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Yes, I am having pizza 🍕 before the show... First pizza in months and it is damn good-lol. 😂 Plus, I saved my fat grams for this. 😋 (Mine was the hand-tossed personal pizza with spicy Italian sausage and roasted red pepper and the hubby had his pepperoni and Canadian bacon.)
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The other day I overheard conversation with a guy telling a woman and her kid that we are not meant to eat grains and sugar.
_ "Our bodies are not meant to process those things, " he convincingly stated.

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And that 🍕 pizza, especially the 🧀 cheese, was "toxic" and "bad" for you.
He even went on to say that eating pizza would prevent the woman from losing weight.
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Again, SMH....*face palm 🤦🤦🤦 _

A big part of me wanted to ask him how did he arrived to these conclusions, but once he stated that he heard it from the "knowledgeable" person at the nutrition store, I decided to drop the matter for a few reasons:

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1.  If he was willing to get his information from so-called authoritative sources instead of doing his own homework and getting into the science, there is probably no reasoning with him. These are same kind people who put stock in people like Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola.

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2.  He didn't know me from Adam (or in this case "Eve" as the saying goes), and it would have been rude of me to interject.

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3.  It most likely would've been a waste of energy, and I would most likely have gotten frustrated.
Peace of mind 🌿is a beautiful thing.
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What I wanted to say is:

Unless you're celiac, have an allergy, or some intolerance, you don't need to avoid some or all grains.

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The human body is equipped to process grains like any other food.  Grains are largely made up of carbohydrates, which are made up of sugars, starch, and cellulose.
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In mainly the small intestines, these sugars are further broken down into simple sugars (monosaccharides). _

So, yes, contrary to what that guy said, we can also process sugar(s). _

FYI, sugar in the form of glucose is what predominantly feeds are very energy-hungry brains.
In addition, I wanted to ask how did he get the idea that cheese was toxic?
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Its high fat content doesn't make it good or bad. (Side note: there is a cheese that can could kill you and that's casu marzu, a larvae-infested Sardinian sheep milk cheese.  No joke. Swipe left) _ 👉 Moderation is key with any food.
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Countrary to some circles, portion size and calories do count. ☝️

It's not all about eating healthy. If your serious about changing your physique, either losing weight or gaining muscle you need to track what you eat. Calculations based on your weight / height and other information can help me create an individual diet plan for you. Knowing exactly how many calories you need each day can help you reach your goal. DM me if your interested and require more information. #dietplan #nutritionplan #fatloss #musclegain #healthyeating #healthyfood #nutrition #macros #goals #fitfood #ynysmon #anglesey #northwales #dietingdoesnthavetobeboring

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Either can be, depending on my macros. That's the beauty about flexible dieting (aka iifym), nothing is off limits.
And yes, there is some beef 🥩 in that second picture, just cubed. 😉

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I remember in the past stressing if I didn't have the exact gram of protein, carbs, and fat for every meal.
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Now, I just make sure I hit those numbers at the end of the day, or if an event is coming, hit it for the week.
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When I've got more carbs "available," I'll have the baked potato, but when I don't, I'll substitute with more volume, less carb items like squashes, mushrooms, leafy greens, and for added bulk, some beans.
_ 🔸️Compare 100 g of a baked potato:
F .1 / C 21.2 / P 2, fiber 1.5 vs. 🔸️100 g of zucchini squash: F 0 / C 3.4 / P 1.2, fiber 1.1 .
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Some Fridays I like being a little creative and putting something together a meal where there's no compromise on flavour but just as delicious as if you were buying from @pattyandbun
or @fiveguysuk in this instance.
Ingredients to make 2 ➡️ per person (I had two of these)....Macros for 2:
350g butternut squash, thick slices
1/2 cup onions, slices
80g portobello mushroom
2 x Iceland venison burgers
80g beetroot, slices
1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
50g beef tomato, slices
600kcals:
Protein 60g | Carbs 50g | Fats 16g

Venison or Wagyu Beef Burger patties from @icelandfoods

Slice the squash into thick slices (at least 1cm thickness), brush with olive oil, season & add some mixed herbs. Place on a baking sheet/tray in a hot oven at 210deg for 30-35mins. Must turn the squash halfway through cooking. Same for the mushrooms, I sliced a large Portobello mushroom through the centre to make flat rings.
Obviously...the stack collapsed when eating but nonetheless it looks amazing and tasted great. (Even when it collapsed)
@rob_u_lous @pumphp @jcp29

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Did you guys know my birthday cake energy bites contain a protein powder thats sweetened with monk fruit? The extract from monk fruit is used a sweetener for those who are watching their weight because it’s 200 times sweeter than sugar and contains ZERO calories & ZERO carbohydrates! #dietingdoesnthavetobeboring
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Portion sizes... The quantity on your plate will determine weight loss or weight gain.
Controlling (reducing) the amount that goes on your plate and how much you eat is enough to induce weight loss.
If your goal is weight loss, fat loss, fitting into your clothes better, looking better in a bikini, feeling better about yourself or a special event in your calendar then look at the quantity you're consuming....Every meal.
One tip 🍽 reduce the size of your plate you eat on. And before you go back for that second serving, wait a few minutes then ask yourself if you're still hungry....do you really need that second serving??
Eat a portion of protein with each meal for greater satiety - protein will keep you fuller for longer, therefore you're less likely to snack unnecessarily and get hungry within a short amount of time.
This simple and delicious seafood pasta meal yields 630kcals:
P: 47g | C: 72g | F: 16g
70g Linguine Pasta
250g Mixed seafood selection (Tesco frozen bag)
1 Tbs Olive Oil
200g Tomato Passata
1/2cup chopped onion.
It's quick and easy to prepare:
Cook pasta as per packet instructions. Heat oil in a pan, sautè onion & garlic, add the passata to heat through, add frozen seafood, mixed herbs & dried chilli flakes. Ready when seafood is heated through. Toss pasta through sauce. Serve with fresh parsley or basil. Enjoy.
Eating for weight loss or general health doesn't have to be boring. Vary your meals, keep them full of flavour. This keeps the mind satisfied and interested....keeps the goals in sight. @pumphp
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These shrimp tacos with a zesty homemade light cilantro lime vinaigrette were fantastic and done in less than 30 minutes.
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Now, normally I would serve these with my creamy 🥑 avocado cilantro slaw, but since my calories are on the lower side, I lightened things up with this super easy vinaigrette: 🔸️juice of 1 large lime or 2 small ones
🔸️2 tsp olive oil
🔸️1 tbs sweetener (like @swervesweetie or Splenda) or to taste
🔸️1 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro 🔸️1/2 tsp salt or to taste
🔸️ 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste 🔸️ dash of chipotle seasoning
Mix well and pour over 14 oz cole slaw bag.
Serve right away.

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My husband, who had flour tortillas instead of corn, loved the tacos and said, "They're better than anything you would get at a restaurant." Absolute music to my ears. 🤗

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Btw, I topped mine with 40 g avocado and that was only: F 5.8 / C 3.4 / P .8 🥑Remember, avocadoes may be considered healthy, but they are calorie dense.
So think portion size and moderation. .
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Day 8 - Breakfast
In this gray UK morning, something to be happy about: She finally changed my overnight oats recipes (even if you can’t tell) 👩🏻‍🍳Carrot cake inspired 🥕
Shredded carrots, walnuts, chia and linseeds, and a good dusting of cinnamon 😋🤸🏻‍♀️ #lowfodmap #thelowfodmapway #healthyeating #dietingdoesnthavetobeboring #cooking #dairyfree #wheatfree #fuelforthebody #london #goodmorning #whereisthesun #foodgram #fooddiary

Lately for my meal preps, I have been experimenting more with using ground chicken, beef or turkey for a quick versatile protein options. For example, today I made air-fried chicken patties (with🥒 zucchini; upper left pic), last week it was Thai larb gai (ground chicken thai salad mixed with mint, chilies 🌶and shallots) and lately, I have been having a thing for tabouleh (Middle Eastern parsley bulgur salad). With ground beef, I made a super easy and lean Korean-inspired beef 🥘 (using a little gochujang paste plus draining and rinsing the grounds). Yes, I am a definite foodie and I like to go international with my meals.

It keeps things interesting, I don't get burnt out on chicken breast and my taste buds are humming. These are foods I would be eating even if I wasn't on a cut.
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The meals above take less than 25 min to do these kinds of dishes, and when you add the convenience of kitchen tools like an veggie steamer 🥦🥕🥔and a rice 🍙 cooker, you can have your meals prepped and packed in an hour or less.

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Your diet doesn't have to be boring, time-consuming, or tasteless. Experiment with other cuisines, herbs, spices, and make your favorite foods on the macro-friendly side.

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Remember, you diet determines a large part of your weightloss/fatloss success so eat well and for your goal, my friends. .
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Day 6- Lunch
Shared tartare, salad and roasted potatoes. The owner was very understanding and allowed my lovely human to season my tartare (plate in front) to make sure everything was #lowfodmap 😋 However, there isn’t a consensus on whether gherkins are allowed 🤔#thelowfodmapway #fuelyourbody #parisbyday #paris #healthyfood #postworkout #dietingdoesnthavetobeboring #fooddiary #foodgram

Day 6- Lunch
No breakfast today as we went directly to the park for circuit training. Finally lunchtime in a sunny bistrot 😎🌻☀️ #fitness #running #lowfodmap #paris #dietingdoesnthavetobeboring

#fakeaway today was overnight oats for breakfast didn’t have dinner so now having home made lamb kebabs with @actifry chips home made coleslaw and side salad 🥗 #slimming #slimmingworldfollowers #slimmingworldfamily #slimmingworlduk #healthyoptions #healthyeating #foodoptimising #dietingdoesnthavetobeboring #instafood #foodporn #foodie #myweightlossjourney #needtoloseweight #icandothis

Get ya veggies in folks! 🥗 let's face it vegetables can be pretty bland and boring and feel like a task to eat! (I should know I'm eating it by the ton at the moment) But it does keep you fuller for longer as well as having lots of health benefits. I found some sachet marinades in Aldi which are lush! Used half a pack over some peppers courgette onion and broccoli and roasted in the oven 😍easy way to liven up your veggies! #eatyourveggies #5adaykeepsthedoctoraway🍎🍐🍇🍊🍅 #healthy #weightloss #nutrients #vitamins #balanceddiet #dietingdoesnthavetobeboring

How I found the strength to make this seafood gumbo yesterday is beyond me. My hubby and I had been working in the heat for 7 hours with breaks.
Yes, I know that's a choice, but with each of us having long commutes, our jobs, plus our individual projects, when else were we gonna find time?
We found the time and it happened to be on a very hot TX 🌞 weekend.

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This gumbo could have easily fed 6 people and I used 2 tbs butter for the entire thing. To cut down on the fat, I also used chicken sausage that was 3 g fat per link instead of andouille. Unfortunately, I did not have any okra, but the "trinity" was there: chopped bell peppers, onions, and celery.
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Two things really made this stew: the homemade seafood stock, which I had cooked last week and froze, and to thinken plus flavor it, I added gumbo filé, which is a ground spice from the leaves of the sassafras tree.
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Remember when it comes to making your favorite dishes on the lighter side, good ingredients and sometimes going the extra mile with a solid base makes a world of difference in terms of depth of flavor.
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Sure, you can sacrifice some mouth-feel going light, but your waistline will thank you for it. 😉 .
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I had some ingredients I wanted to use up before traveling, and @themacrofairy inspired me with her protein bread today, so I came up with an easy, no-bake Salted Caramel “cheesecake”!
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Pictured is 1/3 of the 9” cake (swipe for macros and exact ingredients used @my.macros )
I wanted to keep the fat content low but also keep a creamy and thick texture that would set in the fridge, so I used fat free Greek yogurt, a container of coconut flavor whole milk @elliquark that I got from @aldiusa this weekend, and whipped cream cheese as my main base. I mixed all 3 of these until well combined, then stirred in 40g of @questnutrition Salted Caramel protein powder, spread the whole mixture in to a pie plate, and put it in the fridge for a few hours to set. (I put it in the freezer for about an hour before I wanted to slice it just so it would be a nice clean cut). Definitely something I’ll be making again, and experimenting with more flavor combos. Serving size can be adjusted to fit personal needs- but when you’re two weeks out from your show, you make due 😅#dietingdoesnthavetobeboring #preplife #protein #lowcarb #lowcalorie #twoweeksout #figure #figurepro #sweettooth #mymacros+ #myfoodphotosneedsomework

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