How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating?

Here is a great little iphone app. (hopefully android soon too) if you are trying to cut-down sugar in your diet.


This app. will uncover hidden sugars and make you more aware of how much you are really ingesting. It breaks down what is considered added sugar and what is not, as well as how much is in the “foods” we eat. You can even scan bar-codes to get the breakdown.

Also watch the eye opening Canadian HotDocs documentary trailer here:

The Power 20 Method – “Badass workouts for busy people”

So we have all pinned and instagram’d a million workouts that we are never going to do, right?

Why? Because it requires us to make those extra steps of looking it up and planning it out and we all know that even the smallest inconvenience can be an excuse to kibosh our intended workout.

The Power 20 Method has a list of intense 20 minutes workout apps that target specific areas or workout types. Here is a list of what they are offering (most are free btw):

Better Butt Workout (my fave)power 20

Awesome Arms

Amazing Abs


Full Body

Meditation and Sleep Aid

No thinking or planning involved. These apps do everything, aside from the physical act, for you. This includes timing your sets and rests. You just press the button and go for 20 minutes. The exercises are shown on a digitized video, so you can keep pace. All you need is your phone and a mat.

My workouts have to be pretty much a click away or something else will easily distract me and I will either put it off, or just not do it all together.

I wanted to share this, as I have found this app. to be the most user friendly and straight forward of any I have tried to date (I am totally dating this app) It has helped me kick start my routine again.

Shameless Selfie to follow!

The Many Types of Paleo

The Many Types of Paleo | Ultimate Paleo Guide.

Joel Runyon of the Ultimate Paleo Guide has now clarified things for me.

Find out which type of Paleo you are, or would like to be in Joel’s reference chart below!

I am ‘Normal Paleo’…and Primal on the weekends:) Would you like some cheese with that wine? Yes please.

Thanks Joel!

Types of Paleo


Pancake’s without Penance


To some, Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday is a time for introspection, confession and penance.

Pancake Day is also called Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras; a time for that one last carb-binge before the Lent fast.

I say; let us simply celebrate this day, as we should everyday, without the aforementioned self-punitive rituals; free of self-reproach, self-indulgence and self-deprivation / fasting.

Let us eat pancakes!
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Coconut Flour Bread


I have recently started following trying my darndest to follow a paleo regime, rather than just grain-free, but having intense carbohydrate cravings – I am talk’n pasta sandwich sized cravings here, especially in the afternoons. This is in-part due to cutting out my 2pm chunk of chocolate heaven habit (soma chocolate LOVE).

Thai Stick (above), my fave. I miss you.

I haven’t made a paleo-loaf in a few months, but it has helped to quiet my sugar-plum trolls in the past and if there were ever a time I really needed it, that time is now!

I am re-posting my original blog to let you know that I have since modified the ingredients slightly to make a fluffier/easier to swallow (eeeeek) loaf. I have made it considerably more palatable by adding a little more coconut oil and eliminating the ground flax seeds (I can add those to anything).

Mix all of these ingredients well and bake in a bread pan at 350 for 40 minutes:

6 eggs

1/2 cup extra virgin organic coconut oil (melted)

2 tsp. raw honey, or paleo sweetener of your choice

3/4 cup of coconut flour.

Originally posted on mumzstuff:

High Fiber, High Protein and Lower in Carbs. I used this recipe to wean myself off of bread completely.

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Dried Cherry Pepper Crackers from

These are Sweet and Simple – I love recipe’s with brief and manageable ingredient lists.
I had everything the recipe calls for in stock, except for the cherries, which I replaced with organic dried cranberries; they still turned out great.

Here is the link to the original recipe from

Dried Cherry Crackers with a Fresh Nectarine Salad and Pine Nut Cheese —Raw Food Rawmazing Raw Food.

Here are mine:




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