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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Information OVERLOAD - what foods should I really eat to be happy and healthy?

There is a lot of information out there about what foods we should eat to be healthy - how do we know what is true?

You have grown up being told that fat is bad for you and makes you fat, and now someone is telling you about how successful they are being on a high fat diet. Eating too many eggs will give you high cholesterol, won't it? And whole grain bread, it is better for you than white bread, right? 

Who do you believe?

And then there are all those 'diets' being sold out there - Aitkins, South Beach, Zone, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig - which one is the best? Why do they work for some people and not others? AND why do they offer contradictory information about what foods you should eat?

Which diet should you choose?

Well I'm going to let you in on a little secret about great health and effortless weight loss. You can trust in what I am saying for two reasons, 1) I'm not selling you anything, no products and 2) what I am going to say is simple and makes sense.

The secret is:

"To feel and look great you need to eat real foods, 80-90% of the time"

Knowing what real foods are is the key. By real foods I mean ones that haven't been process, or if they have - it is minimal. 

They include:

·         Protein from healthy animals, seafood and eggs
·         Carbohydrates from locally grown vegetables, fruit and berries
·         Fats from nuts and seeds , natural oils, and animal products
·         Dairy products such as whole milk, cream, and butter can be consumed as long as they can be tolerated.

To keep it simple, you plate may look like this:

If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. These foods will:

·         Support gut health
·         Support immune function and minimize inflammation
·         Promote a healthy hormonal response
·         Promote a healthy psychological relationship with food

If you eat these foods most of the time, good health will follow - how could it
not? Lots of good protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals. Nothing to
clog up your gut and make you feel floated, play havoc with your blood sugar
levels or disrupt your much needed sleep!

Good health is about making good nutrition a habit. No need to go on a "diet" and
tell yourself what you CAN'T eat. Establish habits by thinking about all the
yummy foods you CAN eat - that way you will create the lifestyle change you
want without feeling deprived.

So what is one thing you can do today to get you started on your new lifestyle?

Start every day successfully by eating a high protein and high fat breakfast. 

This will maintain good blood sugar levels throughout the morning, keep you full and satisfied and 
help mobilize those fat stores for energy.     

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at:

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