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www.slimbirdy.com

slimbirdywebsite

We’ve moved!

http://www.slimbirdy.com

Still the same healthy recipes, insights into body, diet, health, losing weight, not to mention having fun and feeling good.

After 100 blog posts, I passed my ‘staying power’ test and felt it was time to get hosted!

All subscribers get a free ride over to the new site and everyone else – won’t you join us?!

See you on the usual Friday posting time from the new nest!

Exciting times.

 

Kristy xxx

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Clean Food Clear Thinking – by Karina Francois

Clean Food Clear Thinking

I was excited to be given the opportunity to read a new book called Clean Food Clear Thinking by naturopath Karina Francois. From the title alone I knew I was in the right place. As soon as you open the book and are hit with the glowing testimonials, it enhances that feeling even further.

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Activated Nutrients – the new wholefood kid on the block…

activated nutrients, wholefood, probiotic, supergreens, vitamins

So I had this writing project sitting there for a while, however my slices and chocolate experiments kept snapping my attention (I wonder why??) Delicious much?

Anyway, with a self imposed deadline looming, today was the day.

So I had a whiff of the green powder and I thought, “uh oh, quite heavy and earthy smelling.” But probably a good thing though, choc full of amazing things – which is great as long as you can get it down!

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Because none of us are perfect…

Even though I am interested in my health, I read books on health, magazines, write about it and enjoy talking about it, doesn’t mean my food intake is 100% on the health track all the time. I do my best (well actually really I do what I want to do,) but that doesn’t mean I am text book perfect with all my macros balanced and eating shed-fulls of spinach, kale and everything else you are supposed to be eating to get adequate vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

For one thing our food doesn’t have the nutrients in it that it used to have, we don’t have minerals in our soil anyway due to the lack of mountains in Australia, when you store food you lose some, when you cook it you lose some, so even if you were super conscientious, my bet is that you would still be missing something.

So I’m in favour of a few supplements. Not overboard mind you but a few things that help you feel your physical best. Interestingly too I have heard the scoffing, “yeah supplements, the most expensive urine.” But you know me, other people’s opinions don’t really sway me, it’s my experience and the real life experience of others to which I pay the most attention.

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Sugar Sugar oh Honey Honey

chocolate, snacks, weightloss, healthy

“…you are my Candy girl, and you got me wanting you!” This 60s song by the Archies while intended to be about a person is actually eerily appropriate to describe my relationship with the sweet stuff. Total obsession.

Many years ago I knew something was up when anything with sugar in it would make me hoover the whole packet, box, bar, block, whatever. I would think about, plan, plot and scheme how I could get more and have another ‘hit.’ It would plague me, like a broken record in my head, over and over. Must have, must have.

I would even look at the dessert menus first in restaurants and while in the thick of it all, I slowly ate more and more sugary food in place of any other food. Total addiction.

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Menulog take-away for healthy diets – easy peasy!

I worked out long ago the foods that work best with my body, mainly through trial and error and seeing how everything feels. The best feeling foods then resulted in easy weight loss, easy maintenance of my optimal weight, feeling amazingly healthy and no out of control cravings or binge eating because I was eating exactly what my body needed. Total bliss.

So to stay in this blissful state, I leave a whole lot of stuff out of my diet like sugar, grains, and most meat and stay as low carb as I can. As a result, I mostly cook at home; however sometimes you don’t feel like cooking (well for me that’s quite often – I have to be in the mood to cook) so at these times, take-away food is such a relief and a blessing. And you would think that with all the things I don’t eat, finding take-away food that keeps me on track would be difficult, but in fact the opposite is true.

Let me show you what I would choose…

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