A guide to the Paleo diet

IMG_1248The Paleo diet has been championed on The Pleasure Forecast before but it’s now time to look into exactly what it is, why people eat in this way and how it can benefit your health.

Paleo is all about going back to the way that Paleolithic man ate thousands of years ago. That means plenty of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.

The idea is that we go back to eating how our bodies evolved to eat. So many people have intolerances to gluten and dairy — even if it’s not severe — and we’re one of the few mammals that consume milk past infancy. The reason these health problems occur is because we’re not evolved to eat like this. Continue reading

Playing with your friends

This slightly ambiguous title isn’t anything sexual (sorry) but it’s about taking part in a team sport. Our first guest post from Ali Bunn – or should that be Knockturn Ali?

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If you read the Pleasure Forecast regularly you’ll know by now that fitness is dead important for enjoying the life you lead. Physically this is understandable – exercise releases endorphins which make you happy in the short term. In the long term regular exercise helps to control your weight and boost your energy too. There are mental benefits as well, though… Continue reading

The reasons you feel self conscious at the gym and how to beat it

Hardcore Stormies Hit The Gym

Hello new gym goers! How are those 2014 resolutions going? Are you in the gym three times a week as you promised you would be? I’m guessing that if you’re here you’re either answering ‘no’ to that final question or you’re struggling.

As someone who was petrified of the gym, I know how you feel. You feel like everyone is looking at you, judging what you’re doing and how much you can lift. I promise, that’s not the case. Continue reading

17 killer resources for your dream body

paleo coconut curryBefore I get started on this, I’m not saying your dream body has to conform to supermodel standards, nor do you have to be toned and muscular. Your dream body is wherever you feel comfortable and these resources will help you to get there regardless of whether you want to become a lingerie model or just want to be able to move better and more often. Continue reading

Happy on the inside, happy on the outside

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Hello, we’re sitting on the sofa at Team Bootcamp under plenty of blankets, after a very gruelling day.

Bootcamp isn’t new to us. It’s a pretty cold experience. Life affirming, definitely, but brutal.

This summer, we’ve ramped up the amount of training we do, both of us have a personal trainer, run together and attend classes and gyms. We love this lifestyle, and a week of military fitness training is a welcome holiday to both of us.

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Nine Lies Women’s Magazines Like to Tell

Washington Square Park - 44Some (not all) women’s magazines do their best to feed us what we want to hear. They want to tell us how to live the perfect lifestyle, where to find the perfect man, how to have sex, why we need a good career and why we are doing everything else wrong.

They mean well. Women will always want to be thinner, look younger and have the perfect life but is that down to years and years of reading these sorts of magazines? Happiness is a lot more simple than following a step-by-step guide to the latest sex position.

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