Just a reminder to focus on your body needs, rather than wants.
I resist putting information on food on this blog because my experience is that most people that are overweight actually know what foods they need to be eating and what foods they need to stay away from. Healthy eating information is available everywhere …….I liked the information below that I found in a Lorna Jane leaflet.
Most of us know how to shed excess fat from the body. Knowing something and putting it into practice is two different things. Knowing hasn’t worked for many. That is why I focus on retraining the mind, lifestyle change and developing emotional intelligence.
Ditching the diet and making a lifestyle change is key towards reaching your ideal weight, shape, fitness level and state of mind. Stemming from the idea of reducing all chemicals from your body, taking a clean approach to the way you eat means you are eliminating processed foods and getting back basic health. Being clean is about nourishing that beautiful body of yours, and fuelling it with the right nutritious food it deserves.
It’s essential to eat foods that are fresh! The less alteration your food has had from humans the better. Think fruit and vegetables and lean organic cuts of fish or poultry. These sources provide the purest form of nutrients and vitamins for your body. Plus there are plenty of recipes to ensure your fresh food is always interesting.
Eat healthy fats
Forget fat-free, the body needs good fat to function. The three types you want and need are monounsaturated fats, omega-3 and polyunsaturated to aid in lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease. Opt for olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, flaxseed oil and fatty fish like salmon for the ultimate source.
Eat lean proteins
Essential to creating lean muscle and feeling fuller for longer, choose a combination of lean meats and plant based proteins eg lentils, beans, Chia.
Eat whole grains
Adopt the brown is best approach and make conscious carb choices. Eat small quantities of complex carbohydrate like brown rice, quinoa, oats, bran flakes or wheat germ.
It’s really quite simple, drinking water is essential to your health. You know this, so get the required eight glasses per day (plus one more for each hour of exercise or air travel)
Never skip a meal
Food is fuel and without regular intake our bodies go into starvation mode. It’s paramount that you eat three meals a day, however, six small meals are recommended for optimum metabolic health.