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TOYLTime Week #11

August 23, 2022

TOYLTime Week #11

As ever, this makes far more sense if you watched the Live or the video!




 Deep unsexy topic but crucial to health.

Fibre is the “body” of any plant stuff we eat and we need 21-25 grams per day.  This does not mean 21-25 grams of fruit or veg, but 21-25 grams of the fibre ex water. 

There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble.  Soluble fibre helps us regulate cholesterol while insoluble helps our bowels work well.  The other added benefit is that fibre helps you feel full for longer 

To give you an idea of how much fruit and veg you should eat here are some approximate values

  • A decent portion of lettuce is 2 grams
  • Large Sweet Potato is 6 grams
  • An ounce of Almonds is 3.5 grams

 Always drink water with your fibre as it helps it swell and digest properly.

The benefits of fibre are:

  • Normalizes bowel movements
  • Helps maintain bowel health
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Aids in achieving healthy weight
  • Helps you live longer



“Creative people like to daydream and imagine the possibilities and wonders of the world. They can immerse themselves in imagination and fantasy, yet remain grounded enough to turn their daydreams into reality. They are often described as dreamers, but that doesn't mean that they live with their heads in the clouds.” 

Take some time to immerse yourself in your imagination and fantasies this week.  Firing up your imagination, rather than doing a creative “hobby” is a great way to explore your mind. 

Benefits of Daydreaming include:

  1. Daydreaming can improve your creativity
  2. Daydreaming can help you manage anxiety
  3. Daydreaming can strengthen your relationships
  4. Daydreaming can make you more productive
  5. Daydreaming can make you happier at work
  6. Daydreaming can help you achieve your goals 

Remember, daydreaming is different to your mind wandering down a social media rabbit hole or exploring your favourite shops online….



Volunteering can increase your levels of oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins.

  1. Oxytocin - a hormone released by the pituitary gland that causes increased contraction of the uterus during labour and stimulates the ejection of milk into the ducts of the breasts. However, it also elevates your mood!
  2. Serotonin - is a neurotransmitter that communicates between nerve cells in the brain and other cells throughout the body. Raised levels of this put you in a good mood
  3. Dopamine - is a chemical that gives us a good feeling.
  4. Endorphins - act as a natural pain reliever and antidepressant in the body



“Faith without work is dead”

This quote appears in a lot of places, in recovery texts and in the Bible but for us, it means we can’t expect our dreams to happen if we don’t put the work in.

Time moves on regardless of you putting the work in so why not act now?




You’ll have to watch this – close to the end of the video!


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