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

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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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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Simple spicy homemade cauliflower soup

Simple spicy homemade cauliflower soup.
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I added chicken stock but if you're a veggie or vegan you can add vegetable stock instead.
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Olive oil
Cauliflower
Onions
Garlic
Ginger
Chillis
Turmeric
Stock 
Coconut milk
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#anti-inflammatory

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I added chicken stock but if you’re a veggie or vegan you can add vegetable stock instead.
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Olive oil
Cauliflower
Onions
Garlic
Ginger
Chillis
Turmeric
Stock
Coconut milk
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#anti-inflammatory

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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Thank you for all hundreds of likes for my last post

Thank you for all hundreds of likes for my last post.
I was not expecting so many.
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If you saw this last bikini body post of mine please could you comment on the following: 
Did you like because..
I'm an older woman body-confident enough to wear a bikini?
Because I don't filter -what I post is the reality?
Because there were boobs!?
Because I looked ok?
Informative nutrition and lifestyle eating tips?
Because as a woman yourself I hopefully am inspiring you to be confident and not care what others say 
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Please let me know your thoughts as I will adjust my posts accordingly.
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Btw, This is my first home cooked lunch continuing on the same protein and good complex carbs eating regime.
Chicken breast pan sauteed in coconut oil.
Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
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I was not expecting so many.
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If you saw this last bikini body post of mine please could you comment on the following:
Did you like because..
I’m an older woman body-confident enough to wear a bikini?
Because I don’t filter -what I post is the reality?
Because there were boobs!?
Because I looked ok?
Informative nutrition and lifestyle eating tips?
Because as a woman yourself I hopefully am inspiring you to be confident and not care what others say
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Please let me know your thoughts as I will adjust my posts accordingly.
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Btw, This is my first home cooked lunch continuing on the same protein and good complex carbs eating regime.
Chicken breast pan sauteed in coconut oil.
Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
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