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Eating Responsibly

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.

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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.

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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!).

We’re still early in the year and many of us are still devising our New Year resolutions and goals, putting together Baking Lists and planning the events for the year to come.

If you’re anything like me you’re someone who loves to plan out your week’s (or possibly more than that) happenings. And you may even have a diary or planner, or several which you jot this all into.


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Well, do I have a surprise for you. A lovely lady from Personal Planner contacted me the other day telling me about one of her fantastic products. Although I’m not a stationary girl per se, I’m a planner through and through- ask anyone.

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But now planning has got a lot more appealing, because at Personal Planner you can do precisely that. Personalise your planner!

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I had a little play around and took a few screenshots for you to check out. I have to say it was so easy to manoeuvre and I loved all the extra functions and add ons you could use.

The front cover can be personalised- which means I get to pink-ify everything!

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And it even allowed you to personalise the inside, add in a workout/training section to each day (or for the week) and place modules down the bottom, plus many more extras.

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Being a list and organisational freak naturally I choose a To Do List and an Ideas section- which I thought would be perfect for making weekly goals or assigning a weekly motivation/inspiration!

Now the even better news. One of you lucky readers will get the chance to WIN one of these! Personal Planner has offered to send a lucky someone a gift card to personalise their very own planner with shipping included!

But before I get to that here’s a little blurb from Personal Planners themselves:

Would you like to add some colour to your workday at the same time as making your planner more efficient and that more personal? If so, Personal Planner got a great idea I think you’ll love!

Their planners provide you with endless design possibilities. You can change colour, text and design on front/back cover as well as inlay. There are also clever boxes for to-do list, gym session, preschool, idea of the week and weather. Friend’s and family member’s birthdays can also be added to the inlay directly from Facebook. They print and deliver the finished product directly to our your doorstep.  Here are a few things that I like about these planners:

  • Design the front/back cover
  • Tons of ways to design the inside to suit your style & needs.
  • Add friends & family members birthdays to the inlay
  • Choose between 4 different sizes
  • You pick the start date.
  • And best of all it’s fun and easy 🙂

There are multiple ways to enter, and anyone can enter! <–That means you!

To enter:

  1. Subscribe to Crave via the subscription box on the right sidebar, and leave a comment letting me know you did.
  2. Like Personal Planner on Facebook (Click here) and leave a comment saying you did.
  3. Like Crave on Facebook and comment saying you did after.
  4. Follow Crave on Twitter and comment saying you did after.

*Prize cannot be exchanged for money. Winner will be drawn via a random number generator- so the more entries the greater your chances. Competition starts Tuesday 15th January 8am and finishes the following Tuesday 22nd of January 8am. Delivery and shipping IS included.

Get entering guys! You’ve got a week to enter (so put that in your planners ha) and the more times you enter the greater your chances!

Are you a planner?

*** I was compensated for this post. However, that did not affect my opinions and thoughts, and as usual they are entirely my own .****

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