My name is Victoria and I am 24 from a small town in Hampshire, UK.
I absolutely love to eat, train, run, do anything water-sport related, Ski, Snowboard, Scuba Dive, spend time with family and friends, go for walks (especially now I have a new puppy), overall be the best and healthiest version of myself that I possibly can.
Bit of background...In 2011, I went to Plymouth University to study Marine Sports Science. I was a typical student. I lived above Tesco, went out (embarrassingly) every night in Freshers week and kept up the weekly routine of drinking every Monday, Wednesday and Friday/Saturday. Although I always had been an active person and regularly went to the gym, it was quite fair to say I did NOT live a healthy lifestyle at uni... Especially when Tesco offered buy 1 get 2 free (yes 2!) on Easter eggs. In my second year, I joined the rowing team, and started to get my fitness back to what it once was. However, although I was slim, my knowledge of fitness and nutrition at this point still wasn't great, I went to the gym 6/7 times a week, followed FAD diets, didn't eat carbs, ate a lot of high sugar 'health' foods, and extremely under-ate.
My love for food and fitness and the science behind it all came in my third year of university, I started cooking food from scratch, eating a lot more protein and carbs to fit in with my workouts, and gave my self proper rest days throughout the week. From then I decided to undertake a Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology, and became very passionate about nutrition. Which has lead me to where I am today, a PhD researcher in nutrition and physiology within occupational performance, a body type nutrition coach, and a overall someone who is just trying to make a little bit of difference to others lives.
As a child, I was the fussiest eater ever and would never try anything new. Since developing my love for fitness and nutrition I now love to explore different foods and cuisines. Eating heathly doesnt have to be a few salad leaves on a plate, there is so much more oppotunity to explore different food whilst keeping on track.
I started this blog as a way to share recipes, workouts as well as general health and lifestyle advice. My aim is to help other people understand how to become and keep healthy without it being one of these "fad" diets that are impossible to stick to. I believe that even those with the busiest lives can still eat well, exercise, and live a healthy lifestyle. The recipes I use are adaptions of recipes I have found online or created my self. I will always try to use unrefined, whole, natural foods when I can, but sometimes life does call for a good ol' batch of chocolate brownies.
My goal is to stop the myths and 'Fad' diet, and move away from the companies that strive on the un-success of their clients. Instead, I hope to help you promote a healthy way of eating and exercising as an everyday way of life, and to love the body you live in.
Thanks for stopping by. Please enjoy :)