Your Food Relationship. Is it healthy?

Have you ever thought about your relationship with food?  Really thought about it?

Have you ever taken noticed of what you eat over the day or even a week, how much is fresh and how much is processed?

Have you thought I wish I had more energy?  I wish I could lose some weight?

We hear it all the time from clients, family and friends.  It is posted all over social media and through labels at the supermarket.  We have junk food advertised on the telly and then straight after an advertisement for a yogurt that will make you feel less bloated, or a probiotic to fight the bad gut bacteria or a multivitamin which is the answer to your lack of energy.

What if you didn’t need a quick fix or pick me up.  What if you just needed to eat healthy fresh food?  By simply changing your diet to contain healthy fresh food you could have more energy, sleep better, concentrate better and not to mention the dreaded food shopping trip would be so much quicker as you wouldn’t have to waste your time in 80% of the isles.

Any change is difficult.  Changes to our eating habits are especially difficult.  Food takes up so much of our day from shopping, preparing, cooking, eating and cleaning up.  To eat well it takes time, commitment and organisation.  But the end result of a healthy, better, more energised you is worth all the effort.

So how about this week you really take notice of what you eat and how you feel.  Acknowledge your relationship with food and how you could improve because you’re worth it!

Eat less from a packet

Simple Tips for Weight Loss

Starting your weight loss journey can be daunting.  Whether you have 5 kilos to lose or 50. Regular exercise and healthy eating is key and there are some very simple tips to help you get started. Below are just a few.

WATER.  Water is the most important nutrient in the body.  If you are thirsty it means you are already dehydrated.  Staying hydrated is key to weight loss and if you add a big glass of water before every meal you will be closer to achieving your daily water intake and it will help you feel fuller which will assist in preventing overeating.

PORTION CONTROL. One of the biggest mistakes people make is having large portions.  Knowing what is the right portion is so important.  So do your research.  Measuring our snacks instead of eating straight from a bag can help.  Some people use smaller plates.  Make sure you put away any leftovers after plating up to stop yourself going back for seconds!

MOVE MORE. The more you move the better you will feel.  Some days it can be impossible to schedule a chuck of time to go for a run or hit the gym.  That’s OK.  Any movement is good movement.  Taking more breaks away from your desk, taking the stairs instead of the lift, park further away from the shops . . . anything that gets you moving more is good.

DON’T GO HUNGRY.  One of the mistakes I hear over and over again from someone trying to lose weight is “I was good all day but then at night I binge”. Its important to eat every 2 to 3 hours.  Its good to be hungry but not starving.  Once you get to this point you are more likely to overeat. So make sure you always have healthy snacks ready to go.

SLEEP. Sleep is so important.  Its hard to be motivated when you are tired and people who are tired are more likely to overeat during the day.  So aim for enough sleep each night that you wake up refreshed and energised ready to smash your goals in the morning!