Recently, I have been disappointed with my eating choices. I have a sweet tooth and I like caffeine; bringing them together in that masterpiece combination called ‘coffee and cake’ is my idea of food heaven! However, I am fully aware that sugar and caffeine in large quantities are not good for my health. Everything in moderation is a mantra that works relatively well for me but every once in a while I find myself drifting further from that median into a far right of center ‘processed food haven’. That every once in a while happens to be now!
So just as I have been contemplating various ways to make the shift towards a healthier diet with more fruits and vegetables comes the news that ‘ten a day’ is the new recommendation for prolonging life. So I have decided that I am going to embrace this recommendation full on and so is the entire family (whether they like it or not). Why aim for the five a day, which I was not reaching successfully, when I can eat so many fruit and vegetables that I will have no room left for cookies and cake!
I started the new regime with my younger child,when I served him a pear cut-up in four pieces with his usual breakfast yesterday morning. “What’s this?”, he said, looking a bit horrified. ‘It’s the start of the ‘ten a-day’ I said, confidently. “That is the new recommendation by the government and we are going to follow it, so please eat it all”. I wandered off and when I returned with an orange in hand, I asked if he had finished it. “Sure thing Mummy”, he said. “That’s four out of the ten done for me!” Well that is one way of approaching it I thought; as I ate the tenth segment of my orange…. On a serious note, I am going to try and eat the ‘ten a day’ honestly and without fail. In the meanwhile, I am going to look up that recipe for beetroot brownies because it’s Saturday and it is best not to be too hard on yourself on the weekend.
Long lazy weekends wearing comfortable clothes are the best! I find that choosing relaxed weekend clothing with that ‘x factor’, that differentiates style from simplicity, is a great way to look and feel good on your days off. I love the relaxed vibe of these pleated wide-legged trousers. I have paired them with a simple grey sweatshirt with a difference; the ribbon detail on the sweatshirt provides an edge over being an ordinary grey sweatshirt. I have also paired them with a loose floral blouse with a tie-bow in the back that adds a dramatic flair to the outfit. Finally, my cosy pink coat is the perfect loose-fitting outerwear option for a relaxed weekend look.
I hope you enjoy these looks and have a fabulous weekend. Thank you for visiting my blog.
(Clothes and Accessories: Pleated Trousers – H&M, Ribbon Sweatshirt – ASOS, Floral blouse – Zara, Flatform Shoes – Carvela Kurt Geiger, Handbag – Marc Jacobs, Rubber Strap Watch – Stuhrling , Coat – Marks and Spencer)