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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Healthy breakfasts dont need to be boring and can be attractively plated and colourful

Healthy breakfasts dont need to be boring and can be attractively plated and colourful. .
Organic scrambled eggs, organic streaky bacon, smashed avocado with chillis, wilted spinach, roasted sweet potato. .
If you make each plate of food appealing, it can help you regulate portion control and also create each meal to be a more sensory total experience. Always eat and focus on what you're eating rather than watching TV or reading. It's not good to eat on the move. The brain won't register you have eaten and you will remain hungry.
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Eating with mindfulness can help remind the brain to send a timely message to the stomach when you are actually full.  This will stop you binge eating or over-eating and help you to to maintain an optimum healthy weight.
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Organic scrambled eggs, organic streaky bacon, smashed avocado with chillis, wilted spinach, roasted sweet potato. .
If you make each plate of food appealing, it can help you regulate portion control and also create each meal to be a more sensory total experience. Always eat and focus on what you’re eating rather than watching TV or reading. It’s not good to eat on the move. The brain won’t register you have eaten and you will remain hungry.
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Eating with mindfulness can help remind the brain to send a timely message to the stomach when you are actually full. This will stop you binge eating or over-eating and help you to to maintain an optimum healthy weight.
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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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My perfect yummy breakfast

My perfect yummy breakfast.
Eggs = protein
Free range Bacon = protein 
Avocado = good fat 
Sweet potato fries = complex carbs .
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Eggs = protein
Free range Bacon = protein
Avocado = good fat
Sweet potato fries = complex carbs .
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Today’s School speaker talk on Social Media and Body Image for year 6 girls (10 and 11 year olds) this morning

Today's School speaker talk on Social Media and Body Image for year 6 girls (10 and 11 year olds) this morning.
Discussing what's real and what's not. Filters and self image, self confidence and body confidence. How to make social media work for you in the future and not become addicted and have anxiety.
Thank you to @ursuline_prep school.
Loved interacting with your girls. They were beautifully behaved, interested and interesting, and asked me loads of questions after my presentation talk and told me some of their personal stories which all had positive endings. .
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Discussing what’s real and what’s not. Filters and self image, self confidence and body confidence. How to make social media work for you in the future and not become addicted and have anxiety.
Thank you to @ursuline_prep school.
Loved interacting with your girls. They were beautifully behaved, interested and interesting, and asked me loads of questions after my presentation talk and told me some of their personal stories which all had positive endings. .
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My healthy breakfast and supplements today

My healthy breakfast and supplements today.
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Hot water and lemon to start the day.
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Kefir with Source of Life Gold Liquid multivitamin. Kefir for gut health .
OMEGA EYE omega 3 especially for eye health
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Single Expresso .
2 organic egg omelette for protein intake with raw cows milk Gruyere ( for good gut health- not in you're pregnant) and spinach for additional iron, vitamins and good carbs.
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Hot water and lemon to start the day.
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Kefir with Source of Life Gold Liquid multivitamin. Kefir for gut health .
OMEGA EYE omega 3 especially for eye health
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Single Expresso .
2 organic egg omelette for protein intake with raw cows milk Gruyere ( for good gut health- not in you’re pregnant) and spinach for additional iron, vitamins and good carbs.
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When you’re feeling low and dark Winter nights are closing in, and you’re craving not those good healthy complex carbs like vegetables and pulses, but the unhealthy white simple carbs, such as white bread, potatoes, chips, pasta, cakes, pastries and biscuits

When you're feeling low and dark Winter nights are closing in,
and you're craving not those good healthy complex carbs like vegetables and pulses, but the unhealthy white simple carbs,  such as white bread, potatoes, chips, pasta, cakes, pastries and biscuits ....
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Then keeping a healthy gut is super-important when you may not be feeding your gut with the best food choices.
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Probiotics are live bacteria found in fermented foods. Fermented foods and probiotics are proven to help gut health which in turn create your overall healthy body and mind.
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These include Kefir which is fermented milk and Sauerkraut which is fermented cabbage.
Symprove is also a probiotic.
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Then keeping a healthy gut is super-important when you may not be feeding your gut with the best food choices.
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Probiotics are live bacteria found in fermented foods. Fermented foods and probiotics are proven to help gut health which in turn create your overall healthy body and mind.
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These include Kefir which is fermented milk and Sauerkraut which is fermented cabbage.
Symprove is also a probiotic.
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