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Groundwork!

 

Hi there!

 

Last week I met with my friend Dani to discuss
her weight loss success, which had me wondering
for some time now.

……” As you know, I’m going to the gym almost
every
day.
Six months ago one evening, I saw our
nutritionist,
who told me that I was overweight,
and I did need
to lose some of my weight if I wanted
to continue
with my routines.

I remember clearly she emphasized that I
should be eating a high fibre diet every day.

At that moment I started thinking that I must
change my daily eating habits, and focus
on her advice if I wanted to see results.
And so I did. 

I began following a wholesome high fibre diet,
which together with my daily exercise changed
my body, and my whole life    and the results
are obvious .
She said smiling happily.

 

Yellow Fruits on a tree

 

Beyond Expression

 

The word Fibre originates from the Latin Fibra.
It refers to very specific nutrients that when eaten,
can not be digested by the human digestive system.

The history of dietary fibre goes back to ancient
Greece.   At that time, they knew that eating fibre
was beneficial to their digestion.

But at the same time they believed that fibre was
a food waste, which not only was not absorbed in
any way but also it was causing the excretion of many
other useful nutrients from the body.

Furthermore, since it was a substance that offered
nothing to the taste and texture to any foods, they
took every necessary step to eliminate it from all
their products.

 

Fat lady

 

Source Of Nourishment

 

There are two categories of dietary fibre.

*     Soluble Fibre:
This dissolves in water and becomes gelatinous
during digestion.

Its benefits are:
–     Reduction of cholesterol levels.
–     Regulation of blood sugar levels.
     Improvement of Digestive and Immune systems.
–     Enhancement of the overall health.

*     Insoluble Fibre:
This does not dissolve in water but it passes through

the digestive track unchanged.

Its benefits are:
–     Regulation of bowel movements.
     Maintenance of bowel health.

Your Best daily dietary fibre choices are as follows:

For Soluble Fibre eat,

1)     Peas, Beans and Lentils.
2)     Oats and Rye.
3)     Avocado, Broccoli and Carrots. 
4)     Prunes and Berries.
5)     Sweet Potatoes and Onions.
6)     Almonds and Flax Seeds.

For Insoluble Fibre eat,

1)     Brown Rice, Quinoa and Faro.
2)     Nuts and Seeds.
3)     Green Beans and Spinach.
4)     Cauliflower and Courgette.

 

Purple fruits on a tree

 

Health – Giving

 

Here are some suggestions for adding more
fibre to your every day protein meals:

a)     Start your day with a wholesome breakfast like
whole oats with blueberries, seeds and almond milk.

b)     For lunch cook legumes like beans, lentils or split
peas with plenty of vegetables.

c)     For dinner cook sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta
or brown rice with some vegetables again.

d)     For snack you can have fruits like apple and pear,
nuts or make your own cake using quinoa, rice, oat and
coconut flours.

Eating fibre rich foods has major health benefits,
including body weight control.

Fibre does not add calories and at the same time it
will give you the feeling of fullness, so you will not
want to eat any more.

In addition, high fibre foods contain a lot of vitamins,
minerals and other essential nutrients for health
maintenance.

In conclusion, focus on all sources of fibre in your
every day diet to collect and enjoy the benefits.

 

 

 

Bonne Bouche!

 

Hi there!

 

Her life was a huge hectic schedule, but today
somehow she managed to arrange this evening
out to celebrate her date.

 This is awesome, but I must prepare myself
for this very special night .   She put on
some music and took a relaxing shower;   then
she started doing her makeup.

She picked out the perfect outfit and this
fabulous pair of heels to match.   She looked
at herself in the mirror to confirm everything
looked flawless and walked to her car.

Tonight I’m having dinner with the most
interesting man in my favourite restaurant.
All those delicious dishes and I’m not certain
what to choose , she thought, and felt a
bit worried……….

 

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Operation: Dinner Out

 

Follow these simple rules to guarantee you
will stick to your healthy eating principles:

a)     Firstly plan your evening out and then
choose a restaurant which offers healthy
options.   Check their menu online and
confirm your choices.

b)     Eat a small fruit just before you get
ready to go so you are not starving when
you arrive at the restaurant.

c)     As soon as you are seated at your table
order a bottle of mineral water and start
sipping immediately.

d)     Order a healthy starter like a shellfish
dish with olive oil, a broth-based soup or
a simple salad with olive oil.

e)      For your main course order your
chosen protein grilled, baked or steamed,
and ask about substituting items with whole
brown rice or baked potato and grilled
or steamed vegetables.
Also ask for any sauce to be served
separately on the side or order olive oil.

f)      For dessert order something simple
and healthy like a fruit salad or creme caramel.

 

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Coming Out

 

We all love and enjoy eating out, and it
really is one of our life’s pleasures.
It is also perfectly possible to eat in a
restaurant and have healthy, appetizing
and tasty food if it is planned properly.

Always eat the same quantity of food
as you eat daily at home, and nothing more.
Take your time, eat slowly and take great
pleasure in everything on your plate.

Smell, taste, savour and enjoy your food.
This way your dinner will go extremely
well and you will be perfectly prepared
for it.

B o  n     A p e t i t !!

 

 

 

Seeds of Vitality!

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Hi there!

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Earlier that evening they arrived at the Ambrosia tavern.
It was a wide well-lit place with water paintings of sea views
on all walls.
The atmosphere was comfortable and very pleasant.

A smiling well-dressed man came to greet them.
“A table for two, please, and a bottle of Vatistas  Malagousia”
Bo said.

They were shown to their table by the assistant, who took their
coats and served a small quantity of wine for tasting.

“Excellent, indeed!” he said, after trying it.
“Let’s enjoy ourselves, tonight….!”

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Nutritional Menu Ideas

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Breakfast

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1)   Goat’s milk yogurt with organic hone, mixed nuts and seeds.

2)   Wholegrain toast with pure peanut butter and unsweetened jam.

3)   Wholegrain oatmeal with black raisins, organic blueberries
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Lunch

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1)   Turkey breast salad with lettuce, cucumber, mango and
SS wholegrain crackers.

2)   Fried organic egg with feta cheese, shiitake mushrooms
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3)   Spinach and feta cheese pie with Kalamata olives and beetroot.

4)   Wholegrain toasted sandwich with prawns, black grapes and
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Dinners

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1)   Baked Pork chop  OR  Sirloin steak with steamed vegetables and
SS wild rice.

2)   Baked wild Salmon  OR  Cod with steamed vegetables and
SS sweet potatoes.

3)   Baked Chicken  OR  Duck breasts with steamed vegetables and
SS wholegrain rice.

If you drink have a glass of rich red wine.

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Snacks

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1)   Banana  OR  Apple.

2)   Wholegrain cracker with hummus.

3)   Wholegrain cracker with feta cheese and unsweetened jam.

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Deserts

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1)   A piece of a wholemeal Cake.

2)   A piece of  Baklava.

3)   Natural Berry jelly.

4)   A few pieces of Chocolate with cocoa 70% minimum.

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Drinks

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1)  Herbal teas.

2)  Mineral water.

3)  Coconut water.

4)  Natural fruit juices.

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Absolute Bliss!

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Hi there!

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Since ancient times people have always been searching for
ways to prolong life.
We all want to grow old being healthy and looking youthful.
We all want to live as long as possible.
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To achieve a balanced life it is very important to understand
our body’s natural clock;  which is determined genetically
and triggered from the hypothalamus in response to the light.
Of course it can vary from person to person possibly by
a couple of hours.
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During the years, according to various circumstances and
taking in to account my body’s natural clock, I devised a whole
day’s healthy lifestyle for women in middle years with no
specific business or family obligations.

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A Complete Day

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07:00am

Wake up, take a few deep breaths, stretch and feel
grateful.
Think of your day positively.
Get up and perform your morning rituals.

07:30am

Have a healthy breakfast.

08:30am

Finish your daily morning rituals.
Review your day’s pursuits.

09:30am

Perform your external business  OR
any planned house jobs.

01:00pm

Have a healthy lunch.

02:00pm

Perform any planned office work,
read and write.

05:30pm

Have your tea break and relax with your chosen company.

07:30pm  

Cook and eat a healthy dinner.

09:00pm

Relax watching your favourite film.

11:00pm

Perform your evening rituals.

Put a few drops of lavender oil in your pillow.

Turn some soothing music on, and relax by breathing
and visualising meaningful scenes to you,  OR
just read your favourite novel.

Drift gradually to sleep.

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NOTE:

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If you wake up in the middle of the night:

a)   Keep repeating one meaningful word over and over in your mind
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b)   Take Bach Rescue Remedy Night.

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It is easy to feel and be beautiful by adjusting our daily schedule
giving priority to ourselves.

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