The beginning of a detox week

The beginning of a detox week.
First meal of Monday, 16 hours since the last meal on Sunday evening. .
Day started first thing with mug of hot water, lemon and ginger.
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Expresso coffee mid-morning.
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Sauerkraut and a small glass Kefir before the main meal of the day: 
Organic 2 egg omelette, salad leaves, smashed avocado with chillies, and drizzle of olive oil and some chopped parsley.
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Cup of 'white' not green, herbal tea at tea-time.
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At around 6pm this evening's supper is a large cup of chicken and vegetable bone broth. .
Then a 12 hour fast until Tuesday.
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First meal of Monday, 16 hours since the last meal on Sunday evening. .
Day started first thing with mug of hot water, lemon and ginger.
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Expresso coffee mid-morning.
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Sauerkraut and a small glass Kefir before the main meal of the day:
Organic 2 egg omelette, salad leaves, smashed avocado with chillies, and drizzle of olive oil and some chopped parsley.
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Cup of ‘white’ not green, herbal tea at tea-time.
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At around 6pm this evening’s supper is a large cup of chicken and vegetable bone broth. .
Then a 12 hour fast until Tuesday.
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“You look good for your age”

"You look good for your age" .
But what does age 64 look like?....
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In the newspaper today the headline is "1 in 3 Britons admit they are guilty of ageism"

Maybe it's more how you feel about yourself....
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This morning's swim in the sea made me feel good... both mentally and physically.
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But what does age 64 look like?….
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In the newspaper today the headline is “1 in 3 Britons admit they are guilty of ageism”

Maybe it’s more how you feel about yourself….
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This morning’s swim in the sea made me feel good… both mentally and physically.
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When you get up at 6

When you get up at 6.00am in the morning for a 7am Pilates reformer class...... .
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Upper body strength exercises have always been the most difficult ones for me.  Improvement is slowly happening and pikes, planks and a variety of shoulder girdle and arm exercises are becoming less of a struggle the longer I persevere.
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Using core, glutes, lower abs and in fact all body to support and control. .
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@absolutestudios 








@lukemeessmann
00am in the morning for a 7am Pilates reformer class…… .
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Upper body strength exercises have always been the most difficult ones for me. Improvement is slowly happening and pikes, planks and a variety of shoulder girdle and arm exercises are becoming less of a struggle the longer I persevere.
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Using core, glutes, lower abs and in fact all body to support and control. .
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@absolutestudios

@lukemeessmann

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My old body feels and moves so much better when I do a minimum of 1 Pilates class a week

My old body feels and moves so much better when I do a minimum of 1 Pilates class a week. .
3 classes would be optimum but when both work and social life is busy, it's difficult to fit everything in and motivation to get up at 6am for a 7am class is less strong after a few consecutive nights out and just a glass or two of rose. ......
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Reformer Pilates Scissors exercise using only one strap at a time for core stability, abs and hip flexors.
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Making sure that the hips stay still, back stays in neutral and lower abs and glutes remain switched on. .
With thanks to Luke @absolutestudios
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3 classes would be optimum but when both work and social life is busy, it’s difficult to fit everything in and motivation to get up at 6am for a 7am class is less strong after a few consecutive nights out and just a glass or two of rose. ……
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Reformer Pilates Scissors exercise using only one strap at a time for core stability, abs and hip flexors.
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Making sure that the hips stay still, back stays in neutral and lower abs and glutes remain switched on. .
With thanks to Luke @absolutestudios
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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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It’s pouring with rain today but yesterday was beautiful and all that was needed for the best sun protection was a big floppy hat, sunglasses and Altruist factor 50 sunscreen for the face, and Altruist factor 30 for the body as seen with @misslucy_lou

It's pouring with rain today but yesterday was beautiful and all that was needed for the best sun protection was a big floppy hat, sunglasses and Altruist factor 50 sunscreen for the face, and Altruist factor 30 for the body as seen with @misslucy_lou
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Altruist was developed to be both effective in protection and affordable by a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist. Affordable - so we all buy and use our sun protection products more. .
I love the ethos of this brand. Not only is it less expensive than most of the other big brands out there but also % of every tube sold goes to charity to help Albino kids.
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@altruistsun

Altruist was developed to be both effective in protection and affordable by a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist. Affordable – so we all buy and use our sun protection products more. .
I love the ethos of this brand. Not only is it less expensive than most of the other big brands out there but also % of every tube sold goes to charity to help Albino kids.
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@altruistsun

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Light sunny mornings make it so much easier to get up early for a 7am Pilates class And have a full day for work afterwards

Light sunny mornings make it so much easier to get up early for a 7am Pilates class
And have a full day for work afterwards..
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Reverse lunge
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Thanks to @absolutestudios .
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Reverse lunge
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Thanks to @absolutestudios .
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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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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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