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A Helping Hand


Good evening Fondues!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, but I’ve been so consumed with The Blitz that posts like this have been put on the back burner!

Now I’m coming out of The Blitz, I have more time to write more general content, which I think will really help both my ‘lifestyle’ and ‘goal’ minded followers.

I am a big believer in real, life, FOOD. This means that I like to make sure animal proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains and natural fats make up the vast majority of my diet.

Processed foods DO play a role in my diet, yes, but in very small quantities.

Supplements DO play a role in my diet, yes, but only to SUPPLEMENT it. I use protein powders, multivitamins, omega oils, greens supps and probiotics daily, but by no means do I depend on them to keep me healthy.

“Diet” foods – usually low calorie,  macro friendly foods – can play a role in your diet in the same way supplements can. Make sure you are eating enough of the good stuff first, and then use some of the fun stuff to make life a little easier, and a little more enjoyable.

I’m over 5 years into this now, and I am still finding clean, healthy, dietary saviours frequently.

Here is a list of staples in my kitchen, that you may find very helpful…

  • Lo – Dough (ideal for low carb, high fibre diets)

Lo-Dough is my newest dietary discovery, and I could not be more relieved by its invention! For years I have been waiting for something like this, and I have been eating a piece of Lo-Dough every day for the last week. Think of a thick, bread like wrap, that has 39calories, 0g fat, 2g carbs, 2g protein and 9g fibre. It’s made of various natural fibres and it is the PERFECT substitute for a wrap, a pizza base or a flat bread. Order Lo-Dough here:

https://lodough.co

  • Eat Lean Protein Cheese (ideal for low fat, low carb, high protein diets)

A cheese you can eat with every meal, guilt free, and high protein. That to me is idillic. Eat Lean cheese has 169calories, 3g fat, 0g carbs and 37g protein per 100g. This is the cheese to have on the Lo-Dough pizza base, which is probably why I am seeing the launch of their new ‘Pizza Kit’ all over social media at the moment. You can find Eat Lean Cheese in most supermarkets, on MyProtein, or here:

https://www.eatleancheese.co.uk

 

  • Heck Chicken Chipolatas (ideal for low fat, low carb, high protein diets)

Most of you who have The 4 Week Body Blitz will know these are the chicken sausages I recommend. With 99calories, 1g fat, 1g carb and 19g protein per 2 sausages, you are ticking the sausage craving AND dietary discipline boxes. This product is great, I cannot recommend them enough. You can find Heck in most supermarkets, or here:

https://www.heckfood.co.uk

  • Sweet Freedom Choc Shot (ideal for low fat, low carb diets)

I am a chocolate addict. No joke. No hyperbole. I genuinely have a problem with chocolate. Always have, always will. There isn’t one person in my life who from the age of 2 hasn’t told me that I make them feel sick to their stomach when I have unlimited access to chocolate. So you can imagine how hard I find cutting it out for days, weeks, sometimes months on end. Sweet Freedom Choc Shot has been my saviour on Greek yoghurts, protein pancakes, protein mug cakes, and teaspoons for many moons now. An all clean product with 13calories, 0g fat and 2g carbs per serving, you are in diet heaven. You can find it in most supermarkets, or here:

http://www.sweetfreedom.co.uk

  • MYPROTEIN My Bar Zero Bars (ideal for low fat, low carb, high protein, high fibre diets)

Protein bars can be tricky when it comes to macros. Just because something is high protein, does NOT mean it can fit any which way into your diet. Myprotein My Bar Zero Bars save my chocolate craving and usually play a once daily role in my diet. With 198calories, 6g fat, 2g carbs, 20g protein and 26g fibre per bar, these are the dietary Mecca of protein bars. Find them here:

https://www.myprotein.com