Recipe for 4 2 chicken breasts*6 cups of mixed greens (I used a mesculin and microgreen mix)1/2 cup walnuts2 large avocado 2 tablespoons tahini2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons black sesame seeds *I cooked a whole roast chicken and allowed it to cool. I shredded the chicken breasts and set aside for this salad while sharing the rest of the chicken with friends for a light dinner the night before. You're welcome to simply roast two chicken breasts or cook falafel for a plant-based only option.  Arrange equal portions of salad greens onto plates, and top with walnuts and shredded chicken. Mix the olive oil and tahini in a small bowl.  Slice 1/2 an avocado per plate and place onto the chicken, pouring a little dressing on each and topping with sesame seeds to garnish.  If you're taking this for a picnic simply throw all the ingredients into one large bowl, mix well and take combined. 

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Have you set goals that look great but you're not making the progress you thought you'd be? Sometimes it takes more than a few less potato chips and more boot camps to really start to move those unwanted kilos but what if you think you're on the right track, but something is still missing? What most people don't realise about losing weight is that it is often limited or negatively affected by exposure to toxins, gut health, processed foods, sleep quality, and most importantly stress. If you're one of those very common people who may binge one evening and then feel guilty about it for days, starving yourself to "un-do" that one night, then you're actually putting more stress on your body and doing more damage than that burger and ice cream did at the time. What is important is creating a mindset that moves away from negatives, long lists of food to avoid, and rules you'll just break. Instead you need to focus on self-love, healing, and nourishing your body from the inside out. You can't see positive changes on the outside, if you're not creating positive changes on the inside - both mentally and physically.  What are the top three common...

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I love this cartoon on how digestion works by The Awkward Yeti. It reminds me of a couple of important points we often forget in regards to digesting our food. 1. Our stomach doesn't have teeth, so you have to learn to chew your food properly. That's what your mouth and teeth are there for. We all too often swallow a half chewed mouthful just to shovel the next one in. Slow down, and make it count.  2. Keep stomach acid at a low pH to break down food and ensure the nutrients inside are available for absorption. Encourage this by adding citrus fruits to meals, drinking lemon water and having a teaspoon of ACV with water in the mornings. The more we break our food down, the more we get out of it.  3. Maintain healthy gut bacteria by eating fermented foods, reducing processed, avoiding unnecessary medications and by managing stress. This is so key, and people often forget that simply eating good food isn't enough, you have to make it work for you too.  4. Poop every day! Find 'your regular' and move that food waste through and out in a healthy way. Every day or twice a day is a great goal. If you find...

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