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    The Kind Fast Challenge

    The Kind Fast Challenge

     

    Our final 21 Day Intermittent Fasting Challenge for 2020 has completed and it was EPIC!

     

    I'm looking to run it all over again in the New Year, so if you're interested in joining a whole tribe of Intermittent Fasters on a fun challenge to burn fat, shrink the waistline, feel confident and radiant, improve sleep, strengthen the immune system and look seriously insanely good… all while eating your favourite foods...

     

    ...add your name to the list below and you'll be the first to get all the details of the upcoming course:

     

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    #1 REASON YOU'RE NOT LOSING WEIGHT

    #1 REASON YOU'RE NOT LOSING WEIGHT

    I was just starting to think that perhaps my post-baby-post-(first)-lockdown-post-stress weight was here to stay and then I discovered all the things I was doing wrong.


    And once I discovered them, the weight began to literally melt away.


    No calorie restrictions
    No magic pills or expensive shakes
    No starving
    No eliminating any foods or food groups
    And, dare I say it, no exercise 


    I've been so excited to witness my waistline shrinking before my own eyes, that I now really want to share all the secrets with you, Tan!!


    Whether you have a teeny tiny podgy belly fat or masses of weight you'd rather leave behind in 2020, I hope you'll join me on a FREE LIVE webinar I'll be hosting this coming......


     

    Please note, the webinar has ended, but you can get the full transcript here:

    tanyasliving.com/pages/thekindfast




    Here's what you'll discover:

    • #1 Reason you're not losing weight (hint: it's not the type of food or lack of exercise!)
    • What is Intermittent Fasting and different types
    • Top mistake people make during a fast


    I hope you're excited, because I seriously can't wait to share some powerful stuff!


    Please note, the webinar has ended, but you can get the full transcript here:

    tanyasliving.com/pages/thekindfast

     

    xTanya

    MY BIRTHDAY SALE!

    MY BIRTHDAY SALE!

    Amazing friends,


    Thank you so much for all your kind and heartfelt messages to my latest post 'Saying Goodbye to my Deli'. 

    Reading your love notes and shared memories of the Tanya's Cafe days was truly the best closing gift a girl could dream of.

    I'm putting together a video of those six incredible years, so if you have pictures you're willing to share for this video, feel free to post to IG tagging #tanyas.

    But first...

    We celebrate!

    Today is my birthday, and for anyone that knows me, knows I just love looooove love each and every birthday, especially since it coincides with back to school sale time :))

    Who doesn't love a sale, right?

    Enjoy the shopping and make the most of it, because the discounts end at 11:30PM GMT Friday 11th September.

    Go!

    All of my individual eBooks are 50% off, just remember to use the BETTERRAW promo code at check out. See all of your eBook options, here>>

     
    All of my individual family recipe eBooks are 50% off, just remember to use the BETTERRAW promo code at check out. See all of your eBook options, here>>

     
    Click on individual thumbnails for your preferred edition of The Uncook Book. They are all discounted at various rates and the UK Amazon for example is currently running a 30% off promo, bringing my book down from £25.00 to £17.49!!  Click for details>>
     
    If you've been waiting for some coaching slots to open up, I've just released another handful and at a very special rate too! Make sure to book yours, here, while I'm still available!

     
    The Institute for Integrative Nutrition's one year Health Coaching program is the only course I recommend. You can save $2,000 just by mentioning my name 'Tanya Maher' upon registering, but if you still need time to think it through, why not try out a sample class, here>>

     
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    Here is a traditional herbal remedy range using the best of eastern and western plants, designed in conjunction with master herbalists. Reishi for relaxation, Cordyceps for energy, etc! Get yours at 25% off* here>>

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    SAYING GOODBYE TO MY DELI

    SAYING GOODBYE TO MY DELI

    Just two days before all of UK went into lockdown, I had a note from our accountant urging to stop all food and drink orders to clear stock ASAP, because the first two weeks of March in 2020 vs 2019 saw a revenue drop by 60%.

    Everyone was already staying away from public spaces and The Living Room at My Chelsea Hotel was deserted.

    Then, forced to close our doors, three months into lockdown was three months too many for some painful financials to deal with.

    To avoid further losses, we had no choice but to hand the hotel and the deli over to another company and say our goodbyes.

    It all feels so surreal and so raw still (no pun intended).

    I just can’t come to terms with the idea of going back to our beloved London without my beautiful deli to visit, without My Chelsea to stay at, without all the staff who became family.

    Discovering just how many businesses the virus has taken and will continue to take is simply heartbreaking.

    We may be a number in the statistics of the world, but for many of us our business used to be the world.

    Time to create a new world now.

    I know that I already posted these words on social media, but I wanted to write to you here and to thank everyone for supporting our restaurant turned deli over the years.

    Honestly, it is our customers, I am missing the most. I just love you guys so so unbelievably much!


    I’m not going far myself (well I suppose NZ is as far as it gets, LOL, but I mean I'm still online connecting with you all) and will continue to post whatever inspires and serves you.

    Speaking of which, what sort of blog posts would you like to see more of...


    Family updates? Recipes (raw or cooked vegan)? Inspirational quotes? Kitchen hacks? Food prep tips? Videos? Cleanse ideas? Nutritional facts? Wellness coaching? Glimpses into my every day life?

    I’d love to know what’s interesting (or not interesting) to you!

    It would be so so so amazing if you could please add your thoughts in the comments section below...

    Thank you.

    I love you.

    Stay well, 


    💚 P.S.  I’ve started coaching on Skype again and it’s keeping my broken heart in one piece.

     

     

    MY RECENT 9 DAY CLEANSE

    MY RECENT 9 DAY CLEANSE

    A couple of weeks ago I got a strong longing to cleanse. 

     

    Sometimes I cleanse because I want to give my digestion a break, other times I want to shake off some holiday weight, but all the time I cleanse because only this sudden influx of nutrients (and simultaneous avoidance of indulgences) is what gives my immune system a strengthening boost, clears up my skin and makes me feel light and energised.

     

    Detoxing is something I do periodically anyway, but each time it can look somewhat different depending on the time of year, my work load and my mood. 

     

    These are the cleanse plans I normally alternate between:

     

    1. 24 hours on 100% raw food once per week for a month
    2. Seven days of 100% raw food cleansing
    3. 24 hour juice cleanse to give my digestion a mini break
    4. Three day alkaline cleanse, where I literally follow the cleanse protocol we used to offer at Tanya’s Cafe
    5. 21 days of 500-750ml celery juice for breakfast
    6. 28 days being 100% sugar free, including alcohol free
    7. Intermittent fasting for as long as my system enjoys it

     

    This time I was so fed up of my protruding belly and weird lockdown weight, that I was prepared to do a juice cleanse for as long as needed to feel like me again. 

     

    What I wasn’t prepared to do however was not to join my family for dinner and let my children see their mama 'on a diet'.

     

    So, with the limited supply of ingredients in our small beach town of Pauanui, our planned trip to Auckland and all the socialising that was to be had there, equipped with my Big Why on doing the cleanse plus knowing what I wasn’t willing to compromise, here is what I decided on:

     

    • 9 days
    • Warm water (no lemon, no tea) first thing in the morning
    • A brisk beach walk and lunges, daily
    • 500ml-750ml pure celery juice for breakfast (around 10 or 11am)
    • 500ml-750ml celery/beet/apple/carrot/ginger juice for lunch (around 2pm)
    • A small dinner with the rest of the family (between 5 and 6pm)
    • Lots of herbal teas throughout
    • Definitely no snacking, no sugar, no wine, no overwhelming workload in the diary
    • A wellness book while I cleansed to keep me inspired. This time is was The Fast Diet by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

     

    And inspired I remained! Just look at this amazing quote from the book:

     

    “The entire time you’re eating, your insulin levels are elevated and your body is stuck in fat storing mode. Only after a few hours of fasting is your body able to turn off the fat storing and turn on the fat burning mechanisms. So if you are continually nibbling, your body will just continue storing fat, resulting in obesity and liver damage.”

     

     

    What did each day look like?

     

    celery juice medical medium tanya maher

    This was my morning. Every morning. To get a 500ml (1 pint or 2 cups) glass of celery juice in the UK, I'd have to juice 1.5 bunches of celery from Waitrose or Ocado. There was just such a demand for organic celery (all thanks to the Medical Medium!:)) that it couldn't grow fast enough and was far too thin. Here in NZ, one bunch yields 1 litre (2 pints or 4 cups) of juice!

     

     

    vegetable juice cleanse beetroot carrot celery ginger apple

    These are literally the exact ingredients and amounts I used for my lunch-time juice. It's always best to drink the juice immediately after making it, so that the nutrients aren't oxidised away, but the opportunity cost of time spent juicing and cleaning up for me won over the small percentage of nutrients lost, so I prepared my lunch time juice right after the morning one and left it waiting for me in an airtight bottle.

     

     

    nurtured book kids vegan plant based recipes

    Dinner is the only thing that varied from day to day, but usually looked something like these Mexican burritos from the 'Family Meals' section of the Nurtured eBooks series. It wasn't always gluten-free either, but I did stick to dairy-free, because dairy showed up as a sensitivity in my food intolerance test I've done at LMS Wellness.

     

     

    So how did it go, you ask?

    • I lost 2kg (4.5lbs)
    • I lost the weight in the first two days and no more. One week after cleanse ended, I kept it off
    • Lost a whole inch (2.5cm) from my waistline 
    • Got a rare sighting of some long lost abs
    • Day 5 was the hardest and at lunch I gave in to a large helping of vegan sushi which I was making for kids’ pre-school Matariki Night (Māori New Year) and had some chocolate at the event with everyone
    • Staying off wine wasn’t a problem
    • The hardest time of day was getting past breakfast while I made warm cinnamon porridge for the kids
    • The second hardest time of day was around 3pm when I usually have tea with  something sweet
    • What kept me going was the promise of a warm dinner each day
    • What I wish I could’ve done instead was to juice in the mornings and evening but have solids at lunch (it’s always better to go light at dinner and have your main meal in the middle of day for optimal digestion, but that wasn’t an option - for me anyway - with a young family)  

     

     

    You’re keen to cleanse too, but not 100% on the difference between juice and smoothie…

     

    juicer or blender juice vs smoothie

    Differences Juicer and Blender (Source:examinedexistence.com)

     

    Juices vs Smoothies. Juicer vs Blender. What is the difference? This question is so popular, I wrote a separate post here:  tanyasliving.com/blogs/tanyas-blog/smoothies-vs-juices-what-is-the-difference?

     

     

    You want to juice too, but what juicer to buy?

     

    Choosing a juicer with all the choices out there can feel like a minefield, especially if you've never juiced before!

    Do you go for the cheaper centrifugal juicer and is the more expensive cold-press juicer really better?

    But better how? - better to use or better for the juice quality and therefore nutrient density?

    And once you settle on a cold-press variety, where to here?.. do you go for the masticating, triturating or a hydraulic press?

    Not to worry, I have you covered...

    Download my Juicer Buying Guide now>>

     

     

     

    If you've followed me for some time or done my Acid Alkaline Breakthrough program, you may remember just how many juicers I've tested and experimented with in the past (I'm up to 14 and counting). 

    You may also recall that every single time, I kept coming back to the Green Star Elite. It was always the quietest, it was always very straight forward to assemble and to clean, the pulp came out super dry and there was very little of it (in other words - there was A LOT of juice!), and maybe it's just me but I always felt that my green juice or celery juice always tasted much more pure and refreshing made in a Green Star. This was the only machine I decided to feature in my book, The Uncook Book.

    If you too decide to go for my beloved Green Star Elite, the good people at Inspired Health are offering my subscribers a MASSIVE 25% saving on their machines! Use this code at check out:

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