Sugar awareness week 2020

This week is Sugar Awareness Week. Sugar is found is a variety of foods. Free sugars are sugars added to food or drinks (biscuits, cakes, sweets, chocolates, cereals, ice-creams, fizzy drinks, flavoured yoghurts). Sugars in honey, syrups and fruits juices also count as free sugars. Eating too much sugar can cause weight gain, tooth decay and diabetes. The World Health Organization recommends that added sugar intake is no more than 24g (6 teaspoons) per day.

 

Action plan:

šŸŽUnderstand the health impacts of consuming too much sugar
šŸŽ Create an environment so that there is less temptation to consume sugar
šŸŽ Replace sugary snacks with fruits, low-GI carbohydrates, unprocessed nuts, protein rich food (balanced diet)
šŸŽ Encourage healthy eating habits
šŸ° Enjoy a slice of cake at celebrations without feeling guilty

Are you trying to cut back on sugar? Let me know how you are getting on.

Personal training sessions in Leatherhead Surrey – giveaway

To celebrate my birthday in December and staying fit at 39, I am offering 4 x 30 min personal training sessions to one follower. If you want to get fitter and healthier in 2020, simply email info@WinnieFitness.com with your name, email address, health goals to enter.

Iā€™m specialised in the following areas:
šŸŒŸKickstart fitness
šŸŒŸPre/postnatal fitness
šŸŒŸNutrition and fitness for weight loss
šŸŒŸFitness for over 60s
šŸŒŸFitness prescription for the management of certain medical conditions (e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes)

Mint ‘chocolate chip’ smoothie / protein shake

New creation at WinnieFitness HQ – mint ‘chocolate chip’ (cacao nibs) protein shake. I have a thing for mint choc chip treats and drinks (chocolate, ice-cream).Ā  This is a very good alternative to satisfy my sweet tooth!

Try the recipe below and let me know what you think

Ingredients for 1 serving:

100ml unsweentened almond milk

100 ml water

4 ice cubes (for frappe effect)

1 cup baby spinach

10 mint leaves

1/4 avocado

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Directions:

Add almond milk and water into a blender. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Blend until mixture is smooth.

Then top with 1 tsp cacao nibs and enjoy!

Body and mind event Ashtead – Photos

It was lovely to meet many of you at the Body and Mind wellbeing event in Ashtead on 3 Februaray 2019! We enjoyed an afternoon of fun belly dance, uplifting interval training, a short talk on achieving goals, followed by guided relaxation and confidence building.

Here are some photos of the group in action!

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If you are interested in attending our next event, email info@WinnieFitness to let me know which fitness, health and wellbeing topic you are interested in. Alternatively, if you are a local health, fitness or wellness professional who would like to share your knowledge and expertise, please get in touch.

Fitness achievement award at Winnie Fitness

Scholarship award(1)

Fitness achievement award at Winnie Fitness goes to: Rebecca Court.

Rebecca cycles from her home in Ashtead to Leatherhead for PT sessions without fail – rain, wind, heat, cold weather would not stop her. Her commitment, focus and determination is truly amazing. She achieved her goal of being able to jog for 30 minutes and getting fitter, stronger before her 60th birthday! Well done!

Read Rebecca’s story here: https://winniefitness.com/testimonials/

Prize: three complimentary personal training sessions.