Yesterday I was on a mission for a works Christmas party dress and forgot about the gram. So here’s what I ate. First up, halloumi croquettes from @theninesydney with avo, poached egg, feta and tomatoes ... BANGIN! (Weren’t gluten free but it’s Christmas and I couldn’t resist!) #brunching I skipped lunch because I was in Westfield and then hit Bondi Pizza for dinner and had a gluten free veggie pizza which I forgot to take a photo off because i was stuffing my face! #saturday#fooddiary
Skipping meals and quick fix diets won't work. 😕
You are less likely to pull out your hair and be less frustrated by getting there gradually with simple lifestyle changes.
You won't "diet" for the rest of your life. That's just an up and down NO FUN GAME! This used to be me and I used to get really frustrated. 🤬
You will be able to keep the weight off just by simple life changes that end up turning into habits👈👈👈. 💖
Our next healthy eating challenge starts soon!
In a world of pain after today’s weight session, my ankles are seriously stiff but it felt good to get moving again. @fishbowl_sashimi is dangerously close to my flat so here I am again ... tofu poke bowl for the win! #f45training#panthers#pokebowl
Avocado and carrot on rice cakes. YES! 🥕🥑 I’m skipping dinner tonight because I have no energy to move so it’s straight to bed and hopefully I can get back to F45 tomorrow. #lupussucks#antiinflammatoryeating
Switching my morning coffee for a lemon and ginger tea.
I hate ginger but I’m really working on forcing myself to like it, lemon and ginger tea boosts the immune system, aids digestion and can help your skin and hair - and plenty more good things! 🍋🍵 #morningroutine#quittingcaffine
Morning! I’m officially back online! It’s been a crappy few weeks where my lupus has been kicking my ass. There’s been no training and no cooking for a while. I’ve been bed bound except for dragging myself into the office but I’m feeling a bit better and ready to carry on. I couldn’t finish the challenge, my anxiety was through the roof and it was putting too much pressure on myself and making me literally go crazy.
So I’m back to sticking to my usual principles
Vegetarian. Gluten free. Mostly dairy free except the odd bit of cheese. #antiinflammatoryeating#plantbased#glutenfree#lupussucks#operationantiinflammatory
since having some dental work done, my mouth has been pretty tender and raw. with any surgery or procedure, inflammation occurs so with help from @vitalenergybalance I’ve upped my intake of anti-inflammatory foods starting w/ this hot beverage of choice: Golden✨Milk.
Traditionally, golden milk/turmeric milk has been used for colds, congestion, headache, and sore throats. Turmeric is also a depression-fighter! Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, making it complementary for cancer-prevention as well.
Ingredients: (for two)
•2 cups nut milk •1 tsp coconut oil
•1 tsp turmeric powder •1 tsp powder ginger
•1/4 tsp cinnamon
•1 sprinkle black pepper •honey to taste
Place milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Add turmeric, ginger, and pepper. Stir well. Let the milk begin to simmer. Stir. Allow to heat for another minute or two being careful not to let the milk overheat.
Continue to stir. Turn off heat, cover, and allow the golden milk mixture to sit for ten minutes or so to improve the infusion. Strain the golden milk through a strainer if you have used fresh ingredients.
Trading the mountain brewski for some coffee! I’m feeling SO good; no more mental fog, joints feel less inflamed, and I had one heck of a time riding for the first time in 2 years! I’ve never felt stronger! It’s hard to imagine that I’m 40 lbs lighter since the last time I was on a snowboard! Happy happy. 😃 💪🏻 🏂 🏔
You know how you have those friends that are GF? Or don’t eat dairy? Or sugar? and you just literally can’t understand HOW they live without eating bread or cheese? As one of those ‘weird’ people I am just here to show a personal reason WHY I am passionate about my food choices. These pics are no filter. This is my face breaking out because I wanted to be ‘normal’ on a holiday. I’m not even going to show you what the back of my arms and legs look like - chicken skin😳 I want to eat the crackers &cheeseballs, sweet potatoes w/ marshmallows, giant piece of pie, all the wine, ALL the macaroni and cheese bc I FREAKIN’ LOVE MAC N CHEESE. But this is what happens when I try to be ‘normal.’ Those that say ‘oh you’ll be fine’ or ‘it won’t kill you’ - you’re right, I’m not dead but my body certainly feels like it. I’m not mad at anybody. I made the decision. I decided to ignore everything I know and eat like SHIT the past few days. Then this AM I went to wash my face and looking back at me was the face of me 6 yrs ago when I didn’t know that dairy is horrible for everyone or that I have an intolerance to soy. I thought ‘chicken skin’ was something I HAD to live with forever, that I would always feel sluggish and be a coffee addict, I mean how many espresso shots is too much? LOL I didn’t know it was all related to food. I WISH I could live my best life in dietary denial but I can’t. I’ll be back on track this week but please, if you have friends who are like me, understand we have a reason. Personally, I like to button my pants comfortably and have clear skin. IMO a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be a source of shame 🤗 New Years is upon us, and I am determined to make 2019 my healthiest year yet🙏 Life is too short to feel like shit 💁🏼♀️ I’m just saying 🤣🤣🤣 AND If you want to change yours - gain back your natural energy, cure the oily face or dry skin, stop breakouts, kick your sugar addiction, truly learn how awesome your body can FEEL inside out then PM me and let’s talk. No judgement, just love. I’ve been there and this holiday was just a small reminder of how much I don’t want to go back, and I am truly thankful I can fix this and help others do the same 😌😍
Did you know, today is World Maize Day”?! 🌽 🌾 ⠀
Did you know MAIZE is CORN?!!!⠀
FUN FACTS: ⠀
🌽Maize has been grown in Australia for more than 150 years ⠀
🌽The domestic maize market is small⠀
🌽Maize can be grown on dryland or irrigated farms⠀
🌽In the Bible, corn is nothing but wheat and barley. ⠀
🌽The term “corn” is preferred over maize for food products that are made from it, such as corn flour, corn starch, cornmeal etc.⠀
What’s your favourite way to eat it???⠀
With butter, salt, a rub of garlic and a squeeze of lemon? Mmmmm 😋
Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a gluten free, keto friendly, bread alternative to stuffing. I tried it for the first time a few years ago and it came out way better than I expected. I’ve been making it ever since! The only problem is that there’s never enough 😢. Make sure to mix it periodically while it's in the oven to prevent burning while the hazelnuts caramelize (car-a-mel-aiz not car-mull-aiz)
Participating in a benefits fair at the Gates Foundation and a vibrant looking woman approached my table and reminded me that she had come to me for nutrition counseling. With tears in her eyes she said the work we did together changed her life. This is why I love what I do! #nutritionworks#antiinflammatoryeating#foodheals
Pasé 6 dias en Boston y encontré este maravilloso pequeño restaurante llamado @wholeheartprovisions🍴🍽️ Ordené el plato Cassie:
Berenjena japonesa, frijoles verdes, coliflor en escabeche, albahaca, grosellas secas, garbanzos crujientes y semillas de calabaza🥗🍲 Las semillas de calabaza son muy buenas paea reducir inflamación
Spent the last 6 days in Boston, and found this wonderful little restaurant called @wholeheartprovisions Very #Sjorenfriendly 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I ordered the Cassie 😋😋😋:
Japanese eggplant, savory green beans, pickled cauliflower, basil, dried currants, creamy harissa, crispy chickpeas, and pumpkin seeds 🥗 "Pumpkin seed has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects". #antiinflammatoryeating#comidaantiinflamatoria#antiinflammatorydiet#sindromedesjogren#sjogrenssyndrome#sjogrens#pumpkinseeds
Honey oh honey 💛
This little masterpiece created by nature.
Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
Great for wound care and also works as a cough suppression.
Support your local beekeeper and buy raw honey make sure not to buy imported honey, especially from Asia.
Untreated raw honey is the liquid gold you should go for, and don't heat it more than ~ 30 Celsius since that will kill all the goodies.
Newly harvested is the very best since it's still full of lactic acid bacteria, great for our gut health.
In the picture you see one of the honeys from mid-summer (crystallized) and one of the later fall honeys that haven't crystallized yet.
Bought them at #värpingegröngårdsbutik
Last week was the most chaotic week I’ve had in a long time, crazy at work, crazy stuff at home. Life massively got in the way of the plan. I still stuck to it the majority of the time, but it was the smoothie for breakfast every day, the pumpkin wrap for lunch every day and the veggie lasagne most nights! I’m going back to the detox meals this week, I felt great on those and after such a stressful week adding dairy into my diet has given me terrible skin. After a detox week I’ll be back on the plan with everyone else for week 5!
Last nights portion was so big I felt like I was going to throw up when I’d finished so today I’ve halved it and added some spinach and tomatoes 👩🏻🍳 Sorry @f45_lyngreen I’ve gone rogue!
Breakfast and lunch were identical to yesterday and I forgot to photograph them because I was on the move most of the day 🤦🏻♀️ #instagramupdatefail#f45challenge
This week has been hard, I’ve been stressed and forgotten breakfast and snacks, I’ve been ill and lost my appetite missing other meals, and I’ve not been careful enough in classes and given myself an RA flare meaning I had to rest all weekend.
All in all I’m pretty grumpy and while I still lost almost a kilo this week I know I could have done so much better.
Now I’m worried for the next phase as generally I avoid dairy and there’s a lot of cheese and butter. Two weeks done, six to go! #f45challengeupdate#f45challenge#week2#detoxphase