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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.’

BUT WHY?!

‘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.

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