Sometimes you just have to!

Sometimes you just have to! .
My Instagram posts are all about being real, no filters, being true to yourself and leading a healthy lifestyle with nutrition and fitness tips,  intermittent fasting, and healthy sugar free and wheat free recipes for a healthy gut.. .
However.....
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When you're in Brighton at a brilliant fishy restaurant @thesaltroombrighton you have a day off. .
Sometimes a little of what you fancy is better than having those cravings and constantly denying yourself.
Life is for living and enjoying.
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Dont beat yourself up after, enjoy the moment and every single mouthful and then go back to eating healthily the next day with maybe a 16/18 hour break before your first meal of the following day to give your digestive system time to recover.
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This is a sharing pud..... "A taste of the Sea"
( and no it wasn't all for me) 
Candyfloss, rhubarb "99" ice cream, smoked salted fudge,  chocolate truffle pebble, apple and almond tart, passion fruit sours, chocolate and orange doughnut,, .
The picture on the bottom right is fish soup. It was served separately in a jug together with croutons, to be poured over a piece of octapus, roux and I think a piece of orange which were at the bottom of the bowl. .
It was absolutely delicious 
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My Instagram posts are all about being real, no filters, being true to yourself and leading a healthy lifestyle with nutrition and fitness tips, intermittent fasting, and healthy sugar free and wheat free recipes for a healthy gut.. .
However…..
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When you’re in Brighton at a brilliant fishy restaurant @thesaltroombrighton you have a day off. .
Sometimes a little of what you fancy is better than having those cravings and constantly denying yourself.
Life is for living and enjoying.
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Dont beat yourself up after, enjoy the moment and every single mouthful and then go back to eating healthily the next day with maybe a 16/18 hour break before your first meal of the following day to give your digestive system time to recover.
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This is a sharing pud….. “A taste of the Sea”
( and no it wasn’t all for me)
Candyfloss, rhubarb “99” ice cream, smoked salted fudge, chocolate truffle pebble, apple and almond tart, passion fruit sours, chocolate and orange doughnut,, .
The picture on the bottom right is fish soup. It was served separately in a jug together with croutons, to be poured over a piece of octapus, roux and I think a piece of orange which were at the bottom of the bowl. .
It was absolutely delicious
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@grayshottspa Day #4

@grayshottspa 
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Breakfast: Scrambled egg and mushrooms.
Lunch: Soup and Thai chicken curry and vegs.
Dinner: Soup and salmon and vegs.
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Healthy low carb and protein food, no grains, no milk, all deliciously prepared, cooked and presented. .
Health regime treatments today
Epsom salts hydrotherapy bath
Detox castor oil liver pack .
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Breakfast: Scrambled egg and mushrooms.
Lunch: Soup and Thai chicken curry and vegs.
Dinner: Soup and salmon and vegs.
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Healthy low carb and protein food, no grains, no milk, all deliciously prepared, cooked and presented. .
Health regime treatments today
Epsom salts hydrotherapy bath
Detox castor oil liver pack .
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Its the weekend and sometimes you just have to!

Its the weekend and sometimes you just have to! .
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However I only kept the bun on the burger for the purposes of this photo 
And then.... I removed it.
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If I'm going to have a carb treat with yummy thrice-cooked chips
then I would never have a 2nd loading of carbs with the burger bun. .
One portion of simple carbs (not the healthier option of complex carbs) is plenty!  Simple carbs such as bread, pastries, cakes, pasta etc give a sugar spike to your blood sugar levels giving you an energy high and then a rapid low.
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So here we have a yummy healthy home-made beefburger, ( minus bun) gherkin, slice of cheese, bacon, fried onions, salad, and home-cooked fries. 
Thank you @hungrybear.tk delish! .
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However I only kept the bun on the burger for the purposes of this photo
And then…. I removed it.
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If I’m going to have a carb treat with yummy thrice-cooked chips
then I would never have a 2nd loading of carbs with the burger bun. .
One portion of simple carbs (not the healthier option of complex carbs) is plenty! Simple carbs such as bread, pastries, cakes, pasta etc give a sugar spike to your blood sugar levels giving you an energy high and then a rapid low.
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So here we have a yummy healthy home-made beefburger, ( minus bun) gherkin, slice of cheese, bacon, fried onions, salad, and home-cooked fries.
Thank you @hungrybear.tk delish! .
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Sometimes it’s rude not to

Sometimes it's rude not to.......
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The best puds are usually chocolate! 
This one we just had at dinner tonight 
@thecottageiow Shanklin
A chocolate cremeux with almond essence and chocolate panna cotta. Beyond yum! So naughty but sometimes you just have to. 
Life is for living. Tomorrow is another day.
And weekdays can be for the healthier low carb sugar and wheat free lifestyle. .
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The best puds are usually chocolate!
This one we just had at dinner tonight
@thecottageiow Shanklin
A chocolate cremeux with almond essence and chocolate panna cotta. Beyond yum! So naughty but sometimes you just have to.
Life is for living. Tomorrow is another day.
And weekdays can be for the healthier low carb sugar and wheat free lifestyle. .
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How to eat out healthily in restaurants

How to eat out healthily in restaurants.

My new favourite restaurant  @fancycrabuk 
Grilled Squid Steak with squid ink, roasted beetroot, salad
Grilled over charcoal and served with a yuzu lime, szechwan pepper, lemongrass & galangal dressing.
And 'Merus' from the largest part of the crab leg grilled with butter and hollandaise sauce with triple cooked fries ( I didnt eat them).
With a side of Steamed Kale Roasted anchovy & bone marrow butter
Just delcious!

My new favourite restaurant @fancycrabuk
Grilled Squid Steak with squid ink, roasted beetroot, salad
Grilled over charcoal and served with a yuzu lime, szechwan pepper, lemongrass & galangal dressing.
And ‘Merus’ from the largest part of the crab leg grilled with butter and hollandaise sauce with triple cooked fries ( I didnt eat them).
With a side of Steamed Kale Roasted anchovy & bone marrow butter
Just delcious!

Lunch today on the 2nd fast 5:2 day

Lunch today on the 2nd fast 5:2 day. Definitely not starved! 
Braised chicken thighs(protein) with fennel (a diuretic)  orange and red onion puree in the 'swoosh' , tomato dressing, romesco dip, blanched vegs, and a side ( not photographed) of sauteed kale with cashew nuts.(good carbs and protein)

#5:2 @grayshottspa
Definitely not starved!
Braised chicken thighs(protein) with fennel (a diuretic) orange and red onion puree in the ‘swoosh’ , tomato dressing, romesco dip, blanched vegs, and a side ( not photographed) of sauteed kale with cashew nuts.(good carbs and protein)

#5:2 @grayshottspa

Such a delicious dinner! Thank you to @lewisfgreen #northhousecowes @northhouse

Such a delicious dinner! 
Thank you to @lewisfgreen @northhouse.cowes
@theoysterstore 
Oysters
Scallops with bacon on a bed of pea puree 
Seafood curry with giant prawns, clams, mussels and mixed fish
Sides of Chips and green beans with toasted almond flakes 
No pud but coffees with home made truffles

It's possible to go out to a delicious dinner and make healthy eating choices leaving out the bread, choosing low carb options and additional small treats such as a few chips and a chocolate truffle or two! 
saturday
cowes
@theoysterstore
Oysters
Scallops with bacon on a bed of pea puree
Seafood curry with giant prawns, clams, mussels and mixed fish
Sides of Chips and green beans with toasted almond flakes
No pud but coffees with home made truffles

It’s possible to go out to a delicious dinner and make healthy eating choices leaving out the bread, choosing low carb options and additional small treats such as a few chips and a chocolate truffle or two!
saturday

Daughter’ s Birthday Lunch! Seafood Lunch by the pool #weekend #birthday #lobster #seafood #shellfish #poolside #seaside #treat #rosé #foodporn #lifestyle #lifechange #inspire #motivate #yummy #delicious #family #summer #lovelyday #sunny #iow #house #garden #happyme #grateful

Daughter' s Birthday Lunch! 
Seafood Lunch by the pool
Daughter’ s Birthday Lunch!
Seafood Lunch by the pool

Shellfish seafood platter treat lunch with the family A super healthy lunch with a side of nearly healthy home cooked chips

Shellfish seafood platter treat lunch with the family

A super healthy lunch with a side of nearly healthy home cooked chips. 
Lobster and chips?
Yes please 
Would be rude not to!

Lobster, crab, mussels, clams, prawns, king prawns, crab cakes, smoked salmon, scallops and samphire.

Did you know that clams amd mussels must be closed before you cook (boil) them and open when you eat them? Otherwise they should be thrown away.

Lobster and chips?
Yes please
Would be rude not to!

Lobster, crab, mussels, clams, prawns, king prawns, crab cakes, smoked salmon, scallops and samphire.

Did you know that clams amd mussels must be closed before you cook (boil) them and open when you eat them? Otherwise they should be thrown away.

Homegrown and healthy Summer lunch in the UK sun

Homegrown and healthy Summer lunch in the UK sun.

Lunch Italian-style by the pool.
Home grown artichokes, Isle of Wight tomatoes, humous,  salad with rocket, spinach, grated carrot and beetroot, mozzarella cheese, parma ham, olives and rose PInot Grigio wine and fresh bread.
Delicious!

Lunch Italian-style by the pool.
Home grown artichokes, Isle of Wight tomatoes, humous, salad with rocket, spinach, grated carrot and beetroot, mozzarella cheese, parma ham, olives and rose PInot Grigio wine and fresh bread.
Delicious!