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We’ve all got a list of favourite foods that don’t score too high on the nutrient value scale, but let’s be honest they sure are fun and delicious to eat. Mine would look something like:

  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Baked goods

…you know your usual stuff.

Unfortunately we’ve all succumbed to the mind set that these foods are strictly off limits, and what does that result in? Well for most of us we get stuck in a cycle of deprivation followed by bingeing, which nearly always leads to eating more than if we would have treated ourselves to that one cupcake in the first place. [Um, been there!]



Now you may have vowed to ban cupcakes from your life, but when we break down and have a few, we start feeling guilty and think, ‘well I blew it, so I might as well eat the whole box now’. Sounds like a productive solution right?

Everyone reading this will have been there at some point in their life, or maybe you’re one of those people who has been a restrictive eater for so long that you’re afraid to eat anything. Truthfully, eating small amounts of your favourite treats in moderation [I will slog this mentality hard] can be part of an overall healthy diet.

Sometimes being healthy means forgoing that 3rd piece of cake, having a side salad instead of chips and eating reduced fat dairy. But sometimes being healthy also means having a goddamn cupcake!

So really the bottom line is learning to allow treats into your overall healthy lifestyle. This is something that may take time but be patient! As your confidence boosts, you will find treat food will no longer feel like completely off limits and seductive. You will be in charge of your choices (something I actually will talk about in more detail soon) and will no longer have to deny yourself of favourite food which = guilt free eating at last!!

Now I don’t know about you but as I’ve said before if I want a treat it’s not going to be something pathetic like a soft drink (unless you’re into that kind of stuff). If I want that much sugar, it’s going to be something awesome. Something like a cupcake (double points for an ice-cream cupcake). And you know who makes some of the most gorgeous cupcakes?

The Little Cupcake Company!

Someone from the company contacted me preaching about how important it is to enjoy life’s finer moments (cupcakes included) whilst maintaining your healthy lifestyle (preaching to the choir sister!), and I instantly fell in love. THEN I visited the website and saw some of their amazing cupcake photos..and things got serious.

Um does this not fit in perfectly with my blog design or what?



I’m actually so disappointed that they aren’t Australian based. But that means for all of those whom live in the UK please buy some, eat and enjoy them… and then document the whole experience so I can live vicariously through you yeh?

I might even have to put a visit to their store into my travel agenda for June/July. A perfect way to start of a European holiday, am I right?

And if that isn’t enough here what The Little Cupcake Company’s got to say,

We’ve got the perfect, bite size treat for you. Tantalise your taste buds with The Little Cupcake Company’s gorgeous treats. Their selection of scrumptious handmade cakes are made with only the finest ingredients so they really do taste as good as they look. These cupcakes are beautifully packaged so are ideal as a tasty treat or a gift.  With delivery throughout the UK you can order yours online today and have them delivered straight to your door, so what are you waiting for? Call them today on: 0845 296 9188 or contact them here. Life this way can be sweet indeed.

I think the hardest decision will be which one to try? Or better yet, solve that problem and stock up… to…ugh..eh..share with the family..yes…

For more about The Little Cupcake Company visit their website or like them on Facebook.

  • What’s your favourite flavour cupcake?
  • Do you prefer the icing or the cake? Icing all the way!

** This is a sponsored post. All that is stipulated including my thoughts and actions are entirely my own, and always will be.**


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Have you ever seen Super Size Me? That documentary where Morgan eats only McDonalds for 30 days straight. You know the one you’ve probably seen 839813 times but doesn’t get old? And the one that they use to pop in the VCR for the infamous HPE lessons back in the day.



Well the other night that was what the bf and I watched before heading to bed. I was actually surprised, although I’d seen it before, how much and how different it affected me today after everything I’ve been through. I am much more health and fitness conscious now then I was when I last saw it that’s for sure.

I was moved at how uneducated some people are about making healthy choices and it’s a sad realisation that we still live in (it seems we face one extreme after the other- where’s the balance people?). I also think it’s terrible that people sue the fast food companies. It’s not about blaming other people, you have the choice but you choose otherwise.

My boyfriend then said possibly the most enlightened thing he has ever said to me:

McDonalds and fast food isn’t the problem. It’s the people who can’t eat it responsibly.

Ding! <– That was the sound of an idea for a controversial blog topic!

You’ve heard about responsible drinking before right? Well what about responsible eating?

Yes we are bombarded with media advertisements, the colours have been selected to make us hungrier and every little thing has been done so to bring us in, make us eat more and keep us coming back. But you know what? It’s up to us. It’s up to you to eat responsibly.

Eat Responsibly

Eating responsibly ties in perfect with my current eating philosophy of moderation. It involves not ‘having to’ say no, but to take responsibility for what you’re eating. If that mean you’re eating McDonalds for breakfast, lunch and dinner- then that’s YOUR responsibility. Whatever comes about because of that choice then that’s also your responsibility.

Hopefully by taking responsibility or by acknowledge that we are responsible for what we eat, we will make our food choices more wisely. Just like you can be responsible for eating just McDonalds all day, you can also be responsible for eating a healthy diet! Which responsibility would you prefer to have?

I hope I haven’t come off to brutal or blunt, but I really thought this was a powerful phenomenon that we often overlook. Plus it makes for a great talking topic!

It’s not about placing blame on the companies or the food, it’s about taking responsibility for what you eat and what you put in your body.

What do you think about the phrase ‘Eat Responsibly’? I’d love to hear everyones’ thoughts (even those who disagree!).

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