Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it.
If you intend to achieve optimum health it is essential that you fuel your body with the best nutrition. There is no way around this; weight loss, weight gain, increased energy, better moods, improved focus and concentration, effective management of chronic illness etc. all start with good nutrition which is complemented by regular exercise.
I do not believe in fad diets as most of them are unrealistic, unhealthy (psychologically if not physically) and have very short-term results; as soon as they stop following the diet plan many people re-gain their lost weight, and more. I believe the most effective way to achieve and MAINTAIN weight and health goals is to change longstanding lifestyle habits, through consistency in healthy eating and regular exercise. This is not going to happen overnight and it may not be easy to start with but as soon as you start to see and feel the positive results it will be easier for you to be motivated to continue. If you would like to live a healthier life but don’t know where to start I’d love to help you, just email me and I’ll be happy to have a chat with you about your goals and talk through some ideas for getting started.
There are many opinions of what a healthy diet looks like and this often changes with the current fashion. Some examples of modern-day diets are Paleo, gluten free, high fat/low (or no) carbs, alkaline and intermittent fasting diets, to name a few. The recipes on this website will mostly be geared towards the age-old “balanced diet” consisting of lots of fresh vegetables, a moderate amount of carbohydrates and protein and a small amount of healthy fat. These are similar recommendations to the New Zealand and British Heart Foundations, Diabetes New Zealand and Diabetes UK.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Whatever you are eating, eat with intention; focus on your food and do not allow yourself to be distracted by TV, driving, computers, study, work or anything else. One simple but effective way of preventing overeating and weight gain is to sit down, chew your food properly, taste it and respond appropriately when your body tells you that you have eaten enough (i.e. stop eating). You will find your food much more enjoyable if eaten this way too.
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