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What To Do When You’ve Eaten Crap!

6 Nov

Hello!

Today was one of my favourite days of the year. Melbourne Cup Day! For all those that live outside of Australia (which is more than half of you) Melbourne Cup is “the race that stops the nation” A horse race that is.

Melbourne folks get the day off work and those in Sydney pretty much stop working in the afternoon. It is fabulous! We get dressed up, we drink, eat, more drink (the Aussie’s can sure drink!) and we cheer on our favourite horse! I love the vibe of Melbourne Cup. It’s a lot a whole lot of fun!

My Melbourne Cup Dress – Most girls wear hats or fascinators but I am not much of a hat girl! (I cut my friend out cos I wasn’t sure he wanted to be on my blog!)

On days like this it is almost impossible to stick to clean eating and I sure broke my clean eating ways.  My work provided a lunch for us and I had a terribly greasy and disgusting sausage, a bread roll which I am sure was full of preservatives, half a can of coke and 3 glasses of wine! Eyck!

Sure I should have grabbed a salad before the work lunch but sometimes you just have to indulge and be part of the fun. I will never tell you to eat clean 100% of the time because it’s just not sustainable.

When I staggered home  (I am giggling after 1 wine, so 3 is lethal for a girl like me!) my body craved greens! When you have been eating clean for a while you will love your vegetables and your body will tell you when you need a hit. I ended the day with plenty of vegetables and a double shot of Spirulina.

My point is you don’t need to feel guilty if you have a day like I have had. Enjoy it but make sure you also squeeze in a lot of nutrients before and afterwards. to alkaline your body balance out all that acidic food. You’re body will thankful!

I am off to sweat this junk out of me with a HIIT workout.

Don’t forget…

 

Lyn xx

What To Do When You've Eaten Crap!

6 Nov

Hello!

Today was one of my favourite days of the year. Melbourne Cup Day! For all those that live outside of Australia (which is more than half of you) Melbourne Cup is “the race that stops the nation” A horse race that is.

Melbourne folks get the day off work and those in Sydney pretty much stop working in the afternoon. It is fabulous! We get dressed up, we drink, eat, more drink (the Aussie’s can sure drink!) and we cheer on our favourite horse! I love the vibe of Melbourne Cup. It’s a lot a whole lot of fun!

My Melbourne Cup Dress – Most girls wear hats or fascinators but I am not much of a hat girl! (I cut my friend out cos I wasn’t sure he wanted to be on my blog!)

On days like this it is almost impossible to stick to clean eating and I sure broke my clean eating ways.  My work provided a lunch for us and I had a terribly greasy and disgusting sausage, a bread roll which I am sure was full of preservatives, half a can of coke and 3 glasses of wine! Eyck!

Sure I should have grabbed a salad before the work lunch but sometimes you just have to indulge and be part of the fun. I will never tell you to eat clean 100% of the time because it’s just not sustainable.

When I staggered home  (I am giggling after 1 wine, so 3 is lethal for a girl like me!) my body craved greens! When you have been eating clean for a while you will love your vegetables and your body will tell you when you need a hit. I ended the day with plenty of vegetables and a double shot of Spirulina.

My point is you don’t need to feel guilty if you have a day like I have had. Enjoy it but make sure you also squeeze in a lot of nutrients before and afterwards. to alkaline your body balance out all that acidic food. You’re body will thankful!

I am off to sweat this junk out of me with a HIIT workout.

Don’t forget…

 

Lyn xx

A dummies guide to an Alkaline/Acid Diet

4 Aug

One of the best health and nutritional tips I can share with you is to eat more Alkaline foods and less Acidic foods. The PH balance of food has a direct effect on your health. A diet that has a good acid-alkaline balance will ensure your body can perform at its peak.

All foods leave an alkaline or acidic residue in the bloodstream.  Different body parts require different pH balance for instance your stomach needs to be more acidic to keep bacteria away, other organs need to be more alkaline. When you average out the requirements all together, your body works at it’s best when it’s more alkaline.

A healthy diet should provide you with plenty of alkaline minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium etc, which your body uses to make proteins, enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and everything else.

In reality most people eat a diet very high in acidic foods and what happens when your body becomes too acidic is that is starts robbing the minerals that were created by the alkaline foods. When those reserves are maxed out it then takes them from your teeth, bones, tissues and organs. As you can imagine in the long-term this can create a snowball of health issues!

In the book The PH Miracle, Dr Robert Young states, “The pH level of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. The entire metabolic process depends on an alkaline environment. Chronic overacidity corrodes body tissue, and if left unchecked will interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your brain. In other words, acidity interferes with life itself. It is the root of all sickness and disease”.

So how do you get your body in balance? Eat more greens of course! (that’s the answer to most issues!) Most experts suggest you have at least  60 – 80% of your foods coming from the alkaline foods and the 40-20% from acidic foods. This may be an adjustment at first because the standard western diet is the opposite. I know that the biggest change in my diet was cutting back on acid forming foods and I feel much better for it. You will have more energy, better digestion, have less illness and your skin will look great.

Acid forming foods include animal proteins, sugar, soda (probably one of the worst) and wheat. Take a look at the table below.

One great tip I learnt from Kimberly Snider (nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox) was that if you really couldn’t live without that burger or something really fatty and acidic then fill your stomach with leafy greens first or even eat some celery sticks before the BBQ or party. I’m heading to a BBQ tomorrow which I am sure will be a feast of acidic foods so I will make sure I drink my green smoothie before I go and ensure I fill my plate with salad to go with my steak!

This is just a really brief run down on Alkaline/Acid pH balance. To learn more about it check out The PH Miracle, Dr Robert Young; Crazy Sexy Diet, Kris Carr; The Beauty Detox, Kimberly Snider or take a look at this site for a more comprehensive list of acid and alkaline foods.

http://www.balance-ph-diet.com/acid_alkaline_food_chart.html

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