Just like an aeroplane on a trans-Atlantic flight, we are incredibly vulnerable to being pushed off course by a thousand different variables. Check out my post to learn how you can get yourself back on course!Read More
What am I talking about??
Well, the fact is that adding one "super" food into an average diet is unlikely to significantly improve your wellbeing or add many years to your life. And sadly, many of the "superfoods" that consumers pay top dollar for, are not the nutritional powerhouses they are marketed as...
The research in nutrition science is really starting to come together, and one of the most powerful messages from decades of scientific investigation is that it is the quality of our overall dietary pattern over many years that is the biggest determinant of our health.
No single food or nutrient is a “magic bullet”. Especially if the quality of your overall diet leaves room for improvement! We need to eat a balanced varied diet to get an array of macro- and micronutrients to feed our cells and fuel all of the physiological processed going on inside our miraculous bodies!
So when it comes to nutrition, rather than individual superfoods, I like to focus on eating a "superdiet" featuring a wide range of minimally-processed, nutrient-dense foods each week, with a big emphasis on a rainbow of fresh veggies and fruits, appropriate amounts of protein, heathy fats and complex carbs for my physiological needs.
And if you REALLY want to be a health-ninja, I highly recommend you broaden your focus to include all of the elements of a "super lifestyle": healthy movement, stress-reduction, mindfulness, sleep and cultivating good relationships. To dig into the lifestyle determinants of good health check out THIS POST.
I'm on a mission to get get as many people into the kitchen as possible!
We are becoming high level consumers of fast food, convenience meals and home delivery. And it isnt doing our health or waistlines any favours.
So here are my top tips to help you get motivated to get into the kitchen!
According to Socrates, the unexamined life is not worth living. And I kind of agree!
Today I'm sharing some of the BIG QUESTIONS to ask yourself when you are ready to take a step back, block out some time and REALLY get in touch with yourself.
You would have to be living under a rock not to realise that we are in the grip of an obesity epidemic, and in tandem with this, rates of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease are rising too. At great personal (and financial) cost to those impacted and the people who love them. And you know what tracks right along with the explosion in obesity and diet-related diseases? Ultra-processed packaged foods...Read More
* FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEET* Sometimes I think we walk around with blinkers on, oblivious to the tiny moments of beauty and joy around us. And I also think we let our life "happen" to us, instead of actively scheduling time with friends and loved ones, and wonderful experiences into our lives. So I have a little "assignment" for you...Read More
Do you have high blood pressure? How do you know? Have you been tested? It is so important to know your numbers, and to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Why? Well, it is a silent condition. And it's one of the biggest risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Check out this post to learn about healthy BP numbers, and my 8 tips to maintain a healthy BP!Read More
It is so easy to let ourselves be distracted. We are busier than ever before, and with the entire internet (and all of our friends and family) as close as our mobile phone it is so easy for our attention to be diverted. So this year I have been using the phrase "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing" when planning my work day, and I also use it to make sure I am on track to achieving my goals for the year. And you can do it too!Read More
On the face of it, "everything in moderation" sounds like sensible, sound advice. But stick with me dahlinks.... “All things in moderation” is just BAD ADVICE - on so many levels. Here are a few:Read More