You’ve probably seen ‘Alkaline’ or ‘Alkaline Diet’ before but how many of us have our bodies in an ALKALINE state? And what is that for that matter?

I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading lately on this topic & I am so interested in it! I am still learning / discovering news things on this topic, but I wanted to share what I’ve learnt so far as I know it will do wonders for your life!

Our bodies can be in 2 different states ‘ACIDIC or ALKALINE’

Naturally our stomachs are VERY acidic – this is to break down food.

An alkaline ‘diet’ helps your body maintain an alkaline state (while maintaining the natural occurring pH level in the stomach). This allows your body to perform & function at its best while preventing disease.

Due to consumption of many processed foods and a chemical environment, many more people are likely to be in acidic states these days. Eliminating these foods & products will do wonders for your health.

Benefits for an alkaline diet are: 

·      Increased energy levels

·      Body functioning at it optimal level

·      Help you achieve a good nights sleep

·      Slows the aging process

·      Research suggests it can lower the risk of cancer/ disease


·      Stay away from PROCESSED foods & FRIED foods

·      Keep your diet high in nutritious vegetables & fruits (high alkaline ones)

·      Avoid REFINED sugars

·      Exercise – For your body & your mind

·      Water – keep quality high (purified where possible)

·      Green juices are great (nutri-bullet is the best way to keep nutrients in)

I’ll keep you posted as I learn more on this topic!

N xx

Did you know ALL your organs (including your skin) are built from Proteins? Along with your muscles, hair & nails? Meaning Protein is the body’s building block.

This means Protein is a vital part of your nutritional requirements. It is essential for your body to function & for your muscles to grow.

“No matter what your goals are – whether it be weight loss, body toning or maintaining you NEED protein!”

Meat, fish, eggs, nuts & seeds are all great sources of protein. Including these in your daily meals will boost your protein intake.

Supplements are also a great way to add extra protein to your diet. However you need to remember supplements are exactly that – they should add value to an already healthy & well balanced eating plan. In saying that the need for supplementation is so important these days as our quality of food is not the same as it once was.

A good protein supplement can add great value to your daily nutrition. I use my TSN Fast-Pro directly after my workouts & I will then have my post work out meal shortly after which consists of a protein source & a carbohydrate source.

Click here to check out my recommended Protein

Which brings me to my next point – Protein needs fuel to work correctly in your body. Carbohydrates and Good Fats provide this fuel. So remember to have balance with these 3 macronutrients.

I hope this clears up any misconceptions on Protein & Protein Supplements.

Feel free to email me on the ‘Contact’ tab if you have any questions or would like to know more.

ng x

Terri Hanlon – Photographer

Terri Hanlon – Photographer