Make sure your lifestyle change is sustainable

Can you see yourself living like this long-term? What defines a sustainable lifestyle change, and how does one ascertain...

How to change negative behaviour patterns

Change your lifestyle for the better How long does it take to break a bad habit or replace it...

The path to success is not a straight line

Be prepared to fall before you fly The line from start to success is not a straight one. It’s...

How we Paleo people entertain

You can entertain without sugar, crackers and cheese I love entertaining. Sure I get stressed out while I’m cleaning...

'Perfection' is an ever-shifting goalpost

The quest for perfection is futile I was flowing from downward facing dog into plank when I caught a...
Focus, Food
Make sure your lifestyle change is sustainable
Focus
How to change negative behaviour patterns
Focus
The path to success is not a straight line
Food
How we Paleo people entertain
Focus
'Perfection' is an ever-shifting goalpost

Food

Following a Paleo lifestyle doesn't have to be restrictive. You just need to get creative! To get you started, I'll be posting some delicious Paleo-friendly meal ideas.

Read more

About me

Hi, I'm Chantel!

I’m a newspaper editor who gained more than 40kg behind my desk. This happened largely because I was living an inactive lifestyle, eating badly ... and spending up to 12 hours a day at the office in a high stress environment. When I decided to turn things around, I applied the editing principals of my day job to my diet and lifestyle, in my pursuit of health and fitness. I follow a Paleo diet and include functional training and boxing in my exercise regimen – but I’m always up for a challenge. I'll be sharing some ideas to keep meal times exciting and healthy as well as telling you all about the fun things I've got lined up to keep in shape. Keep in touch. I'd love to hear from you! hello@editedeating.co.za

Focus

Think losing weight is a purely physical experience? Think again. It can have deeply emotional and psychological effects on you - and those around you. This is the space where I'll explore some of these impacts.

Read more
Food

Myths about the Paleo diet

My Edited Eating newspaper column, in which I explore aspects of the Paleo lifestyle, weightloss and getting fit and healthy, appears in the Sunday edition of Weekend Argus. This one explores some myths about the Paleo diet… Among some of…

Continue reading
Focus

Reflections on World Meditation Day

Expand your consciousness In Catching the big fish, acclaimed film-maker David Lynch describes our consciousness as a pool in which we fish for ideas and inspiration. If your pool is small, you can expect to catch small fish, but if…

Continue reading
Focus, Food

Paleo lifestyle helped me shed 36kg

IN FEBRUARY 2018 my Edited Eating newspaper column, in which I explore aspects of the Paleo lifestyle, weightloss and getting fit and healthy, was launched. It appears in the Sunday edition of Weekend Argus. This was my intro column… I’m…

Continue reading
Fitness

Next challenge: box jumps

Another kind of box challenge So, as many of you will know by now, I’m all about setting challenges to keep this journey to health and fitness exciting – and to avoid complacency setting in. My latest short-term challenge –…

Continue reading
Box Anywhere, Fitness

A battle on the beach

I rarely go to Camps Bay. One of the reasons is that, when I was growing up, it was off limits to people of colour under South Africa’s Apartheid era Group Areas Act which enforced racial segregation. So, we stuck…

Continue reading

Popular posts

Debunking the myths that derail us from getting healthy

Are your fitness resolutions becoming distant memories? With January a distant memory – along with many (maybe even all) of the resolutions we made to get fit and healthy, take...

Ready, set, reboot!

Reflections on World Meditation Day

Expand your consciousness In Catching the big fish, acclaimed film-maker David Lynch describes our consciousness as a pool in which we fish for ideas and inspiration. If your pool...