I get asked ALL THE TIME about what diet is best and what do I think about xxxx diet.
My answer is always the same: 🤔 Will you enjoy eating this way - will it make you happy?
Because our mental, spiritual and emotional health is JUST as important as our physical health. 🤔 We know that diets don't work (the same level of evidence that means we all know smoking causes cancer). So we need to be eating in a way that we can do forever and that means making sure there are lots of every day foods and pleasure foods and celebration foods eaten. 🤔 There is NOT one way of eating that is perfect. We all live in different body's with different genetics, different likes, dislikes, cultural foods, traditions, food availability and food budgets. If you eat a certain way and you love it and it works for you, that's FANTASTIC! But doesn't mean everyone should eat that way. 🤔 What we do know is that the best way to have optimum health is to have a diet that you can stick to. 🤔 We also know that our behaviours are WAY more important than our body weight. And if we are: eating 5+ a day; exercising regularly; not smoking: not drinking too much then we have the same health outcomes regardless of our weight or BMI.
If you are struggling with eating well and need help with your eating behaviours or nutrition, or if you feel guilty when you are eating, or if you are SICK of dieting and want another approach, get in touch! I have a nutrition clinic and can do face to face or skype sessions. PM me for more info.
The conversations we have about our bodies to ourselves and our kiddies is so important.
The most common thoughts we have are focused on a specific aspect of our body. For example have you ever thought or said: "My... 💣 Bum is too big
💣 Thighs have cellulite
💣 Belly has stretch marks and rolls/muffin tops
💣 Flabby arms/bat wings
💣 Teeth are crooked,
💣 Skin's not smooth, boobs are too small, too big or too droopy, etc etc etc!
Let's change the conversation. Instead of focusing on one part of our body and finding something "wrong" with it. Let's focus on how our body works. On appreciating our body and treating it with respect.
I am grateful that my body: 💃 is healthy and feels good 💃 allows me to run, walk and jump on the tramp with the kids 💃 gives me the energy I need to work and play 💃 allows me to see and hear and taste my food. 💃 My body is fabulous!
Let's teach our kiddies these messages too ❤️