6 Fruits You Should Try

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  • Dragon Fruit

This fruit is an excellent supplement for the liver as well as contains vital minerals that assist in weight-loss and balancing body weight without compromising health. For people suffering from diabetes, a dry or fresh dragon fruit guarantees blood glucose control.

  • Star Fruit

This fruit is an excellent source of ascorbic acid, which is important to the fitness of your body, as it assists in maintaining bones, teeth, mucus membranes, skin and improves the immune system. It also contains beta-carotene, which can be converted into vitamin A in your body for good vision and appetite.

  • Kiwano

This fruit is very rich in vitamin c and fibre. These help the red bloods cells, skin, muscles, nerves and heart. Vitamin E works in the body by helping to neutralize the damage from free radicals which can cause cancer and cardiovascular disease.

  • Mangosteen

This fruit has a very high concentration of xanthones that is one of the most powerful anti-oxidents in the world. The fruit also boosts the body’s immune systems and helps increase energy levels.

  • Sugar Apple

This fruit helps regulate the menstrual cycle, and contains a large amount of rosemary oil which can help fight off depression. This fruit also contains cineole which aids the body’s nervous system, helps in blood circulation, and improves concentration. This fruit also aids in reducing the severity of asthma.

  • Goji Berry

Goji berries are called the world’s most nutritional powerful anti-aging food. Goji berries are the highest rated antioxidant and have more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, more protein than whole wheat and more iron than steak.

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5 things guaranteed to make you miserable on your fitness journey

I’ve brought this back up to the top of my blog because it’s very important to remember.

1. Don’t starve yourself

Do not ever attempt to starve yourself to your goal, it is detrimental to your health and as soon as you start eating normally again, it’ll pile back on. Never go under 1,200 calories a day for women and 1,600 for men.

2. Don’t ignore cravings

If you get cravings, it means you’re human. If you’re hankering after your favourite food that you know is bad for you and you ignore it, it’ll get worse until you eat more than you wanted to. If you have a craving for something sweet, try a healthy snack first such as fruit (dates are great for satisfying choc cravings) or have a small portion. If you find yourself feeling guilty after, then just push harder at the gym to make it worth it. Don’t deny yourself something if you want it badly.

3. Don’t expect your family/friends to support you

Some people really don’t understand why you’d want to work hard to get a good body. My family don’t understand and they don’t support it, my boyfriend prefers curvy girls but what matters at the end of the day is what I want and I can support myself.

4. Don’t do exercises you don’t enjoy

If you don’t like them, don’t do them! I don’t like swimming unless it’s in the ocean so I don’t go to our local swimming pool. If you don’t like running, don’t go running, if you don’t like Zumba, don’t go to the classes. I love running, weightlifting and Zumba so I make sure to do them every week.

5. Do not compare yourself to others

This is a huge one, please avoid it at all costs. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. Maybe Marie can do more press ups than you and Amanda can run further, but this is about you. You’re you and they are most likely wanting to be better than they already are because they’re comparing themselves to people ahead of them. We’re all different and everyone has a right to be exactly where they are in their journey, don’t forget that.

Friday’s icy run

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Friday’s run on the icy roads was certainly an interesting one but it was lovely to have some company for once other than my dog. Dan and I picked this route in the hope it wouldn’t be too icy, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been but I did slip a bit and had to walk some of the way. I do hate it when the air is so cold it hurts your lungs to breathe in.

Run time 39:40

An incredible fitspo

So, ladies and gentleman, I want to share with you an utterly amazing weight loss journey that I know will provide inspiration to many people.

My boyfriend Dan hit an all time low in 2011/12 when he weighed 24 stone (384lbs for you Yanks) and was told by his doctor that he was slowly killing himself. He made the decision to lose weight and get fit and the results are phenomenal.

Over the course of a year, he changed his diet and went from cycling to running to weight training. Dan lost 12 stone/192lbs (almost double my own weight), a feat which was deemed impossible without gastric band surgery.

In the pictures below there is Dan at roughly 21 stone/352lbs and a photo taken yesterday where he weighs 12 and a half stone.

Dan's weight loss

As you can imagine, I am incredibly proud of my love for taking charge of his health and turning his luck around. He’s worked hard and the results speak for themselves.

I know the wonderful fitness community that follow FSB will be wowed by his transformation so I thought I would share his journey with you to show no matter how big you are, you can have the body you’ve always wanted through sweat and determination.