5 WAYS TO REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL

Guys, I hope you enjoyed last weeks blog on “Is Alcohol Making Me Fat?”. If you missed it, no worries, just click here to catch up.

I promised that I’d share with you some simple tips on how to still enjoy a tipple or two yet limit the damage.

And here they are …

Organic Wine

Try to drink organic wine where possible. Non-organic wine is full of synthetic additives such as flavour enhancers plus the grapes will have been sprayed with a load of pesticides and herbicides. You may not know this but wine does not have to list it’s ingredients but if it did it would read like a chemistry set of E numbers which are highly carcinogenic and toxic.

Alternate Wine & Water

An uber-simple way to cut back on booze is to alternate between one wine and one water. Not only will the water keep you hydrated, but it will also reduce the amount of alcohol you drink by half.

Liquid Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is a great supplement to help flush out wine induced toxins.

I always have a large pint of Chlorophyll water before I go out, then one when I come back right before bed and then another first thing in the morning. Chlorophyll helps hydrate, flush out toxins, oxygenates and helps alkalise the body. We need this extra support as alcohol is very acidic and contains a lot of sugar.

Liver Health

Liver Health helps nourish, protect and cleanse the liver as it can get overloaded with excess toxins and become sluggish. The liver is one of the most important organs in the body and helps perform over 500 functions. It has to run efficiently and be looked after as it has such a huge impact on our metabolism and hormones.

B-Fit 21 Day Weight Loss Plan

If you feel you’ve been out partying a lot or even just need a good body cleanse and reboot … don’t forget about the B-Fit 21 Day Weight Loss Plan! It’s a perfect way to help get rid of unwanted and excess toxins, thus removing fat. I recommend you do a body spring clean every 12-16 weeks.

So that’s a wrap for today, my friend. Hope you enjoyed and as always I’d love to hear from you.

Got any strategies you use to minimise the effects of alcohol? Please do share.

Finally, if you’d prefer one-to-one help on this subject or your health and fitness, in general, you can always book in for a FREE B-Fit Session here.

Much love and appreciation

Gaynor x

ALKALINE OATS

I love my oats. It’s such a simple way to start the day in a filling, warming, and energising way.

This oats recipe serves 2, and with a few simple tweaks, you can make it a lot more alkalizing than the traditional more acidic version, yet keeping it just as delicious and satisfying.

INGREDIENTS

  • Oats and water
  • 1 dessert spoon chia seeds per person
  • 1 dessert spoon coconut oil per person
  • 1-2 splashes of nut milk of your choice
  • 1 heaped tablespoon coconut/non-dairy yoghurt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Handful of mixed nuts/seeds and mixed berries

METHOD

  • Cook your usual portion size of oats in water, not milk
  • Bring to simmer and add chia seeds
  • Cook until it’s a touch too dry
  • Stir in enough nut milk to your ideal consistency
  • Remove from the heat
  • Stir in coconut oil, cinnamon and non-dairy yoghurt
  • Serve topped with nuts/seeds and berries

This quick recipe is a life saver on a busy morning when your trying to get yourself, and all the family out the door.

Give it try, and let me know how you get on.

SUPER GREEN SMOOTHIE

Get your day off to a great start with this delicious alkaline, breakfast alternative.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ small cucumber
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 big handful spinach
  • ½ banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 scoops pea protein
  • Coconut water
  • Ice

METHOD

  • Whizz it all together in a blender and enjoy!

So what’s your favourite smoothie recipes? Be sure to let me know and we might even publish it on here.

IS ALCOHOL MAKING YOU FAT?

Is alcohol making me fat? A killer question, and one I get asked alot.

Being someone who likes to socialise, I love my wine and champagne.

However, here is the key word …

Moderation

Now, we all know the obvious downsides of alcohol, but many don’t know about alcohol and a substance called acetaldehyde. So pull up your bar stool and I’ll fill you in. And remember if you’d prefer one-to-one help on this subject or your health and fitness in general you can always book in for a FREE B-Fit Session here.

Moving on …

Alcohol feels like a sedative at first because it slows down motor and brain function, leaving us feeling super chilled. But, as it’s metabolised, acetaldehyde is produced, which acts as a stimulant in our bodies. This is what wakes us up in the early hours of the morning unable to sleep. So for a good night’s sleep, cut back on the alcohol and drink it earlier and preferably with food.

Studies have proven that alcohol severely lowers the body’s fat metabolism rate by up to 73%. As mentioned above alcohol is converted to acetaldehyde. It’s the sharp rise in acetaldehyde that puts the brakes on fat loss because your body will prioritise burning this over your fat stores. Meh 🙁

Alcohol is calorie dense at 7 Kcals a pop per gram. It’s not an essential nutrient, but a toxin and so your poor little body works overtime to remove it. Chlorophyll and Liver Health are great supplements to help flush out these toxins. Also don’t forget the B-Fit 21 Day Weight Loss Plan is also a perfect way to help get rid of unwanted and excess toxins, thus removing fat.

Furthermore, alcohol stimulates your appetite. We’ve all had the dreaded drunk munchies. They are real and proven.

Now, before you go reaching for the bottle and drowning your sorrows, you should know that it is still possible to lose weight while consuming alcohol.

But here’s the clincher and I’ll say it again …

Moderation

Studies have shown that when used sparingly, alcohol can be part of a healthy diet.

Setting all this aside, I will still be raising a glass (or two!) at any future celebratory event and/or to achieving significant personal milestones. Life is afterall for living!

As always I’d love to hear from you.

Have you any tricks that help you curb your alcohol intake? How do you manage social situations?

And if you know anyone who could do with a little heads up on this subject, please do share this post.

Until next time, have a super week.

Love Gaynor x

PS: In next week’s blog I’m going to share with you some key tips on how to still enjoy a tipple or two yet limit the damage. Back soon 🙂

REDUCE TOXINS – GO ORGANIC

Want to know how you can increase your nutrients and significantly reduce the amount of toxins in your body?

Go Organic

By going organic, you’ll make a serious reduction in the toxic load and pesticides going into your body to start with. You’ll also get more nutrients as organic soil is richer. And they taste way better than the supermarket mass produced varieties.

Now I totally get that for some folks making this bold switch from non-organic to organic can seem quite daunting. So below are some tips and ideas to get you going.

If you have any questions or need a plan personally designed for you on what to eat and how to exercise let’s chat. Click here to get in touch, and book your FREE B-Fit consultation.

Get A Local Veggie Box Delivered

Lyncroft Farm delivers on Friday’s to a lot of my clients.  

If you are a B-Fit client, you receive a discount on fresh organic vegetables from Lyncroft Farm so make sure you mention me when you arrange for delivery.

What an easy way to get your daily quota of organic veggies in while supporting a local business at the same time 🙂

Grow Your Own

Have you considered growing your own organic fruit and veg?

I know this won’t be for everyone, but some of you folks may have green fingers so why not?!

If you are going to grow your own, remember no nasty chemical or toxins. Instead, plant some lavender and garlic around your produce to help prevent insect attack. Also, if you don’t have a garden to grow your own use pots. They work a treat.

I have my own apple tree. I always pick one when I’m running out the door to do the school run. The difference in taste to supermarket apples is unbelievable, and the juice literally drips out when you bite into one. Yum 🙂

Always remember to wash your produce properly. Here’s a great little tip …

If buying fresh produce from supermarkets, wash it in water with a couple of spoons of organic apple cider vinegar to help remove pesticides. Genius ugh?!

Supplement

Boost your nutrient intake if needed with good quality organic supplements.

To see if you have any nutrient deficiencies or gaps in your nutrition click here. It will take you straight through to Nature’s Sunshine Lifestyle Analysis. It’s interesting and also a bit of fun!

And again if you need some help understanding it or got questions simply reach out and book in your FREE B-Fit consult by clicking here.

Detox 3 – 4 Times Per Year

My clients and I detox regularly to get rid of any toxins in the body, and the results are astounding.

The B-Fit 21 Day Weight Loss Plan is the perfect way to do this and get rid of unwanted and excess toxins, thus removing fat.

I hope you found this post helpful. Until next time, have a super rest of the week.

Love Gaynor x

BANANA SMOOTHIE RECIPE

If your anything like me you can get stuck in a nutritional rut with your food and stick to the same old stuff. Not only do you get bored but also your body won’t get the same variety of nutrients. Variety in our diets is key to all round good health.

So today I wanted to share with you a great little smoothie recipe. It’s nutritious, tastes delicious and a great post workout drink too!

A couple of little tips …

I freeze my bananas. It makes my smoothie nice and chilled.

If you fancy making your own almond milk stay tuned as next week I’m going to share with you a great little recipe. In the meantime, a great brand to use is Rude Health.

INGREDIENTS

  • 300 mls almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 scoops pea protein
  • 1 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp peanut butter or your favourite nut butter

METHOD

  • Whizz it all together in a blender and enjoy!

So what’s your favourite smoothie recipes? Lemma know and we might even publish it on here.