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  • Tonight’s vibe was less Marie Kondo more Marie Kondon’t — hella heavy hip thrusts did not bring me joy I’ll be throwing those out plz & thank you 🤟🏻
  • Tonight’s vibe was less Marie Kondo more Marie Kondon’t — hella heavy hip thrusts did not bring me joy I’ll be throwing those out plz & thank you 🤟🏻
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  • Is tracking your food ‘bad’ for your mental health?

For some people - yes absolutely. If you have a history of disordered eating it is absolutely reasonable to say that you should not track your food.

But for most of us, tracking can be a really useful tool to understand the VALUE of our food.

To make long term habitual changes we need to: ⚡️Understand the value of our food
⚡️Know roughly what our daily budget is
⚡️Know when we have gone over that budget and when to pull back

If you can’t successfully do the above, then you will always be a slave to your coach, trainer or remain in a perpetual cycle of buying ebooks you will never use.

Why?

Because you have not learnt the value of your food! 🍎 
Think about money for example. Maybe you were educated on the value of money by your parents or maybe you had to learn the value of money by making a few mistakes. Either way you came to a place where you knew that you had X amount of dollars and it needed to last you X amount of time. So you are cautious and take thought as to how and why you spend your money. But were you ever educated on the value of food? Are you aware of your daily ‘budget’ of calories?

The difference between money and calories is that once money runs out, it’s gone. Calories on the other hand, you can store for use later on (aka gain weight). Why does it matter? Because being overweight is a health risk. It’s not fun to admit and it hurts to hear the truth. But we will never decrease our rates of obesity without proper education. It’s not enough to say ‘go off of your hunger cues’ because we know that obesity leads to leptin insensitivity which means that those hunger cues aren’t working anymore.

Tracking your food (at least for a short period of time) gives you a good understanding of the value of food. Think of those who do intuitive eating really well - most of them have tracked at some point in their life and they are able to maintain a healthy weight range without obsessing over a specific diet or worrying about what they eat. They just subconsciously know.

If you take the time to learn the value of your food then you will be taking the first step to making long term change ♥️
  • Is tracking your food ‘bad’ for your mental health?

    For some people - yes absolutely. If you have a history of disordered eating it is absolutely reasonable to say that you should not track your food.

    But for most of us, tracking can be a really useful tool to understand the VALUE of our food.

    To make long term habitual changes we need to: ⚡️Understand the value of our food
    ⚡️Know roughly what our daily budget is
    ⚡️Know when we have gone over that budget and when to pull back

    If you can’t successfully do the above, then you will always be a slave to your coach, trainer or remain in a perpetual cycle of buying ebooks you will never use.

    Why?

    Because you have not learnt the value of your food! 🍎
    Think about money for example. Maybe you were educated on the value of money by your parents or maybe you had to learn the value of money by making a few mistakes. Either way you came to a place where you knew that you had X amount of dollars and it needed to last you X amount of time. So you are cautious and take thought as to how and why you spend your money. But were you ever educated on the value of food? Are you aware of your daily ‘budget’ of calories?

    The difference between money and calories is that once money runs out, it’s gone. Calories on the other hand, you can store for use later on (aka gain weight). Why does it matter? Because being overweight is a health risk. It’s not fun to admit and it hurts to hear the truth. But we will never decrease our rates of obesity without proper education. It’s not enough to say ‘go off of your hunger cues’ because we know that obesity leads to leptin insensitivity which means that those hunger cues aren’t working anymore.

    Tracking your food (at least for a short period of time) gives you a good understanding of the value of food. Think of those who do intuitive eating really well - most of them have tracked at some point in their life and they are able to maintain a healthy weight range without obsessing over a specific diet or worrying about what they eat. They just subconsciously know.

    If you take the time to learn the value of your food then you will be taking the first step to making long term change ♥️
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  • monday morning and feeling really good about it ☺️ started off the morning after a solid night of sleep with a little bit of everything - some sweet, some savory and some crunchy, some creamy 🙌🏼 i always enjoy breakfasts like this cause it satisfies all the textures and tastes! #breakfast #dairyfree #toast .
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i actually always look forward to mondays and the start of a new week, there is just something about it that puts me in the best mood ✨ i know there are a few people out there that also love mondays! i really havent met a day of the week i don’t like, unless i wake up on a tuesday thinking it’s a friday, then maybe not... 🙈.
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hope you all have a wonderful day and your week is off to a great start 💕 happy monday! #fitstrongshann.
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slice of sourdough toast 🥖 with @miyokoscreamery vegan butter and avocado 🥑 + @applegate no sugar added turkey bacon 🥓 + fried @vitalfarms egg 🍳 + some more avo, 🍌 and bluebs 🍇
  • monday morning and feeling really good about it ☺️ started off the morning after a solid night of sleep with a little bit of everything - some sweet, some savory and some crunchy, some creamy 🙌🏼 i always enjoy breakfasts like this cause it satisfies all the textures and tastes! #breakfast #dairyfree #toast .
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    i actually always look forward to mondays and the start of a new week, there is just something about it that puts me in the best mood ✨ i know there are a few people out there that also love mondays! i really havent met a day of the week i don’t like, unless i wake up on a tuesday thinking it’s a friday, then maybe not... 🙈.
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    hope you all have a wonderful day and your week is off to a great start 💕 happy monday! #fitstrongshann .


    slice of sourdough toast 🥖 with @miyokoscreamery vegan butter and avocado 🥑 + @applegate no sugar added turkey bacon 🥓 + fried @vitalfarms egg 🍳 + some more avo, 🍌 and bluebs 🍇
  • 1,753 100 4 hours ago
  • CHOC PEANUT BUTTER PANCAKES! 🍫🥜🥞
Peanut butter has been growing on me lately guys! I don’t know who I’m becoming hahahaha!
But let me just tell you, these chocolate peanut butter pancakes I made for breakfast yesterday were AMAZING! They may have been the best vegan pancakes I have ever made! Not kidding! Luckily you can make them too because I have a recipe for you all!!!
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To make these indulgent pancakes you will need:
1 cup oats
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 cup plant milk - more if needed 
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
2 tsp cacao powder
2 tsp peanut butter 
1 tbsp chia seeds
Blend oats into fine flour. Add other ingredients in high speed blender or bowl and mix until well combined. Pour batter into pan and cook pancakes for 3-4 minutes each side. Top with lots of peanut butter, raspberries, blueberries and cacao nibs!!!
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I seriously can’t get over how good that peanut butter looks! So glossy and perfect! I also have a new video going up on my youtube channel today so stay tuned for that! I am having a lot of fun lately with food photography and filming as I have just got some new editing software!!
Hope everyone has the best day EVER! 💋💋 #vegan
  • CHOC PEANUT BUTTER PANCAKES! 🍫🥜🥞
    Peanut butter has been growing on me lately guys! I don’t know who I’m becoming hahahaha!
    But let me just tell you, these chocolate peanut butter pancakes I made for breakfast yesterday were AMAZING! They may have been the best vegan pancakes I have ever made! Not kidding! Luckily you can make them too because I have a recipe for you all!!!
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    To make these indulgent pancakes you will need:
    1 cup oats
    1 ripe banana, mashed
    1 cup plant milk - more if needed
    1/4 cup buckwheat flour
    2 tsp cacao powder
    2 tsp peanut butter
    1 tbsp chia seeds
    Blend oats into fine flour. Add other ingredients in high speed blender or bowl and mix until well combined. Pour batter into pan and cook pancakes for 3-4 minutes each side. Top with lots of peanut butter, raspberries, blueberries and cacao nibs!!!
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    I seriously can’t get over how good that peanut butter looks! So glossy and perfect! I also have a new video going up on my youtube channel today so stay tuned for that! I am having a lot of fun lately with food photography and filming as I have just got some new editing software!!
    Hope everyone has the best day EVER! 💋💋 #vegan
  • 310 29 1 hour ago
  • Hey guys! 🤗 I'm just here with a kind reminder that the way you eat doesn’t need a label. My breakfast on the left could be classified as keto, paleo, dairy free, gluten free etc... but it's also just food. Some days I might eat low carb, other days I don't! Some days I eat meals containing gluten and dairy, other days I don't. And I don't think it's necessary to place a label on your dietary choices in order to live a truly healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet simply incorporates food that 1️⃣ makes you feel physically good and 2️⃣ is enjoyable 😊⠀
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If you have a medical condition with specific dietary needs, certain ethical or cultural values, food intolerances, or simply don't feel amazing when you eat a certain food group, that's totally okay 🤷🏻‍♀️ - because my key message here is that you need to do what works for YOU 😋 but not simply because XYZ influencer or celebrity told you that you should only eat keto, raw vegan, paleo, or ‘cut out sugar and carbs for 10 days’ 🤔😬 @jlo⠀
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There's no single optimal dietary pattern that we should all follow, because the truth is that everybody and every BODY is different 🧘‍♂️🤸‍♀️⠀
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We are not programmed like robots, and will inevitably fall off the bandwagon of a diet that we find restrictive and unsustainable. It’s important to allow room for flexibility, self-compassion and the ability to decide what to eat based on what your body is telling you.⠀
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🙋🏻‍♀️ How do you feel about this topic?⠀
- Meg xo⠀
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#thehealthylabel
  • Hey guys! 🤗 I'm just here with a kind reminder that the way you eat doesn’t need a label. My breakfast on the left could be classified as keto, paleo, dairy free, gluten free etc... but it's also just food. Some days I might eat low carb, other days I don't! Some days I eat meals containing gluten and dairy, other days I don't. And I don't think it's necessary to place a label on your dietary choices in order to live a truly healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet simply incorporates food that 1️⃣ makes you feel physically good and 2️⃣ is enjoyable 😊⠀
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    If you have a medical condition with specific dietary needs, certain ethical or cultural values, food intolerances, or simply don't feel amazing when you eat a certain food group, that's totally okay 🤷🏻‍♀️ - because my key message here is that you need to do what works for YOU 😋 but not simply because XYZ influencer or celebrity told you that you should only eat keto, raw vegan, paleo, or ‘cut out sugar and carbs for 10 days’ 🤔😬 @jlo
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    There's no single optimal dietary pattern that we should all follow, because the truth is that everybody and every BODY is different 🧘‍♂️🤸‍♀️⠀
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    We are not programmed like robots, and will inevitably fall off the bandwagon of a diet that we find restrictive and unsustainable. It’s important to allow room for flexibility, self-compassion and the ability to decide what to eat based on what your body is telling you.⠀
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    🙋🏻‍♀️ How do you feel about this topic?⠀
    - Meg xo⠀

    #thehealthylabel
  • 418 74 1 hour ago

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  • If you ask me about a good diet to follow, intending a short-term low caloric intake or the consumption of special food for a certain time in order to lose weight, I’ll probably answer that you just need to change your lifestyle choices adopting healthy habits that promote long-term weight control and health, and eat clean. 👆🏼But sometimes a diet is necessary to reset your system and boost your metabolism.

Here’s my top 8 tricks to loose weight faster: 🤫
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• Drink a looot of water.💧Sometimes you are not hungry for real. Your body just needs to be hydrated. Drink a big glass of water right after you wake up to fire up your metabolism and flush out toxins and before every meal of the day! You will fill full quicker.🙌🏼
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• Question your cravings. 🤔Before you eat, always ask yourself “Am I hungry?” Sometimes you are just bored. Trust me! 😜
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• Fill your plate with hight fiber food. 🥬🍍Eating a great amount of vegetables, but also fruits, make you feel full because of the volume and also because it takes longer for our system to digest them making you feel full longer on fewer calories. 😌
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• Drink a coffee right after your ate. ☕️ It kinda “close” your meal as well as your appetite. 😅
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• Eat half a grapefruit before your main meals. 🍊It is proven that eating half a grapefruit before breakfast, lunch and dinner help you loosing weight faster. 🤩
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• Drink a cup of green tea every day. 🍵Green tea is rich in antioxidants, particularly catechins, and has the ability to boost your metabolism. According to some important researches, it is able to increase your “energy expenditure” (total kcals burned daily) and the amount of fat you are burning. Definitely drink it if you want to shred your belly fat.😱
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• Eat sloooowly. 🤐The more you eat slowly and the more you chew your food, the better you digest plus it gives your body time to recognize that you’re full.🤗
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• Drink a cup of caffeine free tea after dinner before going to bed. 😴The best are fennel tea, for fighting belly bloating & tea with ginger and turmeric inside for detoxing your body.
  • If you ask me about a good diet to follow, intending a short-term low caloric intake or the consumption of special food for a certain time in order to lose weight, I’ll probably answer that you just need to change your lifestyle choices adopting healthy habits that promote long-term weight control and health, and eat clean. 👆🏼But sometimes a diet is necessary to reset your system and boost your metabolism.

    Here’s my top 8 tricks to loose weight faster: 🤫
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    • Drink a looot of water.💧Sometimes you are not hungry for real. Your body just needs to be hydrated. Drink a big glass of water right after you wake up to fire up your metabolism and flush out toxins and before every meal of the day! You will fill full quicker.🙌🏼
    .
    • Question your cravings. 🤔Before you eat, always ask yourself “Am I hungry?” Sometimes you are just bored. Trust me! 😜
    .
    • Fill your plate with hight fiber food. 🥬🍍Eating a great amount of vegetables, but also fruits, make you feel full because of the volume and also because it takes longer for our system to digest them making you feel full longer on fewer calories. 😌
    .
    • Drink a coffee right after your ate. ☕️ It kinda “close” your meal as well as your appetite. 😅
    .
    • Eat half a grapefruit before your main meals. 🍊It is proven that eating half a grapefruit before breakfast, lunch and dinner help you loosing weight faster. 🤩
    .
    • Drink a cup of green tea every day. 🍵Green tea is rich in antioxidants, particularly catechins, and has the ability to boost your metabolism. According to some important researches, it is able to increase your “energy expenditure” (total kcals burned daily) and the amount of fat you are burning. Definitely drink it if you want to shred your belly fat.😱
    .
    • Eat sloooowly. 🤐The more you eat slowly and the more you chew your food, the better you digest plus it gives your body time to recognize that you’re full.🤗
    .
    • Drink a cup of caffeine free tea after dinner before going to bed. 😴The best are fennel tea, for fighting belly bloating & tea with ginger and turmeric inside for detoxing your body.
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  • Starting today I’m doing a little ~supplement series~ of all the supplements I take everyday! Although everyone is different, these are what work for me and my health(: ⁣⁣⁣
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Beginning with one of the most beneficial supplements you can take: TURMERIC🌟⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The main benefit of turmeric is its anti-inflammatory power. This will help with any inflammation in your body (injuries, muscle/joint pain, IBS, etc). And in conjunction with its anti-inflammatory ability, it alleviates the pain from that inflammation in your body. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Other benefits include: detox aid for liver, is a powerful antioxidant, supports brain function, anti-agh support and aids digestion (yes pls).⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Not only is it a great supplement to take daily, but the turmeric spice itself is also a great topping for many foods (I love it on baked chicken) or even to put in your matcha! I get this turmeric supreme from Whole Foods and although it’s a little pricey, the bottle lasts for many months!🤩💛🌟🔅
  • Starting today I’m doing a little ~supplement series~ of all the supplements I take everyday! Although everyone is different, these are what work for me and my health(: ⁣⁣⁣
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    Beginning with one of the most beneficial supplements you can take: TURMERIC🌟⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    The main benefit of turmeric is its anti-inflammatory power. This will help with any inflammation in your body (injuries, muscle/joint pain, IBS, etc). And in conjunction with its anti-inflammatory ability, it alleviates the pain from that inflammation in your body. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    Other benefits include: detox aid for liver, is a powerful antioxidant, supports brain function, anti-agh support and aids digestion (yes pls).⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    Not only is it a great supplement to take daily, but the turmeric spice itself is also a great topping for many foods (I love it on baked chicken) or even to put in your matcha! I get this turmeric supreme from Whole Foods and although it’s a little pricey, the bottle lasts for many months!🤩💛🌟🔅
  • 3 1 1 minute ago
  • I had a great workout yesterday. My mobility isn’t at a point where I can lift it from the floor with good form. Although this is up about 6 inches and it felt great 👍
  • I had a great workout yesterday. My mobility isn’t at a point where I can lift it from the floor with good form. Although this is up about 6 inches and it felt great 👍
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  • 🌶CHILLI STEAK AND TOMATO PASTA BAKE🌶
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Ok so this isn’t the most photogenic of food photos 😂 I was that hungry I forgot to take a photo once the cheese was melted but it tasted soooooo good!
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⭐️SYN FREE⭐️ I fried off some steak in fry light with mushrooms, 1 onion, 1 pepper, 1 garlic clove, a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes and LOTS of chilli powder the hotter the better for me🌶😛Once all simmered and cooked mix it in with cooked pasta and into a oven dish adding 40g reduced cheese as my heA. Under the oven for 5-10 mins on 180 and 🙌🏻🍴
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So easy and I always save some for dinner the next day!
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#slimmingworld #slimmingworldfollowersuk #slimmingworldjourney #weightlosstransformation #healthylifestyle #pastabake #steak #chilli #foodblog
  • 🌶CHILLI STEAK AND TOMATO PASTA BAKE🌶
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    Ok so this isn’t the most photogenic of food photos 😂 I was that hungry I forgot to take a photo once the cheese was melted but it tasted soooooo good!
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    ⭐️SYN FREE⭐️ I fried off some steak in fry light with mushrooms, 1 onion, 1 pepper, 1 garlic clove, a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes and LOTS of chilli powder the hotter the better for me🌶😛Once all simmered and cooked mix it in with cooked pasta and into a oven dish adding 40g reduced cheese as my heA. Under the oven for 5-10 mins on 180 and 🙌🏻🍴
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    So easy and I always save some for dinner the next day!
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    #slimmingworld #slimmingworldfollowersuk #slimmingworldjourney #weightlosstransformation #healthylifestyle #pastabake #steak #chilli #foodblog
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  • DID THE DAMN 👏🏼 THANG 👏🏼 TODAY!
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+ after a couple of rest days (*cough* 4 days off *cough*) 😅, I got right back into where I left off. In fact, I broke some of my PRs!!
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+ rest days are a hell of a thang. well, maybe not 4 at a time...but you know what I mean.
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+ as always, kick this week’s ass 😈👊🏼
  • DID THE DAMN 👏🏼 THANG 👏🏼 TODAY!
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    + after a couple of rest days (*cough* 4 days off *cough*) 😅, I got right back into where I left off. In fact, I broke some of my PRs!!
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    + rest days are a hell of a thang. well, maybe not 4 at a time...but you know what I mean.
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    + as always, kick this week’s ass 😈👊🏼
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