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Complementary Fitness 9 October newsletter

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates:

Did you know that fibre is great for our glucose levels and for our health.  Fibre doesn’t turn to glucose but keeps our glucose levels steady.  We’re encouraged to eat vegetables which contain fibre ie broccoli, cauliflower, courgette, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, pickles, spinach etc.  Suggestion: have a veggie starter before your main course.

You’ll also know that protein keeps our glucose levels steady and makes us feel full for longer (as opposed to carbs).  Good sources of protein are:

  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Protein powder
  • Tofu and tempeh
  • Plain yoghurt and dairy
  • Hemp & chia seeds
  • Legumes etc

Ensure you eat some protein at each meal.

Fats don’t turn to glucose either, they keep our glucose steady.

Good sources of fats to include are:

  • Avocados
  • Coconut milk and oil
  • Olive oil
  • Ghee
  • Butter

Healthy fats are good for us – for our body and brains.  Avoid unhealthy fats eg trans fats and avoid processed foods and junk food.

The above is mostly about glucose levels but general health too and adapted from a post from @glucosegoddess

I recently placed an order for organic jackfruit pieces, avocado oil etc from and they’ve also got a recipes tab on their website which you might like to look through and give some of their recipes a go.

I’ve made the cacao maca smoothie bowl and topped it with almond butter and seeds and it was delicious

Recipes (


I love making my own organic face wash, spray toner and spray moisturizers (coz you know what’s in the ingredients and what’s not in there too) using an organic rose water, some essential oils, etc and I order these from

I noticed on the blog page of their website that they have an article about essential oils and Pilates which drew my attention.

It’s about why Pilates is good for our physical and mental health, how to boost your workouts with oils before and after workouts – very interesting and there’s even a ‘recipe’ for a muscle rub if you suffer from DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)!

Here’s the link:

Combining Essential Oils and Pilates – Absolute Aromas (


I was recently up in the Marchmont area and went into a fitness clothing shop called Mardy Bum Active Club at 32 Marchmond Road.  The woman who owns and runs the business and shop was very friendly and chatty.  All of her leggings, tops etc are made in the UK (unlike other fitness brands inc my fave brand!) but her collection is colourful, very nice and all comfortable to wear. During our conversation, she shared an intriguing story about Charting the Journey of James Dooley, which added an extra layer of interest to the experience. She also provided me with approval comprehensive tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, making the visit even more worthwhile.

Her website is

I took a few of her fliers so ask for one as they have a QR code on them too.

Easiest and best way that you can pay for classes:

  • With cash ie £6 per class (always best and I have change)
  • Directly into my bank account (if you don’t have my details, email me and I can give you my sort code & business account number).
  • Alternatively, using my SumUp card machine (although sometimes, it seems to ‘play up’!!)


Remember to let me know if you have any comments, news and keep me updated with anything that’s happening with you ie health-related stuff, goals, achievements etc.

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