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Fresh ‘n’ Lean provides healthy convenient meals to Southern California and the rest of America. At Fresh ‘n’ Lean they know that it is difficult to balance a working life, keep fit and eat healthy, that’s why they offer a helping hand.

They provide plant based dishes that not only taste good but will give you enough energy to make it through that busy day at work and stay awake through that boring meeting.

All the meals that they make at Fresh ‘n’ Lean are organic, gluten-free, fresh and delicious. They understand that everyone has different tastes, that’s why they offer an extensive menu of Mediterranean, Continental, Asian, and South American style dishes.


Meal Kit Delivery Services can provide a much needed supply of fresh pre-portioned ingredients and recipe cards for those who want to quickly prepare healthy and delicious meals from scratch, from the comfort of their own homes. A meal kit company, whether it is a subscription based delivery service or not, can deliver an assortment of food direct to your doorstep as and when required.

YouRCooK is a healthy meal delivery and meal prep comparison site which helps you find the best fit service  that can cater to your bespoke nutrition requirements. The number of healthy meal prep and recipe kit delivery services continues to rise, so it is understandable why Amazon also wants to venture into the meal kit sector. The creator of YouRCooK explores the meal prep and meal kit trend in this article.

Eat clean San Diego takes the hard-work out of eating healthy by delivering healthy and nutritious meals straight to your door.

At Eat Clean they don’t believe in compromise, that’s why they give you healthy food that tastes great. All the meals arrive ready to eat or require two minutes in the microwave, saving you time for the more important things in life.

But how does it work? There is a fresh new menu every week and meals are delivered on a Sunday between 5 - 9 pm so you don’t have to worry about a thing Monday through Friday.

The meal delivery service is always striving to bring new ingredients to your table so expect to see different meals on your door step from week to week. All meals are organic, non-GMO and gluten free. On a typical menu you can expect to see free range chicken, smoked salmon and stuffed mushrooms.




Tonight at 9pm on BBC2, Sunday 31st July, the second episode of the current series of Dragons' Den aired where budding  entrepreneurs pitched business ideas to multimillionaires (Season 14 Episode 2).

The present panel of judges is made up of five multimillionaire investors, Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Nick Jenkins, Sarah Willingham and Touker Suleyman.


Talented British musician, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE enters the Forbes World's Wealthiest Celebrities List of 2016 at an impressive number 9, with earnings of $80.5 Million pretax. The 28 year old singer songwriter hails from Tottenham, London and graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006.

Her debut album, 19 was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. Adele's follow up studio album, 21 and third, 25 were also best selling. Her music has been nominated for and received numerous awards including Grammys, Brits, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She is also the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. Very impressive!

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi enters the Forbes World's Wealthiest Celebrities List of 2016 at number 8, with earnings of approximately $81.5 Million before tax. Tax affairs must be a sore point for Messi, because this reigning Ballon d'Or winner who has won FIFA's player of the year award five times was found guilty of tax fraud by a Spanish court.  On 6 July 2016, Messi and his father were handed suspended 21 month prison sentences, and respectively ordered to pay €1.7 million and €1.4 million in fines. But it is highly unlikely that Lionel will serve any time behind bars for this offense.

29 year old Messi is rated by some as the greatest player of all time and this is quite an accolade. As well as his prestigious awards, Lionel has also won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues with Spanish team Barcelona.

So we all know Messi is a very talented football player but more importantly what fuels the Majestic Messi? All will be revealed in the next few paragraphs.

I had the opportunity to interview Marco Hajikypri, the owner of Professional Gains. Click on this Facebook Video Link or the image below to watch the interview and find out what he has to say. The transcript of the interview is also available below.

Interview Transcript

Marco: Right ok basically we’ve got Rachel Garwood from YouRCooK who is the director and founder of YouRCooK and she is going to be interviewing me today about a few things about myself, how my companies being growing, how her company has benefited and helped me as a company as well. Over to Rachel, she didn’t want to be on camera today, she’s a bit camera shy, she hasn’t got her makeup on.

Rachel: Ha ha, yeah exactly Marco. Yes it’s great to see you today. So I will just kick this off. Share with us all something interesting that people might not know about you.

Marco: Right ok, um that I don’t stop working maybe, uh I dunno. My life and everything around me is just like um. I don’t think people understand how focused I am. How driven I am with things. You know for example with my work. Everything I do in my life is to do with my work and everyone I speak to. I want to speak, I want to speak to them about my products you know, probably my obsession, people don’t know about my obsession. Maybe that’s what I would say.

Rachel: So this brings us on nicely to why and when did you start Pro Gains

Jared Williams the Founder of Fresh Fitness Foods, a London based personalised meal delivery service kindly took the time to answer a few of my questions. Take a look below at what I asked and what Jared's responses.

Rachel Garwood: You initially trained as a lawyer and then decided to launch Fresh Fitness Food. How has your legal background helped you with operating a successful business?

Jared Williams: It has helped me identify risks and differentiate between acceptable risk and risk that needs to be avoided or addressed contractually. It has helped me review everything from employment contracts to leases and from insurance policies to supplier agreements - but more than reviewing these documents, it has given me the confifence to know when
something is worth pushing back on or whether it is just standard.




What is your definition of healthy food? What Should We Be Eating? Well I will address this very issue in my keynote speech at the Takeaway and Restaurant Innovation Expo at Excel, London. My talk will be approximately 20 minutes with a question and answer sessions afterwards. I aim to make this seminar very informative and interactive.

The seminar examines the meaning of healthy eating. Is any food truly healthy or unhealthy? We are led to believe that specific foods are better to eat than others but research reports will regularly contradict this claim, and foods that were considered healthy are reclassified as unhealthy and foods once deemed as not so healthy are back on the unhealthy list and vice versa.



Howard Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. The Forbes 2016 list has ranked Stern as the 7th highest paid celebrity, after musician Taylor Swift who topped the list, the band One direction who came second and the best selling author James Patterson who charted third. Joint fourth on the list were Psychologist Dr Phil and Portuguese Real Madrid Footballer Ronaldo. In sixth place was comedian Kevin Hart who received the 5th highest amount of income before tax.

New York born and Boston University graduate, shock jock DJ Howard Stern aged 62 has earned approximately $85 million during the last 12 months between 2015 and 2016. Stern is best known as the host of The Howard Stern show, his long-running radio show which is known for very controversial content. Reportedly in December 2015, Stern signed a new 8 figure contract with Sirius XM Radio which includes an app and video streaming of the show. He works relentlessly to create the best possible radio content for his listeners.

This article on Stern is the 7th article in the YouRCooK Series on the Nutrition Habits of the 100 Wealthiest Celebrities of 2016. Can we boldly assert that every word written about each celebrity's nutrition habit is 100 percent accurate, unfortunately we cannot do that.

Please be aware that the information we find online about a celebrities eating and drinking habits is only as accurate as the original data source. We will make every effort to contact each celebrity on the list or their representative to ask them about their general nutrition habits but lets be honest, they are highly unlikely to respond to such a request. So until they do, you will have to make do with our less than perfect sleuthing skills to ascertain this information.

Nutrition Habits of Billionaires


The Nutrition Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs Series will be on YouRCooK very soon.

Nutrition Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs


The Nutrition Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs Series will be on YouRCooK very soon.

American born, Kevin Hart is a comedian, actor, writer and producer who has earned during the last 12 months before tax, approximately  $87.5 million. Most recently he has starred in the film Central Intelligence alongside 'The Rock', Dwayne Johnson. Hart has meteorically risen up the top 100 World's Wealthiest Celebrities chart from position 95 in 2015 to number 5 in 2016. That is quite a jump and you can see that this is due to his work ethic. Kevin Hart has had a very busy year touring with stops at over 100 stadiums and arenas grossing an average of over $1 million in sales at each venue.

This blog post on 37 year old Hart is the 6th article in the YouRCooK Series on the Nutrition Habits of the 100 Wealthiest Celebrities of 2016. Can I claim that every word written about each celebrity's nutrition habit is completely accurate, no I can't. Statements that they have made about what they tend to eat and drink are not set in stone as the majority of us consume a range of different things over the course of our lives. Our tastes change and sometimes we can no longer buy certain food products for one reason or another. But I will do my best to find information about what these individuals might eat and share this with you.

Please bare in mind that the information that I source online is only as accurate as the data provided. I will make every effort to contact each celebrity on the list or their representative to ask them about the general habits. However, I am under no illusions that I will receive a reply.

So over the course of the remaining 94 days, I will continue with this series on celebrities' nutrition habits to see if there is a link between high earnings and a specific type of diet that is consumed.  So far, I have not come across  any notable evidence that there is such a link but such a theory has yet to be disproved.  I suppose the more people I study, the easier it will be for me to draw conclusions.




31 year old Cristiano Ronaldo, who played alongside his Portugal teammates and beat the hosts, France to win the Euro 2016 trophy earlier this year, has is earnings over the last 12 months before tax, calculated to be a hefty $88,000,000. He charts joint fourth on the highest paid celebrity list, the same position as Dr Phil. As a result, Real Madrid player, Ronaldo is the highest paid athlete on the Forbes list and ESPN claims that Ronaldo is currently the world's most famous athlete.

I won't write anymore about Ronaldo's great achievements and accolades as this information is easily accessible online and the purpose of this article is to focus on Cristiano's nutrition habits. This blog post is the fifth in the YouRCooK Nutrition Habits series which looks at what the top 100 highest paid celebrities of 2016 eat and drink. Over the course of the remaining 95 days, I will somehow explore these celebrities nutrition habits and see if there is a link between high earnings and good nutrition (what does good nutrition even mean?).  I have not found sufficient evidence as yet to confirm or disprove whether the wealthiest celebrities have a so called 'healthier' diet but only time will tell whether an association exists.

Dr Phil is fourth on the Forbes World's Highest Paid Celebrity List of 2016. Dr Phil hails form Vinita Oklahoma and in 1975 he graduated with a BA in Psychology from Midwestern State University. I first came across Dr Phil on the Oprah Winfrey Show many years ago where he would help people by providing relationship and life strategy expertise.

oprah lifeclass


Dr Phil is a savvy businessman, tv personality and psychologist. He has a daytime show and is an executive producer on the television programme called The Doctors. McGraw has also launched the Doctor On Demand app, which connects users with a network of psychologists.

Rush Limbaugh is the 10th Highest Paid Celebrity of 2016

Talented British musician, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE enters the Forbes World's Wealthiest Celebrities List of 2016 at an impressive number 9, with earnings of $80.5 Million pretax. The 28 year old singer songwriter hails from Tottenham, London and graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006.

Her debut album, 19 was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. Adele's follow up studio album, 21 and third, 25 were also best selling. Her music has been nominated for and received numerous awards including Grammys, Brits, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She is also the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. Very impressive!

So we know Adele is
a very successful singer songwriter but the main focus of this article is on her nutrition habits. This article is the 9th edition in the YouRCooK Series on the Nutrition Habits of the 100 Wealthiest Celebrities of 2016. Of course I cannot claim that every word written about each celebrity's nutrition is 100 percent correct because the accuracy of the information is only as valid as the original data source. I will make every effort to contact each celebrity on the list or their representative to find out about their general nutrition habits but I'm a realist and they are unlikely to respond to my request. So until they do, you will have to make do with my less than perfect sleuthing skills to ascertain this information.

So I will continue with writing about celebrities' nutrition habits in order to see whether there is a link between earning alot of money and following a particular food plan.  There is a link between wealthy athletes and good nutrition habits as naturally due to their profession, these individuals have to ensure what they consume his optimum in nature but dos this connection also extend to wealthy celebrities in other professions? Only time will tell as this YouRCooK study continues and the more celebrity diets I explore, I presume the better a conclusion I can make as to whether financial wealth and nutritional wealth are interlinked.

Adele's nutrition

With a quick google search I found this Guardian article from 2008 (8 years ago) where Dr John Briffa looked at Adele's diet and it was revealed that she doesn't eat bad food but just eats large quantities of food.  Of course this nutrition information is out of date but I will also see if more recent articles discuss Adele's nutrition habits. She also declared that she never ate breakfast because she doesn't feel like eating when she wakes up, so she will just have a cup of PG Tips tea with two white sugars and semi-skimmed milk. If she does have breakfast, it would be a big fry-up but with tinned and not fresh tomatoes because she is allergic to the seeds. Apparently they make her lips swell.



Adele went on to say that she will have a tuna mayonaise sandwich for lunch on thick white crusty bread and a cup of tea and a custard cream or sometimes a jammy dodger. She loves her Mum's cooking and one of her favourite dishes is chilli con carne made with chocolate. Adele also loved spicy food according to the article.

When touring America, Adele found it hard to eat well and resorted to eating a lot of fries. She liked grapes and did not have citrus fruits in order to protect her voice. She consumed a limited amount of dairy, mainly milk in tea. Adele liked to treat herself to strawberry milkshakes but due to the calorie/fat content she stopped having them. Adele also talked about a chocolate cake from tesco being one of her favourite treats.

Adele cooked when she had the time, she said 'I'm good at spaghetti hoops on toast, and scrambled eggs. I put the eggs in a saucepan and just leave it on a really low heat until they've gone all fluffy, and then chop some smoked salmon on top, and put it all on a bagel. I made these meatballs once, and put mozzarella inside them, and it all just melts.'

In 2011, Adele said she likes eating fine foods and consuming nice wine and earlier this year, Adele interrupted her gig at London's O2 arena to declare the urge to eat from the American takeaway fast food chain Five Guys.



I have attempted to look at Adele's dietary habits but most of the information was sourced from a 2008 article so it is unlikely she still eats similar things now. If I were to explore the link between monetary wealth and nutritional wealth based on Adele's 2008 nutrition habits, I would say that there was not necessarily a correlation in her case.

Find out who will grace the YouRCooK blog page tomorrow with their nutrition habits. I've decided not to look at the top 100 Wealthiest Celebrities of 2016 in chronological order any longer but to leave you guessing as to who the next one will be.

What Are The Highly Effective Nutrition Habits of Sports Champions?





The Highly Effective Nutrition Habits of Sports Champions Blog Series by YouRCooK will be published soon. If you want information on a specific sports champion's nutrition habits to be included on the www.your-cook/com/blog just send us a message with your request. We look forward to receiving them. Also which sports champion would you like us to write about first?



American author, New York born James Patterson ranked third on the Forbes list of the World's highest paid celebrities list of 2016. Did you know that 69 year old James Patterson is the world's best selling author and writes over a dozen books a year with coauthors. I certainly had no idea that this was the case and had not actually heard of him before but James' estimated earnings is a whooping $95 Million.

So we know James is a successful writer and gets paid extremely well but you all really want to know what is his nutrition like and does anything in particular that he consumes assist him with this specialist gift of writing?



Salads are relatively easy to prepare so the first recipe in the YouRCooK Summer Salad Recipe series is a vegetarian one which I had for lunch today. I don't measure out quantities but just throw a few of the ingredients into my lunch box as shown by the photos. The salad won't get a 10 out of 10 for presentation but I would give it a 10 out of 10 for taste. I love sunflower seeds and eat them as often as I can.


One Direction

UK musicians, Liam, Louis, Niall and Harry are second on the list of the Forbes World's highest paid celebrities list of 2016 even though they are currently on hiatus at the moment. One Direction charted fourth on the same Forbes list in 2015. Although Zayn Malik departed the band to go solo in 2015, One Direction are actually the top-earning boyband of all time! That is quite an achievement.

Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Harry Styles are all 22 years old and Louis Tomlinson is 25 and collectively as a group, One Direction are worth an estimated $110 Million dollars.  That averages out at approximately $27.5 million each.

So we know the guys have earned a fair bit of money, but more importantly what is there nutrition like?

Musician Taylor Swift has topped the Forbes World's highest paid celebrities list of 2016. She has landed the number 1 position. Congratulations Taylor Swift! At the age of 26, Taylor is worth an estimated $170 Million dollars. That is a whole lot of money. But more importantly what is her nutrition like? This article should be a refreshing respite from all the other online items where alot of them focus on whether Taylor Swift's romances are genuine or fake and who she is dating. 

This article is the first in the nutrition habits of the top 100 highest paid celebrities series and over the course of 100 days, I will somehow explore every celebrities nutrition habits and see if there is a link between high net worth and good nutrition. 

I will aim to contact each individual celebrity/their agent on the list directly and ask them about their nutrition but whilst I am awaiting a response and of course its quite unlikely I will receive any, most of this information will be sourced online from various websites and social media platforms. 

I will do my best to ensure the information is accurate but do not presume it is 100% correct as the quality of data is only as good as the information source.

Forbes 100 Highest Paid Celebrities 2016

What Do The World's Highest Paid Celebrities Eat?

Forbes have just released the 100 highest paid Celebrities list of 2016. The World's 100 Highest Paid Celebrities pulled in $5.1 billion pretax over the past 12 months.


It would be interesting to know what each Celebrities nutrition habits are like and so for the next 100 days the YouRCooK Blog (www.your-cook.com/blog) will feature each Celebrity and their nutrition habits.


Is there a link between Substantial Financial Wealth and The Type of Nutrition you fuel your body with?

All will be revealed over the next 100 days.


For a list of the top 100 World's Highest Paid Celebrities visit here.

 




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