Day 4 – cauliflower rice

I’m feeling a lot better after the awful migraines of the past few days, and my energy levels are definitely up. I can’t quite believe I’ve got this far without really missing the dairy or bread which is such a big part of my normal diet. I’ve  had no tea or coffee and have upped my water intake. My morning protein shakes are keeping me satisfied until mid-afternoon. A small snack is enough to keep me going until dinner at around 7.30pm   Continue reading “Day 4 – cauliflower rice”

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Day 3 – Heartbreaking….

I knew this wasn’t going to be a great day. I was booked to take my gorgeous little grandson for his one-year jabs. I know he has to have them but I hate thinking of those needles puncturing his perfect skin.

We both had a good breakfast of porridge – mine with almond milk, he with full fat cows milk and yogurt. I do love porridge. It has to be one of the most perfect foods. With chopped apple, a few nuts and anything else you fancy. If I need a bit of sweetness I add a little swirl of coconut nectar (divine) or chopped up dried fig (decadent).  Continue reading “Day 3 – Heartbreaking….”

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Day 2 – I’d like to teach the world to Ling……

Ling, ling, ling. Ling till you can’t ling any more.

It may not be the most attractive fish, and, as a member of the cod family, best eaten occasionally, but it does taste good.

Ling is not commonly eaten in the UK but is popular in Europe and USA. Some varieties grow pretty enormous and very ugly.

Why am I “linging” today? Because that was the main ingredient in my first Mindful Chef dinner.  Continue reading “Day 2 – I’d like to teach the world to Ling……”

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Day 1 – When the cook’s away…..

My journey to healthy eating began on a Monday morning (as all projects do!) with enthusiasm and excitement. My morning shake was a blend of:

  • 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder
  • frozen spinach
  • blueberries
  • powdered phytonutrients
  • fibre boost
  • homemade almond milk

Doesn’t sound the most tasty combo but I have to say it was actually pretty delicious. Continue reading “Day 1 – When the cook’s away…..”

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RE9 Advanced Anti-Ageing Collection: A revolution in prestige skincare

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to discover more youthful, healthy skin.  Arbonne RE9 is an ultra-premium skincare collection which puts powerful anti-ageing ingredients into your hands.

What really makes RE9 Advanced special are the high performance ingredients used throughout the collection.

Sustainable orange stem cells, alpha hydroxy acids, sea buckthorn ceramide, and powerful peptides support skin moisture, improve the appearance of skin firmness, elasticity and tone, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles — helping skin look visibly rejuvenated and youthful.

It gets even better when you use the products in conjunction with the Arbonne Intelligence® Genius Ultra. The Genius Ultra makes most of these products even more effective, with clinically proven results.

You will want to use these products consistently as a twice a day skincare regime for maximum benefit. Let’s go through the steps to ensure you get the maximum benefits. Continue reading “RE9 Advanced Anti-Ageing Collection: A revolution in prestige skincare”

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Beat the signs of ageing with targeted nutrition and skincare

Did You Know?

As we age, our skin’s needs for care and support change in order to keep it looking healthy. Youthful and healthy looking skin appears smooth, radiant, hydrated, even toned, and firm without the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and redness.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology: Production of collagen and elastin slows down a dramatic 65% between the ages of 20 and 80. The thickness of the skin decreases a staggering 6% every 10 years. The sun causes 90–95% of wrinkles, lines, as well as brown, red and white discolourations on our bodies.

Our biology and genes account for only about 10% of the visible signs of ageing.  In general, the darker the skin, the less visible the signs of ageing. and thicker skin does not show ageing as fast as thinner, more fragile skin types – which is why men’s skin ages more slowly.

The other 90% of our skin age is down to external factors such as smoking, too much alcohol, poor nutrition, and – the biggest culprit –  sun exposure. Free radicals are considered to be a major contributor to the ageing process. Free radicals are created by UV exposure, pollution, stress, smoking, and normal metabolic processes. Free radicals bring about changes that lead to the degradation of the skin’s firmness (collagen) and elasticity (elastin) that is characteristic of photo aged skin.

The visible symptoms of extrinsic ageing include: wrinkling, sagging, discolouration, pigmented spots, thin skin, spidery lines, and lack of colour.

We all want radiant, youthful-looking skin. So what can we do to minimise – or reverse – the process? Continue reading “Beat the signs of ageing with targeted nutrition and skincare”

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Digestion Plus

Digestion Plus is a daily supplement which you take first thing in the morning.  It contains probiotics and prebiotics to keep your gut healthy  and enzymes to assist digestion.

Poor diet, processed foods, stress, lack of sleep, medicines, alcohol – all these things affect our gut health, which, in turn , can have a negative impact on our physical and mental well-being.

I take it everyday and love knowing that I’m helping my hard-working digestive system to keep healthy and balanced.  Continue reading “Digestion Plus”

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