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Lose The Easter Excess

April 17th, 2017 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Lose The Easter Excess)

After our first 6 months after the So Lean and Clean Launch
& gathering loads of feedback we can confirm this is
a fantastic weight loss product.
And suggest the following:

Need to lose 7lb? Purchase a two week bundle.
1 stone? Purchase 1 month supply
2 stones? 3 months supply.
Go to So Lean and Clean page &
place your orders. Mail us for amy queries

Fresh Is Best

April 17th, 2017 | Posted by Gail in So Lean And Clean - (Comments Off on Fresh Is Best)

We use only the freshest ingredients in our meal hampers

Sign up to So Lean and Clean Hampers on our So Lean and Clean page

Lose Weight

December 8th, 2016 | Posted by Gail in So Lean And Clean - (Comments Off on Lose Weight)

Lose weight or simply clean up your diet and increase your energy levels

with our balanced meal plans.

Order NOW!

See Our NEW SPRING menus below:

ALL PRICES  INCLUDE WEEKLY DELIVERY

CLASSIC HAMPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SLAC CLassic



NO FISH HAMPER

NO FISH HAMPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SLAC NF



VEGETARIAN HAMPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SLAC Vegetarian



Gluten free clean hamper

SUPER C;EAN HAMPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SLAC Super Clean


 

 

 

NO SPICE HAMPER

NO SPICE HAMPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUTRITIONAL & REHEATING

NUTRITIONAL & REHEATING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our exciting So Lean & Clean plan.

Is a SLAC hamper for me ? 

Do you wish to achieve any of the following in 2017?

Eat a sensible balanced diet ?

Have more energy?

Enjoy food?

Understand the best foods for your body?

Lose weight?

Eat a personalised plan for you?

Improve general health , blood pressure , cholesterol,

Improve insulin levels?

Save money on food?

Save time preparing food?

Understand correct portion sizes?

Eat whole foods and ditch diet drinks and foods ?

If you have answered YES to any of the above then

SLAC certainly is for you.

5 or 7 day hampers

You will receive

Breakfasts

Lunches

Dinners

Snacks

Complete for each day

If you wish to add a little more veg of fruit then

 that is your choice.

We know that tasty filling meals are essential to succeed

in a lifestyle change such as eating clean.

Need further advice on what will work for you ?

You can call or e mail for advice on which plan will suit you .

The classic packs we send out will enhance weight

/ fat loss for all  and are carefully balanced to satisfy you whilst giving you the correct nutrients.

All meals  are fresh clean foods , no additives, processes .

All you do is heat them up .

All foods are delivered frozen to you and you must immediately place them into your freezer .( Make sure you clear space in the freezer before delivery)

How long should I stay with So Lean And Clean plan ?

As our hampers are nutritionally balanced ,

you can remain on them for as long as you want.

 If your target is weight loss then we advise you to

use them for a minimum of a month.

See the following suggestions ;

If you have less than 14lbs then choose  1 month supply

Less than 28lbs  2 months

28lb and over  3 months or above

PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW.

So Lean And Clean Food

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted by Gail in So Lean And Clean - (Comments Off on So Lean And Clean Food)
weight loss

Welcome to our exciting So Lean & Clean plan.

Its not a diet , its a lifestyle……

Wether your goal is weight/fat loss or maintenance So Lean And Clean is for you.

This has been three years in the creating as it was essential for SLAC foods to have all the taste and nutrients to keep clients nourished and interested to fulfil their goals.

Meals are completely clean, no additives, preservatives, flavour enhancers etc. Just ready for you to reheat & eat.
Lose weight or simply clean up your diet and increase your energy levels

with our balanced meal plans.

Order NOW!

See Our NEW SPRING menus below:

ALL PRICES  INCLUDE WEEKLY DELIVERY

CLASSIC HAMPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLAC CLassic


NO FISH HAMPER

NO FISH HAMPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLAC NF


VEGETARIAN HAMPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLAC Vegetarian


Gluten free clean hamper

SUPER C;EAN HAMPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLAC Super Clean


NUTRITIONAL & REHEATING

NUTRITIONAL & REHEATING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are a few pictures and comments from our clients.

Full online support facebook forum.

 

“Brilliant endeavour. Gorgeous So Lean and Clean food today. Porridge, snack almonds, 5 bean Mexican soup, then pulled beef sweet potato mash, peas and onion gravy- flipping gorgeous. Also done a work out in hotel room and about to have my treat Naked bar.
First class Gail Abbey thank you 

“Third day of our #soleanandclean healthy eating plan
Fruit Granola, soya milk, with a glass of filtered water and ice.
I’ve never felt so full and energised whilst dieting before.
How are you all getting on?
Su 

‘Well weighed myself today after 2 days and lost 5 pound! So happy So lean and clean plan is definitely worth it and exercising everyday!! Bring on day 3 x’

Good bye 2015 We Loved You

December 30th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in Client News | Motivation | So Lean And Clean | SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on Good bye 2015 We Loved You)

WOW! It has been a tremendous 2015.

So much has happened in Gail Abbey Fitness.

So Lean & Clean has continued to astound clients and help them achieve target weights and convert their lifestyle with ease to a better way of eating and exercising. 100’s of lb’s dropped in 2015.

We had a wonderful fitness holidays to Greece in June & July . Where I also launched fitness hen party weekends in Rhodes.

The month of September we began our new UK tour of the UK with the SoSpa pop up fitness events. We intend to visit post codes around the UK and present talks on diet and put on fitness classes throughout the day to jump start people with their fitness plans. Lookout for us coming to an area near you. For this event we ollaborated with Luke from RawR fitness who took the bootcamp.

We also launhed Perisope Live Streaming workouts and you can catch those daily on SoSpa Fitness Fun were Elias and I will take you through a series of HIIT, weights, Yoga, Box fitness and many more workouts. If you miss them you can find us on Katch too.

Coming soon in 2016 is our first pop up event of the year at Moor Hall West Mids . A full day to supercharge your fitness for 2016. Spa access to relax and classes all by the SoSpa team. A private SoSpa event at £89.00 per person. This event will be a de -stress , more holistic relaxed event.

Think New You, Think SoSpa 2016

November 25th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in So Lean And Clean | SoSpa Fitness and Fun Holidays - (Comments Off on Think New You, Think SoSpa 2016)

THE BIG ONE! January re-invention time, A private SoSpa fitness & fun spa day at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa , Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield.
De-stress your body & mind post festive season.

Our SoSpa crew will show you how to have a STRESS-LESS 2016, understand how to create the body you desire , have a fun fitness & spa day relaxing with SoSpa friends past & new.

Those wanting to shed post festive weight and clean up their lifestyle will have the opportunity to personally discuss with a So Lean & Clean consultant the way forward.

The full SoSpa day day will include:
Power walk around the beautiful setting of Moor Hall
3 exercise classes to be announced by the SoSpa team
Access to the Moor hall Spa & therapies
Educational fitness, nutrition and mind setting advice
Meditation & Relaxation
Lunch
and lots of giggles ..

£89.00 Full Day Advance bookings only through SoSpa
please see the link below to pay.

PLACES ARE LIMITED , PLEASE BOOK ASAP

Those wishing to stay at Moor Hall on Saturday 16th see our link below for room rate


SoSpa Day Jan 2016




Feeling Motivated in 2015?

January 16th, 2015 | Posted by Gail in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Feeling Motivated in 2015?)

Happy New Year to you ! Today is the historically busiest fitness day in the January calendar .

People have usually finally ate all the chocolates, cake & wine and thinking its time to now hit the workouts. Joining new gyms , signing up for personal training , seeking out new classes, watching the TV. programmes,  anything to keep them motivated.

There is so much to choose from out there that many feel confused if not even overwhelmed with choices & advice, especially as media can conflict day to day!

Why is that?

Everybody has there inspiration from different sources. Experience of losing weight with different diets, do Weight Watchers, do Slimming World, try the 5:2 , Have a go at the South Beach etc etc etc

But if they are still on a diet , then they are doing it wrong , so you decide to ditch the lunch time sandwiches for a month , go dryathlon for January but can’t wait for it to end, do you really believe the weight will stay off if you go back to the same habits?

Its really important that you make some solid promises to yourself , nobody is suggesting you should give up an occasional drink or two but every night? There are many reasons for health why you need to alter this habit and the least one is possibly to lose the weight.

Whilst in dry January make a list of these reasons , put them on your notes in your phone , stick them on post it notes around your office, wherever you need to be reminded why you are changing your routine now & why you should change for life.

My advice to you is choose natural food,no boxes, no packets, no tins. Don’t ‘diet’ don’t put a start and end date on it.

Understand the importance of ‘nutrition & hydration’. It may extend your life. It will definitely give you a better quality life.

Think first about putting the quality food in each meal , not putting in the packet things into your daily intake first and then adding a bit of veg to it.

Keep up to date with the latest exercise & nutrition advice where possible.

On So Lean & Clean we do that and give the support that is needed when making changes in life.

The next SLAC online plan begins Monday 26th Jan. Jump on board and I will show you the easy way to health & fitness.

Gail x

 

 

Healthy Eating Demo at Lichfield Food Fest

August 31st, 2014 | Posted by Gail in So Lean And Clean - (Comments Off on Healthy Eating Demo at Lichfield Food Fest)

On the 30th August Chef Simon Smith and I presented a healthy eating demo at the Lichfield Food festival.

The barriers to creating our own meals are

Skills

Time

Cost

Since studies show that we currently only want to spend an average of 34 minutes preparing and cooking food. We thought we would show how easy it is to create raw food  meals. Raw food term is clean meals, dishes that contain no additives becoming increasingly popular.

We also showed that healthy eating can certainly be low cost.

There will be a video of the demo posted on here shortly.

The menu

Courgette Spaghetti with pesto

Chicken Casserole

Raw Chocolate Mousse

For the recipes mail me

Spring Clean Your Health

March 25th, 2014 | Posted by Gail in So Lean And Clean - (Comments Off on Spring Clean Your Health)
Spring Clean Your Health

Spring Clean Your Health

Are you feeling the seeds of winter planning starting to come to fruition?
I swear by the sowing seeds Jan to March and you start to feel the growth of hard work anytime now whether that be by working hard on your body cleaning up the diet and exercise or in the job you are in.
This month has seen a surge of interest and bookings in my fitness holidays and classes are beginning to grow in numbers. Now I’m ready for the next phase of the year’s plans when I upgrade my websites and link them together. Two years ago I launched my on line programs but in the world of web you have to move fast and the next few months are of research and catching up with all new in fitness digital.
I also have three conventions booked so I can share the latest info with my clients and re boot their fitness programs.
Spring clean detox
Spring Clean Your Health

Spring is a great time to clean out your wardrobes,work desks — and your health. As we lift our heads from the winter fog we feel a surge of energy and its a perfect time to clean up your lifestyle. Diet- soups, stews, and casseroles lose their appeal, start taking advantage of seasonal spring food, especially the fruits and vegetables that are so tasty in the earlier part of the year. It’s easy to follow a healthy diet when you incorporate the light delicate spring food.

Seasonal food is a great food choice for several reasons,seasonal fruits and vegetables are at their best flavor and quality. Second, they’re in abundance, so they cost less at the supermarket or farmer’s market. Seasonal foods don’t have to travel as far or as long to our table as those grown in faraway locations.”

Great Seasonal Vegetables

Asparagus.
When visiting a grocery store in the spring, you’ll likely see displays of asparagus. For a delicious treat, fire up your grill: Spray asparagus spears with a little sesame oil and sprinkle with paprika, then grill them over a hot fire for about 5 minutes. Grilled asparagus should be brown in spots, but not charred.

Artichokes.When I lived in Greece I ate lots of these , delicious and. one of the highest antioxidant vegetables around. We are a little new to these and I think struggle to know what to do with them. To prepare an artichoke, tear off the outside leaves. Cut off the stems tips of the leaves and steam them serve drizzled with olive oil garlic and a little red wine vinegar . . A large artichoke can take about 20 minutes, a small one only about 10 minutes.
Broccoli. Broccoli is always a good choice because it’s loaded with antioxidants and is high in fiber. You can serve broccoli steamed or sauteéed, or try it raw in salads or with home made hummus for a crunchy snack.
Chives. Chives are one of the many seasonal herbs that are especially good in the spring and bring dishes alive. People who struggle with natural foods need to think herbs as their palates are changing from high salt and processed foods and herbs help through the taste transition phase to clean and tasty foods.
Fennel. Fennel is available in early spring and also in summer and fall. It has a slight licorice flavor and adds a unique taste and crunch to salads.
Greens. Spring greens include Swiss chard, mustard greens and collard greens.Toss them in a salad for a wonderful springtime treat, Don’t hide their natural flavors under a heavy dressing. Instead, mix a splash of lemon juice with a high-quality olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.
Mango. A tasty treat and a great puree for a fruit salad.
Spinach. Try spinach in place of lettuce in salads, sauteé spinach in omelette . Or add it to a smoothie to make a super fuel drink.

Seasonal Exercise: Get as Much as You Can

Spring weather can make it pleasant to workout out doors if you are not one for winter boot camps. It can make fitness more social and easier to pull those unfit friends into light activity by inviting them around for a trek and a BBQ.

When you were at school did you shy away from the winter sports? If you have young children or grandchildren make a social planner of outdoor activities such as a rounders or cricket family event with all of yours and their friends.

Think back to your school days were you rubbish at a certain event -challenge yourself to find an adult,netball or tennis team.

Spring Clean Your Mind

De-clutter your area,re structure your business,spring awakening , take a look at other business modules that you may be able to apply to your own. Check your time lines on your projects and see if they have moved into your quality time. If you use digital take a look at what’s new, the web moves rapidly. Rev up your motivation.

Prepare For The Clocks Changing

Time changes can sometimes throw out our circadian rhythms and upset routines. Forward plan now what you are going to do with the extra daylight hours. If it is giving you more waking hours then plan fun or relaxing activities that fulfill you this way your body will remain refreshed and rested as opposed to overworked and frustrated.
It is a time to get the children out to play as studies show that children will play easily outside during summer months regardless of the weather it is the dark that makes them insecure and want to huddle in a safe place.

I am in the process of creating a digital recipe book here is a SLAC recipe for you to try.

Clean Beef Stroganoff

Clean Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff
So Lean Beef Stroganoff

30ml coconut oil
400g braising steak cut into strips
1 large onion
1.5 red pepper seeds removed and sliced
250g button mushrooms sliced
2 tsp paprika
100ml water
250 g Natural Total Greek Yoghurt

Method
1 Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
2 Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan and add meat. Fry for 2-3 minutes turning once or twice until meat is browned, remove pan from heat and set aside/
3 Stir fry the onions until soft,add the peppers and cook for further 3 Min’s Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 Min’s
4 Sprinkle the paprika and stir coating the vegetables, add the water and yoghurt and reduce heat.
5 Stir in the beef and any resting juices. Transfer to ovenproof dishes,cover with aluminum foil and cook in the oven for about one and a half hours or until the meat is tender and the sauce thick.

Serve with brown rice and a greens side salad.

So Lean and Clean recipe’s can be found on the SLAC fat loss plan.
Created by Chef Adam Abbey.

So Lean and Clean Events

Available for your Events

Available for your Events

The so Lean and Clean mobile food unit is for hire and or any private event can be catered for dinner parties or corporate events by the So Lean And Clean Chef.
‘Keep your celebrations healthy’

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Mothers Day Fitness

March 25th, 2014 | Posted by Gail in So Lean And Clean - (Comments Off on Mothers Day Fitness)

MOTHERING SUNDAY this weekend and are you racking your brains wondering how you can treat your Mum?
There are plenty of courses to choose from, personal training or my dvd. Order and we will get it out to you or sign you onto one of the courses.

Trying to find the work/life balance for most mums is stressful and a mum frets daily about her children whatever their age.

Stress levels build up, I see this often with mum’s and believe it is hugely important to take care of yourself as then you can look after others far easier.
Many mum’s don’t (guilty before you all shout!) take time out for themselves frequently enough. Cortisol, the stress hormone rises and wreaks havoc on the body and shows negative effects such as:

-increased stomach fats
-suppressed thyroid function
-increase of blood pressure
-decreased bone density
-Higher levels of LDL (loads of dirty lard tip to remember)bad Cholesterol
-Lower immunity and inflammatory responses in the body creating slow healing and lingering infections.

If you want to choose an exercise class to bring your mum to, both of you reap rewards and build on your relationship and fitness then treat her to a Yoga class together ( Yes boys I mean you too). This year has started with much more family fitness, mums and daughters coming to groups. Don’t miss out on the chance to try Yoga with your parents or children.

Beautiful Yoga pictures

Lets make it a family affair !

I have seen a huge rise in the need for more holistic exercise programs over the last couple of years and Yoga is right on trend due to higher stress levels.(It has recently been reported that today’s level of anxiety is equivalent to what was considered clinical in the 1950’s.) These exercise prescriptions are hugely beneficial in reducing stress and encouraging mental and physical healing.

Training the small group Yoga programs at my Yoga studio feels like I am wrapping a blanket around clients for an hour. Its a real nurturing, feel good experience and the feedback from participants is ‘the tonic thats needed”.There are some very serious face Yoga classes out there but I can’t say the same for mine!

Its never too late to reap the benefits of Yoga.
I found Yoga in my late thirties and as an avid weight trainer and runner to get my fitness kicks, a niggle in the hip during marathon training led me to seek Yoga.
First session in and I over stretched my knee.Realising that applying an aggressive attitude to Yoga does not work!
I struggled on through the relaxation feeling tempted to say I had to rush off for a meeting. Then after a month of sessions something clicked. The hip improved and I could see I had over the years become imbalanced ( yes I can hear some saying you know that!) and that the Yoga was really starting to help those areas.

Benefits of Yoga
It works for all age groups pregnancy, babies upwards till death.
Each small group class can be structured to enhancing health benefits.
Over the six weeks we have worked at:
Improving thyroid function.
Relieving stress and anxiety,Improving core health internally and externally focusing on moves to ease the digestive organs.
Helping to lift fatigue and improving sleep.
Improving balance and strength.
Meditation to raise confidence.
Improving Posture.
There is massive potential for progression in Yoga, many think its too easy to try. When did you last do a headstand or the crab position!?

Healing Your Back Pain
Eliminate the back pain. Sufferers who did two 90-minute yoga classes a week for about six months eased soreness by 56 percent, a study inSpine shows. Those given treatments like pain meds and physical therapy lessened the hurt by only 16 percent. Posing improves posture and strengthens back muscles to keep aches at bay,

Get Better ZZZzzzz’s
Insomniacs fell asleep 15 minutes faster and slept an hour longer each night after two months of doing a 45-minute series of yoga poses daily before bed. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital speculate that regular practice helped people relax, making it easier to switch off. Doing three weekly sessions at any time of the day

Steamier Sex
A study from the journal of sexual medicine suggests. Yoga helps reduce anxiety and increases body awareness and increases the speed in which the body releases the hormones to raise arousal.
All that equates to a boost in libido. Just two hours a week can make the difference!

Improved Body Confidence
Studies show that women who practiced regularly rated their body satisfaction 20 percent higher than did those who took aerobics, even though both groups were at a healthy weight.

Yoga is one discipline but hits many areas.

I definitely recommend finding a small personal group it is very different than the large group fitness class.
Each session can be bespoke to the groups needs and confidence in positions and breathing techniques can be gained.

IF YOU ARE PLAYING CHEF THIS WEEKEND TRY THIS CLEAN RECIPE ON MUM.

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuffed Chicken Breast


Rolled Chicken Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Rosemary

Rotolo di pollo ripieni ai funghi
Serves 4
4 skinless,boneless chicken breasts about 100g each
2 garlic cloves
1 carrot chopped100g closed cup mushrooms
1 large deseeded tomato
1 tablespoonchopped rosemary leaves
black pepper
salad leaves to serve

1) Preheat oven to 200 degree c/ 400 f/gas 6

Place chicken breast between two sheets of cling film on a board. Use a meat mallet to beat out until 0.5 cm thick

3) Place the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and season.Blitz until you have finely chopped and combined the mixture.

4) Spread the mushroom mixture evenly on one side of the four chicken breasts. Roll up the breasts to encase the stuffing and secure with cocktail sticks.

5) Cut four squares of baking paper and wrap each chicken piece up carefully.
Place on a tray and cook in the middle of the oven for 30 mins or until thoroughly cooked.
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6) Unwrap and slice into rounds serve with a fresh salad of choice.

I am currently extending my Small Group Yoga timetable due to high demand. New dates will be available by March 11th.

Have a Fantastic Mother’s day. Or maybe you prefer to call it Simnel Sunday.

THE HISTORY OF MOTHERING SUNDAY
is a Christian festival. Each year it always falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent and by tradition it was a day when children gave presents, flowers and cards to their mothers. Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the UK since at least the 16th century
Mothering Sunday was also known as Mid-Lent Sunday or Refreshment, because in the old days Sunday when boys were apprenticed from about ten years old and many girls went into service from about the same age, they were allowed a day off to go home and share a meal with their family. Mothering Sunday falls in the middle of Lent and so the fasting rules were relaxed .(some say in honour of the Feeding of the Five Thousand – a story from the Bible). Besides having a good meal, children also went home to the ‘Mother’ church.

Another name for Mothering Sunday is Simnel Sunday. That comes from the tradition of making a special cake called a Simnel Cake. There are plenty of Simnel Cake recipes but very few that explain why it has 11 marzipan balls decorating the top of the cake. They are supposed to represent 11 apostles (Judas, who betrayed Christ, is already removed).

Whatever it means to you, have a happy fit week all.