To make sure that I am giving my body the nutrients that it needs every day I like to divide up foods into categories and then into meals.
For example, this is what I like to follow:
After you have completed personalising this menu plan for yourself, it’s time to make sure your definition of a serve is correct! Here is a little guide I like to keep on my fridge.
This helps you to make sure your body is getting a varied diet of correct proportions while still enjoying variety and flexibility!
Hey! With Sensory Processing Disorder, a weighted blanket really helps me when I am anxious or stressed but sadly these are very expensive to buy.
Weighted blankets are heavy blankets and work like storm jackets do for dogs scared of fireworks. They make you feel as though you are being hugged or squeezed. I have made myself a large blanket as well as a lap blanket. I will be showing you how I did this! It still wasn’t cheap but we have heaps of poly pellets left over afterwards and it was still a cheaper option. Weighted blankets can otherwise be made of rice, pebbles, whatever your imagination can think of!
- Poly pellets/Rice/Pebbles (I recommend about 10% of your body weight worth)
- Sewing Machine
- Basic sewing machine skills
- Get 2 pieces of fabric the same size and sew a hem leaving a small gap to insert to poly pellets.
- Turn the blanket inside out so that the hems looks nicer
- Use a funnel to put poly pellets into the blanket
- Sew a horizontal line along the blanket with the poly pellets underneath it
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your blanket is finished!
Congratulations, you have just made your own weighted blanket! Enjoy!
Hey! Here is my summary of the 5:2 diet. This isn’t just another fad diet but instead a diet with real scientific results! The scientific findings behind this diet can be found in this great Michael Mosley documentary here (not sponsored) or you can find an explanation video here!
Below are my summaries of how to do the 5:2 diet!
- Every week have 5 days of eating normally and 2 days of eating less. These are called fasting days but you aren’t really fasting.
- Have at least a day between the fasting days for example fasting days can be Tuesday and Thursday, Wednesday and Sunday or Monday and Friday (just examples)
Fasting Day Summary
- Eat less than 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men
- Eat high fiber and high protein.
- You can either have 3 small meals, 2 medium meals or one large meal on these days. The 3 small meals option is recommended.
- Recommended food to eat on these days include: soup, vegetables, water, tea, coffee, eggs, yogurt, lean meat, and fish.
Normal Day Summary
- Don’t binge eat on what you missed out on
- Eat what you would normally eat before you started the diet
Enjoy and comment below your own experiences!
Below are my ideas on how to organise your recipes. I am providing you with free printables to transfer all of your recipes onto and collate in an orderly fashion.
Transfer your recipes onto the free printable below. I recommend that you print in colour. You have been given the option of printing A5 recipe cards (2 on an A4 page to then be cut in half) or A4 recipe cards.
A4 Recipe Cards
A5 Recipe Cards
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Once you have made all of your recipe cards, I would recommend that you collate them in order of nature. I would recommend your separate folders be: Nibblies/Snacks, Main (can again be separated into chicken,pork, beef, veggie ect.), Desserts and Occasional (e.g. Christmas recipes) but do whatever works best for your household.
I would also recommend that they are collated in an A5/A4 ring binder!
Enjoy and as always please like, comment, follow, double-click, share ect.