Guest Post: Lydia McCall Health Coach

Lydia McCall

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am a certified health coach living in London. I coach women through a 6 week programme to ditch the dieting mentality and stop the negative self talk. I give them the tools they need to build a loving relationship with themselves and their bodies. When this happens, everything else falls into place.

What made you dedicate your life to healthy living and sharing your knowledge with others?

I had many health issues when I was in my teens. I was overweight, tired the whole time, depressed and my self-esteem was at an all time low. I felt lost. I managed to get myself back to a healthy and happy place. it took time though. But my journey led me to studying at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a certified health coach because I wanted to be able to share my knowledge and my experience to help other woman who are struggling with trying to lead a healthy life and bring them back into balance and get them to start loving the skin their in.

Exercise is obviously very important to you. What is your favorite way to exercise?

Yes exercise is very important to me. I would have to say running. It is great at keeping my stress levels in check and clears my mind. I instantly feel healthier and more confident which leads me to making healthier choices throughout the day, as I know I am looking after my body.

What mantra do you live by?

Forget the past and stop worrying about the future. Focus on the present and take each day as it comes.

What is your go to breakfast?

OatmealI love oatmeal in the morning to fuel me up for my busy day ahead and keep me satisfied till lunch. I make it with gluten-free oats and unsweetened almond milk. I top it with a spoon of almond butter. Almond butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats, which is great at keeping your metabolism running smoothly. I sprinkle it with a bit of vanilla powder and strawberries for some natural sweetness and a hit of antioxidants.

What food could you not live without?

I couldn’t live without nuts. I have a major addiction to them. They are a great source of healthy fats and protein. A perfect snack option if hunger strikes in between meals to keep your energy and blood sugar levels steady.

Please share with us one of your protein packed sweet treats

Peanut Butter & Coconut Balls

Peanut and Coconut Balls

These little balls are a great snack and very easy to make. Peanut butter is a great source of fibre, which helps aid digestion and also contains high protein content, very important for energy and building muscle. CoconutΒ improves the body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium so helps in strengthening bones and teeth. The oats aid in lowering blood pressure and also keep you feeling fuller for longer. So when you combine the peanut butter and coconut with the oats, a perfect snack is born.

Ingredients:

(Makes 8-10 balls depending on size)

– 1 cup gluten-free oats
– 1/2 cup unsalted peanut butter
– 2 tbsp honey
(Manuka honey if possible)
– 1/3 cup desiccated coconut

Directions:

1. Pour the oats into a food processor and blend until the oats are of a flour consistency

2. In a bowl mix the honey and peanut butter together until fully mixed

3. Add the oat flour to the honey and peanut butter mix and again mix thoroughly until all combined

4. Divide the mixture into the size you have chosen the balls to be and start rolling to form the balls

5. Pour the coconut into a separate bowl and roll the balls in the coconut until fully covered

6. Place the balls into the freezer for 30 minutes to set

7. Then enjoy or keep in an airtight container for when hunger next strikes

Book in for a complimentary consultation with Lydia so she can help you fall back in love with life but more importantly yourself through her 6 week transformative programme.

Get in contact via her website www.lydiamccall.com

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