#JERF What is it? It’s good for you.

What does JERF mean?

Just eat real food.

Simple.

What is JERF? It's Good for you

Simplifying your ‘diet’ by choosing to eat real food.

When I say diet I don’t mean some fad, I mean what you eat on the daily – your lifestyle.

Real foods are unprocessed, whole foods, close to how nature created them. They don’t usually come in a packet.

What should I include?

Vegetables, vegetables, vegetables – lots of greens. Fresh in season veges. Snap frozen veges can also be a great option. Green juice powders are an easy option to get your greens in one glass, I obvs love Deep green.

You can try growing your own vegetables & herbs.

I’m an average gardener & currently in the garden we have –

Spinach, strawberries, lettuce, spring onions, we have harvested our garlic, have pumpkins starting out, tomatoes πŸ… starting to ripen, an Indian green vegetable cooked up like spinach.

Fruit – berries are best they are low in natural sugars & packed with antioxidants.  Fruits low in natural sugars are the better option.

Meat, chicken, fish & eggs – (if you eat them) as whole as possible – eg watch for highly processed sausages, nuggets etc. You can get cheaper cuts of meat which can be slow cooked & will be just as tasty. Canned fish 🐟 is also an option just watch those ingredients, best is the type of fish + olive oil/spring water. Eggs so many ways to eat them – essential in our house. Making bone broths from your meat/fish or chicken bones is really beneficial for you & it tastes so good. Some benefits of broth here

Full fat dairy – (if you eat it) butter, cream, whole milk, cheese πŸ§€, Yogurt Plain unsweetened. Forget the lite additive filled c#*p, when it comes to anything.  I love the quote low fat = chemical sh*t storm, remember this!

Nuts & seeds – raw nuts, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts (actually seeds), hazelnuts etc. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds etc. Cacao – the beans, raw cacao powder. Eat them as snacks add them to yogurt for breakfast, add to salads, nut or seed butters, Tahini.

Coconut – yes it deserves its own category, it is known in the pacific as the tree of life after all. Coconut milk, cream, coconut butter, oil, young coconuts – fresh water & meat, shredded coconut, fresh grated coconut. Full of good fats.

Fats – choose good quality cold pressed olive oil -organic is even better as olives are a highly sprayed crop. Ghee, butter, coconut oil, rendered fats, lard. 

Try to avoid cheap processed vegetable oils. They contain lots of Polyunsaturated fat which is highly unstable. Polyunsaturated fats go rancid &  oxidize easily.  It’s these oxidized fats that cause inflammation in cells. Oxidation is linked to all sorts of issues from cancer, heart disease, endrometriosis, PCOS, etc. Cheap oil crops are oftened sprayed with a load of pesticides & many are GMO. Vegetable oils also have a high ratio of Omega 6, an imbalance of omega 3 & 6 also leads to disease. 

Then when you really get into this lifestyle there are a whole bunch of superfoods – Maca root, ashwahganda, lucuma & a whole bunch of crazy good stuff. (I’ll do a post on amazing superfoods soon) 

What should I be looking for when I shop?

If you are picking up your food in packets.

When you check the ingredients you want to see

A. Things you recognise, no big wordy lists, no/few additive numbers.

To find out  what the numbers on the packets stand for, check out the chemical maze book or app. Or leave me a message in the comments with your additive number & I’ll check it out for you. I have the app & book.

B. Less than 5 ingredients is ideal a la Michael Pollan.  Unless its listing whole foods, as may be in a packet of frozen vegetables.

C. No hydrogenated vegetable oils

An average meal for me would have

+ Fish/meat/chicken/egg with salad and or vegetables. Some good fats from butter, olive oil or avocado. A fresh chutney which is like a tomato salsa made fresh, guacamole, kiwifruit chutney etc or Indian pickle (achar) – mango/lemon/Apple.

We do have at least two vegetarian days a week ( for religious reasons) this excludes eating egg also.  So these days would be vege curry/stir fry, sometimes salad as well. Good fats again. Sometimes with brown rice or basmati. Chutney as above or Indian pickle (achar).

I did a post on meals I eat on the regular here

I take my vitality trio daily as well this give some me my probiotics , antioxidant goodness of berries & cacao, and my green juice fix. 

Above all be mindful when buying, cooking & eating your food.

Enjoy it – with company is always better 😊

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Fasting while your cells are feasting

So our product partner Miessence has a new product dropping this month.

To be honest when I heard they were thinking of releasing this type of product I was a bit disappointed. Β I didn’t think it was aligned with the brand.

The product is called FAST and it’s a fasting & weightloss superfood supplement. I didn’t think Miessence was in the fast fix, diet game. I thought it was abit cheap & a trend follow.

But then I found out some more.

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And boy did I change my mind.

It’s real food but like the most optimal real food. Certified organic, superfoods in their most pure & potent form. No fillers, no crap, no pesticides, GMOs. Nothing but the real deal.Β Click to tweetΒ 

The goal of fasting isn’t to fix something or just get skinny.

It’s to get out of the way of the body’s natural tendency toward health & wellness.

Our bodies are designed to have a perfectly good, inbuilt detoxification system that works to remove the waste products of everyday living from every cell in our body. However, our modern lives can place a huge burden on this system.

Stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise and poor diet are all culprits in creating poor health! Fasting can be one way to bring a little balance back into our lives and create the space that our bodies need to heal.

Studies show that fasting for three days can regenerate the entire immune system, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection.

Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan discovered that when cells are starved they use up all the waste & debris by consuming it for energy. Cleaning up your body.
Now I know all this I am eagerly anticipating the delivery of my FAST order. I’ve already preordered mine here.

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FAST facts

FAST is a certified organic, nutritionally supported 3-day fast for sustained weight loss without the usual hunger.
After just 3 short days, you will wake up feeling lighter and cleaner, energised, refreshed and satisfied with an improvement in digestion, elimination, mental clarity, skin and sleep.

I’ve heard enough. I want FAST now. Shut up & take my money

FAST is a:
1. Weight Loss Formula
2. Protein Shake
3. Prebiotic Supplement
4. Fibre Supplement
5. Green Alkalising Supplement
6. Liver and Colon Cleansing Supplement
7. Super Antioxidant Drink
8. Immune Support Supplement
9. Energy Drink
The FAST trial participants have been losing up to 3kg/6lbs* or even MORE as part of an ongoing intermittent fasting program for improved organ health, cell rejuvenation and general wellbeing.
They’ve also reported benefits such as feeling:
– lighter & cleaner
– energised
– refreshed & satisfied!
Plus they’ve seen improvements in digestion, elimination, mental clarity, skin and sleep!

A few words from the lucky FAST early birds

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As product creator, Narelle has tested this product a few times: it is one of the perks of the job! She recently completed her first proper trial of FAST and the results were better than anyone expected! In 3 days she lost 3.5kg (7.7 lbs), an amazing 2.9% body fat and actually INCREASED her body hydration by 2%. So the weight she lost with FAST was definitely not water loss! In a follow up FAST, Narelle did not lose much further weight as she has now reached her body’s healthy set-point. She’s definitely happy with the results!

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Introducing Bek, Miessence brand new Marketing Assistant! She was one of the particpants in trialing FAST and she lost 2.5kg/5.5lbs. Bek had this to say about her experience:
“I only started working for ONEgroup in the marketing department a couple of months ago and I can tell you it’s been an exciting ride! While I am very busy working here at HQ and also running my own eco cleaning business in Brisbane, I haven’t had a lot of time for personal health which has definitely had it’s impact! As we all know, life can catch up with us, and it did with me. As soon as I heard about FAST at work, I immediately put my hand up to try it out and I was so glad I did! After the 3 days, I felt so much lighter and my mood was incredible! My sleep also improved dramatically. I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on some more as I think it will be a great product to help me cleanse every couple of months and keep me on top. Thanks for letting me trial it out!!”

-Rebekah Daw.

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While we’ve had many people try a short 3 day FAST, this product has also been working for longer intermittent fasting programs and those with higher weight loss needs. From a starting weight of 119.7kgs Samyo Dalgarno has been starting every week with our 3 day FAST. After 4 weeks (4 tubs), he has lost over 10.5kg and reached his first weight loss goal of dropping below 110kg! Samyo’s

Samyo has been starting his week every week with a 3 day FAST… and the results are in! Samyo has lost 12.1kg this month AND feels better inside and out! Here’s a little of what Samyo had to say about reaching this milestone:
“Day 32 .. The Weekly Weigh in …. and ….. I am now down to 107.6 … from 119.7 … so that is a net loss of 12.1 kgs in 31 days … am I a happy camper or what !!!
“Big thanks to Narelle personally and the team at Miessence for having the courage to back me in my idea and your support has been awesome thank you so much … I love their integrity and their mission,
“Apart from the weight loss, the body changes and the mental changes from this whole Super Food – Probiotic approach are just amazing … I am just absolutely glowing on the inside and folk are noticing and commenting, which is just confirmation of my own inner shift.”

It seems that FAST is impressing even the ‘experts’.

MiessenceΒ Representative Jim Keuny sent Claire Bridges, a well-known naturopathic doctor, a list of the ingredients in FAST and asked her to review them.

Her response

“Great blend of blood, lymph and liver cleansers (dandelion root and burdock root are two of my faves!) as well as protein and high nutrient containing foods!
Do you know the specific mg. on the cascara and aloe?
Thank you so much for sending this to me!”

After Jim sent her the numbers she asked for, Claire replied:
“Okay, that’s the approx. recommended suggested amount on those two (aloe and cascara).
I’m about to do a seasonal fast but, personally, do not do well with aloe. However, if I do one serving a day and then something different the other two times a day I should be fine. I’m considering ordering someΒ to try just because of the blend of herbs and the purity of the line.”

Pretty impressive when an impartial expert feels this way.

So if you are looking to regenerate your immune system, feel refreshed, get some mental clarity & cleanse your body. Join me in trying out the first round of FAST as it drops later this month ( the excitement βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ’—πŸ˜) Order your FAST here

I’m looking forward to giving myΒ system a break by feeding it only the pure & potent nutrients that make FAST awesome.

Let me know in the comments below the one thing you want the most from FAST?

Also if you are joining me on the preorder I’ll send you the link for the FAST facebook group, so you can mingle with others using FAST and get support.

Much love

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This grass is greener

This grass is greener. Benefits of keeping your body alkaline.

 

 

Let’s talk about alkalising in relation to you & your body.

Alkalising your body has many benefit including

+ Strengthening of the Immune system

+ Improving mental focus & clarity

+ Increase in energy

+ Anti tumour activity

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How radical are you? Is it affecting your wellbeing?

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How Radical are you? You may not want to be as radical as you think.

In asking this I’m referring to how radical is your body, not in how damn fly you are. Because we know you fllllyyy.

Anywho I’m talking about how radical your body is in relation to these little guys called Free Radicals.

What are Free Radicals I hear you ask. Continue reading

Do you have low energy?

 

Deep Green Alkalising superfood

Do you

+ always get sick?
+ Have brain fog?
+ have low energy?
+ are always waiting for a nap?
+ have digestive troubles?
+ feel the pain after a good workout?
+ suffer from allergies?
+ feel like you aren’t eating enough vegetables?

Medical studies on the foods in DeepGreen Alkalising Superfood have demonstrated:

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Do you know what’s really in synthetic vitamins?

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This will change the way you think about vitamin supplements.

Do you know what’s really in synthetic vitamins?

Dirt, ground up rocks, metals – even nasties like coal, cyanide and acetone!

What! I hear you say and that was my reaction too. You really must listen to this ‘Fridays with Narelle’ webinar recording. Narelle goes over what’s really in specific vitamins and why isolated synthetic vitamins may be doing you more harm than good!

It’s really quite eye opening and rather worrying that companies don’t have our best interests at heart.

Since listening I haven’t been able to look at my vitamin c sodium ascorbate the same and needless to say I haven’t used it. So it’s about real food people real food! Luckily that’s all the Miessence Superfoods are real food that’s truly pure and potent.

Have a listen here and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Have a lovely day

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