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Did you know 80% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail by February?

The team at CocoPacific are here to help so don’t give up just yet! We’ve taken the most common New Year’s Resolutions and provided you with some practical tips to keep these going. Come on, you know you can do it!

Exercise more

If you’ve decided that exercise will be your thing this year, then it will help to look the part! Whilst the January sales are still in full force, why not treat yourself to some new gym gear, this will make you feel more motivated. Speaking of motivation, do you have a friend who lives close by and is also interested in exercising? You’re more likely to attend that spin class if you know someone is expecting you to be there! Results is what keeps us motivated so take a ‘before’ picture of yourself and then on a monthly basis. You’re much more likely to continue once you actually start seeing the results for yourself.

Eat more Healthily

Who doesn’t love a take-out? Everyone needs a ‘cheat day’ but just make sure you are eating sensibly for the majority of the week. The best way to do this is to make a food plan; know what you are having for the week, buy the necessary ingredients and stick to the plan! The internet is bursting with ideas so if you have a spare moment, book mark those recipes that are easy and quick to make. If something goes wrong and it is necessary to get a take out during the week, then try and make it a healthy option, that way you won’t feel so guilty! Eating more healthily doesn’t mean making drastic changes, sometimes small changes can make a massive difference. For example, instead of cooking with your usual oils, butter and margarine, use CocoPacific Raw Virgin Coconut Oil for the full benefits of virgin Coconut oil but without the coconut aroma or taste.

Learn a new skill or hobby

What better time than now to start doing something that you’ve always wanted to do. You could be starting a whole new adventure, make some fabulous new friendships and discover a passion you never knew you had so don’t put it off. Things might be difficult to start off with but persevere!
If baking is a skill you’ll be discovering this year, let us lend you a helping hand. We have many recipes available for you to try using CocoPacific Organic Coconut Palm Sugar which is the perfect alternative sweetener for drinks, beverages, desserts and baked goods.

Drink less alcohol

This can be difficult especially if you work somewhere where it’s the norm to ‘go for a quick drink’ after work or even outside of work, most of your friends are drinkers. If that is the case, try being the designated driver. This will ensure that you order orange juice and keep your alcohol intake minimal. Imagine how much better you will feel the next morning whilst your friends are still recovering in bed! It might help to get into a new routine so if you normally go to the pub after work why not join an evening class or go to the gym instead.
There are lots of delicious cocktail recipes that are alcohol free such as the one below:

What you’ll need:
– 4 ounces pineapple juice
– 2 ounces coconut cream
– 1 cup ice
– Orange slice for garnishing

How to make it:
– Add the ice, pineapple juice and coconut cream to a blender
– Blend until slushy
– Pour into a chilled hurricane glass
– Garnish with a slice of orange

Whatever resolutions you’ve made for 2018, we wish you the best of luck!


Coconut oil is healthier to cook with

Long avoided because it was considered a source of harmful saturated fats, now coconut oil is starting to show on researches that may actually be a source of healthy fats, along with being a versatile ingredient.

Like all other plant-based oils, it doesn’t contain cholesterol. With the exception of palm kernel oil, all other common culinary oils, including canola, corn, safflower, sunflower, soybean, flaxseed, grape seed and extra-virgin olive oil, contain significantly less saturated fat than coconut oil. Hydrogenated oils and trans fats are especially unhealthy because they both raise our LDL or “bad” cholesterol while lowering our HDL or “healthy” cholesterol. However, coconut oil is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid. It has a higher smoking temperature than most polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils unlike olive oil which will oxidise at high temperatures, creating free radicals. If you’re preparing recipes that require high temperatures you should consider coconut oil for this type of cooking.

Though high in saturated fat, virgin coconut oil doesn’t contain trans fat, making it a better choice than trans fat-containing shortening. And for vegans or strict vegetarians, coconut oil offers a plant-based replacement for dairy butter as it is dairy free.