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In this day and age, we are somewhat lucky to have a host of health based information so readily available to us. We have access online to thousands of research studies, health articles, fitness and nutrition blogs, YouTube channels and podcasts. We can follow other people’s workout success, diets and […]

The 3 secrets (that aren’t secret at all) for achieving ...

all natural granola
All Natural Granola is the perfect topping for yoghurt, a crunchy addition to overnight oats, or simply a natural version of your usual sugary shop-bought granola.  Naturally low in sugar, and packed full of goodness.  At the bottom of this page I have included a high protein breakfast idea using this All […]

All Natural Granola with Pecans and Cinnamon

Let’s stop fixating on ‘weight loss’….. The words ‘weight loss’ have been quoted with inverted commas in this article, because the fixation on weight that plagues the general population, the diet and fitness industry, and the media needs to change. Anyone can lose ‘weight’. A wrestler might sit in a […]

Ditch the bathroom scales: Our unhealthy obsession with weight loss, ...

Most people over indulge during the Christmas period……..  Mince pies, chocolates, coated nuts, crisps, mulled wine… What about SUGAR FILLED FESTIVE CHRISTMAS DRINKS???   I’m not here to be the Scrooge of Christmas treats, everyone deserves a little indulgence during the festive season.  However, I do want to make you […]

Christmas Cups of Obesity and Disease

Nutrition for exercise, particularly post exercise nutrition, plays an important role in recovery and performance.  Individual nutritional needs vary according to body weight and composition, energy needs, the type, duration and intensity of the exercise, body composition goals, pre-exercise nutrition, among other factors. Generally speaking however, after a moderate/ intense […]

Nutrition for Exercise: 5 Food Combinations You Need to Try

Vibram fivefinger
Biomechanical research and technological developments have guided the journey of the running shoe from the barefoot and minimalist footwear beginnings, to modern day heavily cushioned and supportive shoes.  Despite the technological advances, the rate of running related injuries has increased among the running community.  Rates of up to 79% per year […]

We Were Born Barefoot: Running Naturally in Vibram FiveFinger Minimalist ...

I’m not advocating daily post-meal dessert munching here, keeping sugar consumption low is vital for health (read my post How Sugar Is The Most Damaging Substance in Your Diet).  However, I do think it’s useful to have a few quick and simple clean dessert combinations up your sleeve, for if […]

8 Clean Eating Desserts That Are Quick, Simple and Satisfying

This Thursday on Channel 4, Jamie Oliver presents the first of a two part programme about sugar and it’s negative impact on health.  He addresses how the consumption of sugar in the UK is contributing to the level of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and general health problems.  He also uncovers […]

Sugar Rush – How sugar could be the most damaging ...

Nutty Banana Choc Ice Creams
  I am a massive fan of nut butters, I have to admit I frequently take a spoon to a jar of peanut butter!  I recently expanded my nut butter collection, after being given a voucher for a sports food store by a good friend.  With new nuttiness in my […]

Nutty Banana Choc Ice Creams (and info on NUT BUTTERS)

roasted squash and tomatoes
  This recipe for Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Squash and Tomatoes is a great one for busy weeks when you need pre-prepared dishes ready to throw meal combinations together throughout the week. I made this tray at the beginning of the week, and used it for the following meals; – […]

Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Squash and Tomatoes (with meal guide)

Throwing pizza off a mountain
So your helping your friend eat clean….. You catch him with a processed pizza…. What do you do??? Get rid of it the Clean Food Queen way…. ………………THROW IT OFF A MOUNTAIN!!! Watch the video to see the Clean Food Queen throwing pizza off a mountain!

Throwing Pizza Off A Mountain – See the Clean Food ...

I like to keep my training varied.  I have the attention span of a gnat, so I get bored very easily.  This also keeps my body guessing what’s coming, stopping it from getting used to doing the same routines over and over again. The ‘Muscle Confusion’ training principle says that […]

A Look at Last Week’s Training: Muscular Confusion

Last weekend I completed the South Wales Reebok Spartan Super.  The  13km race included  20 obstacles and plenty of gruelling Welsh hills!  I absolutely love taking part in these races.  I don’t compete for time, I take part with my fitness obsessed friends for a fun challenge.  These races certainly […]

Spartan Race Breakfast: Fat is not an Enemy

If you’ve read the “Clean Eating” section of this site then you’ll know that I try to buy organic produce whenever I can.  You might have also read my “About CleanFoodQueen” section and have noted that I am a student, so you might be wondering how I can afford to […]

Organic Shopping

  As a self confessed sugar addict, it used to be that my first thought every morning was a bowl of sweet porridge with fruit.  If porridge wasn’t on the breakfast menu, I’d be having a wheat based cereal or Greek yoghurt with fruit. There’s nothing wrong with tucking into […]

Sweet Vs. Savoury Breakfast