Forty days fasting & praying. My experience

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Hello and welcome. It’s been a minute since I blogged. I was on a spiritual quest. I was doing a forty days fasting and praying but part of the reason was my last post publish at the wrong time of day which annoyed me for a while.

On to the most important thing. So I did a 40 days fasting and praying with a congregation I used to be part of. I must say I have totally forgotten how difficult this spiritual exercise is in the beginning.

It was more difficult now as I have been eating more frequently now than a few years ago.

The type of fasting

I was having  one meal a day so basically from dinner to dinner. I also had no water. I guess you can call it a dry fast.

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Here we have chicken salad with Nando’s coconut and lemon periperi sauce

In the beginning

The beginning of the fast was difficult. I felt hungry and I wanted food now! But as the days went by I got used to it. And even now I still have to put myself in check before I eat anything because my brain is fixed on the #NoFoodYet period.

Mid point

At this stage I was used to not eating or drinking till about 19:00 to 20:00. I waited till  I got home to make myself something to eat.

What I learnt

I think a week or two I to the fast I stopped posting on social media both private and public account. Let say reduced posting. Partly because I noticed how much time I spent on editing my picture and trying to collect cleverly put together words for my post. I spent more time studying and editing my videos for my YouTube channel. Due to this I have decided to post once in a while rather than every day. I don’t want to be in bondage of having to post all the time.

I also found that I thought clearer and focused better in the beginning of the day but then when the day got older I got tired and a bit drained. I also found myself sleepier when I was at home than when I was at work. You have to keep yourself busy during this time.

Physical benefit

I find that my skin is so smooth and was clearing up. This is because when you don’t eat you internal organs repairs itself and gets rid of toxins. Toxins is what cause acne at times and possibly hormonal imbalance which can lead to acne. I currently have no spot on my face. I have also been doing my turmeric facial on a regular basis which is helping. My nails also grew longer and stronger. I am not taking any vitamins however I have been drink a this water, mint, ginger, lemon, cucumber and ACV mixture after my meals.

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I have a made a video about this which can be found on my YouTube channel. Check out my video on YouTube for more on this.

Thanks for stopping by. And until next time stay safe and stay blessed.

Iryn

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Food Diary: A week in review.

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Hello and welcome. It has been a while since I made a post about my meal for the week. I have been exploring and trying many things indeed.

Here are a few of what I have had in the past weeks:

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What you see here is quiche and salad

 

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My first time trying tuna salad

 

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I was meant to have wholemeal Fajita wrap however the sauce went off so I had to improvise

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Here we have lamb burger, chips and

 

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This is one of my favourite dishes. I made this sweet potatoes mash with mixed veggies and lamb. I have tries this with hollandaise sauce. But I like this combination better

 

I will be posting a video on the preparation of the lamb and sweet potatoes dish in my YouTube channel soon.

 

Until next time, enjoy your healthy meals.

Breakfast at Iryn’s

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Hello and welcome. So this mornings post is to encourage you to be adventurous with your breakfast. I have been innovative with my breakfast lately and thought share this one today.

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Here is another nutritious breakfast full of vibrant colours and essential minerals.

For today I have red, yellow and green bell peppers and Shredded Courgette which I tossed in the pan for a bit. I also have diced tomatoes and scrambled eat with chorizo.

And as always I have my greek yogurt with chia seeds, honey, peach, blueberries and Strawberries.

What a good way to start the week. I like how my breakfast has transformed over the months and all this ideas I got from going on one holiday. Sometimes it goes to go away to a different surroundings for fresh ideas.

Until next time, happy Monday.

Iryn

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A week in review: Lunch ideas

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Hello and welcome to my blog. So this blogpost is going to be about some of my lunch for the past week. I was on holiday so I did not have the time to blog properly. Here are a few lunch ideas if you are short of ideas.

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This is an oven baked lamb burger, oven baked chips and salad. I have sprinkled some chips seeds on the salad.

 

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This is bulgur with mix vegetables, pomegranate and lamb.

 

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This was me at to be saffron rice but the saffron I found was too expensive. In the rice is chorizo, mix bell peppers and salad. I loved this dish and will try it again.

 

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This is a lamb salad with coriander and garlic naan bread

 

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This is a homemade lamb meatballs with wholemeal spaghetti bolognese. Another favourite of mine.

 

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This right here is brown vegetable fried rice with lamb. This is my go-to when I need something quick and tasty.

I got a few ideas from my holiday which I incorporated in my lunches last week. The picture above are meals from this week just gone and the two weeks before that. I stepped up my breakfast idea too, which I will share in another post.

Until next time it’s bye from me.

Iryn

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A week in review #LetsEat

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Hello and welcome to my blog. In the blogpost i have my a week in review. it is long over due i know so i have come to you with some of the meals i have been having for lunch.

 

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This is a Lamb burger and oven baked chips.

 

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This is a salmon salad which as avocado, tomatoes, olives, cucumber and bell peppers.

 

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one of my go to meals when i am bored with almost everything. Salmon and a variety of vegetables.

 

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This is salmon and wholemeal couscous. I mix the couscous in mixed vegetable and asparagus.

 

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Here we have white potatoes with salmon and vegetables.

 

As you can see i have vegetables in all of these lunches that i have over the past week. This is to ensure that i am getting the nutrition i need from food and as we already know fruits and vegetable are packed with the essential minerals, nutrients and vitamins require for the body to stay healthy.

I strongly believe that if you have a balance diet rich in various vitamins and nutrients you are less likely to fall ill. I choose my ingredients carefully and research on the vitamins i can get from it, if the food item provides no nutritional value then i will have to cut it out of my diet.

I will end this blog here and until next time it bye from me.

 

Iryn