to crash regularly. Sugar raises the blood sugar level very high, really quickly and soon after the body brings the sugar levels way down to control it. This can leave you exhausted and craving again. Whereas whole food unprocessed sugars help to keep balance of blood sugar levels instead with a slower release.

Fat loss

  • When I did the 30 day sugar free challenge, I lost a dramatic amount of fat from my back and my body fat mass even went down and after a year of being sugar free I lost a stone in weight.
  • Sugar triggers your hormone Ghrelin ( the hunger hormone ) making you likely to eat more than you need. Sugar is also full of empty calories, so you are just taking in extra calories for satisfaction purposes but they are actually leaving you more and more unsatisfied as time goes on.
  • It may not make everyone lose weight but can help to maintain the weight you currently are.
  • At a small percentage, excess sugar is turned into waste but mostly stored as fat by the body as it is seen as a valuable resource to hold onto. This is why whole unrefined sugars are better to consume than processed because they include fibre and other nutrients which digest slower and can be used as energy.

Lower risk of illness

  • Majority of illnesses in the body are triggered by the consumption of sugar.
  • Since ive gone sugar free I’ve avoided most common sicknesses like flu / cold.
  • Sugar causes a lot of systems in the body to not work to their fullest potential causing illness to take over.
  • Sugar also is a cause of inflammation which also causes a lot of bodily health issues and can also cause depression.
  • Sugar also weakens the gut which plays an important role of absorbing nutrients needed for optimal health, causing unnecessary illness.

Clearer mind

  • When Sugar effects your energy levels and causes inflammation, it has a grand effect on the mind. Sugar can leave you distracted, anxious, and cause negative thinking. 
  • Removing sugar from my diet has allowed me to focus more and just feel less heavy minded.

Better sleep

  • Having more control on your blood sugar and energy levels can make it easier for you to go to sleep.
  • Consuming sugar can cause a delay in your body release of melatonin a hormone which controls your sleeping cycle and helps you sleep deeper. 

Better moods/ improve mental health

  • High sugar consumption has been linked to depression, and I have to say, since going sugar free I haven’t felt depressed, and i was diagnosed with depression before I cut out sugar from my diet. (i also ate a hell of a lot of sugar)
  • The constant rise and fall of blood sugar can cause a lot of feelings of nervousness and contribute to those who already have anxiety.  Also leading to craving which can make people agitated and hangry.
  • When I was eating sugar compared to now, there is a massive difference. I went from someone who was super sensitive and emotional one day to happy and chilled out the next, most people I know are still shocked at the difference. And when I had a moment of weakness at the beginning of my journey and ate sugar…. I suddenly felt all the feelings of depression again. Was a really strange experience.

BOOKS TO GO SUGAR FREE DIET

Hey Beauties,

I recently talked about a bunch of books i had read when going Sugar-free on my Youtube channel and thought you might want a read as well.

Hope they help,

( I’ll do a post on Documentaries i watch as well soon.)

BOOKS:

THAT SUGAR BOOK:This book will change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food
https://amzn.to/2DDtpLx

The Case Against Sugar
https://amzn.to/2UmlKGL

Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It
https://amzn.to/2Uj0T7j

Pure, White and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It
https://amzn.to/2RRb3PH

If you haven’t worked out in years,

or your like me and have lower body restrictions,

or your just a complete beginner,

then this can be a workout to help you get started on your fitness journey.

Over the past few years, I have had to come up with different creative ways to work out that doesn’t trigger my chronic pain in my leg. I haven’t been able to do much for 4 years so I am really weak everywhere and recently I discovered lifting weights while laying down on the sofa.

This is definitely the perfect way at this current time for me to work out with support and not too much stress on other body parts.

I thought I’d just share anyways so those of you out there who feel like they just cant move, (or they been in bed due to health issues for years like me) feel like they can at least try something to keep them muscles alive.

This can also be done sitting up, so if you work at a desk all day long or standing is hard for you – try this out.