I recently got my hands on some of my fave chocolate bars from www.discount-supplements.co.uk. As I am trying to get fitter and changed to high protein diet I wanted to try these as often protein bars don’t taste very nice but I mean who wouldn’t want one that tasted like chocolate?!

protein bars

At first I thought, oh I bet I doesn’t taste like the real thing, but you would be surprised! In the back of my mind I knew it wasn’t and I am not sure if that clouded my judgement as I feel they didn’t taste EXACTLY like the real thing but it was pretty close!

Definitely give these a go if you are trying a high protein diet but love your chocolate bars too much to give them up 😉 My favourite had to be the snickers one.

Sarah x


       

I was recently sent a few protein drinks to try out from Ufit. I had previously been making my own with powder and hadn’t tried pre-mixed ones before.

Ufit

The three flavours I tried were: Chocolate, Iced latte and Vanilla. I would either have a protein drink after working out or have it as a meal replacement for lunch, they are very filling!

My favourite flavour had to be the chocolate one as it just tasted like chocolate milkshake. I think these are great to take to work or the gym and are really easy and convenient, so you don’t have to faff around with your protein powder and milk/water trying to mix it without it being lumpy!

Need to get my hands on the strawberry one to try.

You can buy these in many different supermarkets or buy them in bulk online here.

Sarah x


       

At the end of January I received my package to start the Protein World 30 day challenge.  was excited and scared. I have put on nearly two stone since meeting Nick (almost four years ago) and it is about time I did something about it!

Protein World : 30 day challenge

I didn’t do this plan to become muscly and the next Instagram gym hero, I did it because I am unhappy with my body and want to get fitter.

I received: 

Slender blend powder

Porridge

Hunger buster capsules

Fat metaboliser capsules

30 day challenge booklet

I tried my best to stick to the plan as much as I could, I didn’t do the exact exercises in the book as often I did not have time, or it was not something I felt comfortable doing, but instead I have been using my exercise bike most days.

Protein World : 30 day challenge

The first few days were difficult as I was really watching what I was eating and I was having the slender blend to replace lunch but I soon got used to it and after 30 days I managed to lose 7lbs, so half a stone. 

I am a lot happy as now my tighter trousers fit me and my stomach feels smaller and not so bloated. Even though I feel better I still have a long way to go and I don’t feel happy enough to do a before and after of my body.

I think this plan is a really good idea for anyone wanting to make that change. I have already bought another tub of the slender blend as I am quite enjoying having it for lunch! 

Protein World : 30 day challenge

The recipes/meal plans in the booklet are really good too, lots of great snacking ideas I never though of (I am now addicted to peanut butter as it isn’t actually that bad for you?!)

I would definitely recommend the chocolate flavour slender blend and porridge 😉 Having the porridge for breakfast fills me up until lunch time, usually I am snacking again by 9am! I think by having these high protein/low calorie replacements it really has helped, but I think you really need to work out too. I mostly did my exercise bike, but if I stuck to the plan in the book I think I probably would have lost more weight and became more toned but I just want to take it easy and slowly. I am in no rush, and it is easier to do slowly.

Protein World : 30 day challenge

I wasn’t too sure about taking the tablets if I am honest, I take enough medication from the doctors for migraines/skin etc I didn’t want to pump my body with more so I didn’t take them. A friend of mine decided to take them and let me know how it went. She said that she felt they made a difference, especially taking the hunger buster ones before meals, she then wasn’t wasting so much so they obviously work!

I am going to continue trying to exercise daily and to have the slender blend and hopefully notice more of a difference in another month!

At the moment you can buy this for £72 which may sound a lot but in reality it replaces two meals a day and if you think what you usually spend on breakfast/lunch I think it works out cheaper 😉 More info abut the chocolate one can be found here.

Protein World : 30 day challenge

You can also use the slender blend in different recipes, not just as a drink if you prefer, so you can pretty much tailor the whole plan to suit you.

Sarah x


       

As I am trying to eat better and incorporate healthier snacks into my life, 

I decided to give the Get Fruity bars a go.

There are so many different flavours available I just couldn’t decide what to try so went for a mixture!

get fruity

The best thing about these bars is the fact they are the perfect snack. You can pop one in your lunch box, hand bag, in the car, even in your pocket!

They are gluten and dairy free which is a massive bonus as I have a slight intolerance to both of these! They are suitable for vegans too and have no added sugar, so they are pretty much something everyone can eat!

The bars are all made by blending oats with fruit, so it is one of your fave a day(big thumbs up). 

I am really impressed with the large range of flavours, the first one I tried was the moist mixed berry. I usually don’t eat berries as I don’t like the texture of them and the seeds, so usually to try and up my fruit intake I blend everything into smoothies, so it was nice to actually be able to eat something good for you and it taste good.

I like the texture of the bars with the fruit and the oats, and they are quite filling 🙂

The raspberry and strawberry bars were so yummy too, I think the berry ones are my favourites. 

The pineapple, coconut and lime had a taste I cant really describe. I am so used to blending lots of fruit together for my smoothies that I like having multiple flavours in one, so this was really nice and refreshing almost.

You can buy them in places like Tesco and Co Op, as well as online (if you want to buy a box of 25 you can get them direct from www.getfruitybar.co.uk)

I think I am pretty much hooked on these now as my afternoon snack at work 😉

Sarah x


       

I included these in my Christmas gift guide but wanted to write a bit more and show you the cookies I made!

cookie dough

You can take a look at the different cookie doughs here and they are £7.99 a tub. It might sound a lot at first but free from products in the supermarket often cost a crazy amount and if you added up what you would need to buy this is actually really good! Each tub can make 6 jumbo cookies or 12 medium sized cookies(depending on how much of the cookie dough you eat before hand!!)

This comes in three different varieties: Chocolate fudge, Ginger & spice and Chocolate chip.

The great thing about this cookie dough is that it is ready to bake and it is free from gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts and soya. These are the most popular food allergies. 

I recently discovered that I am slightly intolerant to gluten and dairy which is proving difficult with my love for chocolate so something like this is ideal. 

I love the fact the dough s ready made so there is no faffing with all the free from ingredients!

cookie dough

cookie dough

It only takes 15 mins to cook and the cookies taste great! I am really impressed with how nice they were and also how easy it is to use. 

As I am only slightly intolerant to gluten and dairy I can eat a small amount but for people that cant eat any at all this is great.

cookie dough

Sarah x