Author Archives: Marta

Healthy eating to increase body fat percentage

Update: Alas our scales were all wrong. Husband invested in some new fancy ones plus we went to use the machine at Boots to double check and we’re both average body fat. Doh! In the time I felt I could … Continue reading

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How I finally lost weight – my personal weight loss success

I hit 40 and there was a fat woman desperate to get out of me. I tried different diets and nothing seemed to work. My body was now determined to be fat. Every naughtiness that passed my lips next morning … Continue reading

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Summary of Food Matters film

For anyone who missed it, foodmatters.tv film (also have website with a lot of the info in their resources pages) sets out the principles that: 1) we should take responsibility for our own health through the food we consume; 2) … Continue reading

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Who in/near Bournemouth wants to be on a gluten free food tasting panel?

We’re on a gluten free tasting panel and they need more volunteers in Bournemouth and near by. We love it as we get free gluten free food like pizza, veggie bakes, fish cakes and lasagna in return for critical feedback … Continue reading

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BlendTec versus Vitamix

Well we chose the BlendTec after much research and head scratching. We’re glad we did from seeing our raw food teacher use a Vitamix in her ‘show, tell and taste’ class. The Vitamix does not suck down food and needs … Continue reading

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Slimmer healthier husband is looking amazing – fitness and food hospital benefits

My husband just walked in to my office in his pants, ipod in hand, ready to get on the exercise bike and I was really taken by how he looks so so good these days. He looks amazing and not … Continue reading

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Delicious runner bean vegetable soup

This is the most delicious soup I have ever tasted and has a lovely creamy goodness to it. Thank heavens for being overrun with runner beans grown in our garden and then our neighbour dropping off a bag as he … Continue reading

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Banana Nut Cake recipe suitable for Specific Carbohydrate Diet – sugar free cake

Dry ingredients 2.5 cups of ground almonds/almond flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 0.5 cup chopped hazlenuts 0.5 cup raisins Wet ingredients 1 egg Squirt of pure honey (or maple syrup) 1 tsp Vanilla essence 3 ripe bananas mashed Mix … Continue reading

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How to make a cafe leche leche

When Kevin told me he also liked holidaying in Lanzarote I told him to try Cafe Leche Leche which my hubby very much enjoys. After coming home and discovering you can buy squeezy tubes of condensed milk (the magic ingredient) … Continue reading

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Green smoothie – you have to try this gem. Yummy and super healthy.

Green smoothies are meant to be amazing for you and I have found a recipe I really like. You will not taste the spinach. You can even get kids to enjoy eating greens this way as this cute video from … Continue reading

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