When you think of comforting, warming Winter desserts one dish comes to mind immediately – the traditional British Crumble! Whilst a regular version may pack a huge sugar punch, not to mention all that fat from the butter and custard, I’ve come up with a lighter, nutritious version, best enjoyed snuggled up on the sofa with the cold wind howling outside….
I have just this weekend had the most amazing privilege of taking part in London Fashion Week as a catwalk model for sportswear designer Charli Cohen. I have long been a fan of Charli’s stylish, sexy yet functional sports luxe fitness wear, and so was beyond flattered when she asked me a few weeks back if I would be part of the team to model her Autumn Winter 2015 collection. Charli wanted to showcase her clothes by having fit girls wear them – females who looked like they worked out, not starved themselves. You can read more on Charli’s decision to send fit girls down the runway here:
So, whilst it may not look or feel like May outside, it’s May. The end of Spring when Summer should be teasing us (note use of the word should). Bringing all the fun things you’d associate – not one but TWO Bank Holiday weekends, barbecues, weddings, evenings drinking outside….. all of which add up to bad news for your clean eating and training regime. We are all human though (or in my case, feline 😉 ) and the odd blow out is not going to have hugely detrimental effects to your overall goal if it is exactly that – occasional. If you eat cleanly and exercise regularly, nothing wrong with treating yourself every now and again. What is wrong though is allowing what should be a cheat “meal” to become a full –on blow out. So you have a glass of wine and a dessert at lunchtime…. This does not give you licence to finish the rest of the bottle over the course of the afternoon and then have a takeaway pizza for dinner and raid the biscuit tin for a midnight snack. Do not let treats become pig outs!