Thursday, July 25, 2013


I'm a 'foodie'

Facebook - Chocolate and banana smoothie

Facebook - Smoked salmon salad with vinaigrette
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have noticed a couple of my ‘foodie’ posts detailing what I've had to eat (see above).

Now I know there is a growing stigma attached to the act of recording and documenting near on every moment of your life on social media; I even wrote about the said topic in a previous post, ‘Am I Really An iNarcissist’. Let’s be honest, many aspects of social media, particularly among bloggers, is a wee bit pretentious and narcissistic, and an unfortunate case of ‘look at me, look at me’ – look where I have been; look what I have bought; look what I have eaten.  Nonetheless, since January 2013 I've been hooked; I love posting, tweeting and examining everyone else’s beautiful life. It wasn't part of my New Year’s Resolution or anything, it’ s just my interest in both social media – Twitter & Facebook in particular – and other people’s lives grew as I delved deeper in to the blogosphere.

Posting about food is an interesting one - #tweetwhatyoueat - this whole endeavour, when you think about it, is all quite farcical; who cares that you had a chocolate breakfast smoothie or smoked salmon for lunch? I DO! I really do! I love perusing the fashion and style sites, but I also have a penchant for foodie posts, which is why, when I stumbled across the foodie section of The New Potato blog recently, I got rather excited. Who doesn't want to know what everyone else is eating, right, no? Maybe it’s because I’m a nutritionist, I have an ingrained interest in people’s diet.

Well, whether you get the same enjoyment from foodie posts or not, I've decided to write a blog post about what I eat and drink, but - otherwise it will be an exceptionally long post - making it specifically relevant to some of the foods I eat to try to achieve a healthy, summer-skin glow - in particular, foods that are rich in healthy fats, zinc, antioxidants (e.g. vitamins C and E), B vitamins, and that have a high water content, all of which are important for skin health.

#postwhatyoueat - Beauty From Within

Straight off the BBQ! - Salmon is super rich in the healthy omega 3 fats; these help to maintain the structure and performance of skin membranes, enabling the skin to retain moisture and stay smooth and supple -  also useful for conditions such as acne and eczema.

Rich in healthy omega 3 fats, zinc (which helps to moderate sebaceous activity) and the 
antioxidant vitamin E which protects the skin from collagen damage 

Fruit and vegetables are rich in skin loving antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C) which can protect the skin from becoming too wrinkly and dull; they have a high water content too which helps the skin retain moisture. I've turned the wine cooler in to a fruit cooler!

Avocados are a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fat, and the antioxidant, vitamin E 

Olive oil is a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fat, and the antioxidant, vitamin E 

The seed mix containing pumpkin and sunflower seeds is rich in omega 3 fats, B vitamins and zinc. The oats in the breakfast cereal are packed with B vitamins, which support healthy functioning skin

Water keeps the skin hydrated, which makes it appear plumper and smoother. No need for any fancy brand named bottles of water either, but then I don't live in London anymore!

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Later x


  1. Agree on the narcissistic bit about a lot of bloggers. Some actually just imported their facebook contents to make the posting more legit. Haha. So instead of an annoying constant facebooker, they're now a blogger. Sounds better. Anyway, let's talk about food.
    I prefer to look at what people eat rather than take photos and post what I eat. I just always forget to take photos! Hahaha. I tend to devour the food imemdiately. I love salmon and eat fresh ones 2x a week. I cook it in an oven for 20 mins, wrapped in foil with sesame oil, kikkoman, pepper, lemongrass when in the mood--otherwise, it's fresh coriander sprinkled on the fish when out of the oven. I pair it with mediterranean veggies or mixed with rice. I'm back to eating oats also. I'm nuts for nuts but I can't stop! So i'm on a diet from nuts :D Can't drink London water. It tastes funny.
    Thank you for sharing healthy food tips!
    Have a lovely weekend ahead xxx

    1. Sounds like you have a great diet! I agree with what you say about nuts; even though they are healthy, they are very moreish but at the same time very calorie dense so 'moderation' is key.

      Had you asked me this time last year if I would take pictures of my food, I'd be like errr why, but now I've just got a little hooked. I trust you to tell me when I'm going over the top lol.

      have a great weekend hun xx

  2. Great post and I really like food posts. Such a post is very inspirting and I can learn more about healthy food.
    And I like recipes, some of it I collect. Thank you for your food tips?
    Have a nice day, Cla

  3. I enjoy food posts including gorgeous food photos and I'm always on the look-out for new recipes too. I'm a big salmon fan, well fish in general but I know I should try to eat more nuts - thanks for the reminder! Your fruit cooler looks amazing!

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