Wednesday, 24 July 2013

What's the diet everyone is talking about at the minute?

Shape up for summer and make friends with your swimsuit again.

Believe it or not summer is approaching, and whilst the sun isn’t shining your smile can.
Whether you want to lose pounds or stones, 5:2 is the diet everyone is talking about – even the celebs!

The diet was featured on BBC’s Horizon programme Eat Fast and Live Long and it has become increasingly popular, and is very straight forward. The 5:2 diet sustains weight loss and increases longevity. Who doesn’t want that? So what does it entail?

It’s based on intermittent fasting but it still allows you to eat what you want and that includes treats! It literally does allow you to have your cake and eat it too.

Its simple, you eat normally for five days and fast for two. A fasting day should consist of two meals around 250 calories each, depending on the sex of the person. Women 500 calories and men 600.

So what are the benefits? It has a 65% success rate over a 40% standard diet and it's not restrictive so you can easily adapt it to fit into your lifestyle with minimum disruption. Not only will you lose weight but it gives you all the nutrients you need in the process. It claims to increase your lifespan and make you feel and look younger, and who doesn’t want that? It also claims to protect against cancers, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Surely it's not all good right?

Well there are a few side effects including sleep deprivation, dizziness, anxiety, and tiredness so beware. You may also feel weak when doing physical exercise on your fasting days and there is the danger of binge eating too.

Of course, the side effects will depend on you as the individual, but with the positives outweighing the negatives, why don’t you get on the craze, and get your beach body ready?  I'm certainly going to give it a go...

I will do a feedback on the 5:2 diet in a later post for any of you who are curious. Have you ever tried the 5:2 diet? Leave me a comment.

Abbie xoxo

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

My Bucket List

So I’ve been pondering for a while about what my first post should be for Write Here Right Now, and I thought what better way to start off a blog than with a Bucket List. It seems all the bloggers have one, so I thought I’d  hop on the bandwagon too.

For the rare few who don’t know what a Bucket List is, (where have you been?) it’s a list of goals, dreams and fears you wish to achieve and overcome. But also including those all important little things in life which count.

Some may want to achieve this before a certain age, whilst others like myself will just add to the ever-increasing list and will just cross off once accomplished. So some things I could do tomorrow, some require an eye watering amount of money and a bigger purse, and the rest will have you saying um what?!

  • Walk on the walk of fame
  • Go to the Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • See BeyoncĂ© in concert
  • Get a dachshund dog but must have a personality as well as being cute
  • Win an amazing competition
  • Decide one day to go away for the weekend and plan as you go along
  • Watch the sun set and rise
  • Make a kind gesture and give a homeless person something
  • Boat Party
  • Kiss in the rain, yes it is a bit clichĂ©, but if Bridget Jones can, I can
  • Sky lanterns
  • Make a rainbow cake
  • Have a night out in flats and get drunk, listen to cheese and just dance the night away
  • Have a night of pulling pranks and dares - live your twenties
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Get an underwater camera and use it
  • Learn how to do a fish plait
  • Be on a hamac on a secluded beach next to the ocean
  • Go to a zoo
  • Improve using liquid eyeliner on the top of my eyelid
  • Go to build a bear -you have no idea how much I want one
  • Start using Twitter
  • Go to a comedy concert
  • Go to Australia
  • See Rihanna in concert
  • Join a gym
  • See One Direction in concert
  • See Bruno Mars in concert
  • Re visit New York and visit their publishing house sand the Friends set
  • Visit all my child hood memories and try and go inside houses, schools
  • Go to a summer music concert/festival
  • Raise a lot of money for charity
  • Go to the Spa and stay in the Eco Pods in Southampton
  • Go to a musical in London
  • Get a camera with effects     
  • Learn first aid
  • Write my funeral arrangements
  • Go on rollercoasters to overcome heights
  • Have ombre hair
  • Have a walk in wardrobe
  • Go to the cinema screening rooms
  • Be more experimental with my cooking
  • Find the most comfiest heels and try not to break my ankle in them
  • Drive a Bentley or Jaguar (in my dreams I know)
  • Have my dream job
  • Meet my goal weight
  • Get a tweet back from a celeb
  • Go forward with one of my business ideas
  • Buy scratch cards for a month
  • Have my teeth whitened

What's on your bucket list?  Do you have any of the same ideas?

Abbie xoxo