Healthy Eating Giveaway

October 2, 2015

Today I went out running, it was the first time in ages and it felt good. Whilst I am fairly fit, I walk miles every week, I find that exercise can really boost your morning and set you up for the day. I have struggled to run over the summer, I found my asthma was really bad. I suspect that this was due to the large amounts of long grass and wild flowers that appeared on every grass verge in the council area. They are doing their best to help bees by setting up these conservation areas. I am all in favour of helping bees and the wild flowers did look nice. However the large fields of long grass really upped the pollen count and I am sure it affected me.

Last week the council decided to cut the long grass, carefully mowing around the wild flowers. As a result I have been able to breathe more easily and was able to go out running today. It is exhilarating running as the sun rises, watching the foggy tendrils drift across the fields in the crisp morning air.

Even when I am not exercising I always try to eat a healthy diet. I cook most of my meals from scratch and try to include plenty of vegetables. When you work all day and come home at night tired, it can be difficult to pick up your pans and start cooking. I find meal planning is the key. I plan quick to make meals for week nights and often use my slow cooker so they are ready when I come in. I also make some meals at the weekends so I can just reheat them during the week. This stops me reaching for ready meals or throwing a pizza into the oven. I also try and pack my lunch which allows me to make tasty sandwich fillings like thai chicken sandwiches.

Healthy Eating Giveaway

Discount Supplements have recently launched a new healthy eating campaign and have offered me a bundle of healthy products to give away to one of my readers.


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It is a lovely bundle to help get you eating healthily. So how do you enter? Leave a comment below to let me know what you do to try and stay healthy. Do you have an exercise regime or a particular food you add to your diet? Just let me know. When you have done that come back and fill in the rafflecopter widget so your entry is registered. This entry is mandatory. You can get other entries by visiting my facebook page, following on twitter or tweeting about the giveaway but these are optional. Good luck! Why not pop over to my other giveaway and try and win a box of Walkers Bring it Back crisps as well?

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The Rules

161 responses to “Healthy Eating Giveaway”

  1. Tracey Peach says:

    I try not to eat junk food & cook simple but filling meals

  2. Michelle Banks says:

    i started a healthy eating plan, and using o added fat for cooking, plenty of fruit and veg, and watching my portion sizes x

  3. Paul Sahl says:

    We walk quite a lot also eat lots of fruit and veg.My wife home cooks from scratch and uses ingredients like linseed,coconut oil,nuts etc.

  4. kim neville says:

    Eat plenty of fruit and veg and drink water

  5. Sarah Pybus says:

    I eat a fairly clean diet and cook from scratch 95% of the time plus I drink 2-3 litres of water a day πŸ™‚

  6. cathyj says:

    i try to eat more fruit when dieting

  7. gemma brown says:

    i do a lot of walking. i am also a vegetarian and cook a lot from scratch. i’m not the healthiest , i do love chocolate , but i think i have a gppd diet :o)

  8. Iris W says:

    I tend to eat fairly healthy, lots of vegetables and fruit. And I try to do at least one gym class a day and a lot of walking.

  9. Gillian Holmes says:

    Yoga and meditation

  10. Rena Plumridge says:

    Drink lots of water and try and keep active every day for at least 20 minutes

  11. Jaelin Farrow says:

    I’m not doing very well at staying healthy at the moment, but I’m trying to get back on track. I try to drink green tea everyday, try and use superfoods, try to do at least 10 mins of exercise per day and I cook everything from scratch. I also calorie count on MyFitnessPal πŸ™‚

  12. julie kenny says:

    I have taken up yoga – and feel fabulous for it! x

  13. Helen Thurston says:

    I try and eat a whole food plant-based diet whenever possible, avoiding meat, dairy, eggs and over-processed food. Don’t drink ‘diet soda’ type drinks either.

  14. kellyjo walters says:

    we walk .. plus walk the dogs twice a day

  15. Ashleigh Allan says:

    walk and drink lots of water!

  16. joanne phillips says:

    I drink water and eat organic (try to stay away from processed food)

  17. laura banks says:

    i do a lot of walking

  18. Suzanne Drummond says:

    i have 10 gramms of coconut oil every day in my coffee and eat protein and nuts . and excercise 40 minutes a day

  19. Charlotte Moore says:

    I drink plenty of water every day and 45 minutes of Cardio everyday.

  20. Laura Nice says:

    I have a fruit and veg smoothie every morning

  21. Lisa Evans says:

    I try and eat healthy, drink water and run 3 times a week/go to the gym

  22. C Kennedy says:

    I follow a ‘clean diet’ to be healthier. I have lost 13lbs in 4 weeks, so it must be working!

  23. Laura Foulds says:

    I try and stay healthy by drinking lots of water

  24. Martina Pichova says:

    I have recently started doing Pilates.. and I love it.

  25. Angela Oakley says:


  26. iain maciver says:

    lots of walking

  27. fozia Akhtar says:

    Exercise and eat healthily

  28. pete c says:

    avoid extra salt in meals and regular exercise at the gym

  29. Danika Lloyd says:

    Run regularly & eat natural foods

  30. Julie Booth says:

    I drink plenty of water and have a high fruit smoothie every day

  31. carina says:

    Coffee is a weakness but I walk to and from work and drink loads of water when I’m there. Being happy and varying my food helps keep me feeling fighting fit

  32. frances hopkins says:

    I’m trying to cut out red meat

  33. Anne-Marie Wigley says:

    I eat healthily and walk everywhere

  34. Kamara H says:

    I try not to eat things with added sugar – so natural products, for example a 100% fruit jam with no added sugar or sweeteners.

  35. Caroline H says:

    I avoid processed food and get as much lovely fresh fruit and veg into my diet as possible. I don’t have much time to dedicate to exercise so I try and get it where I can – walk instead of take the car on short journeys, trot up stairs, even putting in a real effort to the housework. It all counts.

  36. Katie skeoch says:

    I take a royal jelly supplement every day. Great for the skin & hair

  37. I try to eat right; so lots of fruit, veg and whole grains. I Also try to stay phisically active by doing my early morning runs. Plus I’ve just joined up with my local gym to work on other various parts of my body.

  38. Galina V says:

    I don’t actually run, though I walk everywhere in town, and quite briskly, well, you can’t walk slowly with my guys anyway.

  39. claire blaney says:

    Without fail i drink 2.5 litres of water every day & i take vitamins plus i always eat healthy to.

  40. cheryl hadfield says:

    I try to eat my 5 fruit and veg a day to stay healthy

  41. Megan Kinsey says:

    I try to go for runs when I can, I generally eat healthily and drink a lot of water. When I have chocolate or other goodies in the house I hide them from myself so I don’t sit there eating them all!

  42. helen battle says:

    i walk instead of taking the car and climb the stairs instead of the escalator

  43. Sarah L says:

    I keep a diary of what I eat πŸ™‚

  44. Kat Lucas says:

    I’ve tried to cut out processed foods

  45. Evette Gabriella Williams says:

    I keep my weight in a healthy range by eating lots of fruit and veg and also love being outdoors and running or cycling.

  46. claire woods says:

    Swim once a week and walk when I can. Drink lots of water. Eat healthy – fruit and veg, not chocolate and cakes.

  47. Healthy snacks rather than biscuits!

  48. Alvina says:

    I eat nuts and seeds as snacks

  49. Meridian peanut butter is the best! I literally have a cupboard full of the stuff πŸ™‚

  50. Susan Hall says:

    Low carb all the way

  51. Stephanie Whitehouse says:

    I eat loads of veg, which is easy as I grow my own

  52. kim plant says:

    ive cut out all sugars and turned to sweetners instead x

  53. leanne weir says:

    i like to jog

  54. Laura Jeffs says:

    Do not eat any gluten/wheat and avoid sugar..but most of all, I’m vegan

  55. I work out at home 2-3 days a week, eat vegetables every day and lean meat or fish and I try to walk as much as possible and drink plenty of water

  56. Isabelle Smith says:

    I cycle to work x

  57. Hassina Begum says:

    I drink green tea

  58. Good to hear that your asthma is on the mend Ali and I’m always looking for ways to eat more healthily

  59. sharon roberts says:

    growing more of my own fresh fruit and vegtables, and adding more seeds to my diet and binning the harmful items, at some point in your life reality hits and having high cholesterol has changed my views and way of eating.

  60. Emma says:

    My best tip is don’t go to the supermarket when you’re hungry, you just end up buuying junk which, when bought, needs to be eaten!

  61. Hannah Ingham says:

    No snacking! πŸ™‚

  62. Emily Knight says:

    I try and walk 10,000 steps minimum each day – and eat as healthily as I can when not out reviewing places for my website!

  63. Jon Sellers says:

    Lots of walking – 5 or 6 miles two or three times a week

  64. Katie Kingsbury says:

    I swim a few times a week, walk a lot, do yoga and lift weights. I cook everything from scratch and try to eat more protein than carbs/sugar. Chocolate and wine are kept to a minimum.

  65. Bob Clark says:

    Regular exercise and low fat food

  66. Gill Bland says:

    I run and a few other bits too. I ran a marathon last weekend. does that count?!

  67. Hazel Rea says:

    I oook from scratch (there are allergies in the family) which allows me to know exactly what is in all our meals. I also enjoy walking, bodyboarding and ice-skating.

  68. jodie beaumont says:

    I try to eat healthily and cycle or walk most days

  69. Amy J says:

    I try to use lots of vegetables in my cooking

  70. Ashling says:

    I’m a vegan and I always try to eat healthy. I also try to fit in some yoga or walking every day πŸ™‚

  71. Ruth Harwood says:

    I make sure to drink my alloted water, eat my 5 a day, and exercise enough so my stepometer says i’m good xx

  72. Poster says:

    I walk up the stairs instead of taking the escalator

  73. Ive cut out all junk food and recently started taking part in a local boot camp πŸ™‚

  74. Holly Gibson says:

    I try and walk everywhere and I use mfp

  75. Maxine G says:

    Drink plenty of water, eat a vegetarian diet and try to avoid crisps (not always successfully)!

  76. Mark R says:

    I make soups to get plenty of different vegetables in my diet

  77. Laura Todd says:

    only drink water – no fizz!

  78. Ileana says:

    If i go overboard one day or indulge on things I shouldn’t, I ensure I am good for the rest of the week and up my gym routine for the next couple of days by doing 10 mins extra on each machine

  79. Angela Kelly says:

    I try to exercise everyday and limit treats to the weekend

  80. Kevin mcd says:

    Eating clean and healthy i feel fantastic and focused and combine with hiit workouts shreds fat πŸ™‚

  81. charlotte says:

    i make sure i have 5 a day and also drink plenty of water πŸ™‚

  82. Solange says:

    Eat plenty of fruit and veg and drink water.

  83. I think balance is key, I exercise regularly and try to eat relatively healthily but I don’t deny myself anything either, cake is good πŸ˜‰

  84. Liam Bishop says:

    Cut out sugary cereals and have fruit for breakfast every day.

  85. Dorothy McDowell says:

    I do juicing. I have a green juice everyday

  86. Laura Baker says:

    I try to stay healthy by exercising regularly and getting my 5 a day

  87. Teresa Lee says:

    Eat healthy and try to exercise as often as possible

  88. Rebecca Smith says:

    I do a shopping list and stick to it, I also have a water intake target each day

  89. Keith Hunt says:

    Lots of walking the dogs and lots of water.

  90. Amy Beckett says:

    I love to skateboard

  91. Hannah Igoe says:

    I try and drink plenty of water and get out for a walk everyday

  92. Linda Thorn says:

    I love fruit as it is a way of art,
    With so many colours,
    But the best for me
    It’s got to be,
    Grapes and pineapple with it

  93. Lizzy Cooper says:

    I stick to a clean eating plan, that way I haven’t got to choice to eat junk food!

  94. Patricia Avery says:

    At 68 I have the time to spend an hour in the gym followed by an hour in the pool 5-6 days a week. I am very competitive with myself always pushing myself to improve. Last week I swam over 7 miles of front crawl (472 lengths) I’m quite proud of that!!!! πŸ™‚

  95. katie w says:

    see a personal trainer once a week to help keep me motivated as he monitors my diet and exercise

  96. elaine norrie says:

    i keep healthy by using a smaller plate and lots of veg and fruit

  97. Angie Hoggett says:

    I do Pilates and also go for a walk every day at work

  98. Leanne Newsome says:

    I try to eat better

  99. Maria P says:

    I walk a lot as we do not have a car πŸ™‚

  100. Karen R says:

    I try to eat healthily and get out and exercise when I can

  101. jodie harvey says:

    i do a lot of walking, drink plenty of water and take multivitamins, but i know i could have a healthier diet and eat more fruit/veg

  102. Mike Williams says:

    Healthy and mixed diet with plenty of fruit and veg, keep active and have fun

  103. elaine stokes says:

    I try to cook everything from scratch, so I know whats going into my food

  104. Rich Tyler says:

    Plenty of sleep, water & walking πŸ™‚

  105. Katherine Coldicott says:

    I run, play tennis, go to the gym & I try to eat fresh food.

  106. Kasia says:

    I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables

  107. Sarah H says:

    Try hard to eat my fruit & veg every day and the odd glass of green tea!

  108. Barbara madden says:

    We try and eat all our own grown veg has we know it has no additatives and has been grown by ourselves no chemicals at all

  109. Laura Caraher says:

    I eat 5 a day and exercise 4 times a week

  110. Diana says:

    Adding greens on every teatime.

  111. Jo m welsh says:

    I try and drink plenty of water and snack on fruit rather than chocolate digestives!

  112. Sheri Darby says:

    We walk and walk and walk

  113. Kerry Kilmister says:

    I try and eat healthy, unprocessed food and have my children do the same.

  114. Victoria Prince says:

    I try and eat a balanced and healthy diet – I have completely changed the way I eat this year, and I now eat a lot more fruit and veg, make more effort to eat oily fish and nuts and a lot less processed food – though I see no need to deprive myself, everything in moderation πŸ™‚ what’s life without chocolate!

  115. lindsay chadburn says:

    i go walking everyday and try to eat healthy

  116. Andrew Hindley says:

    I always try to eat 5 a day and drink plenty of water

  117. Heather Haigh says:

    I try to eat well. Do my best to sleep enough. And try and get some fresh air and be active every day.

  118. donna l jones says:

    zumba and walking

  119. Emily Hutchinson says:

    I’m really trying to eat healthily at the moment – no treats in the house

  120. Sue Dorking says:

    Walking and yoga every day plus eating healthily with lots of raw food and nuts.

  121. Marrian says:

    I try to eat my five-a-day and exercise as much as I can.

  122. Caroline Bourne says:

    Drink lots of water, take vitamins every day and eat lots of fruit

  123. Deborah J says:

    drink plenty of water, workout a minimum of 4 times a week, get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy balanced diet

  124. Drink plenty of water, do exercise and eat healthy meals.

  125. Nancy Bradford says:

    I try to eat at least 65% fruit and vegetables as part of my diet and I also drink only water and try to walk everywhere I can.

  126. Jayne K says:

    Reduce sugar and salt in my diet

  127. Jennifer Turnbull says:

    I cook everything from scratch, don’t eat sugar and go running and lift weights. I’m 64 and proud to say I’m very fit.

  128. Rachel Wise says:

    Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables

  129. Jane Middleton says:

    try to eat lots of veg and fibre

  130. jamie millard says:

    just acquired an exercise bike. going to make it worth it

  131. Kristy Brown says:

    I’m in the gym 5 days a week and have a love of Body Pump – plus I start the day with a nice fresh smoothie and try to eat clean for at least 6 days of the week

  132. Janice Mackin says:

    A healthy diet and regular exercise.

  133. Lyndsey Beckford says:

    I go aqua running twice a week and pilates once a week πŸ™‚

  134. david cavender says:

    try to eat salads and fish as much as possible

  135. Charlotte G says:

    I have started majorly cutting out junk food, walking more and drinking water everyday πŸ™‚

  136. Cathryn Bowen says:

    I try to drink plenty of water and plan in advance to stop me eating junk

  137. Siobhan lucy says:

    I try to keep hydrated and drink lots of water/herbal tea

  138. Trevor Linvell says:

    Eat plenty of fruit and veg and try to go for a run at least 4 times a week

  139. Barbara Handley says:

    I have just stopped having tea and coffee and replaced them with juices.

  140. Alisa Moore says:

    I swim

  141. Melanie Horbury says:

    eat lots of veg and drink lots of water as well as long walks

  142. Rennene Hartland says:

    i exercise every day and make sure i drink at least 8 glasses of water

  143. Terri Cramb says:

    try to avoid sugary snacks

  144. George Worboys Wright says:

    I try to eat wholesome foods and am reducing sweet treats. I don’t drink fizzy drinks at all now. If only I could do that with chocolate!

  145. Catherine Gregory says:

    I have ME and I can’t be as active as I’d like so I try to eat healthy and lots of superfoods and smoothies and on a good day I try to go for a walk as it’s great for your mood and you have to feel good mood wise to feel good health wise

  146. Emma says:

    Trying to cut down on junk food

  147. Steven K says:

    Try to drink more water.

  148. Alice Megan says:

    I drink lots of water and walk everywhere

  149. Aaron Milne says:

    I’m a postman walking about 10 miles everyday – hoping this is keeping me fit

  150. Fiona K says:

    My diet is fairly healthy as I am vegetarian and don’t eat any processed foods. However, I eat far too many carbs as I love bread and other starchy foods.

  151. Kirsty says:

    Cook from scratch and go for a long walk everyday with my newborn,using either a sling or pram as it is great exercise

  152. Lindsay Woolley says:

    I’ve joined a local jogging club, I walk to the school run every day and I have tried to cut out sugar and dairy where possible.

  153. viv carey says:

    Besides running around after the kids, i go swimming twice a week and eat healthy foods

  154. Natalie Crossan says:

    A good diet and regular excercise xx

  155. Holly Boyd says:

    Lots of fruit and vegetables.

  156. Melissa Lee says:

    I try to stay within a healthy weight

  157. I try to get out for a fast paced walk for at least 30 mins three times a week.

  158. Jen Stevenson says:

    eat less fats and keep active

  159. Tamsin Dean says:

    try go swimming and walking with the dogs as much as possible, also swap little things like brown bread instead of white

  160. Diane Jackson says:

    I try to make sure what’s on our plates is balanced and varied

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