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Dr. Aria  🔑 Creator of the F.I.T. Method 💡 Behaviour Change Psychologist 🏃🏻‍♂️ Weight Management Specialist 🧘‍♂️ Mindfulness Expert ⭐️ Live Your Best Life

Breakfast is one of my favourite meals of the day... alongside lunch... and supper... and a mid-morning snack... and of course that late afternoon snack 🤔🤪😄
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Anyhoo, people often ask me what I have for breakfast. So in case you’re curious or you’d find it helpful, this is probably the brekkie I have most often: @fage Greek yoghurt (a few heaped spoons), muesli @dorsetcereals (a couple of spoons - I like the nutty ones), and plenty of berries (and sometimes sliced banana and some peanut butter).
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It’s nutritious, slow energy release, antioxidant rich, gut bacteria friendly, filling, and crucially, it tastes gooooood! Anyone have ideas of other breakfasts that your tastebuds and body will thank you for?
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#FITmethod #FITforlife #FITthoughts

My thought for the day on love!
#lovefully

Makes a great breakfast, brunch or lunch. Any suggestions on what you’d add to it to make it even tastier..? 😋 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#FITmethod #FITforlife #FITfood

My thought for the day. I hope you find it useful.

SUPER EASY QUORN CON CARNE.
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Quick, easy, delicious and nutritious. Tonight I fried 2 diced onions and about 5 chopped 🥕 in olive oil, added a can of kidney beans, then 2 packets of 500g quorn, 2 jars of Lloyd Grossman 🍅 sauce (one with 🌿 and one with 🌶 ), a scoosh of 🍅 ketchup and simmered for 5-6 minutes. I heated up 2 packets of brown rice and then threw in a packet of spinach to the con carne a minute before serving. Done. Served 3 very hungry lads tonight (everyone had seconds/thirds). Just what the doctor ordered.
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#FITmethod #FITforlife #FITrecipes

IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY.
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On a day like September 11th, a lot of people will be going through a very difficult time. If you’re struggling, please reach out to someone you trust. You can also call the Samaritans 24/7, 365 days a week on 116 123. It might feel like you’re on your own, but there are people who care for you and want the best for you.
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If you know anyone who you think might be having a tough day, drop them a text, call, email or pop by to say hello. It takes courage to be there for someone, but it’s amazing what a difference it can make.
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We never know what others are going through. As cliched as it sounds, let’s all be gentle with ourselves and others today (I sound like Jerry Springer).
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#compassion #september11 #begentlewithyourself

Great Sunday brunch with great friends. This is one of my fave dishes @greyjoys_of_gosforth - poached eggs with grilled halloumi on sourdough toast with their homemade, very special huevos rancheros sauce 😋 😋
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#sundaybrunching #huevosrancheros

Wake up. Move Your Body. Feel a million times better.
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When Emma and I were in Gleneagles earlier in the week we planned to go for a morning cycle. In the morning when our alarms went off, we were both so tempted to stay in bed and sack the cycle, but deep down we knew that we’d feel better if we went.
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The morning cycle was one of the nicest things that we did together. We enjoyed it so much we even ended up doing it again the following day.
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The morning can be a great time to fit in some exercise. It’s so easy to intend to do something but then you’re tired later or you run out of time. Why not plan to do something active that you’ll enjoy tomorrow morning?
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#FITmethod #FITforlife #FIThabit

Lovely lunch with the fam today. The winning dish had to be this halibut. Fish is such a great option when you want to eat well and enjoy every mouthful.

#oblix #theshard

THE ONE QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF TO BUILD THE BODY YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT AND ENJOY YOUR FAVOURITE FOODS 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️
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I’m a huge advocate of having a balanced diet. I love ‘healthy foods’ like fruits, vegetables, fish (grilled salmon, tuna steaks, seabass are up there for me) and so on. I also looove the cake. Cake makes me happy. And ice-cream. My two best friends are Ben and Jerry. 🍰🍦
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So how do you balance eating foods that move you towards having the body that you want and the ones that realistically take you further away. I often like to ask myself a simple question:
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**Is it worth it?**
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Right now, in this moment, is this food ‘worth’ it? Is the taste and pleasure worth the calorie hit? Sometimes the answer is yes. That pub with the award winning sticky toffee pudding. The fine dining restaurant with the valhrona chocolate mousse. The coffee place with outstanding fresh cakes. 😋😋😋
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At other times, the answer is no. For me that’s basically any flapjack (I don’t count calories but how on earth do they fit that many calories in those babies?), muffins (I always find them a bit disappointing), or cake that tastes okay but is a bit dry. Or the dessert might be lovely but in that moment you’d rather prioritise your long-term body goals over the short-term taste/pleasure.
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The very process of asking yourself ‘is it worth it?’ makes you more aware of your choice in that moment. You’re then less likely to just eat food because it’s being offered to you or because everyone else is having dessert, and more likely to consciously choose and enjoy a dessert that you really love. To me, that’s a balanced way of eating. 😀😀😀
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So I’m curious, what are the desserts for you that are definitely ‘worth it’ and those that aren’t..?🤔
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P.s. bottom left: the banoffee pie = definitely worth it. Top: vanilla cheesecake = not worth it.
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#FITmethod #FITforlife #FITthoughts

DON’T TAKE LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY - YOU MIGHT NOT MAKE IT OUT ALIVE 😜🤔🤣
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It’s so easy to take ourselves and life too seriously at times. Being healthy, happy and fulfilled is about doing what we love and not worrying so much about how we look! Children are an amazing example of this.
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So whatever you’re up to, find the funny, let loose and have fun!
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Ps this photo was taken today at arguably the highlight of the U.K.’s running calendar - the Hill Race at the Blairgowrie Highland Games. Banter day out. Although I have to admit I had to lie down on the ground for about half an hour after the run because I was knackered.
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#dowhatyoulove #havefun #liedownafterwards

Life is a journey. Sometimes it’s important to stop and just enjoy the view.
#mindful #mindfulmoment

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