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Veggie Christmas Dinner & Trimmings!

 WHAT? NO TURKEY??????? I’ve been veggie for a while now and initially I did have a slight panic about Christmas dinner. Well truth be known I panicked about Christmas dinner and how on earth I would be able to cope with a holiday to America without a Denny’s bacon and pancakes breakfast! Last year I did a lovely Nut Roast recipe and it went down a storm , even with Great Nan! Let’s be honest for a second, Christmas Dinner is really all to do with the trimmings and gravy. I mean, turkey doesn’t taste of much on it’s own […]

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“I want to lose weight but I HATE exercise!”

Want to lose weight but HATE exercise? I hear this a lot from clients. “I want to lose weight but hate exercise” but generally what they mean is that they hate the gym! I don’t blame them either! It can be massively intimidating! To me, exercise is simply moving your body in a way that feels good. We can all do that! It’s just a case of finding what we like to do. For me this changes (A LOT) and that’s ok too. Have a look at the activities below and give one a go – you may find your […]

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Julie’s Story

I set up Girl Got Glow because I realised there were very few options available for women that were new to exercise who wanted to change their lifestyle for the better. Don’t get me wrong, there are LOADS of slimming clubs out there but who wants to count points or calories for the rest of time! The obvious place to start would be the gym I guess but what with the rise of social media madness and selfie taking seemingly being part of everyone’s workouts nowadays, who can blame a lady for feeling a little uneasy about heading to the gym! I […]

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My Top 5 Nourishing Winter Recipes

My Top 5 Winter Recipes I have to admit that I quite like the change of seasons even when we get the darker mornings and nights. I like having the candles on, blankets on the sofas and generally creating a cosy home. These recipes are filling, warming and comforting – everything food should be in the colder months. Oh and they just so happen to be vegan and bloody good for you too! Hope you enjoy! Chestnut & Roasted Squash Risotto The squash, chestnut and parmesan combo is such a winner in this recipe. Serve in big bowls with extra parmesan. Violife […]

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Are your cosmetics tested on animals? You may be surprised!

Up until around a year ago I was blissfully unaware of how many big brands tested their products on animals. I just thought that it didn’t happen anymore!  You see when a brand says “We don’t test on animals” unfortunately most of the time this means “We don’t test on animals but we employ a company that does it for us“ For those of you who have any of the following brands in your make up bags – it might be time for a change.  Benefit Avon Estee Lauder Bobbi Brown Mac Loreal Maybelline Revlon Sorry to say that all […]

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Ditching Dairy

If you’re thinking about ditching dairy here are some great reasons to give it a go along with some easy swaps! Dairy has been in the news a lot lately and there have been many statements about how a diet free from cows milk can cause poor bone health. This is not true! Cows milk and dairy in general are NOT the only sources of calcium and in fact there have been studies which show a diet high in cows milk does very little for our bones! Why I don’t want my family to eat dairy Hormones, pesticides, antibiotics and […]

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STOP being on a diet!

There are so many diets and slimming clubs out there that ask you to count calories or points throughout the day to ensure you lose the weight you want to lose. They work, of course they do! People are restricting their calories and that can only lead to one thing – weight loss. So why do I have such a problem with it? Words like “restricting”, “syns”, “free foods” and “meal replacements” really get my back up! Whilst a person is using these negative terms I truly believe their relationship with food will only be negative.  So, yes if you’re […]

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Simple ways to boost your food.

Sometimes we all go on autopilot when we’re preparing our food but it’s easy to get into the habit of pimping up your porridge or boosting your smoothies! Here are a few of the boosters that we use everyday at the moment….     Revolution Foods – Super Blends Organic Amazonian Fruits Revolution Foods – Super Blends Protein Linwood Organic Milled Flaxseeds Organic Chia Seeds Chlorophyll       So first things first – breakfast! The most important meal of the day! We tend to have porridge most mornings but we always pimp it up with a scoop of plant […]

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Christmas Dinner Recipe & Crazy New Year Resolutions!

“I’m going to get Fit for 2017” “January 1st (well maybe the 2nd due to possible hangover) I’m going to start my new healthy lifestyle! I’m going to go to the gym 5 days a week and eat grilled chicken and steamed broccoli every night!” Sound familiar? The thing is – it’s just NOT sustainable and it’s bloody boring! We tell ourselves we can do it every year but we always fall off the fitness wagon by February and inevitably end up hating ourselves for not having the will power and determination of an olympic athlete and for not looking like a Victoria […]

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Hello!

Hello!! My last task on my GIGANTIC  list of things to complete before Girl Got Glow could go live was to write a couple of blogs to get the ball rolling and I had absolutley no idea what to write for my first one. Not because I didn’t have any ideas in mind but because I didn’t know what the first one should be about – I mean it sets the tone of things to come and well, if it was a bit rubbish or a bit too controversial, not controversial enough, too long, too short etc etc you might […]

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