Ok this is a non complicated nutritional approach for basic health and wellness. Let's get our heads out of the books for a moment and into the real world. Hands up if you feel there is not enough time in your day to even get the washing done and then you are expected to read a book on how to eat as well. Throw in a mix of children, work, animals and for some of you crazies a little bit of study and life spins in circles and our health is your last port of call. Don't get me wrong, if I had a permanent chef I would be happy to eat Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, gourmet whatever, and I am a little spoilt by a husband who loves to cook, well some of the time. I love food and all types of it. But I have to budget both time and money around 3 girls, husband and work. I am a nutritionist and choose to eat healthy options for both taste and health.
I believe 90% of your health and image comes from what we put into your mouth. Life can deal a harsh hand to some of us due to no fault of our own but most of the time you are the captain of your own vessel. I would like to say that healthy living is not complicated you know what to do, it is just making that decision to do it.
Some of this is going to sound so so so, simple that you may be thinking I already know that, so my question to you is why aren't you doing it?
Number 1. No more fast food.......oh how obvious is that but you may be one of the billions of people who still choose to eat there.
Number 2. Make your lunch, you are going to save yourself so much money you may be able to pay of your credit card or go on a holiday.
Number 3. Limit the food you eat from a large commercial supermarket. Decrease the packeted food in your life.
Number 4. Stop making excuses, chocolate, chips, cake and fizzy drinks will not give you energy and will not cheer you up and they are not a reward.
Number 5. If you are over 45 you may not get back to pre wedding weight after children. Be realistic and love your body as a woman not as a teenager.
Number 6. Yes you have to move to be healthy. Get the feel good hormones running through your body again by exercising. Start today not tomorrow.
Number 7. Avocado is awesome but you don't need a whole 1/2 an avocado on toast, 1/4 is sufficient.
Number 8. I too love the nutri bullet, but it is a meal replacement not a bonus shake.
Number 9. I agree drink and eat the real stuff, eg milk and cheese but be aware of how much you consume they are high in fat.
Number 10. Stir fry for dinner is so quick and simple, I throw what ever veggies I have and then chicken breast and a handful of nuts. Voila, you have the quickest healthiest no complex carbohydrate dinner ever. Or stuck for time an omelette, yum.......
If you have the time to read and experiment go for it, I know in the holidays I love to explore FOOD, however if you are time poor, more pressure is not going to help. You know the difference between healthy and not healthy food options, LISTEN and don't give in to the thought of "it is quick and easy" or "cheaper". The time it takes to drive and wait for a burger meal is more that a quick stir fry at home. An apple is cheaper than a chocolate, fill up your water bottle it is cheaper than a soft drink.
Happy healthy eating to you all. Xxxxxxx