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gluten free fruit cake

Fruity Gluten Free Fruit Cake

 

A gluten free fruit cake recipe comes in handy because when eating for high metabolism, you will need to incorporate quite a bit of fruit.

Since I started reading and blogging about the Ray Peat way of eating – it’s been about 3 years now – my realisation is that 90% of people put on weight when they start eating this way.

(I did a survey on my One Ten Toned –Slimbirdy – Eating Peaty FB Group and the result was 88% with weight gain – so very close.)

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Butter Chicken Recipe using Vegetables

The flavours of this Butter Chicken recipe are amazing and the secret twist – I use all vegetables and no chicken.

Who’s heard of protein fasting?

It’s supposed to be the safest way to tap into autophagy (body protein recycling) without wrecking your metabolism and hormones like regular intermittent fasting tends to do, especially for women. I personally tried both intermittent fasting during the day and also at night, using the minimum hours recommended. In both cases my body temperature fell over time, which is a sign of a slowing metabolism.

More on that another time but in the meantime, a big batch Butter Chicken recipe that saves you cooking for a few days at least.

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Fast metabolism snacks

Pro metabolic foods and fast metabolism snacks are the only ways you can actually increase your metabolism. Certain exercises can lower your metabolism but only food can increase it.

I had a question on Instagram recently – “why are you trying to eat so much fruit?”

This was in response to one of my snack pictures and caption explaining how I am trying to eat six cups of fruit a day.

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Dieting, weight loss and health

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It’s been a big year around dieting, weight loss and health this year.

There’s been a big shift in beliefs around food for me, and what it actually means to be healthy.

Here are the big clangers…

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Body temperature affects weight loss

Did you know that body temperature affects weight loss? Do you know what your resting temperature is? How about 30 mins after you eat food?

Why do all these measures matter anyway?

Well turns out your body temperature and heart rate are like a little window into your metabolic system and give a good indication if it’s cranking properly or spluttering to a halt. Health professionals are using these measures along with blood work and checking a list of symptoms, to give a true picture of what’s working, what’s not and if your hormones and thyroid may be out of whack.

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Undoing Keto Diet Damage

So just an update on how my trial to undo keto diet damage was working for me and what if anything, has tripped me up so far. The original story here.

So I’m about 2 months in and yes I have noticed some changes.

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Polyunsaturated fats cause weight gain

PUFAs cause weight gain

You are probably thinking, “what’s she on about now?!!” Well I’ve just discovered that polyunsaturated fats cause weight gain and many other undesirable things!

It’s just amazing to me how these things are totally around out there, but they don’t sink into my brain until I am ready to listen to it.

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Five weight loss mistakes

five weight loss mistakes

I have been reading a few health books lately, specifically about grains and weight loss. The interesting thing is that they exactly mirror my beliefs on this subject and reveal at least five weight loss mistakes that people make.

My beliefs of course stem from my own experience but also of witnessing the plight of others who keep trying to do the ‘diet and exercise’ advice and fail spectacularly for years. Some never succeed and spend most of their lives miserable. (After dishing out hundreds of dollars on programs that can never work.)

So let’s take a look at what is wrong here…

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Australian Gelatin and gummy lollies

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So last week I mentioned one other food I was researching and experimenting with along with the psyllium husk disaster zone and that is gelatin. Luckily I’ve found a fantastic source of Australian Gelatin.

So you mean that stuff that makes jelly and is made from horses hooves, cows and pigs carcass and everything else scraped off the killing room floor? Well…yes sort of and yes all animal. So if you are vegetarian or vegan, you might want to stop reading right now.  As I have explained before, my approach to the food I eat is what feels good to me in terms of physical effects – energy levels, no pain, bloating, tiredness, nothing that is addictive to me, preferring anything that makes me feel refreshed, nourished, and alive. Sometimes that extends to animals and animal products like fish, eggs, occasional dairy and now gelatin.

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