Paleo on a budget with Linda

About page_imageHow to save money when eating the paleo way.

Once a week (at least) I have clients say that eating like I do is ‘too expensive.’

I explain in this article how to avoid excess money going on your, GREAT food.

Eggs and Veggies cost very little. Buy them as close to best quality organic as possible.

Eat veggies (and fruit) in season and from farmers markets, markets that have great reputation and prices.

Buy meats in bulk and not always THE best cuts but grass fed where possible.
Slow cook these to perfection. OR freeze immediately in single portions.

Find fresh items on the “sell buy date”.
Much cheaper and still great.

Eating out is so expensive here is a guide with spending only $20 a day eating out. (WHICH we all know is cheap!)

• $20/meal
• 30 meals/month
• $600/month – If there are two of you, all of a sudden that’s $1,200/month.
• If you cook all foods from scratch it is hard to spend more than $300 a month.
• One to two cook ups per week has me enough to get through the week. Dinners become tomorrows lunch or dinner. Freeze or refrigerate portions for learn more »

The 5 Big Mistakes Women Make When They Try To Lose Weight.

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1/ Women don’t “really” strength train.

They either don’t do any strength training or they don’t work hard enough.

Often they fear getting big!

Large muscles in your body is very unlikely to happen. Usually due to hormones and protein.

2/ They Don’t eat enough protein.

Protein helps immunity, aids satiety, is yummy, helps repair and build muscle which in turn keeps you lean for life.

3/ They don’t get enough sleep and good quality rest.

8-9 hours is still promoted as optimal.

The darkest room possible … black out blinds are very important.

Try and get the same sleep and wake up times.

4/ Women train too hard or /and do too much cardio.

Or don’t move enough.

Sprint training is very important.

Long duration, moderate pace cardio is not that great.

5/ They stress too much.

Find ways that keep your stress low.

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Your Body

Your body.

It is your first and most important business.
Yesterday, I said I would speak more about WHY you need to invest money into your body,(and NOT your handbag).

I was recently doing my filing and it occurred to me I have a relatively extensive section of receipts (not wild, crazy but it was a big enough pile!) under the section.

Do you have a section on body?
I suppose I always have. As I don’t have a section for medical.
I rarely go to the doctor and I don’t need to medicate.
SO MY files says BODY.

What receipts/expenses are in my body section?
Fancy clothes or lingerie
I know right? My filing does not make sense to many.
Often myself.
this one on BODY.
Is well, everything.
Nothing happens if my body does not function well.
BUT further to this.
“Anything that makes me feel loving, beautiful and confident. Positive in and around my body is important, if not fundamental to me”
My work is no doubt my body but an argument can be put forward as to who’s ‘work’ is not?
People respond to you, the learn more »

YOU are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

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So this little statement from a motivational speaker is doing the rounds again and it has in the past made me feel interested, and uneasy at the same time. Mostly because I have spent the majority of the past 14 years as a mother in the home. I also work from home and have contact across phone, skype and internet to clients.

“YOU are the sum of The 5 people you spend the most time with.
You are the average of how happy, well and successful these 5 people, including yourself, are.
HOW these people are influences your health and success.”

I have observed others and myself on this topic a lot recently.
Apparently as a mother I am an average of this team I will now introduce to you: hold on to your hats! There’s my 12 year son, my 14 year old daughter, my mother and my grandmother who is 91! And my best, dearest and oldest friend from the age of three. We went to the same kinder, primary and secondary schools every day together and have remained connected and a huge part learn more »

Why ‘weigh ins’ are a one dimensional and limited method to checking your weightloss and health progress.

fiji 2010 112I watch dieters and those trying to shift the needle on the scales weigh themselves way to often and have their entire mood effected by the number that shows up everyday.

How much does 500 mls of water weigh?
.5 kg or 500 grams.
Can you drink that much water? I can. And I do in one go.
Will it show up on the scales? Yes
Try it.  Therefore it can look as if you have gained half a kilo on the scales alone.

Also try this.
Weigh yourself, go to the toilet then weight yourself again.

Weigh yourself, do a workout and then weigh yourself again.
Note difference. IT’S fluid, yes?

Take a bath.
This also affects weight. Inflammation.
Heat, hydration and again fluid.

Inflammation from a hard workout.

Inflammation from too much salt and sugar in your diet.
A kilo of muscle, does not weigh more than a kilo of fat.
They both weigh a kilo.
Muscle is dense. It is water, blood and fibrous tissue dense.
It is dense, but does not take up much space.
It is also metabolically active tissue.
Fat takes up space.

What else effects weight on the scales?
After working with women learn more »



PEOPLE are starting to get that madness on.
Can you feel it?
I can.
EVERY year, it happens, as a coach, I watch people struggle with their health, fitness and ideal body weight. And their relationship to it.
I also watch them stress and say I’M SO BUSY, alot.

They are thinking about and ‘Doing, Christmas’.
End of year parties, assessing what they have achieved over the last 12 months (OR not), seeing family and friends that they perhaps do not enjoy, and spending manic time shopping for said family and friends. Buying gifts they cannot afford, for people they see once a year and having a bombardment of media pressure and advertising to tie off the year in a bow as neat as Country Roads wrapping.

Sometimes it’s just all too much.

Most people arrive at Christmas tired, strung out and on average, 4 kilos heavier (I KID YOU NOT) than the year before.
I personally want to avoid this every year. Pretty quickly I would be a christmas blimp.

I am here to help.

My Live Love Exercise, 6 week, 6 month and 12 month Transformation Challenges and programs are designed for busy people and can be done learn more »

How do I get rid of the belly bloat?

Do you find your belly is sticking out and causing real issues because it makes you uncomfortable and you can’t fit into your pants?
Are you irritable in the belly everyday? 
Do you suffer from the muffin top or mushroom top?

This episode of Live Love Exercise TV gives you actual solutions you can do now to help stop the belly bloat. And enhance your overall wellbeing and figure.

Please watch, like and share.

3 things to do today to get great sleep

Do you drag yourself out of bed in the morning?
Do you wonder why you have no energy to do your exercise regime?
Do you say things like, “I just need some motivation?”
And then sit there and wait for it to arrive.

In this episode of Live Love Exercise TV Linda explains why EVERYTHING launches off good sleep and what 3 things to do now to help you get it.

The Live Love Exercise way is 8 hours of sleep every night.
Please watch, like and share to help your friends sleep tight.