Category: Health

Healthy Andy – A New Lifestyle?

Man, I am still struggling to get back on the damn bandwagon, you guys! It has been such a struggle.

I only lost 200g in the last week, but to be honest, after one too many toasted cheese sandwiches for lunch because I lost all will to meal plan, I actually expected to put on at least 1kg. (more…)

Healthy Andy – Out of Control Festivities

I said I was going to enjoy the December festivities. Oh holy hell, did I enjoy or them, or what?!

I have to be honest with you all – I went overboard. Now, originally, I had stated that I would only allow myself an unrestricted diet on the 24th of December when I celebrate Christmas with my family. Well that just didn’t happen. Holiday time hit, and I just ate everything and anything – I’m not even exaggerating. (more…)

Healthy Andy – What I Eat in a Day

I’ve had a couple requests to blog about what I eat in a day on my #HealthyAndy plan. Obviously, this changes each day – I try to keep it exciting and different each day, mostly to keep myself motivated, but also so that my body doesn’t know what is coming next and I avoid the dreaded plateau.

Here’s an idea of what I eat in a day. Please note that this shouldn’t be used as dietary advice – I’m not a nutritionist or a dietician, and I just know what works for me.. (more…)

Healthy Andy – It’s All About Balance

Man alive, was the last week hectic or what?! I really feel like I just can’t keep up. So, how did Week 5 of #HealthyAndy go? Well, I reminded myself that it’s all about balance.

I think part of my struggle has always been that if I eat unhealthily once, then I throw in the towel and think that everything is ruined so I may as well just eat terribly all the time and just accept that. However, the concept of 80-20 balance has become profound for me. Although I have read about it before, I realized that I had in all likelihood been applying the idea incorrectly to my own life. (more…)

Ladies’ Eyes Only (Trust Me) – Menstrual Cup

This is a bit of a taboo subject, because not many people discuss this, and I think a lot of people (especially men – ahem), like to pretend it isn’t real and doesn’t happen. But it does. Periods. The average woman of today has about 450 periods in her lifetime. Most women bleed for five days a month, every single month. That’s 2,250 days of periods. *sob*

It’s thought that 70% of women use tampons when they are on their period. The tampon and pad industry is said to be a $700 million dollar market. Tampons and pads are mass-produced and cheaply-made, yet sold at quite an expensive rate. The average women will use 11,000 tampons in her life. 11,000!

I had been thinking about what I am putting into my body (literally) when using tampons, and what I’m exposing my skin to when using pads. And a short little google search confirmed my suspicions. Tampons and pads are simply not good for you! This article from Collective Evolution was a mind-opener for me, and I’d highly recommend you read it in full. (more…)

Healthy Andy – Is White Bread the Devil?

I have completed my third week of #HealthyAndy, and once again, the week went really well.

I went out for dinner with friends, which is always a challenge because I get tempted by all the delicious food. But I opted for a lean fillet steak (of which I only ate half), plus I asked for a salad instead of chips and onion rings, and got a side of roast butternut too. It was delicious, and left me feeling super full. I’m not one for cutting out carbs. No, I love carbs too much. Don’t come tell me about Banting. (more…)

Healthy Andy – How The First Week Went

I’m very excited to tell you that the first week of #HealthyAndy went surprisingly well. If I’m dedicated to the cause, I can apply myself and in turn, surprise myself with my results.

I spent the week eating healthy food, and eating really well, according to a fairly strict eating plan where I averaged eating about 1200-1600 calories per day – thanks to My Fitness Pal and Fitbit, it is super easy to keep an eye on what you’re eating. (more…)