Final day of my 5 day fast-mimicking Prolon diet

Final day of my 5 day fast-mimicking Prolon diet.
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From tomorrow, I will be eating predominantly vegetables and slowly re-introducing protein with fish and chicken back into my daily diet.
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As my 65th birthday approaches,  I felt it increasingly important to take stock of my health, returning to healthy eating and regular exercise as it had all gone pear-shaped during the Summer.
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Friends say to me "but you look fine as you are" you don't need to lose weight" but visceral fat ( the internal fat around your organs can also be inside a slim or even skinny person.  Also we all know that to look good we need to FEEL good as well.
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Visceral fat is a type of body fat that can’t be pinched or seen with the naked eye, and it surrounds vital organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Keeping levels of visceral fat can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, the onset of type 2 diabetes and many other illnesses.
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From tomorrow, I will be eating predominantly vegetables and slowly re-introducing protein with fish and chicken back into my daily diet.
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As my 65th birthday approaches, I felt it increasingly important to take stock of my health, returning to healthy eating and regular exercise as it had all gone pear-shaped during the Summer.
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Friends say to me “but you look fine as you are” you don’t need to lose weight” but visceral fat ( the internal fat around your organs can also be inside a slim or even skinny person. Also we all know that to look good we need to FEEL good as well.
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Visceral fat is a type of body fat that can’t be pinched or seen with the naked eye, and it surrounds vital organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Keeping levels of visceral fat can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, the onset of type 2 diabetes and many other illnesses.
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Bank holiday weekend, treats allowed – with no guilt attached

Bank holiday weekend, 
treats allowed - with no guilt attached.
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Lobster and chips @theboathousesteephillcove
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When it's been carb-fest day then a minimum of twelve hours, ideally sixteen - eighteen hours before you eat again will give your digestive system a chance to rest and process all the food.
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Tomorrow is another day.
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Lobster and chips @theboathousesteephillcove
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When it’s been carb-fest day then a minimum of twelve hours, ideally sixteen – eighteen hours before you eat again will give your digestive system a chance to rest and process all the food.
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Tomorrow is another day.
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Monday day #2 healthy regime week

Monday day healthy regime week.
4 Pics not in correct time order 
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16 hour fast after Sunday's last meal( chicken bone broth) .
Swim (pic 1)
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Breakfast: 11.30am -scrambled free range eggs, avocado, spinach, watercress, expresso coffee (pic 3).
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Lunch: 3pm- organic salmon fillet cooked in olive oil, salad leaves, celery, cucumber, sweet potatoes (pic 2).
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Dog walk with @misslucy_lou (pic 4) .
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4 Pics not in correct time order
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16 hour fast after Sunday’s last meal( chicken bone broth) .
Swim (pic 1)
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Breakfast: 11.30am -scrambled free range eggs, avocado, spinach, watercress, expresso coffee (pic 3).
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Lunch: 3pm- organic salmon fillet cooked in olive oil, salad leaves, celery, cucumber, sweet potatoes (pic 2).
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Dog walk with @misslucy_lou (pic 4) .
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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.
And
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
But
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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Good morning

Good morning. Good Friday 
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My happy place by the sea with dogs @misslucy_lou and family for Easter weekend.
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This picture was taken by my daughter on our morning dog walk after 4 days of the 5 day Prolon intermittent fast-mimicking 1000 calorie a day diet plan. My daughter commented I was looking significantly slimmer. I don't know how much weight I've lost as I prefer to not weigh as I don't believe obsessing with weight or calories is a healthy mindset.
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The scientifically researched mix of vitamin supplements together with the packeted vegan soups, nut and cocoa bars and fresh olives were actually really tasty and quite easy to manage for 5 days without feeling faint or too hungry or deprived. I do like my food.  .
Prolon do caution no exercise during this period, however I did have a yoga class and dog walks and was fine. .
Intermittent fasting is how I live day to day always leaving 12 hours after my last meal to my first of the following day. And when I can, 2 consecutive days a week, leaving 16-18 hours overnight ( an early supper, no breakfast, late lunch) . Not difficult. .
So these 5 days mimicked this way of eating but with reduced calorific intake. Much the same as the Michael Mosely 1000 cal a day eating plan for helping to reverse type 2 diabetes.
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Happy Easter everyone.
I'm now looking forward to family Easter weekend with proper meals which are still healthy and also a bite or two or three of a dark chocolate Easter egg. 
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@prolonuk @flipside_pr
Good Friday
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My happy place by the sea with dogs @misslucy_lou and family for Easter weekend.
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This picture was taken by my daughter on our morning dog walk after 4 days of the 5 day Prolon intermittent fast-mimicking 1000 calorie a day diet plan. My daughter commented I was looking significantly slimmer. I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost as I prefer to not weigh as I don’t believe obsessing with weight or calories is a healthy mindset.
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The scientifically researched mix of vitamin supplements together with the packeted vegan soups, nut and cocoa bars and fresh olives were actually really tasty and quite easy to manage for 5 days without feeling faint or too hungry or deprived. I do like my food. .
Prolon do caution no exercise during this period, however I did have a yoga class and dog walks and was fine. .
Intermittent fasting is how I live day to day always leaving 12 hours after my last meal to my first of the following day. And when I can, 2 consecutive days a week, leaving 16-18 hours overnight ( an early supper, no breakfast, late lunch) . Not difficult. .
So these 5 days mimicked this way of eating but with reduced calorific intake. Much the same as the Michael Mosely 1000 cal a day eating plan for helping to reverse type 2 diabetes.
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Happy Easter everyone.
I’m now looking forward to family Easter weekend with proper meals which are still healthy and also a bite or two or three of a dark chocolate Easter egg.
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@prolonuk @flipside_pr

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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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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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Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Queen

Eat Breakfast like a King, 
Lunch like a Queen. 
Dinner like a Pauper.
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My breakfast here was eaten late morning and was a 2 organic egg omelette with spinach and Gruyere cheese (a brand made with raw cow's milk for gut health).
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Nutritional science helping our bodies function best evolves all the times with new findings. .
Breakfast doesn't have to be 1st thing in the morning but at least 12 hours after your last meal of the day. This could mean that if you ate last at 8pm then your breakfast is anytime from 8am again.  If you are following an intermittent 16/18 fasting regime (2 consecutive days a week), then your breakfast would be around midday to 2pm. .
Then your subsequent 2 or 3 meals can  be squeezed into an 8 hour window. .
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Dinner like a Pauper.
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My breakfast here was eaten late morning and was a 2 organic egg omelette with spinach and Gruyere cheese (a brand made with raw cow’s milk for gut health).
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Nutritional science helping our bodies function best evolves all the times with new findings. .
Breakfast doesn’t have to be 1st thing in the morning but at least 12 hours after your last meal of the day. This could mean that if you ate last at 8pm then your breakfast is anytime from 8am again. If you are following an intermittent 16/18 fasting regime (2 consecutive days a week), then your breakfast would be around midday to 2pm. .
Then your subsequent 2 or 3 meals can be squeezed into an 8 hour window. .
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With Dr Michael Mosley

With Dr Michael Mosley.
Creator and author of the 5:2 diet and brand The Fast 800.
How to combine rapid weight loss and intermittent fasting for long term health.
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Here I am at his talk, Q&A and launch of his new book and diet regime for good gut health and reduction of both external fat/weight and internal visceral fat surrounding the organs. This can reverse Type 2 Diabetes and many other lifestyle illnesses.
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This style of eating with intermittent fasting is similar to how I live and eat, and teach my clients to eat. .
I personally choose to have a 12 hour fast overnight into the following day with 2 days a week of 16/18 hours overnight fasting. 
I dont restrict my own calories unless it's after Christmas or after lots of partying or entertaining. 
I do like my food and I like to enjoy life. .
It's a very easy regime to follow and continue as a lifestyle choice -NOT a faddy diet.
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It works! 
Apparently Hugh Jackman and Aiden Turner both follow this healthy eating plan too
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@drmichaelmosley
@positive_communications_pr

Creator and author of the 5:2 diet and brand The Fast 800.
How to combine rapid weight loss and intermittent fasting for long term health.
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Here I am at his talk, Q&A and launch of his new book and diet regime for good gut health and reduction of both external fat/weight and internal visceral fat surrounding the organs. This can reverse Type 2 Diabetes and many other lifestyle illnesses.
.
This style of eating with intermittent fasting is similar to how I live and eat, and teach my clients to eat. .
I personally choose to have a 12 hour fast overnight into the following day with 2 days a week of 16/18 hours overnight fasting.
I dont restrict my own calories unless it’s after Christmas or after lots of partying or entertaining.
I do like my food and I like to enjoy life. .
It’s a very easy regime to follow and continue as a lifestyle choice -NOT a faddy diet.
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It works!
Apparently Hugh Jackman and Aiden Turner both follow this healthy eating plan too
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@drmichaelmosley
@positive_communications_pr

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