The two items I couldn’t live without in the kitchen this Summer were: My @zerowateruk filter jug to filter my tap water making it taste as good as the bottled water I used to buy daily, and also in my opinion filtering more efficiently than other filter jug brands

The two items I couldn't live without in the kitchen this Summer were:
My @zerowateruk filter jug to filter my tap water making it taste as good as the bottled water I used to buy daily, and also in my opinion filtering more efficiently than other filter jug brands.
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My Lavazza coffee machine for my morning expressos and guests' capuccinos.
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What are your kitchen must haves? .
Btw...
It's always good to drink a glass of water together with every cup of coffee.
Coffee is a diuretic.
When diuretics flush away sodium, the body also flushes away water, dehydrating the body. .
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@lavazzauk

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My Lavazza coffee machine for my morning expressos and guests’ capuccinos.
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What are your kitchen must haves? .
Btw…
It’s always good to drink a glass of water together with every cup of coffee.
Coffee is a diuretic.
When diuretics flush away sodium, the body also flushes away water, dehydrating the body. .
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@lavazzauk

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Starting the week with a full veggie breakfast

Starting the week with a full veggie breakfast.
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Scrambled free-range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms mixed with spinach and smashed avocado with chillies on sourdough toast. Yum.
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Scrambled free-range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms mixed with spinach and smashed avocado with chillies on sourdough toast. Yum.
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Quick and healthy protein and low carb no-cook lunch

Quick and healthy protein and low carb no-cook lunch.
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Salmon sushi from @waitroseandpartners 
With 
Edamame beans and wakame seaweed salad.
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Pickled ginger and gluten free soy sauce @kikkoman_europe .
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Salmon sushi from @waitroseandpartners
With
Edamame beans and wakame seaweed salad.
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Pickled ginger and gluten free soy sauce @kikkoman_europe .
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Some days we all feel less than

Some days we all feel less than...
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However
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I'm not talking about social media comparison anxiety here
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maybe when we're not feeling like we are OWN personal best and need to take back control of our healthy eating habits and healthy lifestyle.
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So my posts over the next week will be my intermittent fasting regime and recipes to inspire you and to keep myself motivated too.
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Love to know at the end of the week how you're doing too if you're following.
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Sunday's breakfast.
Scrambled eggs ( no toast) 
peashoots, 
lemon water, 
expresso coffee.
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However
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I’m not talking about social media comparison anxiety here
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maybe when we’re not feeling like we are OWN personal best and need to take back control of our healthy eating habits and healthy lifestyle.
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So my posts over the next week will be my intermittent fasting regime and recipes to inspire you and to keep myself motivated too.
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Love to know at the end of the week how you’re doing too if you’re following.
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Sunday’s breakfast.
Scrambled eggs ( no toast)
peashoots,
lemon water,
expresso coffee.
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Happy Bank Holiday weekend

Happy Bank Holiday weekend.
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A tool is really anything that can help make your life better by helping you do a job faster, easier, safer or better.
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Do you have the right tools for a good work life balance and making your life the best it can be? .
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A tool is really anything that can help make your life better by helping you do a job faster, easier, safer or better.
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Do you have the right tools for a good work life balance and making your life the best it can be? .
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There is a wonderful local old fashioned-style greengrocers on the New Kings Road london SW6 that sells an amazing array of loose vegetables-no plastic wrap to be seen- and all sorts of yummy health foods too

There is a wonderful local old fashioned-style greengrocers on the New Kings Road london SW6 that sells an amazing array of loose vegetables-no plastic wrap to be seen- and all sorts of yummy health foods too.
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These sunflower, broccoli and kale micro greens have a higher concentration of vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants and  minerals than normal greens contain. Microgreens are also rich in enzymes, which enable them to be more easily digested.
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This lunch I threw together looks huge on the plate but is mostly the microgreens, avocado ( for healthy fats) and wilted spinach ( for iron) 
With a salmon fillet ( for omega3)  griddled for a crispy skin in extra virgin olive oil (healthy oils) .
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The sauerkraut is for good gut health, a tablespoon eaten before the meal, .
and a couple of olives can also act as a natural probiotic as well as all their other antioxidant and healthy oil benefits.
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These sunflower, broccoli and kale micro greens have a higher concentration of vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants and minerals than normal greens contain. Microgreens are also rich in enzymes, which enable them to be more easily digested.
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This lunch I threw together looks huge on the plate but is mostly the microgreens, avocado ( for healthy fats) and wilted spinach ( for iron)
With a salmon fillet ( for omega3) griddled for a crispy skin in extra virgin olive oil (healthy oils) .
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The sauerkraut is for good gut health, a tablespoon eaten before the meal, .
and a couple of olives can also act as a natural probiotic as well as all their other antioxidant and healthy oil benefits.
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Back to a healthy eating lifestyle after having consumed quite a lot of everything I fancied over the weekend

Back to a healthy eating lifestyle after having consumed quite a lot of everything I fancied over the weekend.
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So a sixteen hour gap after my 4pm last meal Sunday,  taking me to breakfast time today at around 10am after a pilates class.
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Today's meals are
Tablespoon of Sauerkraut for gut health and to help digestion. 
Breakfast: eggs, avocado, tomatoes, spinach.
Lunch: organic chicken, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts.
Supper: cup of chicken broth from the rpasted chicken carcass. .
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So a sixteen hour gap after my 4pm last meal Sunday, taking me to breakfast time today at around 10am after a pilates class.
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Today’s meals are
Tablespoon of Sauerkraut for gut health and to help digestion.
Breakfast: eggs, avocado, tomatoes, spinach.
Lunch: organic chicken, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts.
Supper: cup of chicken broth from the rpasted chicken carcass. .
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Filling the plate with lots of green vegetables

Filling the plate with lots of green vegetables.
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Protein and low carbohydrate home cooked lunch.
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Halibut pan fried with skin on,  in extra virgin olive oil, with pea shoots, tomatoes and asparagus.
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Protein and low carbohydrate home cooked lunch.
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Halibut pan fried with skin on, in extra virgin olive oil, with pea shoots, tomatoes and asparagus.
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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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2/3 vegetables, complex carbs and 1/3 protein

2/3 vegetables, complex carbs and 1/3 protein.
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2 organic Duchy of Cornwall skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs roasted in extra virgin olive oil and salt on the skin so it becomes crispy.
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4 M&S outdoor bred,  nitrate-free unsmoked, streaky bacon rashers fried in olive oil until crispy.
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(Free from) Sacla tomato pesto, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free. 
Cauliflower, French beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, sweet potato and squash cubes.
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It looks a lot on the plate, but once the bone is out of a chicken thigh there isn't much meat. 
Vegetables have very few calories.
I am not suggesting counting calories but I am suggesting that filling up on lots of vegetables is the healthy way to eat. 
The chicken protein with some healthy fats (olive oil and chicken skin) will help you fill fuller longer. .
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2 organic Duchy of Cornwall skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs roasted in extra virgin olive oil and salt on the skin so it becomes crispy.
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4 M&S outdoor bred, nitrate-free unsmoked, streaky bacon rashers fried in olive oil until crispy.
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(Free from) Sacla tomato pesto, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free.
Cauliflower, French beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, sweet potato and squash cubes.
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It looks a lot on the plate, but once the bone is out of a chicken thigh there isn’t much meat.
Vegetables have very few calories.
I am not suggesting counting calories but I am suggesting that filling up on lots of vegetables is the healthy way to eat.
The chicken protein with some healthy fats (olive oil and chicken skin) will help you fill fuller longer. .
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