I got a compliment about my blog from Robb Wolf

Yep…ROBB WOLF, aaand he’s following me on Twitter. If you’re a fellow Paleo-ite, you might understand my excitement. 20140214-190237.jpgIf not, Robb Wolf is basically one of the thought leaders in today’s Paleo Movement. Hi books, The Paleo Solution, changed my life and my approach towards dieting and food.

So, some of you might have noticed I haven’t been blogging for quite a while. I’ve been sick and crazy busy, but I’m back in control and on the Paleo boat.

As I posted a few days ago I’m having a 2nd go at the Whole30. It’s Day 3 today and after passing a MAJOR obstacle yesterday with flying colours (think party…cheese…wine…cake), I’m feeling so positive about finishing off these 30 days!

I won’t be posting here as often as I used to as I’m busy building my new, sexy blog that’s BURSTING with content!! Please bear with me, I’ll make it worth your while!

I’ll post a few meal plans over the next few days so stay tuned!

Kisses from your missus!! XO

Diet Pact time!! Whole30 Day 1

Hey all you fabulous people!

I was on a business trip and a crazy schedule this past week. Diet status: chaos. It’s time to get back on the horse and ride that beast to bikini body land.

It’s time for another diet pact and after careful consideration, I’ve decided to attempt another Whole30. Last time I did a Whole30, I cheated on Day 27… How lame is that??? This time, I will persevere. have plenty of events and tempting scenarios coming up (alcohol is always my weak point), but I’m ready to use it as both an exercise and test of willpower.

For those of you who have never heard of the Whole30, it is a 30-Day strict paleo program run by the folks over at Whole9 life. It’s free, they provide plenty of helpful resources online and you don’t have to buy magic shakes/pills/voodoo dolls to participate.

They do have a brilliant book called, It Starts With Food and have also added a nifty new feature where you can sign up for daily emails throughout your 30 days. I’ve signed up for the latter this time, I’m sure it will be helpful to receive tips and encouragement on a daily basis.

The Whole30 follows all the rules of the Paleo Diet (see my Paleo tes/no foods list here). You can eat any and as much of the food there as you please. No calorie counting, just real food to satisfy your real hunger.

The rules are simple.
You absolutely cannot cheat. Don’t even LOOK at that peanut butter. It’s just 30 days, you can do it.
You cannot weight yourself or take body measurements. You are however encouraged to take before/after pictures. I took mine this morning. I want to make a bonfire out of them. I swear I can see that muffin I had yesterday poking through my left thigh.
You cannot paleo-fy your treats. Many of you know that the beauty of the paleo lifestyle is that you can use alternative, natural ingredients to bake and make tasty treats. The purpose of the Whole30 is to eat foods as close yo their natural state as possible and to shift your mindset from the need for “treats”. Paleo muffins are off the menu for 30 days.

I’ll be posting my progress every few days and will keep adding resources and information about the program so come back for more talk of paleolithic-compliant nutrition. You know you want to.

Kisses from your missus!!

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21 Day Sugar Detox – The Round-up

Hello gorgeous peopleImage

The 21 Day Sugar Detox is over!!! I must confess it ended up being a 18-day sugar detox for me: Cravings, craziness and chaos took over the last few days.

Either way, I’m happy with the results! I do wish I’d persevered and this just encourages me to attempt yet another 21DSD in a few weeks’ time!

I didn’t weigh myself before or after the detox… a new experiment I’m trying (I had to have my boyfriend hide that bloody scale). I’m going off feeling. My clothes fit better, I have better muscle tone and definition so ~I won’t let a number on the scale effect how I feel. 

The effects of the sugar detox linger. After eating sugar-laden foods the past few days, I felt lethargic, nauseous and dizzy. It made me realise how great I feel when I eliminate this substance from my life. My tastebuds adapted incredibly quickly. I started to savour the natural taste of foods…even black coffee tasted almost sweet!! 

Would I recommend this diet? Absolutely. If you feel you need a “detox” after a holiday or even years of bad eating, this is the perfect platform to achieve amazing results (physical, habitual and emotional) in a short and manageable period of time. It is also a great introduction for those looking to adopt a paleo lifestyle: Regular paleo will be a breeze after this!

I’m now giving myself a week off. I’m travelling for business and I know I won’t be able to prep or make the right choices every time. However, I will still try to adhere by “clean eating” rules as far as possible. 

I’m already thinking of the next diet pact I’d like to make! It will be the run-up before my 10K race so I have to fuel myself for performance. 

I’m considering doing another Whole30 or looking at my macro breakdown and drilling down on portion sizes/ macro percentages. At this point, I want to take my training performance and my muscle definition to the next level. 

That’s all from me! I’ll post my decision for the next diet pact on Friday 7th February after I’m back from my business trip. 

In the meantime, enjoy a glass of wine and stay fabulous. 

 

21 Day Sugar Detox – Day 18

day 18A short recap today guys. I’m soon off to bed to wake up fresh for my training session tomorrow. 

I did a 7km run this morning. I’m currently managing 7km in 55 minutes with a 650 calorie burn. My aim is 10km in 55 minutes and my 10K race is in 5 weeks…manageable!

For breakfast I had chicken sausage (which I bought from my health store- additive free) with some sautéed mushrooms.

Lunch was 2 more chicken sausages with a side of broccoli.

For dinner I had roast chicken leg and some veg and made extra for tomorrow!

Stay fab chickies XO

21 Day Sugar Detox – Day 17

So yesterday was day 17 of the 21 day sugar detox. day 17

My boxing session got canceled so I went for a run instead with a 350 calorie burn (only about 5 weeks left till my 10K run).

For breakfast I had a green smoothie with banana, coconut, spinach, spirulina, macs and almond milk.

Lunch was chicken breast, broccoli, green beans and a few bites of sweet potato and my afternoon snack was the same.

For dinner, I added chicken to some leftover Spicy Parrot Soup to make it a whole meal.

It’s 5am now and I’m up, food prep done and ready to go for a run!!

Have a great day divas! XO

21 Day Sugar Detox – Day 16

So after derailing these past few days, I’m officially back on track and making up for my slip! day 16

I started my day with a 2 1/2-hour gym session and a 1480 calorie burn – New record! I started with a 3km interval run on the treadmill, followed by a Body Pump Class and a Spin Class.

After that I replenished with a beautiful green smoothie (banana, spinach, coconut, spirulina, macs, coconut water & almond milk) and some shirataki noodles with my Super Sausage Sauce. The sauce was AMAZING, the shirataki noodles not so much. Let’s just say it was like chewing on rubber shoelaces that had been floating around in fish juice. Never again.

In the afternoon I had some more of my green smoothie and for dinner I made some of my Spicy Parrot Soup and added bacon inside to make it a full meal.

It’s Monday again tomorrow, and the last week of the 21 Day Sugar Detox. I’m gonna start it off with a 7am boxing session to jump directly into kicking this detox’s a*s.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend chickies! XO

21 Day Sugar Detox – Day 14 and 15

Hello lovely people!  day 14 & 15

Yesterday was day 14 of the 21 day sugar detox. It was also a Friday, and if there’s 1 thing I love, it’s Fridays.

My day started with a workout with my personal trainer and a 485 calorie burn.

I had a sausage for breakfast (for protein) accompanied by my first green smoothie!! I used baby spinach, avocado, green apple, coconut water, almond milk, coconut flakes, spirulina and maca powder. It tasted absolutely delicious and gave me so much energy all day!! I only consumed 2 cups of coffee at work as opposed to my usual 6!!! It also kept me full from 8:30am until lunch at 12:30! What a discovery. I’m an official green smoothie lover.

For lunch I had another beef and bacon paleo wrap using leftover mix from dinner the night before. I had a side of broccoli and green beans.

As a snack I had some chicken breast, sweet potato and zucchini.

It was all going so well until 7pm hit. I was out with friends, there was beer everywhere and I was having fun, unwinding and in the mood to party.

Did I break my pact? – Yes.

Do I regret it? – No.

I woke up today (day 15), hungover and craving major carbiness and sugar. I decided today would be a write-off and I’ve been polluting my body all day long. I’ll make up for it with a 3-hour gym session tomorrow morning.

I had some beer, some wine, some bread, some sweets…well it was a good and proper cheat and I loved it. I’m disappointed I didn’t resist but that doesn’t mean it stops here! Everyone deserves to be naughty sometimes! We can’t be green-smoothie drinking, yoga-practising, leafy veg-eating angels the whole time. Remember the 80/20 rule.


Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend! XO