Your Body Is Amazing

Me overlooking the mountains at sunset


Your body is amazing. Yes, yours. Yep, right in this very moment.

We place too much importance on what our body looks like and not enough on what it does. I mean, it’s great to look fabulous and want to improve on the way our body looks, but sometimes we lose sight of what really matters. Especially, at times where we may not feel all too confident about our appearance. It’s here where we have to remind ourselves of all the ahhhh-mazing things our bodies allow us to do.

First of all, our bodies allow us to live. Now that is preeeeeetty darn cool. So cool, in fact, that we should ALWAYS be grateful for them, no matter what they look like.

Without our bodies we wouldn’t be able to breathe, walk, talk, learn new things, travel incredible places, make unforgettable memories, achieve all our goals and dreams, fall in love and experience all this beautiful world has to offer with our nearest and dearest.

When you think of it that way, the bit of cellulite on your leg and the extra padding on your tummy seem pretty insignificant hey? I mean, yeah, I may have some stretch marks on my hips, but these cool little lightning bolts engrained into my skin show growth, they show that I am ALIVE and for that, I love them.

And you know what? That’s the key to healthy living. It’s not until you truly freakin’ LOVE your body and everything it does for you that you only want to give it the best. Eating healthy and working out purely because you hate your body will get you absolutely nowhere. The only thing going anywhere, will be your sanity.

For a lot of us, being negative about our bodies has become so second-nature that it’s all we think of when we look at them. It doesn’t have to be this way. We create our realities. It’s up to us how we think of ourselves and we can change our perception whenever we want. It may take awhile for these positive thoughts to start coming naturally, I mean you don’t do a few crunches and suddenly have abs just like you can’t say one positive thing about your body and expect everything to now be all hunky-dory… BUT every day you have the opportunity to turn things around. Over time, you can train your mind to naturally think of all your amazing and unique qualities.

So with that said, here’s your challenge for this week:

Every time you think something negative about your body, replace it with something positive. Every time you look into the mirror, say at least three nice things about yourself. Most importantly, remind yourself every morning of all the AMAZING things your body allows you to do.

Promise me you’ll work on it? Life is too short and wondrous to be worrying about how your body looks and overlooking everything it does for you.

I hope you had a great weekend guys! xo

Chante Louise


Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Happy hump-day guys! This is your friendly reminder to start paying attention to the beauty this world holds. Countless miracles, big and small, happen every single day. Pay attention to them! I hope you’re having a wonderful week 🙂 xx

Chante Louise

Simple Tips to Keep You Hydrated

Infused Water with Lemon and Cucumber slices

Infused Water with Lemon and Cucumber slices

Hey guys!

I’m so sorry for my absence in the last week or so, my time has been eaten up by stats exams and research proposals. However, I’m BACK and I come with a new post. Today we’re talking all about staying hydrated.


Did you know that 55-60% of our bodies is made up of water? How about that water is responsible for every process in the body?!? Yep. Everything from metabolism, to digestion, to oxygen delivery and even to removing toxins from your body.. just to name a few. We simply cannot function without water. It is THAT important. Yet for some reason, drinking water is just too damn easy to forget. So, we need to change that! Here’s my fave and ridiculously simple tips to stay hydrated.


How Much Water Should You Drink?

First things first – how much water should we even be drinking?! There’s no clear answer to this question and it depends on SO many different factors, but in general, aim for 8-10 cups per day.

Apps & Alarms

There are plenty of apps  that will notify you throughout the day to drink water. If you’re anything like me and you’re always forgetting to drink water (whoops!), then having constant reminders can make the world of difference. You can even track how much water you’ve had throughout the day to make sure you’re drinking enough. Alternatively, if you don’t want to download an app you could set alarms/reminders on your phone.


Infused Water

Totally stating the obvious here, but you’re going to drink A LOT more water if it tastes good. Lately I’ve been lurrrving infused water. Cut up slices of your favourite fruit, place in it a glass of water and voila! 


Drink a Glass of Water First Thing in The Morning

Every single night I keep a bottle of water beside my bed and drink it first thing in the morning. This is without a doubt the main thing responsible for how much water I drink ha!

Water bottle

Consume More Fruits & Vegetables

Most raw fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water. So, either eat more of these foods or have them in juices and smoothies. Not only is it a yummy way to hydrate, you have the added bonus vitamins and minerals!


Make It a Habit

What is something you do regularly throughout the day? From now on, plan to drink some water before you do that particular thing and eventually it will become a habit. Say you try to drink some water every time you check your phone, after awhile checking your phone will become a trigger to drink more water. Another idea is to make a habit of drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before eating meals. This can be particularly handy for those of you that are watching your weight, as a lot of the time we confuse thirst and hunger signals.


Carry a Water Bottle Around With You

Find a lightweight water bottle that you can fill with water and stick in your bag wherever you go. Yes, it may make your bag a little heavier but just think of it as incentive to drink the water and thus lessen the weight!


Know When to Up Your Drinking Game

Make sure you drink extra water whilst you exercise or during hot weather as you need to replenish the water lost through sweating! You should also drink extra water if your diet includes a lot of fibre.


What are your top tips for staying hydrated?! Share in the comments below, I would love to hear them! Now that I’m back on top of my uni work, I can post more regularly on here YAY. So, get excited for all new content coming your way 😉

Until next time xo

Chante Louise




10 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Hey everyone!

In need of some healthy breakfast inspo? I have you covered. Here are 10 ridiculously easy, yummy and nutritious breakfast ideas. You’re welcome!


Berry Quinoa Porrdige

Not going to lie, this is my go-to breakfast most mornings. I freakin’ LOVE it. It’s such a great source of complete protein, fibre and complex carbs, creating a balanced meal that keeps keeps you satisfied for longer. Aaaaand it’s really yummy. Click here for the recipe. 

Breakfast idea: Quinoa Porridge topped with berries


Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

For those mornings when you’re craving something sweet… Seriously, this tastes more like dessert than it does breakfast. Tip: pile a whole lot of berries on top to add more nutrients! Click here for the recipe. 


Eggs and Avocado Toast

Good ol’ avocado toast never fails. I still can’t believe I hated avocados for most of my life, because I cannot get enough of them now! So, toast two pieces of wholegrain bread, mash some avocado on top, sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper and then layer a fried egg on each! I sometimes like to fit some baby spinach in there too.


Egg and Veggie Scramble

Slice up a whole lot of veg, sauté them in a pan with a little bit of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, pour in a whisked egg and scramble. I’ll usually have some wholegrain toast with it too! The great thing about this is that you can pre-slice all the veggies the night before or earlier during the week so this only takes 5 minutes to make.


Savoury Slice

This slice is not only ridiculously yummy, it’s so easy to make and lasts for several days, which means all you have to do in the morning is eat it – doesn’t get much easier than that!! Click here for the recipe. 


Sweet Potato Fritters

Slightly obsessed with anything sweet potato. Especially when they’re in fritter form. Fritters are super easy to make, they’re versatile and they can be refrigerated for later use. Although I haven’t yet taken proper measurements for my own, here is a really great recipe from the Merry Maker Sisters. I will sometimes add in a little flour and zucchini into the mix too!


Banana Pancakes

Pancakes. Need I say more?! Here is a really great basic recipe that only contains 3 ingredientsYep, 3! I would top these with a little bit of maple syrup and a handful of berries and sliced banana – YUM.


Smoothies & Smoothie Bowls

Lately, I cannot get enough smoothies. In fact, I had one for breaky this morning and it was ahhh-mazing. They are such a great way to get in a whole heap of fruit and veg. If you do choose to have a smoothie as your main meal, be sure to make it more balanced by adding in some protein (e.g. cooked quinoa or protein powder) and healthy fats (ground flaxseed or avocado). Oh and if you’re wondering what the heck a smoothie bowl is, it’s just a thicker smoothie that’s poured into a bowl. Rather self-explanatory, but I thought I’d share that with you anyways ha! Here are some great recipes to try: Good Morning Green Citrus Smoothie, The Easiest Breakfast Smoothie & Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl.


breakfast idea: berry smoothie


Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Muffins are another one of those great recipes where you can cook up a batch one day and then have them for breakfast throughout the week, which is so handy when you have an action-packed morning. Why not try these Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Muffins, Banana Chia Breakfast Muffins or even Muesli Muffins. You could even pair these with a smoothie!


Beans on toast

Classic beans on toast have always been a staple in my house. They’re even better when they’re homemade like in this recipe from BBC good food. However, if you really are strapped for time you can always grab some canned baked beans, just be on the look out for low sugar and low salt options! (If you’re unsure how to read food labels, check out this post)



Hopefully this has given you some inspiration for breakfast. As you can see, having a breakfast that is easy and quick to make, yet nutritious and delicious is certainly do-able!

Do you have any other breakfast ideas?! What’s your fave breaky? Share in the comments below 🙂

Anyways, I should probably get back to my assignment now, I’ll talk to you all again very soon! xo

Chante Louise