FOOD & NUTRITION
My food philosophy is simple – eat real food. Prioritise ingredients as close to their natural state as possible and make sure to have a rainbow of colour on your plate. It’s a back-to-basics approach where the complexity of our current food supply is stripped away. No more artificial preservatives, colours, flavours or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Essentially, get rid of all the nasties!
Start with veggies and build from there. Next, add some healthy fats like ghee, avocado, olive or coconut oil, eggs and nuts. Want some protein? Ensure that the protein you’re eating has been treated with the same care and respect that you’d give your own body – because it's going in your body.
Eating clean and healthy isn’t about labels, dietary dogma or the latest trend – it’s about food that’s nourishing for your unique body.
My diet comprises of primarily plant-based whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and fermented foods. With occasional inclusions of organic dairy and free-range, sustainably sources organic meat. I’ve found this diet to be the most nourishing for my body.
But you may be different!
Just because a tomato is loaded with nutrients does not mean everybody will respond favourably to it.
Nourishing your body with food means listening to how your body responds to food – and all of us are beautifully unique. If you start with real, nutrient-dense, whole foods and remember mindful, intuitive eating – you’ve just taken one giant leap in the direction of improved health.
LIFESTYLE AND HAPPINESS
When it comes to health, there’s a lot of focus just on food – with more than 23 million hashtags of #HealthyEating on Instagram. But I believe that living healthy is just as important as eating healthy.
What does living healthy entail? It’s prioritising self-care, stress management, good quality sleep, healthy relationships, physical activity and life enjoyment. It’s “taking life down a notch” and allowing you to breathe. It’s balancing work and life to actually be balanced. It’s connecting with mother nature and dipping your toes in the sand. It’s figuring out what makes you happy and doing more of that!
The mind and body are inextricably connected. What affects one affects the other. Food affects your brain and thoughts affect your digestion and immune system. Any way you slice and dice it you come to the same conclusion....
Health is Holistic!
There’s an old Irish proverb that says, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” And I’d have to agree. Yet, these simple words of wisdom are sometimes forgotten in our always busy, always connected, always “on the go” lifestyles. So let’s change that!
From my own wellness journey and that of my clients I can tell you what I see time and again. Nutrient-dense, high-quality foods provide a foundation for wellness. But the tipping point for long term health and happiness is rooted in positive lifestyle changes. In this era of information overload, let me help you with the right tools and strategies to regain control of your eating and lifestyle habits thereby successfully achieving your health goals!