Everyone around me is talking about detoxing, dry January and losing weight. For the last 7 months this has pretty much been my life as I've stuck to largely a whole food and a plant-based diet. Cutting out sugar, dairy, wheat and most meat has helped me on the road to overcoming some health issues I was experiencing. Living this way has required quite the lifestyle change, but I feel great and can't it recommend more.
During my journey I have come across some great websites, books, juice bars and podcasts which have all helped me. Below I share my favourites with you all. For the blokes, I recommend you check out both Rich Roll and John Joseph featured below. Both are athletes and super cool dudes who are interesting and engaging.
Deliciously Ella started her blog as away of dealing with a relatively rare illness, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome. By drastically changing her diet she was able to take control of her illness. She has gained an enormous following and is releasing her first book at the end of January. She creates and shares a large number of easy tasty recipes and I visit her website almost on a daily basis. She also has an app with over 100 recipes which is available for both Apple and Android devices. Her book is available to pre-order on Amazon.
The Healthy Chef, Teresa Cutter is an Australian chef who was visiting Kamalaya in Thailand whilst I was there in December. Her website contains a large number of healthy, tasty recipes and I can honestly say that it has helped me enormously with planning meals.
Press London opened last year in the Ham Yard hotel complex in Soho. All the juices are cold pressed and are never pasteurised, heated or had preservatives added. Their juices are super tasty and innovative as well.
Juice Baby also opened last year and is located on the Kings road in Chelsea. In addition to juices they sell a range of nut milks, salads and sweet treats. All super healthy and tasty.
I purchased the juicing book Plenish, juices to boost cleanse and heal for a friend this Christmas and liked it so much bought it for myself. The book specialises in juices to help heal specific ailments, cleanse and detox.
Rich Roll is a plant-based, ultra-endurance athlete who puts out a weekly podcast available on iTunes. The iTunes description sums up his podcasts perfectly - 'each week Rich delves deep into all things wellness with some of the brightest and most forward thinking, paradigm busting minds in health, fitness, nutrition, creativity, entrepreneurship & spirituality'. All i can say is get involved, it will change your life
I discovered John Joseph whilst listening to a Rich Roll podcast and kind of fell in love. He is a survivor, a punk rocker, athlete and advocate of living a plant based diet. His book, Meat is for Pussies has made me question my relationship with meat and I highly recommend it. This video on "how to make a green smoothie' which was loaded on Vice.com, will tell you everything you need to know about John Joseph.
If you'd prefer one to one help with moving towards living a healthier life, Living Rosy offers private health and lifestyle coaching for women. Rosy used to work in the city so understands the pressures and the toll that living a busy and hectic life can take on the body. She has developed a system which tackles a persons diet and mindset to assist with enabling one to fulfil their potential and improve their life.
Images sourced from Deliciouslyella.com, purepma.com, Richroll.com, Facebook