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Life Changes Often Involve Lots Of Changing Your Mind…

One thing when planning life changes, is to be forgiving of yourself. Instead of thinking I failed at that, how embarrassing, I went on & on about it only to fail…No! life changes, life evolves, ideas evolve, learning what works, taking what works, then discarding the rest…

I have had a few major tweaks & kept quite a lot of my original plan. I am still eating healthy meals cooked from scratch, I feel so much better for it. I am more pain free. I feel more energetic, though I’m hoping to feel more energetic once I lose more weight. I feel more motivated. Of course I have my moments, but I do feel empowered to keep going, keep evolving, forgive myself more often…

I have stopped picking through out the day, which is a huge calorie reduction & I no longer pick all evening, into the night when I can’t sleep. So why aren’t the lb’s dropping off me…Hmmm? You would think I would be losing weight, by cutting drastically down on sweet junk food…

So I decided that something more needs to be done. Or undone…I can go all day just drinking water, black coffee, calypso sugar free spring water & have a small lunch, but the food I ate for lunch was more habit then needing to eat…Now I am drinking 3x meal replacement shakes, breakfast, lunch, supper…& having my usual dinner. No sweet treats. I like milk shake, I like sweet foods. The shakes satisfy both my need to drink rather then eat & it satisfies my sweet tooth…

By drinking 3 low carb/high protein shakes. I am also getting all my nutrients. Which I would not get by just drinking water, black coffee & sugar free spring water. They are quite tasty, filling & only 200-calories each. Which means I eat a maximum of 2000 calories if I have takeaway. On average I eat under 1700-calories…

Another tweak to my plan. I am giving up on my garden & creating an indoor garden instead. I love the bohemian style, I love plants. I hate all the weeds, the non stop watering, the burning sun, the noisy neighbours. If I create my dream bohemian style indoor jungle, I will be in my element…

At the moment I am deciding what plants can come indoors & survive. My eucalyptus. Bamboo. Dwarf bamboo. Can I bring my euonymus{s} in? & my hebe{s}? I need to get researching. I want to spread my fish out as well. At the moment they are in one 90L container. I want to divide them into smaller containers & grow aquarium plants. I also want a separate container to keep some fancy fan tail fish…

My sub life is on hold for a while. Until I can get my head around it. I am still reading lots of journal/writing in Fetlife…

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Day Thirty Two – Little Changes Add Up To Big Results – Eventually…

I have had a few days of eating sugary foods, but not lots of sugary food or high sugar fizzy drinks. I’m waiting for the evening to do exercise. Tonight I am having pizza. Aptly named ‘fat pizza’…

…but…This is a life style change, not a diet. I reached the goal to be under 15st. I am on my way to reaching the goal to be under 40 inches. I believe the key to successfully reaching my ultimate long term goal is to do it slowly but surely, as much as I want to speed things up & get there fast, I’m more likely to never get there…

If I drop 0.5″ off my waist/tummy each week, through exercise, mainly gardening. It will take me 12 weeks to drop the 6 inches I want to drop before I play again {sub me} That should be 12 weeks to drop the 6 inches I am going to drop before I play again…

Pizza, then gardening. It doesn’t get dark until gone 21pm. I want to get lots done in my garden today. That is I am going to. The exercise will burn the carbs as energy, boost my metabolism, which will carry on even at rest…

Sometimes I feel like I am not doing enough…Then I realise that that I am doing a lot, I am doing enough to reach my long term goals. Persistence. Patience. Change gets results….

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Low Carb Eating Is Not All Deep Fat Fried Bacon…

Ummm! All that fuss about eating cake. I decided to work out my carbs. The 1/4 jam roly poly was 47g…’Gasp!’ I bet my blood sugar level sky rocketed, then all that insulin ‘tut-tut’…but…I ate under 90g of carbs, which is low, 100g carbs is low carb eating…

Though its best to get those carbs from healthy foods…NOT! cake…

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I decided to weigh myself as well. I was expecting my weight to be back up to where I started. It is under the 15st mark ‘Yeesss!’…I don’t want to weigh myself too often, I want to get myself into the right frame of mind for weighing & measuring. If I lose 5 lbs of fat & gain 5 lbs of muscle, I won’t be 5 lbs lighter, but I will be slimmer. Also muscle burns more calories then fat…

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Sometimes its easy to over look all the good things I am doing on my weight loss journey & focus on the so called bad. That cake was me eating sweet treats in moderation. I am going to start forgiving myself…

I was thinking of doing the induction phase of Atkins, then after 2 weeks building up my carbs 5g each week…but…I have decided that is too much like a diet. I am giving up dieting & changing my eating habits for life. I think 100g net carbs is low carb enough…

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Its funny how aggressive & rude certain people get over ‘other people’ eating low carb…I was watching a youtube video of a woman who had been on a low carb diet for 6 months. Most of the comments were of rude people over reacting to her saying ‘High fat diet’…’ANIMAL FATS!!!  ‘arrrrggggghhhhh!!!…That is people for you…

Jeeze! Learn some manners people, talk about insulting…

Anyway…

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I think the stigma for low carb eating comes from the people who tried Atkins, but took the fry up’s a tad too far. Jeeze! There are other foods then bacon. There is ‘grilled’ food, including low starch veggies such as mushrooms. There is fish, chicken, turkey…

I watched a program about bad diets, of course the Atkins diet was on there, but the woman was deep fat frying bacon & living on deep fat fried, well bacon, eggs, sausage. No wonder she sweated bacon, when she was playing rugby…Chicken, fish, low starch veggies ‘Grill’…Sheesh!

Ignorance is not always bliss…

Its like the Atkins diet tv program. I wanted to slap her…OMFG! there was tears, there was craving cereal, there was head aches…Drink more water…Eat more variety. Do the research. Obviously the low fat & the cereal was not doing anything for her waist line. Its such a shame they always focus on the negatives when it comes to low carb…

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Its like my friend. She’s really slim, eats healthy…but she’s the most unhealthy person I know. She’s always ill, she’s always going to hospital for yet more tests. Maaaybe she needs to start eating Paleo…

The only thing which puts me off eating paleo, is the ‘No dairy’…Though I can go no dairy. I drink black coffee, I don’t mind lemon in herbal tea. I could go with out cheese, but I like cheese…I’ll look into the paleo diet, I know it is one of the healthiest ways to eat. No grains, no dairy. Meat, poultry, fish, nuts, seeds, berries, vegetables, fruit, I think potatoes are debatable…but if a caveman had dug up a potatoe……

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It does look quite restrictive…Also ‘wild meats’…surely any meat, poultry & fish, not just game…

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Day? What A Load Of Halloumi –

I seem to have lost a day. It is day twenty nine, week four. Today would be a weigh day…but…I am not about to let a few numbers determine my mood today. Not that I would be all moody, doom & gloom, no…but I would have that niggling disappointed, disheartened feeling…

I am going by my clothes, how I look & more importantly how I feel. I felt that I was losing focus on my weight loss journey, I wasn’t going off yet another diet at all ‘That diet mentality’…I was just not so focused, because I was doing other things. I realised that when I stop completely focusing on my ‘weight loss journey’ inside my head I feel I am failing my diet…

Successful dieting is more about your mind; keeping yourself motivated, but what about when it comes to maintaining that weight loss. I successfully lost 3st, then I lost focus, I had just moved & got back together with my husband. The weight just piled back on, with an extra 2 stone + for luck ‘Ugh!’…

I lost the extra 2 stone through not dieting, but it took 3 years. Now I want to speed things up. Low carb dieting has always been so easy for me. Because whilst eating low carb, I have no hunger pangs, or food cravings. Maaaybe I am what is referred to as carb sensitive? Maybe I caused the issues through picking at sugary ‘HIGH!’ carb junk all day long. As in my blood sugar levels…

I have been looking up more low carb foods. To ensure I have a variety of foods, that way I won’t get bored & start craving homemade chips, bread…the dreaded cakes, sweets, chocolates, biscuits…{Sighs!}

As I was saying…’Variety!’…My daughter Amy, she told me about putting salmon & tuna on skewers then putting them on the BBQ. Apparently that is tasty. So I thought grilling cheese? I have heard of cheese you can grill & it doesn’t loose its shape…Halloumi cheese ‘ZERO! carbs!’…Woooo!!!

I was also thinking ‘salads’…but leaving out the sweetcorn & pasta. On a low carb diet you can have mayonnaise. Not masses, of course there are still those little ^&%$%$^%^ ‘calories’…Salad leaves are low carb. I can add cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, any veg…with mayo, cheese, chicken, bacon, you name it…

Just no pasta, sweetcorn or bread…I do like bread, but bread is carbs, I will start adding bread as I start adding more carbs…As with most things in my life, I look into lots of different things then take what feel’s right to me. I am an eclectic person…

So I am using the principles of ‘Slimming world’ original red day & Atkins…I am starting with the very low carb induction stage, then after 2 weeks of 20g net carbs {carbs – fibre} I will start adding 5g more…

Fat free products are considered one of the bad diet foods. So I will use double cream etc. Mayonnaise, butter, olive oil…

I was chatting to my friend yesterday. Apparently he has got over wanting to Dom me…’Phew!’ Because I stopped talking to him when he got too aggravating. I am not into being ‘DOM’D!’…

I now have three friends on my new Fetlife account. Two are old friends, one is a new friend. A 34 yo submissive woman. I read her journal, which was one of those synchronicity moments. I feel I needed to read it, because I was feeling flummoxed. She is a go with the flow submissive, a let herself go submissive…Me, I’m still clinging to my vanilla ideals. Respect, self respect, manners, not being talked down to, talked at, patronised, punished, not being mentored!…Not being ‘Dom’d!’…Play is fine, if it is about pleasure & fun…

I say pleasure & fun. She say’s fulfilment…Hmmm! I feel fulfilled after a good play session. The emphasis on ‘Play’…I am very submissive in play. I am not willing to quite let go enough to ‘fit in’ She used the fit in words…Hmmm! There we go again, I don’t want to fit in with people who do things I don’t feel comfortable with, that is unfulfilling, that leaves me feeling bad inside…

No one in the scene wants to hear that. I am not a twue submissive…Its like a blog I was reading, it is written by a submissive. Me suspects she is a he & writing out his fantasy. Fair enough ‘Each to their own’ I’m all for fantasy…but…It reads like she is a fecking robotic stepford wife…This is what these twue submissives write like. I feel my vanilla judgy vibes bubbling to the surface every time I read a twue submissives words…

Its Master this. Master that. Its like he is god…Personally, for me, that is a tad emotionally destructive. Yes really want to please on a sexual, sensual, erotic level, but not in your head. Unless of course you get a thrill from being owned, dominated, trained to serve. Then fair enough. I am not quite brave enough to give someone that power over me…

“Each to their own”

I have had sessions where I have been very submissive, kissing the cane that just hurt me, submissive…but…He wasn’t my Master, he was a friend I played with. My Dom was where the full connection lie…Hmmm! I think that connection was more on my side then his, he just see a bottom, well actions speak louder then words, sir…

Not having to think, just do…’Yaaakes!’ What if he was screwing with my mind {Been there, done that, ended badly} What if he was a woman hater, belittling me, demeaning me, to get some perverse revenge on women…There are quite a few of those in the scene. Women haters. Yet we’re expected to trust them explicitly…With out the ‘getting to know them’…Ummm! lol…Dumb arse ‘Domly Dom’s’…that is what they are referred as…Basically complete disrespectful tw***…

Years ago. My friend had been chatting to a man in a vanilla chatroom {Yahoo} It turned out he was into BDSM. So she told him about me, then gave me his ad…OMFG! talk about a complete freaky nutjob. My friend was so sorry she sent him my way {Not that she was to know he was a real life jekyll & hyde}, he was such a nice vanilla man, but Dom man…He was a disrespectful, abusive, woman hater…What he described he wanted to do to me was beyond abusive. Imagine if I had just met him, because he was nice…{Shudders!}

Ohh! Yes! My friend. Apparently he is being controversial in the Ouch forum…Unfortunately it does not help his reputation. I am not getting involved. I will not be commenting. They already assume he is some fella who trolled them. The man did not troll them, he disagreed with them & told them a few home truths, but it did get overly heated…Silly me, added this man as a friend & made one ‘polite’ comment in his defense. I got attacked by the b****** It is a long boring story. They are tedious people…

I will shut up now…

All that from zero carb halloumi to cheesy Domly Dom’s, lol…

Nuff said for now. I need more coffee…

 

 

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Day Twenty Seven – Do Protein Shakes Help You Lose Weight? – Low Carb Dieting…

“Yaaay!” A successful ‘I never lost control & binged’ diet day. I done some gardening, which must have burned some calories, the sweat was pouring off me. I am digging & moving my plants into pots…

I am going to do more gardening today, when the rain stops & its not so windy. Its creepy in my garden when its windy, the palm tree next door makes a horrible crackling noise…

Last night that diet mentality ‘Body image’ issue reared its aggravating fat head. I gave myself a pep talk. Diets don’t work, healthy eating works. If I eat 1500-calories each day, I will lose weight fast, but my leptin levels will drop & ghrelin levels will rise. I will stop losing weight & start craving food. It would not be my fault {Though of course I would blame myself, for not being able to stick to a diet}

I looked at meal replacement shakes. I love iced coffee. So I could have latte flavour for Breakfast-Lunch-Supper & a calorie counted meal for dinner…but…Been there done that, did not lose weight, I probably gained for daring to semi starve my body. All those carbs in those meal replacement shakes, sending my blood sugar sky high & then once the insulin comes out to find places to store the excess sugar as fat, it plummets back down, leaving me craving more food…

I just thought. How about protein shakes? Or protein in smoothies?

Oo! What’s this…

 

Carb killa? As in carb blocker? Mind you it is £2.49…but then again if it is replacing a meal. I am going to read up on this shake…

Interesting…Especially as protein makes you feel fuller for longer…What are the ingredients?

Water, Skimmed Milk (27%), Milk Protein Powder (7%), Cream (Milk) (5%), Chocolate Powder (2.1%) (Alkalised Cocoa Powder, Sugar), Stabilisers: Gellan Gum, Carrageenan; Sweeteners: Acesulfame K, Sucralose; Salt, Natural Flavourings.

Protein builds muscle mass. Muscle burns more calories…Protein does not cause a blood sugar spike, so no insulin coming out to store the excess sugar as fat…

I need to do more research…

I know low carb eating is good for weight loss, I also have no hunger pangs, or food cravings…but what about the life style change? Will I regain all the weight as soon as I stop low carb dieting? Then again I can add 5g carbs at a time, to see if I am still losing, maintaining & if I gain go back down to the grams of carbs where I maintained. That is once I have lost the weight…

I do enjoy low carb foods. I enjoy eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cream, butter, olive oil, mayonnaise, coleslaw, cheese, spinach, mushrooms, avocado, other low carb veg, strawberries, other low carb fruits…I can have low sugar jelly with double cream, cream in my coffee, strawberries & cream…There are many low carb foods…

Last night I was thinking seriously about my sub life…That is another post I will write later…

 

 

 

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Eating Soup – Weight Loss…

“Mmmm!” I had my Thai carrot soup, with a table spoon of linseed/flax seed with pumpkin seeds & goji berries & two slices of bread. I feel full, satisfied full…

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I was thinking about making my own soup. That way it won’t have any additives or preservatives. I want to try the onion, garlic, peppers grandma soup. I think the recipe is on Tesco’s recipe site… 

By Jack Challoner

In the battle to lose weight, hunger is the dieter’s worst enemy. But research has revealed a simple aid to taming the appetite: soup. It’s dieting’s best kept secret says one science writer.

I do feel quite full, though the bread would fill me up, so would the added fibre from the tablespoon of linseed/flax seed… 

Imagine a typical lunchtime meal – say, chicken and vegetables with a glass of water.

If you eat the food and drink the water, you will feel full for a couple of hours before hunger kicks in. But if you blend the food with the water – to make soup – you will stay hunger-free for much longer, and less likely to snack through the afternoon.

Which helps prevent me going into picking at sugary junk mode. Though now, I just don’t want to pick at sugary junk. I want to be healthy, I want to be slim. I want to improve the quality of my life…

How can blending the food into soup make such a difference?

BBC NEWS | Magazine | How soup can help you lose weight

When you eat the same meal as a soup, the whole mixture remains in the stomach, because the water and food are blended together. The scientists’ scans confirm that the stomach stays fuller for longer, staving off those hunger pangs.

BBC NEWS | Magazine | How soup can help you lose weight

The key to this low-tech weapon against hunger is a hormone called ghrelin. It is one of the major players in the body’s appetite system.

I am definitely going to be eating more soup. Sometimes I would like to buy more expensive soup, but don’t bother, thinking it is not good value for money, but it is in the long term, when it satisfies your taste buds & keeps you fuller for longer, saving on all the empty calorie, unhealthy snacks, which will spike your blood sugar level & cause your body to store the excess sugar as fat…

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Day Twenty – Heart Rate Zone Light To Moderate…

“Woooo!!!” Another successful diet day & it was red wine Sunday. After drinking wine, I just ate my dinner & went to bed. Earlier I was full up from lunch, so I just had a banana. I’m glad I left my dinner to sit there & marinate, because the cauliflower rice was gritty & the lamb chewy. When I re heated it, the cauliflower rice was soft & the lamb more melt in the mouth…

Yesterday was my first day with my new fitness tracker. I set my target at 5k steps. Which meant I done about 45 minutes walking yesterday. I’m a bit concerned about my heart rate, on the heart rate monitor. I’m not expecting it to be 100% accurate, but. I feel it is quite high. Resting is 80-90…I’m sitting here now it is around 75…

I want to learn more about this. I know your pulse rate can go up, if your body is reacting to a certain food. I also know there is such a thing as a ‘burn zone’ whateverthatis…

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This chart makes more sense. So when I was walking yesterday, walking up hill, carrying shopping, I was doing moderate exercise. When I went for a 15 minute walk to reach my 5k step target, I was doing light exercise…

I’ll stick in the moderate zone for now, I don’t want to over do it, but I will aim to reach the vigorous zone next week. It has only been three weeks since I started out on my weight loss journey. It feels more like three months. I have come a long way…

I’m going shopping now…

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The Health Benefits Of Cream – Dispelling The Good Food Bad Food Myth…

That diet mentality again…Which I am training my mind to get over…The good & bad ‘diet’ friendly foods. The foods I deprive myself of whilst dieting, but I actually like those foods, so when I fail a diet, due to eating ‘bad’ unfriendly diet food, I eat all the so called bad foods, like cream for instance…

Cream has got health benefits, its not like it is a high sugar, processed food. It might be high-ish in fat & calories, but…

  • Eye health- The presence of Vitamin A helps to promote the vision health. It assists eyes to adapt the changes of light, promotes the night vision and makes the eyes moist. It maintains the retina health and prevents the chances of night blindness by raising human eye’s adaptability to the darkness as well as bright light. It reduces the chances of macular degeneration and cataracts which is related to aging. It is helpful for the glaucoma patients.

That is cream, not carrots…

  • Assist growth-Vitamin B2 is essential for the development and growth of the tissues such as eyes, skin, mucous membranes, connective tissue, immune system, nervous system and reproductive organs. Moreover, it promotes the health of the skin, hair and nails.

So that tiny bit of double cream I put in my coffee, is not a ‘BAD!’ diet food. It is actually quite beneficial to my health. Just don’t go into cream over load…In moderation! Everything in ‘Moderation!’…

  • Form bones- Phosphorus is essential for the growth of bones as well as teeth. It assists calcium for the formation of strong bones. It enhances the gum health and tooth enamel. It provides relief from the serious ailments such as loss of mineral density or bone loss. The studies also shows that it is associated with heart health so the adequate intake of phosphorus prevents from the cardiovascular ailments.

I am beaming with self righteous ‘Diet goddess’ -ness!

Remove from the ‘BAD!’ list – Check! Put on the ‘In moderation, don’t add cake’ list -Check!

  • Kidney stones- Kidney stones are regarded as the crystallized deposits of minerals and calcium in the urinary tract. The study shows that high intake of calcium lowers the chances of kidney stones. The dietary calcium is not the cause for kidney stones but excessive present of minerals in water is the cause for kidney stones. The high intake of leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and low intake of fluid might result in kidney stones.

So you can eat a ton of greens. Which are considered the ultimate in ‘Good!’ diet food, but if you don’t drink enough fluid, you might get kidney stones…Hence ‘Keep hydrated!’…Ohh! & add cream to your healthy eating diet. It is not a bad diet food…A calorie is a calorie & you should have more calories out, then in, but ‘In moderation!’ For taste, why not…

Bad diet foods are ‘fat free’…’low fat’…processed food…

  • Reduce stress- Pantothenic acid helps to reduce the stress and mental problems such as depression, anxiety and assist in mind fitness. It helps to regulate the hormones which are the cause for these mental conditions.

Wow! All that from cream…

  • Enhance immunity- Vitamin A promotes the immunity power to counteract infections by raising the response of lymphocytic opposite to antigens.  It moist the mucus membrane to promote the immunity and promotes the white blood cells activity. It prevents and fights the germs as well as infections.

It gets better & better…

  • Production of RBC- Riboflavin is required in order to form the red blood cells as well as antibodies in the humans that assist in oxygenation and circulation of the organs in the body.

I am going to start searching for so called bad diet foods & find out about their nutritional value…Foods like cheese, wine, etc…

  • Brain health- Phosphorus is present in the brain cells which is liable for all the essential functions. The adequate amount of phosphorus ensures the functions, development and cognitive growth. The studies are associated with deficiency of phosphorus enhance the chances of cognitive malfunctions, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Wow! My brain health is more important to me, then cutting out all so called ‘Bad!’ diet foods. Why replace cream for artificial, light stuff, which has no nutritional value, when you can have all the health benefits from the real thing. Just eat less…

  • Depression- The presence of calcium in adequate amounts lowers the chances of premenstrual symptoms such as mood swings, dizziness and hypertension. The low amount of mineral promotes the release of hormones which is liable for the irritability as well as depression.

I used to suffer from PMT…& depression, but I taught myself how to deal with the triggers. Emotional eating was a real issue for me…

  • Hair health- Protein maintains the health of the hair and prevents it from damage. The studies show that protein plays a vital role in the growth of hair. Due to this protein is used in the production of conditioners and other hair care products.

I know my hair improves a lot when I eat low carb…

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Day Seventeen – Doting Nana – Thinking Of Going Cave Nana Style…

“Yaaay!” A successful day sixteen. Which more then made up for the minor mishap on day fifteen. I stopped eating & drinking calories, carb’s, fat, etc…after 20pm. Mind you I did not enjoy my dinner. I had onion, bacon, cheese omelette & home made chips, oven cooked with fry light. It just didn’t fill me with edible joy…

We borrowed our grand daughter to take shopping with us & walked a bit extra over the park. I wanted to get some pond weed to put in my mini patio pond, but it was too far from the edge, I got down on a rock, but had visions of me face planting in the pond, so decided to get back up. Hubby was like ‘There too many people around’…

It was lovely taking our grand daughter out. I was the doting Nana; kept watching her sleep, all relaxed, pink sun hat on…she is so adorable, I love her with all my heart, just like I loved my children. I get the adoring, doting on your grand children, but not the… ‘They’re better then your children’…the ‘Your children are the rainbow, but your grand children are the pot of gold’…”Eh?”…

Yes its great I can give her cuddles, play with her, then hand her back, all of the pleasure, none of the stress. I love seeing my daughter with her, I never realised I could feel anymore love then when I see my daughter with her daughter, I’m brimming with pride. Seeing my other kids with their niece, gives me a wonderful feeling as well…

Anyway…Doting Nana is going to stop swooning over her precious little grand daughter, until the next time…

When she starts walking, I will be there to take her for walks in the woods, run around with a ball, play on the beach. I am going to be a active part of her life. Not Nana on the settee, with the lap top which plays her favourite Dave & Ava nursery rhythm’s. I don’t have to be super flexi Nana, I can play with her when sitting, but I want to take her for walks…

I am trying my hardest to drop old habits & gain new habits. So I am getting myself into a routine. Which is intermittent fasting 13pm {Earliest} to 23pm {Latest} 14:10, but I’m flexible. Like last night I stopped eating by 20pm, so 17 hours fasting, giving my digestive system a rest, allowing my body to focus its energy on repair, rather then digesting food…

Intermittent fasting releases the growth hormone…

What is human growth hormone?

The body naturally produces growth hormone (HGH or simply GH) in the pituitary gland, and, as its name implies, it is responsible for cell growth and regeneration. Increasing muscle mass and bone density are impossible without GH, but it also plays a major role in maintaining the health of all human tissue, including that of the brain and other vital organs. When secreted, GH remains active in the bloodstream for only a few minutes, but this is enough time for the liver to convert it into growth factors, the most crucial of which is insulin-like growth factor-1, or IGF-1, which boasts a host of anabolic properties.

When I was continuously picking, my body was not able to release the growth hormone quite so easily, if ever & my digestive system never got a rest. I doubt cavemen & women ate continuously, unless they grazed on berries, nuts, roots, plants, etc…They were hunter gatherers…

If I ever get cancer, I am not going to have any chemotherapy…I will start eating paleo. The paleo diet is the best diet to starve the cancer cells. No sugar. No grains. No dairy. After last night when my stomach started hurting & bloated. I wonder ‘Have I got cancer?’…Is it worth going to the doctor’s? Or should I make the effort to start following the paleo diet?…

I like meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, herb’s & spices…but no dairy, no grains, no potatoes, though some say you can eat potatoes…

My Mum had bowl cancer & liver cancer & cancer in her lymph glands…Should I wait? Or should I start eating a paleo diet???

Ummm! What about coffee & red wine. I’m sure as hell certain cavemen & women, never had coffee beans or thought of fermenting berries, lol…

I will continue…First I need coffee…

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Take Care Of Your Blood Sugar Level – Drop The Fat…

I have just been doing some more research on losing weight. I was learning about blood sugar spikes putting our body into fat storing storing mode & adipose…Also wholemeal bread ‘Not good’ It is too processed to be healthy, it is no different to white bread. The same as fat free foods, concentrated fruit juice, margarine…

I also learned about combining carb’s with protein, to balance the blood sugar. So there is no blood sugar spike, which puts you in fat storing mode…

……In the last section, we learned how fat in the body is broken down and rebuilt into chylomicrons, which enter the bloodstream by way of the lymphatic system.

Chylomicrons do not last long in the bloodstream — only about eight minutes — because enzymes called lipoprotein lipases break the fats into fatty acids. Lipoprotein lipases are found in the walls of blood vessels in fat tissue, muscle tissue and heart muscle.

I am going to stop buying fat free yogurts for my smoothies & overnight oats & buy Greek yogurt. Its not like I can taste much fruit from the yogurt. I add fruit to my overnight oats & smoothies anyway…

I am also going to buy butter instead of margarine. I prefer butter to margarine, I was aware it was healthier, just not as aware of the impact on my body. I like avocado instead of butter on certain things, avocado seems to bring out the flavour in other foods. I love mackerel mixed with avocado…

Hmmm! No more sweetcorn. I will buy corn as it is supposed to be…They call it baby sweetcorn, when in fact it is in in- modified sweetcorn…

I am eating half vegetables, quarter protein, quarter carbs…g-estimating…Which is basically combining foods, so the impact on your body is more balanced. If I have a sandwich, I have bread {carbs} a protein filling & salad. When I cook my dinner I have half vegetables, quarter portion of meat, quarter portion of carbs, like pasta, rice or potatoes…

I am going to give green tea a try again. I like herbal teas with lemon. So I am going to start drinking more herbal teas, like nettle, dandelion, etc…A few slices of lemon really improves the taste & it is quite refreshing & hydrating too…

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