My balls have soul, do yours?

My balls have soul, do yours?

In February 2017, Nadra Shah set up Kitchen & Soul, a nutritious endeavour with a wholesome ethos. I recently was given the opportunity to experience her vision when I was sent a box of her energy balls. A sufferer from depression, Nadra sought to focus her energy into creating a positive, natural relationship with food [...]

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Water; the freebie you should bag today

Water; the freebie you should bag today

Since coming back to Uni, I must admit my healthy eating regime has not gone as well as I had planned. I had forgotten the effort involved in actually remembering to go to Asda to stock up the cupboard. Not having healthy ingredients, or any at all for that matter, readily available has caused me [...]

Super snacks to calm that post gym hanger

Super snacks to calm that post gym hanger

If you're anything like me, you'll understand how necessary post gym snacking is. I'm not talking about sitting down and cracking open that packet of digestives or chocolate bar on the Luas home, but rather a small protein ball or fruity bite to curb the hunger and prevent the dreaded fridge raiding. I have searched [...]

Five of the best drop in fitness classes in Dublin

Five of the best drop in fitness classes in Dublin

While I am in a committed relationship with my gym membership, I have found that every once in a while it can be fun to branch out and explore other class timetables to keep my fitness regime fun and interesting. I love finding different ways to exercise and fight the fat! Hence why I have [...]

The humble reflections of a Freshers’ survivor

The humble reflections of a Freshers’ survivor

University. That green light at the end of the tunnel every sixth former reaches toward after twelve gruelling months of exams and stress. The supposed key ingredient to a prosperous future filled with wealthy success. The years of fun you will never forget, where your independence is eagerly accessed and abused for all its worth. [...]

Abs are made in the kitchen: ‘cutting’ and how it works

Abs are made in the kitchen: ‘cutting’ and how it works

So, the painful truth has been revealed that to lose weight and firm up the secret is 80% diet and only 20% exercise. I don't know about you but I find this difficult to accept and even more difficult to execute. For years I thought my gym membership was my answer to an ab-tastic life. [...]

Six of the healthiest cafes Dublin has to offer

Six of the healthiest cafes Dublin has to offer

There have been countless occasions when I have started a healthy week, been sticking to my gym routine and consuming good, wholesome foods. Then a friend calls asking to have lunch or coffee and all that good work flies out the window. The sweet smell of cakes and chips overwhelms me and I think, “ [...]