As 2015 draws to an end, we look back on the best and worst health and fitness trends I put to the test this year at You Totally Got This HQ.
Garcinia Cambogia – an exotic fruit that gives you the body of a Victoria’s Secret Angel. You guessed it, this health and fitness trend was a total fail. After taking these diet pills for a month, the only thing that was lighter was my wallet.
Juice Cleanses – Okay so I would have cut off my right arm for a piece of bread on Day 2, but by the end of this trend test, I felt healthier than Gwyneth Paltrow. If you have had a little too much fun over festive season a juice cleanse may be just what you need to get back on track.
Ear candling – removing ear wax by sticking a hollow candle in your ear and lighting it …what could go wrong? Well aside from the risk of injury, scientific studies have shown it doesn’t work. So did ear candling light my fire? Ummmmm no! Save your cash folks.
Oil Pulling –Swish some coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes every morning. Say waaaah? You be cray cray! I’m still not totally convinced that oil pulling releases the toxins that build up in your mouth overnight, but one year on, I‘m still swishing. My skin loves it, and my teeth are whiter and brighter. If this is crazy I sooooooo OWN IT!
The 5/2 Diet – What if I told you that you could eat anything you wanted 5 days a week. The catch, 2 days a week you are restricted to a measly 500 calories. My husband lost 4 kilos in 4 weeks on the 5/2 diet. So why is it a miss? Well, just like a Jedi, the weight returned. If your going to try this one in 2016, may the force be with you.
Barre– I may not have a body like Queen Bey, but I’m more bootylicious than I was 6 months ago thanks to Barre. And with Barre studios popping up all over my hometown, it looks like I’m not the only one that is digging this ballet and Pilates workout. Want to work your jelly in 2016…go get your barre on.
Activated Charcoal – It may be a sure fire way to treat poisoning, but claims it cures a hangover are just wiggity wiggity whack. No liver was harmed during this trend test, but I sure took a few headaches for the team!
Quitting Sugar – Cutting out the sweet stuff made me realise that sugar made me feel crappy. Since quitting sugar with the help of Sarah’s Wilson’s I Quit Sugar 8 week program I no longer feel bloated, my weight doesn’t yo-yo and afternoon slumps are a thing of the past. It’s no surprise that quitting sugar is tipped to be one of the biggest health and wellness trends of 2016.
Thank you for your incredible support this year! Stay tuned for lots of new tips and delish healthy recipes in 2016.
Happy New Year from You Totally Got This HQ!
What were your favourite health and fitness trends in 2015? Is there is something you are itching for me to try? Let us know in the comments section below.