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.. .
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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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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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I like to make my breakfast/brunch as interesting as possible

I like to make my breakfast/brunch as interesting as possible.
I often eat it somewhere between 10am to 1pm. - 16/18 hours after my previous day's dinner. 
Intermittent fasting. .
Spinach and Gruyere omelette with chilli smashed avocado and tomatoes.
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I often eat it somewhere between 10am to 1pm. – 16/18 hours after my previous day’s dinner.
Intermittent fasting. .
Spinach and Gruyere omelette with chilli smashed avocado and tomatoes.
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Eating healthily doesn’t have to be boring

Eating healthily doesn't have to be boring.
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Roasted cauliflower with flaked almonds and yoghurt.
Roasted broccoli with a side of houmous.
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Roasted cauliflower with flaked almonds and yoghurt.
Roasted broccoli with a side of houmous.
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@grayshottspa Day #2 Health regime

@grayshottspa 
Day Health regime.
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Picture #1.
Breakfast: Green smoothie combining good quality fats, protein and low blood sugar raising carbohydrates.
Made of:
Coconut milk, soaked almonds, Soaked chia seeds, Soaked flax seeds, Avocado, Spinach, 
Cucumber, Lime juice, Frozen blueberries, Water , Vanilla extract , Sea salt , Raw honey, Mixed spice ( cinnamon, ginger, coriander, dill seed, nutmeg, cloves) .
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Morning walk across the heath.
Treatment: Castor oil compress to help detox liver and gut health. .
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Lunch: celeriac soup, ham and salad and vegetables ( see menu) 
Always starting each meal with digestive bitters and sauerkraut for digestion.
Finishing lunch each day with probiotics.
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Nutrition 1-2-1 consultation.
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Favourite yoga class with @suewoodd .
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Dinner: Beetroot soup, roast cod with butterbeans and chorizo and roasted cauliflower.
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Picture #1.
Breakfast: Green smoothie combining good quality fats, protein and low blood sugar raising carbohydrates.
Made of:
Coconut milk, soaked almonds, Soaked chia seeds, Soaked flax seeds, Avocado, Spinach,
Cucumber, Lime juice, Frozen blueberries, Water , Vanilla extract , Sea salt , Raw honey, Mixed spice ( cinnamon, ginger, coriander, dill seed, nutmeg, cloves) .
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Morning walk across the heath.
Treatment: Castor oil compress to help detox liver and gut health. .
Photo
Lunch: celeriac soup, ham and salad and vegetables ( see menu)
Always starting each meal with digestive bitters and sauerkraut for digestion.
Finishing lunch each day with probiotics.
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Nutrition 1-2-1 consultation.
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Favourite yoga class with @suewoodd .
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Dinner: Beetroot soup, roast cod with butterbeans and chorizo and roasted cauliflower.
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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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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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