ARE YOU COOKING WITH THIS TOXIC SUBSTANCE?

cooking_oil_2375123bIf you’ve trained with me before, you’ll know my views on cooking with vegetable oils and how toxic they can be for you and your family.

You will also probably already know that avocado and coconut oils are my favourite cooking oils of choice – being more stable and not giving off as many toxins when cooking (coconut oil gives off hardly anything when frying for a 10 minute period).

I’ve been saying it for years, and reading a lot of research linking cooking with vegetable oils at these high temperates to cancer and it seems that the media have finally caught up, done their own investigations and released some research that should hopefully get out there to so many more people.

Here is a  link to the telegraph article

So why should you not cook with vegetable oils? Heating vegetable oils releases high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes which have scary links to cancer, heart disease and dementia.

As well as toxic chemicals these vegetable oils are high in omega 6 which can cause an imbalance seeing as most of the world are deficient in Omega 3 but consume too high amounts of Omega 6.

Omega 6 is an inflammatory oil that contributes to so many prevalent diseases in this day and age. Omega 3 on the other hand boasts an array of health benefits, especially to the brain and it’s worth thinking about supplementing your diet with Omega 3. Click here to find out more about Nature’s Sunshine Super Omega supplements.

Oxford Professor Stein said: “I believe the lack of omega 3 is a powerful contributory factor to such problems as increasing mental health issues and other problems such as dyslexia.”

Evidence for this toxicity in vegetable oils used in cooking have been in existence for a long time with many health concerns surrounding its use.

Which is why I’m so pleased to see this finally feature in the mainstream media, albeit 10 years too late.

It’s better late than never and it’s better late than never swapping those vegetable cooking oils for avocado, coconut oil or grass fed butter. You won’t regret it!

 

 

I NEEDED HELP!

…And I got it!

Last week it was my daughter’s birthday. She wanted a party and I wanted to do something I knew she’d enjoy and that her friends would learn something too.

Harriet wanted a masterchef style cookery party  with 14 of her friends ! As I love a challenge, we thought it would be a great idea to  show the 15 girls how to make 7 different recipes then let them pick what they wanted to cook and go off into groups of 3 and cook themselves a 3 course meal in our kitchen !! It may sound simple in theory, but it was actually a huge task that involved lots of organization , preparation and planning ! (I was still in my PJ’s, measuring out all the ingredients ,10 minutes before the party started!).

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It was a great success. The girls loved it and did brilliantly, creating and eating  some wonderful, delicious healthy recipes and I’ve had lots of lovely texts from mums saying their daughters have been  recreating the meals at home for their family!



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If I had attempted to do this on my  own – it would have been a  total disaster and I would have failed miserably!! I had the help, expertise and support of a wonderful team around me, and I couldn’t have done it without them.

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You see, if you’re like me, you need ‘Support’ around you to allow you to  get great results and be the best you can be. Yet, in life so many people I meet struggle trying to do everything themselves instead of getting help.

So my challenge to you this week is to get the ‘support‘ you need for you. Stop trying to do it all yourself ! Its OK to ask for help. You wouldn’t cut your own hair or fix your own boiler – you go to a professional!

So, if your health and body need fixing –  get some professional help. I offer a FREE informal and confidential chat to anyone who doesn’t know where to start and wants a helping hand. There’s no obligation to go ahead and book a course with B-Fit, its a simple 30 minute sit down, with a cup of herbal tea where we talk about you, your goals and some really easy and simple hints and tips I can share with you to help you succeed.

Call me to book your chat today 07748 298728.

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TOP 5 TIPS TO DROP A DRESS SIZE…

…and feel fabulous this Christmas!

Don’t forget! I have a tried and tested ‘How to Have a Guilt Free Christmas’ plan which has seen some fantastic success stories at this time of year.

Click here to read more about my How to Have a Guilt Free Christmas package here.

Top Tips to Drop a Dress Size for Christmas

wake up1. Focus on quality sleep – Go to bed earlier and take all phones, ipads etc out of your bedroom and get up earlier and start the day with a nutritious  breakfast  eg eggs,  with tomato and avocado  or a homemade green juice with Pea Protein.

set and reach goal concept2. Set yourself a specific goal – e.g. “I want to  feel fabulous in my red dress by Xmas” or “I want to walk/run the Liverpool 5k santa dash on the 7th December” (A great little goal to aim for!).

sport3. Increase your water intake.  Add liquid chlorophyll to your water  and swap tea and coffee to herbal tea

bfitbfab book cover copy 24. Cleanse/detox  your body from the inside.  Do my 21 day B-Fit B-Fabulous plan to really kick start this and drop a dress size in just 21 days. We are bombarded with toxins in the food we eat, alcohol, the synthetic chemicals in the toiletries we put onto our skin. Excesss toxins end up stored in fat, which makes us put on weight, feel sluggish, unhealthy and is a hotbed for future disease and illness.

B4QuxsnCEAAilKb5. Stop the yo–yo dieting! Instead of counting calories, count nutrients! Give your body the food it needs and deserves. If you eat rubbish you will feel rubbish! Plan your meals in advance, and if you are  confused about what foods are good / you should be having more of, and what foods are not good/ you should be having less of, then give me  call for a FREE confidential chat. You could even maybe book one of my  FREE How to drop a dress size and have a guilt free xmas sessions. They’re limited but text me and I’ll see if we can squeeze you in.

196f7a8e499b6704_medfr04727.preview6. Do the right exercise at least 3 times a week ! Theres no need to spend hours bored in the gym! 20  minutes  of  the right exercise will  speed up your metabolism (fat burning furness) and get you burning fat for up to 48 hours afterwards. So, whilst you are lying on the sofa, recovering, watching TV – you will be burning fat! Want to know what the RIGHT exercise is ? Again, we can cover that in a free confidential chat.

Want to know more? Text me 07748 298728.

HARRIET’S EASY PESTO PASTA

Untitled1This was a recipe from my daughter’s birthday cooking party recently. A large group of her friends made a three course meal for everyone. This was one of the recipes.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 250 g brown rice pasta (wheat free)

For Pesto sauce

  • approx 200 ml hemp oil , or olive oil (can add a bit more if sauce is too thick)
  • 100 g fresh basil
  • 3 cloves of raw fresh garlic
  • ½ large onion
  • 20 g walnuts
  • 75 -100g spinach

 You will need a food processor or hand blender

Method

 

  1. Put pasta in pan of water and boil for 10 mins/ as per packet instructions
  2. Whilst pasta is cooking peel and chop onion into large chunks and peel garlic cloves .
  3. Put the garlic and onion into a blender/ food processor with all other sauce ingredients and mix until you have a smooth green paste
  4. Once the pasta is cooked – drain the pasta
  5. Mix the pasta into the green pesto sauce and serve with a green salad

When serving, you can also add/ mix in cherry tomatoes, peas, steamed asparagus, green beans, toasted pine nuts and a bit of feta.

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START BONFIRE NIGHT WITH A BANG

Happy Bonfire Night!

Remember, remember the 5th of November. This could be the date you start your new lifestyle WITH A BANG!

There’s no better time than the present to really start to think about YOU. Halloween is over (just bin those extra sweets you keep stealing from the kids in the evenings), it’s bonfire night tonight and then it’s full swing towards Christmas.

What does this mean? Shopping, stressing, cooking and generally putting yourself last on the list as we move into the festive season. Just one more buffet, just one more glass of fizz at just one more social event. You know it’s making you feel tired and irritable and bloated and, well, fed up. 

So make this year different! Start this year with fireworks inside of YOU. Get that fire in your belly and get going!


My blog on my website contains so many motivational and educational articles I’ve written for people looking to make a lasting change. Grab a cuppa, have a minute, take a read. That’s something you can do right now.


Something else you can do right now is text me,07748 298728, in confidence, and let’s sort out an informal chat and I’ll talk you though my annual ‘Have a Guilt Free Christmas’ plan. I’m doing this again… BECAUSE IT WORKS! And it LASTS!

Don’t believe me? Read Clare’s story below or here on my Guilt Free Christmas flyer. She was one of my Guilt Free Christmas plan clients this time last year and now is 4 stone lighter! Yes, FOUR STONE!

Sorry for all the shouty capitals and exclamation marks but I find this time of year so invigorating. So many people are tired, down, miserable and blaming it on the clocks going back, or the colder weather or the excuse of social events. But it’s also a brilliant time of year for people to kick start a new healthier and happier life, with a bonus that it’s all in time for Christmas!

You’re better than the excuses above. You know the answer and you know you have the power within you to change all of it. Ask yourself the following questions:

– Can I do it?
– Do I have the right tools (aka me!) to help me do it?
– Will I do it?


If you answered yes to at least two. Text me. 07748 298728 or email gaynor@b-fit.uk.com let’s get together and see how I can help you.

Let’s start the new you with a huge bang!

Off to a bonfire tonight? Imagine all your past failures, all those awful insults you say to yourself, all the guilt you carry… well imagine all of that getting thrown on those fires tonight. Gone forever. Then as the excitement and anticipation builds for the fireworks display, celebrate the sparkles and beauty of the colourful night sky and look forward to reigniting the sparkles within you.

I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT.

With love and healthy regards,

Gaynor x

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PALEO PARKIN RECIPE

Bonfire night bites

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These Parkin bites are most definitely a treat but a great paleo alternative to traditional sugar laden cake enjoyed on bonfire night. Parkin originates from Yorkshire and is famous for it’s warm ginger flavours. Make your own healthy version here and swerve the treacle toffee.

Ingredients

  • 8 dates
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 12g root ginger – grated (Tip – freeze ginger in advance – it’s much easier to grate!)
  • 3 medium ORGANIC eggs at room temperature
  • 2tbsps date syrup
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 large carrots – grated
  • 1 apple – peeled, cored & grated
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4tsp salt

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees

2. Put dates in a bowl with 3 tbsps water & heat in microwave for 1 minute. Mash with a fork until well combined & heat for another 30 secs. Grate fresh ginger into the date mixture.

3. Whisk eggs with date syrup for 3 mins with an electric whisk. Stir in dates, almond flour & butter & whisk again. Then add grated carrot & apple and other dried ingredients. Stir until well combined.

4. Pour into a greased square baking pan (20 x 20cm) & bake 25mins at 180. Test with a skewer to make sure it is set in the middle. Leave to cool a little in the pan & then turn out onto a plate & wait until it is completely cooled before frosting.

5. Although you could leave it like this, why would you, when there’s so many more labour intensive things you could do to dress it up and make it really mouth watering!

Adding frosting?

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 tub Co yo yoghurt – at room temp
  • 25g organic salted butter (room temp)
  • 8 tsp local organic honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a bowl with an electric whisk. Try to refrain from eating half of it before you ice the cake!

To assemble the gingerbread squares as shown – simply cut into 4×4 pieces, dollop a generous helping of icing on top and squoodge on a pecan in the middle. Pop into the fridge for at least 30mins for frosting to firm up.