Welcome to my blog, Healthy Vix, which I started on 14th January 2018. My name is Victoria, mum of two and wife to one! I’m passionate about healthy eating and leading a healthy lifestyle
In 2013 I decided to return to vegetarianism. I’d already stopped smoking and drinking alcohol once pregnant at the end of 2011. I decided not to return to these health-destroying habits once my daughter Bella was born in 2012, but to instead continue on a healthier journey.
I stopped drinking alcohol for a whole decade after my first child was born!
In 2017 I completed a whole year without eating anything containing refined sugar! It was pretty tricky when eating out as nearly everything contains added sugar! Undressed side salads and bowls of chips were often the only safe bet!
I loved the challenge though and it really changed our shopping habits at home. I still limit the items we buy with added sugar at home, often picking the no-added-sugar items.
By the end of 2017, I changed to an entirely plant-based diet. I had already started cutting out a lot of dairy food and had been interested in the vegan diet for quite some time through lots of research into the healthiest diets. I made the decision and I’ve never looked back.
I read, watch and research plant-based nutrition most days. I have done this for several years now. I love watching food documentaries and reading the latest plant-based news articles. Early in 2018, I read The China Study by T Colin Campbell which confirmed everything I had already been reading and watching. It was also jam-packed with so much more shocking information. I will never again return to eating meat or dairy.
Another great read is The Food Revolution by John Robbins. And in 2023 I finally got around to reading the next book by T Colin Campbell called Whole. Another great read and highly recommended; this book addresses the criticism his first book received and delves more into the corruption and issues within the medical industry.
If you don’t want to change to a plant-based diet to stop the needless death and cruelty to animals, then do it for your own health or do it for the environment! There are just so many reasons it is worth becoming vegan. I do it for all three of these reasons, but there are so many reasons to go plant-based.
We don’t need to eat meat or dairy to survive. If we don’t need it, then it becomes a choice. If we don’t need to enslave, harm or kill animals, then we shouldn’t. It’s not right.
I’ve become increasingly concerned about our planet and how my choices affect the environment around us. Choosing to eat organic is a part of this as it is not only for my own health but for the good of the planet too.
We have made a lot of changes in our family home to be eco-friendly and live in a less toxic environment. It’s something we continue to research and implement.
Being healthy is the whole thing to me, not just what we eat. It’s a healthy home environment, healthy air, healthy food, healthy life and a healthy Earth.
Keeping fit and healthy
I regularly go to the gym or workout and love being active indoors and out. I believe if you look good you feel good, and if you feel good you look good. It’s a good circle.
I exercise everyday even if it’s just a long walk. We moved to Cornwall in 2021 and I love the outdoors lifestyle. Long coastal walks, paddle boarding, bodyboarding, river walks, mixed in with jogging, running, tennis and climbing. These are my regular activities. Hopefully surfing soon once I learn!
Looking and feeling good comes with nourishing my body with the best quality foods and the correct nutrients. I’m a big fan of superfoods and supplement my smoothies and take natural supplements such as spirulina daily.
Being fit and healthy is an obsession for me. It’s the best obsession you can have though in my opinion!
What we put in and on our bodies is so important. It affects our health not only now but in the future. I want to safeguard my health by making the right choices today.
In 2013 I stopped buying mainstream beauty products and started cutting out anything with parabens and SLS. I read a lot about the dangers of parabens after noticing packaging said ‘paraben free’.
Over the past few years, I’ve gone natural and minimal with my beauty routine, stopping wearing makeup and choosing natural beauty products.
I love reading alternative news and I guess I could be labelled as ‘alternative’ for my food and shopping choices, but I kind of hate that term.
To me, all this ‘alternative’ stuff should be the norm.
Since when did consuming and wearing chemicals become the norm and everything else become labelled as different? It makes no sense to me.
I prefer natural methods when it comes to health too.
I’m a critical thinker and like to listen to a variety of sources before I make my mind up on a matter.
I’m a bit of a blogaholic!
I already have a lifestyle and personal finance blog where I’ve been blogging since 2013 about all sorts of things including making money online, free money, saving money, small business, blogging and lifestyle topics.
I also have a travel blog where I share our days out, local attractions, holidays and travel tips.
My husband blogs too! He is passionate about woodwork, DIY, home design, sheds, furniture and architecture, sharing his creations and instructions on a home and garden blog. He’s also a Newquay handyman.
Healthy Vix is somewhere for me to write about the healthy side of my lifestyle as it’s a huge passion of mine. Being healthy encompasses so much more than the food we eat and how active we are. It’s an entirely holistic approach from our environment in the home, our mindset and mental health right through to the products we use on our skin and hair, and so much more. All elements of leading a healthy life will be covered in this blog.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my healthy living blog.