I have a great Giveaway at the moment for a Rawlicious Recipe book and DVD course. It seems just in time for the #twittermomsixpackclub but also for anyone who wants to improve their general health. I am not vegan nor vegetarian but I have this book myself and it is great ideas for Meat Free Monday and other Raw Food ideas. I could never be totally raw but I know that the more times a week we have raw whole food the better for the whole family. I have blogged about one of the amazing Raw Food meals that I made from here that the whole family loved.
There are some great ideas for things to do with your own produce too and an section on starting to sprout which even those who are challenged in the green fingers department can try. Here are my sprouts
The more I read for the Six Pack Challenge the more I see that a lot of what we eat and what is considered to be a healthy diet might be wrong. The amount of carbohydrates that we need is very very little and should come from our fruit and vegetables and not refined carbs like bread, pasta, rice and cakes. We are literally poisoning our boy with carbs and sugar and avoiding fat and protien which we need.
The food pyramid that was introduced as the basics of healthy eating has actually had the opposite effect and people are fatter and more obese than ever. Low fat and low protien diet seems to be killing us from heart disease and strokes rather than saving us.
Atkins started suggesting we had it all wrong and now big names like Dr Tim Knoakes, the sport physician, have joined in the low carb diet to improve health and fitness. My uncle when to one of his talks recently and I must say I am really keen to try go to one myself. Given that my dad with zero risk factors but bad genes had a triple by pass I think I need to take note.
The fat burning diets and all the tips for showing off the 6 pack that might be hiding under the fat is that it needs to be as close to nature as possible. If you can pick it, grow it or catch it then it is okay. Kick out all the refined foods. Well nothing gets more natural than the raw food diet. I am adding meat to mine 😉 but I am careful that we get non hormone meat as packing the body with hormones when I am trying to keep the kids healthy does not seem like a good idea. I love the ideas in this book as it helps me to cut back on our reliance on carbohydrates. I am especially keen on all the morning smoothy ideas as an alternative to cereal. Hopefully this book and a the stomach exercises will help me show off any six pack that might be waiting underneath. They say that it is 80% diet and 20% exercises, but I am not sure if they ( those who quote these stats know how far from muscles and more like jelly my belly actually is)
And a 4 DVD series. I have not watched this and am very jealous. I just have the book but I am sure the DVD has all sort of helpful tips. ( If you live in CT and win I might invite myself around to come and watch)
How to enter:
– Comment here below and tell me why you want to win. Are you a sixpack Mommy, are you going Raw, are you just looking to improve your health?
For extra entries ( you need to let me know here if you have done the extra entries so when I enter them in the draw I enter your name the right number of times)
– Like the Rawlicious FaceBook Page and come tell me you have Liked them
– Tweet “Win a Rawlicious Recipe book and DVD course – enter on @pinkhairgirl blog http://www.pinkhairgirl.co.za/2012/08/14/giveaway-rawli…e-book-and-dvd/ ”
and come and tell me here that you have tweeted.
-The competition will close on Sunday 26 August 2012 midnight South African Time
– Names are randomly drawn using Random Picker on line
– Open to residence of South Africa only
– Winner needs to write a review/thank you on their blog or if you don’t have a blog send it to me so I can put it up here on Pink Hair Girl
– Entrance must be 18 or older