Healthy homecooked Sunday brunch

Healthy homecooked Sunday brunch.
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Scrambled local farmshop free range eggs, smoked salmon from the village fish shop, smashed avocado with red chillies that were home grown in my garden, peashoots, and artisan seeded sourdough bread from the local baker. .
When you're by the seaside it's so much nicer to be able to shop locally for your ingredients, supporting the local community and village shops but also to know that the food you're buying is mostly locally produced and free range or organic..
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Sometimes the food we eat may look and taste delicious but add nothing positive to daily diet or our nutrition. These include simple carbs which are mostly foods that are beige ( ie: bread, biscuits, cakes, pastries, pasta). Processed foods.  Hormone-fed meats.  Battery-reared chickens and eggs.
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Scrambled local farmshop free range eggs, smoked salmon from the village fish shop, smashed avocado with red chillies that were home grown in my garden, peashoots, and artisan seeded sourdough bread from the local baker. .
When you’re by the seaside it’s so much nicer to be able to shop locally for your ingredients, supporting the local community and village shops but also to know that the food you’re buying is mostly locally produced and free range or organic..
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Sometimes the food we eat may look and taste delicious but add nothing positive to daily diet or our nutrition. These include simple carbs which are mostly foods that are beige ( ie: bread, biscuits, cakes, pastries, pasta). Processed foods. Hormone-fed meats. Battery-reared chickens and eggs.
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Love making a simple healthy breakfast appear as appetising and interesting as possible

Love making a simple healthy breakfast appear as appetising and interesting as possible.
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Scrambled organic eggs
Crispy streaky free range bacon
Avocado
Chillies
Peashoots
Extra virgin olive oil.
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Scrambled organic eggs
Crispy streaky free range bacon
Avocado
Chillies
Peashoots
Extra virgin olive oil.
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Only intended to have just an Expresso coffee after my Pilates class

Only intended to have just an Expresso coffee after my Pilates class.....
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However I ended up with a veggie brunch! .
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Scrambled eggs, wilted spinach, mushrooms, grilled halloumi cheese,  7-seeded sourdough toast, spicy chilli tomato relish, smashed avocado.
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However I ended up with a veggie brunch! .
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Scrambled eggs, wilted spinach, mushrooms, grilled halloumi cheese, 7-seeded sourdough toast, spicy chilli tomato relish, smashed avocado.
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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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Sunday breakfast

Sunday breakfast.
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Poached eggs and smashed avocado on a slice of granary toast, with chopped chillies to sprinkle on top snd some watercress snd spinach leaves. 
A hot water with a slice of lemon to start and an Expresso to finish. 
Sunday is one of the few days I have a slice of toast treat. The rest of the week is wheat free as much as possible. A mostly wheat and grain free lifestyle helps me to keep at an even weight and not bloat.
Also leaving a minimum of 12 hours from my last meal of the previous evening to the next day breakfast or first meal of the day gives the digestive system a rest for good gut health.
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Poached eggs and smashed avocado on a slice of granary toast, with chopped chillies to sprinkle on top snd some watercress snd spinach leaves.
A hot water with a slice of lemon to start and an Expresso to finish.
Sunday is one of the few days I have a slice of toast treat. The rest of the week is wheat free as much as possible. A mostly wheat and grain free lifestyle helps me to keep at an even weight and not bloat.
Also leaving a minimum of 12 hours from my last meal of the previous evening to the next day breakfast or first meal of the day gives the digestive system a rest for good gut health.
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Breakfast for three on the beach- my human, her friend and me

Breakfast for three on the beach- my human, her friend and me. 
My human's breakfast is the healthier one of the two on the table with the poached eggs(protein) with smashed avocado(good fats) on granary toast(complex carbs-low glycaemic index that helos keep blood sugar levels more constant) and crispy bacon( protein). And an Espresso coffee 
The other is eggs Benedict (white muffin-simple carbs-not so good has a high Glycaemic index which creates blood sugar spikes) hollandaise sauce-eggs and olive oil protein and good fats if made with extra virgin olive oil- not made with a mix of processed and refined oils). And an Americano coffee. The black expresso is a better option. .
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My human’s breakfast is the healthier one of the two on the table with the poached eggs(protein) with smashed avocado(good fats) on granary toast(complex carbs-low glycaemic index that helos keep blood sugar levels more constant) and crispy bacon( protein). And an Espresso coffee
The other is eggs Benedict (white muffin-simple carbs-not so good has a high Glycaemic index which creates blood sugar spikes) hollandaise sauce-eggs and olive oil protein and good fats if made with extra virgin olive oil- not made with a mix of processed and refined oils). And an Americano coffee. The black expresso is a better option. .
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Friday’s veggie brunch

Friday's veggie brunch.

Midday today, 16 hours after yesterday evening's last meal at 8pm.  The 16hour fasting time gives the gut and body time to have a break from digesting food and if continued 2 days consecutively can help weight loss, gut health and overall wellbeing.
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Midday today, 16 hours after yesterday evening’s last meal at 8pm. The 16hour fasting time gives the gut and body time to have a break from digesting food and if continued 2 days consecutively can help weight loss, gut health and overall wellbeing.
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My home-cooked meat-free veggie Bank Holiday weekend cooked breakfast

My home-cooked meat-free veggie Bank Holiday weekend cooked breakfast.

Eggs from the local farm shop chickens, seeded wholemeal bread from the Island Bakery with rather a generous spread of organic butter, wilted spinach, beef tomato slices, avocado and mushrooms.

I always eat breakfast or brunch straight after working out, or doing any fitness or exercise.  Healthy mix of carbs and protein and good fats. .
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Eggs from the local farm shop chickens, seeded wholemeal bread from the Island Bakery with rather a generous spread of organic butter, wilted spinach, beef tomato slices, avocado and mushrooms.

I always eat breakfast or brunch straight after working out, or doing any fitness or exercise. Healthy mix of carbs and protein and good fats. .
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