The UK Travel Edition | The FifiCakes Replay

I’m currently in London having a complete blast! I will be posting a series of vlogs sharing what I ate, where I went and who I met. It’s been so much fun and I cannot wait until my next adventure! Here’s the first! Make sure you watch till the very end so you can see the extraordinary dining experience I had at Inamo, a fusion style Japanese restaurant that uses very forward thinking technology. My only complaint about this place was that they did not allow us to take food home! Rather odd since the portions were large! Anyway, enjoy!

xoxo,

Fifi

My Travel Essentials | Holiday in the UK

Hey healthy bunnies,

As you know, I’m currently in the UK visiting lovely friends, eating, walking, seeing the sites, and getting some much needed R&R. With all of that, I still have time to both vlog and blog and I’m happy to share it with you! Here’s the first of a series of 3 videos. This is my essential list of travel items for smooth sailing on the ocean of— yeah…let’s stop there with the corny analogies, shall we? Have a look at the video and feel free to share with me some of your essential items when you are going on holiday!

xoxo

Fifi

What to Consider When Doing a Cleanse

1. Plan ahead. Planning is key to a successful health journey. The most common feedback I hear from my health coaching clients who struggle to stay on track is “I didn’t have time.” We all lead such busy lives, and also things beyond our control come up. Plan as much as you can, and then be flexible and creative to still meet your goals.

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2. Set goals you can keep. I know how this sounds, but this is not at all settling or having a low standards for health. Incrementally increase your goals to achieve success. Outright lofty goals can be so overwhelming. It’s hard to stick to them. Don’t set yourself up– set yourself up for success.

 

 

3. Consider your health. Your current status of health is crucial. If you are on medication or have any particular condition, you will need to consult your physician before doing a cleanse. Cleanses are good, but they are not one-size fits all. Doing a juice cleanse for instance, may not be enough.

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4. Don’t do it for weight loss. Weight loss is often a bi-product of doing a cleanse, but it should not be the objective. You don’t want to change a cleanse into a crash diet. You’ll put undue pressure on yourself and your body. A cleanse will help your body perform optimally by removing toxins and boosting metabolism. It can definitely jump start your weight loss journey, but I feel strongly that it should not be a weight loss technique.

 

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5. Don’t cheat. We can reason our way out of anything. We humans are crafty this way. This is why #2 is so important. Setting goals you can reasonably stick to instead of ones you will later disregard when they matter most. Take the raw/vegan challenge, for instance. I knew that I would not want to do raw food all day. I’m stuck in a ridiculously cold, over air-conditioned building for almost 10 hours each day. All I really want when I get home is warm meal, and not cold food. I felt it was much more reasonable to do what I’ve seen others do which is raw before 4pm. This gave me to opportunity to enjoy a warm, sensible vegan meal each evening.

 

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6. Get rest and lots of water. Sometimes as your body is adjusting to a cleanse and ridding itself of toxins, you may feel a bit tired. The tired feeling will not last, but it is good to plan for it and get to bed early the first few days. You should also consume lots of water, though I won’t tell you how much that is. Your water intake should be based on a lot of factors: your weight, level of activity, and the weather, to name a few. I’ve never been a fan of just blindly doing a gallon of water a day drinking challenge. For what? Not everyone needs that. I think the water intake needs a little more thought. But let’s just for now stick to a minimum of 8 glasses per day to be safe. :-)

 

Stay tuned for a follow-up post and video next week of what I ate during the cleanse and more tips!

So that’s it! These are just a few tips and tricks that you might consider if you’re thinking of doing any type of cleanse. I hope it helps you decide if a cleanse is best for you, and makes you think more in depth about how you might need to customize your plan. If you have further questions, comment below!

xoxo,

Fifi

Cleanse Week

I’ve teamed up with my friend L’aisha who you may know as MakeupanBeautyJunkie to do a week of cleansing. It’s a great way to boost energy, metabolism, and kickstart the new season without getting sick. We’ve decided to do a one week raw food challenge. To make it easier with long days and hard workouts, we’ve opted to do raw food till 4pm, which gives us a chance to have a warm sensible meal for dinner. We will be doing vegan food at dinner time. We will be sharing our meals and experiences over the next 7 days, and we hope you will join us! Feel free to modify as needed!

 

What I’ve eaten today:

  • Smoothie: baby spinach, frozen bananas, raisins, raspberries, chia seeds, and filtered water.
  • Snack #1: walnuts and raisins
  • Lunch: baby spinach, cucumber, red wine vinaigrette, 1/3 avocado
  • Snack #2: One cup of grapes
  • Dinner: kale, brown rice, black beans, salsa, guacamole, and flaxseed chips.

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We hope we can inspire you to jumpstart a new journey as well! Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@divinehostess & @makeupanbeautyjunkie) for updates and pictures!

xoxo,

Fifi

On the Run Tour Beyonce and Jay-Z, Brunch, Family Time | The FifiCakes Replay

This weekend on the FifiCakes Replay I got some quality time in with my best friend as we attended the amazing concert with Beyonce and Jay-Z! In addition to this I went hiking, to brunch, and to my sister and mother’s joint birthday party at my grandmother’s house.

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I really had a blast chasing my little nephew around the house. Trust me when I say, the weekend was epic! You’ll just have to see for yourself. :-)