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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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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Super healthy low carb and protein lunch

Super healthy low carb and protein lunch.
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Salmon sashimi= protein + Omega 3 fish oils.
Pickled fermented ginger = Ginger is anti-inflammatory. Also fermented ginger is a probiotic in the same way as sauerkraut for good gut health .
Edamame beans = healthy fibre, antioxidants and Vit K.
Seaweed ( wakame) salad = magnesium , iodine, calcium, iron, vits A, C, E, K, B2, folate.
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Salmon sashimi= protein + Omega 3 fish oils.
Pickled fermented ginger = Ginger is anti-inflammatory. Also fermented ginger is a probiotic in the same way as sauerkraut for good gut health .
Edamame beans = healthy fibre, antioxidants and Vit K.
Seaweed ( wakame) salad = magnesium , iodine, calcium, iron, vits A, C, E, K, B2, folate.
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Sun, sea and seafood

Sun, sea and seafood.
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The last day of an Indian Summer with lunch by the sea with a healthy but delicious Asian fusion mix of scallop, seabass and tempura prawn on a bed of vegetables, noodles and peanuts.
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It's so easy to eat healthily when it's presented beautifully and tastes delcious.
Its all about the flavours.
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Even when you are cooking at home, however simple or basic the recipe or meal, if you take a bit of extra care and time to make it look appetising on the plate, you will feel more satisfied on a smaller portion.
You will crave less of the unhealthy sugary carb laden foods which give high/low spikes to your blood sugar and energy levels.
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The last day of an Indian Summer with lunch by the sea with a healthy but delicious Asian fusion mix of scallop, seabass and tempura prawn on a bed of vegetables, noodles and peanuts.
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It’s so easy to eat healthily when it’s presented beautifully and tastes delcious.
Its all about the flavours.
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Even when you are cooking at home, however simple or basic the recipe or meal, if you take a bit of extra care and time to make it look appetising on the plate, you will feel more satisfied on a smaller portion.
You will crave less of the unhealthy sugary carb laden foods which give high/low spikes to your blood sugar and energy levels.
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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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Healthy lifestyle tips

Healthy lifestyle tips.

Here are 5 tips for a good digestive system and improved gut health which is the key to your general optimum health and well being.

I subsitute oatcakes for bread when I'm craving a healthy carb fix,  especially eaten with unpasteurized cheese (a healthy gut likes unpasteurised cheese and fermented foods as friendly bacteria and probiotics keep your microbiome happy and healthy). .
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Here are 5 tips for a good digestive system and improved gut health which is the key to your general optimum health and well being.

I subsitute oatcakes for bread when I’m craving a healthy carb fix, especially eaten with unpasteurized cheese (a healthy gut likes unpasteurised cheese and fermented foods as friendly bacteria and probiotics keep your microbiome happy and healthy). .
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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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A healthy breakfast worth waiting for

A healthy breakfast worth waiting for.

After a 12 hour overnight fast for a healthy gut.
After a 16/18 hour overnight fast to lose weight.
After exercise.
Tomatoes, wilted spinach, mushrooms, poached eggs on sourdough toast with avocado and chillies and an espresso coffee.
A yummy breakfast of protein, low carb and good fats.
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After a 12 hour overnight fast for a healthy gut.
After a 16/18 hour overnight fast to lose weight.
After exercise.
Tomatoes, wilted spinach, mushrooms, poached eggs on sourdough toast with avocado and chillies and an espresso coffee.
A yummy breakfast of protein, low carb and good fats.
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Crab and courgette spaghetti with chilli and rocket

Crab and courgette spaghetti with chilli and rocket.

Crabmeat with spiralized or courgette strips with spaghetti, olive oil, lemon juice and chillies and rocket leaves.

Mixing spaghetti with courgettes and leaves helps the dish become more nutritionally balanced and to last longer as fuel for  your body.

Courgettes and leaves are healthy low carb foods and crab is protein. Less heathy processed white flour foods such as pasta are carbs which are processed by the body turning quickly into sugar. 
When pasta is only eaten in a small quantity and mixed with healthy options it helps slow down the blood sugar high and low caused by high glycaemic food such as pasta and other refined white flour foods.
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Crabmeat with spiralized or courgette strips with spaghetti, olive oil, lemon juice and chillies and rocket leaves.

Mixing spaghetti with courgettes and leaves helps the dish become more nutritionally balanced and to last longer as fuel for your body.

Courgettes and leaves are healthy low carb foods and crab is protein. Less heathy processed white flour foods such as pasta are carbs which are processed by the body turning quickly into sugar.
When pasta is only eaten in a small quantity and mixed with healthy options it helps slow down the blood sugar high and low caused by high glycaemic food such as pasta and other refined white flour foods.
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