After an early morning Zumba dance class today, I decided to eat a more generous portioned breakfast than I have been eating on the other days when my fitness workout is more Pilates based

After an early morning Zumba dance class today, I decided to eat a more generous portioned breakfast than I have been eating on the other days when my fitness workout is more Pilates based.
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However lets call this brunch as I waited 16 hours from my last meal of yesterday to 10am today to eat.
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This is my intermittent fasting regime where I wait 16-18 hours between dinner and breakfast. I then squeeze the only other meal of the day into a small window of time before 6pm again. .
This is my easy to do solution to an ongoing lifestyle weight maintenance ( NOT diet) when I know I am going to need to be feeling and looking my best.
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And this is how I help my clients when they want to lose weight and have been historically unsuccessful over the years with yo-yo dieting.
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Its not calorie restrictive, however it is restrictive on cutting out all sugar, white simple carbs like potatoes, cakes, pastry, pasta, and most wheat and grains.
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There is sourdough toast in my photo today but sometimes a little of what you fancy is better than denying yourself and craving it. .
And yes,  I did put butter on the toast too as eating some healthy fats will satisfy and help you feel fuller longer.
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However lets call this brunch as I waited 16 hours from my last meal of yesterday to 10am today to eat.
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This is my intermittent fasting regime where I wait 16-18 hours between dinner and breakfast. I then squeeze the only other meal of the day into a small window of time before 6pm again. .
This is my easy to do solution to an ongoing lifestyle weight maintenance ( NOT diet) when I know I am going to need to be feeling and looking my best.
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And this is how I help my clients when they want to lose weight and have been historically unsuccessful over the years with yo-yo dieting.
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Its not calorie restrictive, however it is restrictive on cutting out all sugar, white simple carbs like potatoes, cakes, pastry, pasta, and most wheat and grains.
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There is sourdough toast in my photo today but sometimes a little of what you fancy is better than denying yourself and craving it. .
And yes, I did put butter on the toast too as eating some healthy fats will satisfy and help you feel fuller longer.
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This is an exciting week!

This is an exciting week! .
Filming for an ITV Newsnight Special for December transmission later this week
And then being photographed as part of a "real women" Ad Campaign.
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Watch this space! .
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50pluslifestyle

Filming for an ITV Newsnight Special for December transmission later this week
And then being photographed as part of a “real women” Ad Campaign.
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Watch this space! .
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50pluslifestyle

We all need some downtime to reboot each week

We all need some downtime to reboot each week.
This includes a weekly Pilates class for me. .
If we keep our bodies reasonably fit and eat healthily,  then when we are super busy we are still able to cope when life becomes stressful.
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This is an exercise from my Wednesday physio reformer pilates class.
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This Pilates exercise strengthens arms, helps the movement and flexibility of a tight upper back, works the tum, core and glute muscles, the inner thighs and needs balance to be able to stand, twist and bend over. .
It's more difficult than it looks, especially when it's done slowly with control, holding out the platform steadily before returning it back in.
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This includes a weekly Pilates class for me. .
If we keep our bodies reasonably fit and eat healthily, then when we are super busy we are still able to cope when life becomes stressful.
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This is an exercise from my Wednesday physio reformer pilates class.
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This Pilates exercise strengthens arms, helps the movement and flexibility of a tight upper back, works the tum, core and glute muscles, the inner thighs and needs balance to be able to stand, twist and bend over. .
It’s more difficult than it looks, especially when it’s done slowly with control, holding out the platform steadily before returning it back in.
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Happy face

Happy face. Haircut day. No make-up selfie. No filters.
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Thank you @andyatagency as always.
Thank you @chanelnott for my blondeness.
Love my 2 favourite hairdressers.
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As you get older often shorter hair cuts can be more flattering as they frame and lift the face instead of the impression of dragging down.. Also the correct hair colour tone is very important too as it can make so much difference to flattering or draining your skin tones. .
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Haircut day. No make-up selfie. No filters.
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Thank you @andyatagency as always.
Thank you @chanelnott for my blondeness.
Love my 2 favourite hairdressers.
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As you get older often shorter hair cuts can be more flattering as they frame and lift the face instead of the impression of dragging down.. Also the correct hair colour tone is very important too as it can make so much difference to flattering or draining your skin tones. .
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My healthy breakfast and supplements today

My healthy breakfast and supplements today.
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Hot water and lemon to start the day.
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Kefir with Source of Life Gold Liquid multivitamin. Kefir for gut health .
OMEGA EYE omega 3 especially for eye health
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Single Expresso .
2 organic egg omelette for protein intake with raw cows milk Gruyere ( for good gut health- not in you're pregnant) and spinach for additional iron, vitamins and good carbs.
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Hot water and lemon to start the day.
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Kefir with Source of Life Gold Liquid multivitamin. Kefir for gut health .
OMEGA EYE omega 3 especially for eye health
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Single Expresso .
2 organic egg omelette for protein intake with raw cows milk Gruyere ( for good gut health- not in you’re pregnant) and spinach for additional iron, vitamins and good carbs.
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As it’s now November I thought it’s a good idea to start thinking about all our Christmas wishes and what we would like to achieve or have in our lives in 2019 both personally and professionally

As it's now November I thought it's a good idea to start thinking about all our Christmas wishes and what we would like to achieve or have in our lives in 2019 both personally and professionally.
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Apart from hoping Father Christmas will bring me what I have asked for, ...
I like to wake up with daily "gratitudes" for what I have already.
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When you are grateful and positive I find the Universe often rewards you with more.
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What do you think and what would you like? .
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Apart from hoping Father Christmas will bring me what I have asked for, …
I like to wake up with daily “gratitudes” for what I have already.
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When you are grateful and positive I find the Universe often rewards you with more.
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What do you think and what would you like? .
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Strong women

Strong women....
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Strong women have inner strength to face life's challenges as well as working towards core fitness body strength.
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Facing life head on requires a clear mind and strong body to be working together to be able to focus and achieve your goals.
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Strong women have inner strength to face life’s challenges as well as working towards core fitness body strength.
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Facing life head on requires a clear mind and strong body to be working together to be able to focus and achieve your goals.
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