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Lose weight fast and other bad advice.

You hear this line thrown out everywhere – “Just eat less and exercise more” – as the magical answer to everyone’s weight issues. The problem is it doesn’t actually work if you do it incorrectly (which most people do) and makes the issues worse, as you will see in this story…

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At first I was losing weight, now it’s coming back!

I had lunch with a friend recently, who like me, has been into the whole losing weight, trying to be healthy thing for years. She had tried everything too but had been in a good place for quite a while. She believed she had found her perfect mix of exercise and eating without too much drama, and she had maintained her 20kg (40lb) weight loss for the longest time.

Until now.

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Carbohydrate loading

holiday eating and carb loading

So I’m back from the wilds of Iceland and Scotland and did a lot of holiday eating and carbohydrate loading accidentally!

Seriously, if you’ve ever thought you may like to visit Iceland one day, please do yourself a favour and do it.

It is totally like another planet with variations in landscape that are mind-blowing. You can drive 5km and see green rolling hills with waterfalls, trees and mountains, then jet black bare volcanic dirt as far as the eye can see. Then the jet black dirt has rocks on it, then the rocks have tufts of grass, then it’s these round rocks with fluorescent green thick moss all over them. But the strange part is – it’s one or the other – there is never a mixture. Really bizarre. And ice lagoons, and the black beach with chunks of ice on it and of course the aurora – just wow!

Anyway, to see some stunning photographic videos and amazing drone footage check out my hubby’s Iceland Youtube series here and images on cards to wall prints and more available here.

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Vanilla ice cream recipe

Did you know that sugar is actually a powerful metabolic food that feeds every cell in your body? The biggest problem though, is that we all eat it incorrectly, then blame the sugar for being bad for us. Anyway, that’s a thought bubble for another post!

So for those who still allow a little sugar in your life, here is a super easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe that easily trumps store bought chemical-filled options, is low fat and tastes amazing!

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Buzz Buzz Banana Smoothie – hint, hint – coffee!

As both more fruit and coffee is coming back into my life, start the day with a Ka –BANGO with my new recipe creation Buzz Buzz Banana Smoothie.

So I’m back from Cherry Blossom gazing in Japan and wow(!) what an amazing place that is for a number of different reasons. Will elaborate more in a coming post but for now, I just wanted to show you my latest breakfast-on-the-run creation.

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From a Low Carb Diet to Pro Metabolic Part 2 – The OUT list.

So in the last post I detailed all the foods I’m including to switch from a low carb diet to eat in a pro metabolic way, if you need a refresher of what they were, then click here.

Now here is the ‘perhaps they are not as healthy as we thought’ list.

Some entries may shock you as they did me… approach with an open mind…

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Fruit Popsicles

Apparently real orange juice is quite the recovery wonder food. Which is why they are in these homemade Fruit Popsicles. We always knew it had lots of Vitamin C but it also has magnesium.

When combined with sea salt, hydrolysed gelatin and coconut water, it’s better for electrolyte replacement after strenuous exercise, than the chemical laden sports drinks.

Sounds good to me.

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Dr Ray Peat – fast metabolism & healthy hormones.

Just reading some new information from Dr Ray Peat and it really interested me from a number of angles. It encourages a healthy high metabolism, supports healthy thyroid function and healthy hormones.

There were stories of low carb dieters who had been low carbing for some years and their health had started to deteriorate.

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Metabolic rate and burning calories

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Do you know how many calories a day you use just living? That is, your basal metabolic rate?

When researching the post on exercise for weight loss, I came across this piece which showed why the hour a day or three times a week exercise regime that most of us are doing, isn’t doing much for our weight loss goals.

It’s partly to do with what happens for the rest of our 23 hours per day. Also the fact that poor eating choices do far more damage than can be fixed by moderate exercise.

It has to be something like 90 mins of intense exercise daily to have any effect on your weight and many of us can’t keep that up.  Or like me, I don’t want to, it’s just not the life I want to lead. Not to mention the fact that it lowers your metabolism.

So let’s check out the daily calorie burn just by living, basal metabolic rate thing…

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