New year, Real me

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You may have noticed that I have not written a thing since before Christmas. It is now the last week of January and I finally feel like I have something to say!

I was very tired at the end of last year. I have a strange combination of doing everything at once and then sticking my head in the sand and hiding for a while (some of you may recognise this in yourselves). As a cancerian I retreat back into my shell for rejuvenation sometimes. Always trying to please and help others before myself has exhausted me through the years- combine this with trying to be the best mum I can be and it all just gets too much! I have always been hard on myself about this- but my new years resolution this year is not to be a new me- but to nurture, appreciate, love and try to understand the real me. 

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How to Cook Christmas Dinner

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How to Cook Christmas Dinner

Cooking Christmas dinner can feel like such a daunting experience. It is actually pretty simple (she says!). It is all about the timing. I have put together some lists that help me to get through the day smoothly (it really helps to appoint a chief washer upper- or have your dishwasher on constantly!).

These lists are downloadable and printable to make it easy for you to cook christmas dinner. All recipes are made with whole food, nutrient dense ingredients and you can substitute where needed to suit your dietary needs. I have based my time line on eating a 13lb 12oz (6kg)Turkey at 180C/375F,  which will feed 6 adults easily. You may need to adjust your timings using this conversion cooking chart; (source)

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Superwoman Slimdown Giveaway for January

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Superwoman Slimdown Giveaway for January

You may remember that I have reviewed this Superwoman Slimdown I did with my friend Kristen over at MIX | wellness solutions for a balanced life so you could see how good it is. I got a huge energy boost from it myself and it set me back down the right track. It was a case of “Physician heal thyself” by listening to others for a change!!

Well it just so happens that she has offered to giveaway a free spot to 1 very lucky winner in this Giveaway for January 2015. Very cool.

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Holiday Giveaway $400 Amazon Giftcard

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Holiday Giveaway $400 Amazon Giftcard

I can’t believe Christmas is almost upon us. I don’t know about you but I like to buy christmas presents through the year so that I don’t have such a large amount of money to fork out once a year!

Its also my daughters birthday in December and so a $400 gift card would be so nice right about now! Which is why we have call come together for you for this christmas. The holiday giveaway ends on the 15th December so that you have enough time to still buy your gift and have it sent in time.

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Healthy Snacks; Grain free and full of healthy fats

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Healthy Snacks

Lunch boxes, after school, before dinner, pre/post work outs, 11′s, with a cup of tea/coffee, sugar slump at 3/4, friends over, picnics, or just because- snacks are in our lives. I used to snack badly. I would generally get so hungry I would be grabbing for something, normally high in carbs and low in fat.

Over the last few years I have completely reversed my attitude to fats (see my posts here and here) and grains. My body has had a huge amount of healing and shape changing to go through to compensate for the years of bad choices and bad information I have been subjecting it to.

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