Tessa’s mantra: ‘Don’t miss out on 95 per cent of your life just to weigh five per cent less.’
‘I top mine with almond butter, coconut yogurt and cinnamon.’
The word ‘paleo’ is often thrown around nutrition blogs. Although eating like a caveman (think meat, fish, fruit, veggies and nuts) might mean avoiding some of life’s small pleasures (toast, cupcakes and porridge), blogger Tessa Seward shows her 28.7k followers that paleo is fun.
PALEO: THE BASICS
‘Paleo foods are the most nutrient-dense, natural foods you can get. Consume a diet rich in quality meat and fish (I only eat white meat), fresh vegetables, superfoods and good fats. Avoid gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugar.’
‘It was a complete lifestyle change a few years ago due to health reasons. I follow a strict paleo diet 80 per cent of the time. Occasionally I have something that’s not “strict” paleo, like alcohol, grains or legumes. I don’t want to restrict myself from everything I enjoy.’
TESSA’S PALEO PANCAKES
1 serving protein powder 2 eggs 1 small mashed banana 2 tbsp coconut flour Handful blueberries and raisins
Lightly hand whisk all ingredients with a fork, heat some coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat and pour in a third of the mixture. Once it starts to bubble, flip the pancake over and cook the other side, too.