This guide is here to help anyone who has something coming up, from New Year to a holiday, a wedding, or if you’re simply heading out over the weekend with friends and want to feel amazing for it.
Who hasn’t experienced that feeling when the holiday you’ve been waiting for is getting closer and coupled with your excitement is that dread of having to be in a bikini?
We’re hoping that our seven-day guide will help and you can also use it to fall back on whenever you just need a little boost to feeling your best again.
Prep and Plan
Prep and plan is key to achieve your goals.
My advice would be to firstly make a shopping list (visit the Lucy Bee Shop) of what you need and ditch those extra packets of crisps or chocolate you bought….. just in case you’re tempted!
Start the week afresh and know exactly what’s in the fridge. The main philosophy we stick to is eating as close to nature as possible. This means organic ingredients, where possible and knowing exactly what you are putting into your body.
Another tip is to bulk up on recipes. Store extra in the freezer or fridge for the next day. You will need to make Monday’s lunch ahead of time so if you can fit in in, I’d suggest doing this on Sunday evening or Monday morning – I think sometimes it’s worth waking up that extra 15 minutes early to cook and sort your meals and snacks for the day, however hard it might seem at the time!
7 Day Index
Start your day with slow release energy oats; how about going for a walk with a friend; and treat yourself to Lucy Bee Fajitas in the evening.
Read Day One Ideas
Find out how fennel seeds can help your digestive system; try an asparagus risotto or quinoa patties for lunch; and enjoy today’s optional beauty tip.
See Day Two
Today’s meals feature avocado, couscous and a chocolate treat! We’ve also got a short video from Lucy on why she loves oil pulling.
View Day Three’s Menu
Meg’s Pastry Free Tart for lunch! Try a refreshing smoothie of frozen cherries and banana. Check out the suggested blog post, “The Need For Sleep.”
Click for Day Four
Who doesn’t like pancakes?! These use a banana, coconut oil and flaxseeds and our topping suggestions include Greek yoghurt, our cinnamon or blueberries.
Read Day Five Including a Beauty Tip!
Today’s dinner is a real treat, Florentine Galette Pizza with Spinach! A fitting reward if you choose to do the Lower Body Workout with Meg and Karl.
See Day Six
Start the final day with a Parsnip, Carrot & Thyme Rosti; enjoy a hot chocolate in the afternoon; and finish the day with mouth-watering Sweet Potato Nachos.
The Final Day
List of Snacks
Instead of us telling you what snack you can have each day, we thought we would make a list of our favourites so you can decide depending on your mood and taste buds!
Kale Crisps Lucy Bee Style
Frozen Yoghurt Squares With Raspberries
Maca and Cacao Bites with Flaxseeds
Cacao Banana and Pecan Muffins
Buckwheat and Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Biscuits
Lucy Bee Turmeric Hummus
Lucy Bee Parsnip and Carrot Crisps
Refined Sugar Free Flapjack with Cranberries
Miso Baked Aubergine with Ginger
Pure Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon
About Lucy Bee Limited
Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and eating close to nature with additive free products for health.
Members of the Lucy Bee team are not medically trained and can only offer their best advice. Any information provided by us is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
Please note you should always refer your health queries to a qualified medical practitioner.