This week’s challenge is attached here, and really is a worthwhile exercise. Behavioural change within the challenge is an important factor in how we can look at our diet, nutritional needs and fitness. Therefore, it’s also important at times to understand where we are in life and what we view as important against what really is important.

Making this lifelong change is about balance and enjoyment. Establish your core values and see what areas of your life you can improve on and are your actions matching your values. It also helps you keep super focused! 

Go over this form and if you want to share then let us know when you have done it, and what you’ve discovered about yourself! I’ll tell you mine 😊

Week 6's Monday Top Tip!

As discussed numerous times on over the last 5 weeks, there is a multitude of diets and healthy eating recommendations all over the internet.

There is a great deal of work being done around high fat, low carb diets and most of the research is being publicly funded, so it hasn’t got the big ‘industrial’ food giants, or Pharma’ companies investing so they get what they want out of the research, definitely worth a look at!

I try extremely hard to cut out refined carbs, and this means bread amongst other things. The trouble is I really enjoy bread and out of every other carb, I miss it the most.

I have tried so many different recipes to try and make my own low or ‘no’ carb bread but it usually fails big time! Until now 😊

INGREDIENTS

·         1 1/2 Cup Almond Flour

·         6 Large eggs (Separated you need to whisk the whites)

·         4 tbsp Butter melted

·         3 tsp Baking powder

·         1 pinch Pink Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

1.    Preheat oven to 375.

2.    You need to separate the egg whites from the yolks and beat the egg whites until soft peaks are achieved. (This is really important to get the right stiffness, as if your making meringues….but not allowed them😊)

3.    In a food processor combine the egg yolks, 1/3 of the beaten egg whites, melted butter, almond flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix until combined. This will be a lumpy thick dough.

4.    Then add the remaining 2/3 of the egg whites and gently mix until fully mixed together. Don’t overmix as this is what gives the bread it's volume!

5.    Then pour mixture into a buttered 8 x 4 loaf pan. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes. Check with a toothpick to ensure the bread is cooked through

1 loaf makes 20 slices, which can be used as any normal bread, toasted, sandwiches, can even use as croutons!!! Less than 60 calories a slice, and only 1 gram of carbs!

I will be making some tonight and will post it on Facebook for you to follow!