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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Choosing a rainbow selection of colourful vegetables together with your portion of protein will give you additional vitamins and nutrients

Choosing a rainbow selection of colourful vegetables together with your portion of protein will give you additional vitamins and nutrients. .
Organic rib-eye steak, roasted sweet potatoes, red onions, purple cauliflower, rainbow carrots, parsley.
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Organic rib-eye steak, roasted sweet potatoes, red onions, purple cauliflower, rainbow carrots, parsley.
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Hairloss and thinning hair can be devastating and demoralising to women of all ages

I’d forgotten that I’d been a Schwarzkopf brand ambassador a few years ago for their hair loss product myself so this is a short clip of me from their ad campaign back in the day.
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I am posting about hairloss today as one of my young women clients was very concerned at the amount of hair she was losing.
I did a lot of research and consulted a trichologist with her. One in London I can highly recommend if you need one esp as she looked at the person holistically. She was reassuring and super-helpful.
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Here are some suggestions to help prevent further hair loss.
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Never brush or use a tangle teaser when hair is wet as it is more elastic when wet and can stretch and break off more easily.
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Never pull hair back tightly with thin hair elastic bands, always softer thicker ties and loosely.
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Use natural shampoos and conditioners, .
Use as little direct heat( dryers, tongs, straightening irons) as possible.
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Don’t massage the scalp where there is hairloss, it will make it worse not better.
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If colouring try to use natural hair colour products, if bleaching ask your colourist for the lowest possible peroxide % in the mix
And never let your colourist over colour or overlap the colour each time. Leave as long as possible between appts to allow for root regrowth.
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Hair loss can happen at any age post pregnancy, menopause, at times of severe stress or trauma (and of course with chemo). Also from lack of iron (anaemia) lack of vit D, over- exercising, underactive thyroid, lack of vit B , autoimmune disease, dramatic weightloss, PCOS and hormonal inbalances.
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Please have a full blood test to check if you do have vitamin or mineral deficiences and you can then supplement. If possible include a hormone check too.

Remember the mind is a powerful tool and positivity is key.
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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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Sunday breakfast

Sunday breakfast.
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Poached eggs and smashed avocado on a slice of granary toast, with chopped chillies to sprinkle on top snd some watercress snd spinach leaves. 
A hot water with a slice of lemon to start and an Expresso to finish. 
Sunday is one of the few days I have a slice of toast treat. The rest of the week is wheat free as much as possible. A mostly wheat and grain free lifestyle helps me to keep at an even weight and not bloat.
Also leaving a minimum of 12 hours from my last meal of the previous evening to the next day breakfast or first meal of the day gives the digestive system a rest for good gut health.
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Poached eggs and smashed avocado on a slice of granary toast, with chopped chillies to sprinkle on top snd some watercress snd spinach leaves.
A hot water with a slice of lemon to start and an Expresso to finish.
Sunday is one of the few days I have a slice of toast treat. The rest of the week is wheat free as much as possible. A mostly wheat and grain free lifestyle helps me to keep at an even weight and not bloat.
Also leaving a minimum of 12 hours from my last meal of the previous evening to the next day breakfast or first meal of the day gives the digestive system a rest for good gut health.
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Healthy protein breakfast after morning Pilates to keep energy up during the day

Healthy protein breakfast after morning Pilates to keep energy up during the day.

Omelette with spinach, mushrooms and cheese 
and hot water with lemon to start. 
Leaving 12 hours after the last meal the day before so the body has a chance to digest and if you like- giving it a chance to fast in that period

Omelette with spinach, mushrooms and cheese
and hot water with lemon to start.
Leaving 12 hours after the last meal the day before so the body has a chance to digest and if you like- giving it a chance to fast in that period