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This will be the space where I share news, upcoming plans and special events with you. I will use this space as a blogging platform, where I'll share information with you, as I do on my lives, only in written form.
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Carnivore diet update
5th June 2024

Hi guys, I thought its long overdue this update on carnivore diet. So here it goes.


This is now week 3, I have lost 5 KG, which is great for a 40-year-old peri-menopausal woman, on top of this, I have an under active thyroid. This usually slows things down a bit in terms of weight loss.

In terms of energy, sleep and appetite/cravings, I find improvements all around.

I sleep better, therefore wake up better, my energy levels have been a lot better in general, although depending on where I am on my cycle, I’ll have days where I don’t feel so bright.

I find that I am less tolerant to caffeine, and certain stronger coffees, the acidity literally burns in my stomach, so that’s also a good one for me, as I was already cutting down on caffeine anyway. So new routine is: 1 bulletproof coffee in the morning, lots and lots of water as usual, brunch at 11 am or 11:30 am, and then dinner at around 7 pm. I don’t usually feel the need to snack, but if my breakfast is a little smaller, I might eat a bite of cheese at around 2 pm.

Something else I have been noticing, due to perimenopause, is my skin, it’s becoming a lot dryer and more sensitive, especially when shaving, my legs don’t like razors anymore, so from now on I’ll be topping up on my collagen with bone broths, and I have upgraded my body skin care to honey&camomile body butter, as I find it needs more nourishing. My face is still absolutely fine with Replenish & restore or rose salve and rejuvenating serum at night.


We do drink herbal teas, and I continue supplementing with Rhodiola tincture and red clover tablets to support my hormones through this period of change.

I will be adding some links bellow for recipes if you want to give the carnivore diet a go, and for the skin care products I mentioned too, so you can give them a try if you like.

I hope this was helpful, and if you have any questions feel free to drop me an email.


Stef xx

Carnivore diet

22nd May 2024

Embrace the Carnivore Diet: Unlock the Benefits of a Meat-Based Lifestyle

Hey, wellness warriors! ????

Are you ready to explore a diet that could revolutionize your health? Let’s dive into the Carnivore Diet, an all-meat regimen that’s been gaining traction for its remarkable benefits. Whether you’re looking to boost energy, improve digestion, or find relief from chronic conditions, the Carnivore Diet might be your ticket to vibrant health.

What is the Carnivore Diet?

The Carnivore Diet is simple: it’s an all-animal product diet. Think steaks, bacon, eggs, and more. By focusing solely on nutrient-dense animal foods, you eliminate potential irritants found in plants, grains, and processed foods.

Benefits of the Carnivore Diet

1. Enhanced Nutrient Absorption

Animal products are packed with bioavailable nutrients that your body can easily absorb and utilize. This includes essential vitamins and minerals like B12, iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.

2. Reduced Inflammation

Many people report a significant reduction in inflammation-related symptoms. The Carnivore Diet eliminates common inflammatory foods such as sugar, seed oils, and processed grains, helping your body to heal and reduce pain.

3. Improved Digestion

By cutting out fibrous plant foods, many find relief from digestive issues like bloating, gas, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The simplicity of the diet allows your digestive system to function more efficiently.

4. Stable Blood Sugar Levels

With zero carbohydrates, the Carnivore Diet helps maintain stable blood sugar levels. This can lead to better energy levels, improved mood, and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

5. Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

High in protein and healthy fats, this diet promotes fat loss while preserving lean muscle mass. It’s a fantastic way to achieve a leaner, stronger physique.

6. Mental Clarity and Focus

Many adherents of the Carnivore Diet report enhanced mental clarity and focus. The steady supply of healthy fats fuels your brain, leading to sharper cognition and improved mental performance.

7. Allergy Relief

By removing common allergens such as gluten, dairy (for some), and plant-based compounds, the Carnivore Diet can alleviate allergy symptoms and food sensitivities.

Real Stories, Real Results

???? “Switching to the Carnivore Diet was the best decision I’ve ever made for my health. My energy levels are through the roof!” – @HealthJourneyPro

???? “I’ve struggled with digestive issues for years. The Carnivore Diet has been a game-changer for me.” – @GutHealthAdvocate

???? “Not only have I lost weight, but my mental focus has dramatically improved. I feel unstoppable!” – @MindAndBodyFitness

Do Your Own Research

While the Carnivore Diet has numerous benefits, it’s important to remember that everyone’s body is unique. What works wonders for one person might not be suitable for another. That’s why it’s crucial to do your own research, consult with healthcare professionals, and listen to your body.

Getting Started

If you’re curious about trying the Carnivore Diet, start by incorporating more animal products into your meals and gradually phasing out plant-based foods. Pay attention to how your body responds and adjust accordingly.

Join the Carnivore Community

Ready to take the plunge? ???? Embrace the Carnivore Diet and discover a new level of health and vitality. Connect with others on this journey, share your experiences, and support one another in achieving your wellness goals.

Stay curious, stay healthy, and thrive with the Carnivore Diet!

#CarnivoreDiet #HealthRevolution #MeatBasedDiet #WellnessJourney #NaturalHealing #VibrantHealth #DietTransformation

PS.: I’ll write my own update next week, as this week I din’t take measurements or checked my ketones as I was on my menstruation cycle. 
Stay put for more resources for recipes and other bloggers I follow. 

Stef xxxx

Happy Friday! Or is it?

Friday 10th May

Being a small business owner.

No, its not all sales and glamour. Instagram or any other socials can portray a very pretty picture, but the reality is, small businesses owners work harder and longer than most people.

We have many hats, and we have to excel at all of them. And when something out of our control happens, it might be more difficult to sort out.

Prime example, the current apparent shortage of cocoa beans. Making cocoa butter rise in price. I personally don’t use an in readable amount of it, most of my products are olive oil based. But I was talking to another skin care and soap maker, and she does use a lot of it. So, this may mean she has to close her business.

It is heartbreaking, and quite frankly, fucking infuriating.

I am too stubborn, and even after a shitty April, I refuse to give up on my dream, because I know May will be better, and June even better still.

I try to keep positive, and manifest positivity into my life and business as best as I can.

But I do see plenty of small businesses, some similar to mine, going under. It doesn’t scare me, but it makes my blood boil.

During the pandemic, we all got so used to buying online, that we forget how import our local economies are. Fuck Amazon, they don’t deserve your money. Granted, we all enjoy the comfort of next day deliveries once in a while. But do they really beat the experience of buying from a small business owner? No, they do not. They employ a lot of people, yes. But they do not directly support the local economy. Big corporations only care about their own ass. Corporations like Mars buying all the tons of cocoa because they can… and us, soap makers left with potentially having to pay 30 quid per kilogram.

I am sorry, but what? I refuse to do it. Thankfully I don’t use much of it apart from a couple of products. But eventually I’ll have to pay whatever my supplier has to charge me, otherwise it would mean re-testing the products, and that costs a ton of money.

This cocoa shortage seems to me, like another selfish move by corporations. Nothing else.

I will be doing more research on the matter to better inform myself and see if I can find more information on the matter.

For now, needless to say, I am pissed off, and I urge you to shop as local as you can.

I know not everyone can afford it, but if you can, please do… go to your local markets, order from their own websites, visit their shops if they have them.

Your support means the world to small business owners, to artisans, makers, artists.

Rant over.

Stef xoxo

Hello You

Thursday 8th of May 2024

Hello you!!! 

How glorious has the weather been? Finally!!!

Spring is finally springing, and I thought this would be the perfect time to write and publish my first blog post.

How have you been? If you subscribe to my emails, have they been helpful? Have you introduced any new habits?

I have been reading “Tiny Habits” by BJ Fogg PhD, and I am finding it very helpful, mainly to get myself back on track. Since I started feeling peri-menopausal symptoms my body and my brain have been on a constant rollercoaster. To avoid the discomfort I have been more careful, with what I eat, make sure I drink all my water, and carry out gentle exercise.

I have been doing a short group of 5 exercises done by Tibetan monks that really help regain balance and build core strength. These are simple to do, take 10 minutes tops, and have really helped me.

Alongside this, me and my partner have now started a carnivore diet, we’re on day 3… and honestly, I am shocked at how I have already lost 2.5kg, deflated so much, and feel so much more satiated when I eat. Clearly carbs and starches do not agree with me very much. The best comparison I can do is this: I used to miss breakfast, just have it later as a brunch, around 11:30 am, a snack at around 4:30 pm and dinner around 7 pm. And I was always hungry, craving sweets, although am not heavy on unhealthy snacks, but I used to crave it every day.

Since starting on the carnivore diet, I eat breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner, no horrible hunger (I used to get headaches and start shaking if I missed my meal times by more than an hour). I do not feel bloated nor uncomfortable after any given meal, and have been sleeping much better, bar when my dogs wake me up (insert eye roll emoji).


My partner, being the big crisp and coca-cola consumer he was, is experiencing what looks like withdrawal symptoms, and that includes light headaches and cold sweats. Nothing to be alarmed with, but not the most comfortable either.

So if you do wish to give this a try, I’ll advise that you do your due diligence, and research it, a lot, consult with a medical herbalist or a nutritionist that have experience on the subject. Buy a book, watch videos on YouTube of first hand experiences. I will be sharing more about it, along my own experience.

To evaluate our progress, we have taken pictures of our bodies, weighted ourselves, and took measurements. And now we will forget all about it until we reach the 30 day mark.


Be mindful, if you do wish to embark on this diet, you will need to readjust your portions, you will need grass fed only meats and pastured eggs. This is to ensure you get nutritious meat and the most minerals possible, increasing your salt intake a bit too, we use pink salt and sea salt flakes , or you can even buy Celtic salt as it is one of the best around.  

There are plenty snacks you can have, again do your research and see what takes your fancy, mustard is one of the very few sauces that is OK to eat as it has no carbs nor sugars. You can make carnivore mayo at home, but avoid the shop bought one like the plague…

I will love you and leave you for today… Feel free to drop me an email with any questions you may have about what I have written so far, and I’ll do my best to answer them all, and guide you to the experts I know.


Remember to rest and hydrate, OK?

See you soon!!!

Stef xoxo