MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION, isn't it.
Is anyone else confused about what to eat? This is the vibe I am picking up from people at the moment. Everyone is dishing out different information, one minute something is good for you next minute it's bad for you. Then there are the labels on foods, you need a degree to be able to understand it and figure out what exactly it contains, what that number means and even if it says 'natural' or 'organic', is it really? (marketing tricks us ALL the time.)
There you have it one very confused and overwhelmed consumer just trying to find something to eat.
It really doesn't have to be this way. Food can be simple and food really does matter.
Then there are all of these pills, powders and potions on the market that claim:
- Your daily veggie intake
- quick weight loss
- increased energy.... etc
They are bright coloured, smell like lollies and you can't seem to find an ingredient list unless you look really hard (that's me) and then you can't pronounce the words on the label, but...... its all natural. mmm yeh ok. You lost me when I saw the colour but since everyone is preaching its the best thing ever I am intrigued so I look at the ingredients before I make a decision, and confirmed when I can't pronounce an ingredient I ask myself: do you think my body is going to know what the hell to do with it?
Nope. Sorry. What are the side effects....?
In todays day and age, we have to question everything.
So now is where you all turn #raw #vegan....just joking. There is no one size fits all approach as far as I am concerned, we are all unique and we all have varying degrees of health.... and problems for that matter. (that wasn't a dig at you raw vegans either if you are reading, some people can totally rock that diet)
Now what? I still haven't told you what to eat, have I.
Eat real food, that is food in its most natural state. Try to avoid all the packaged, pre made foods, all the take aways and definitely all of the fast food options. Get into the kitchen and experiment with cooking. Everything you can buy pre made can be home cooked which makes it ALOT healthier! YAY (please don't be shy or discouraged if you don't know how to cook or where to start, have a try and if you are really stuck book in a cooking lesson - it is the most valuable skill you can have for yourself!)
Eat the rainbow, eat what is in season and a variety of it. Keeping a food diary can be great for the hard core foodies, by writing down what you ate, how you feel/think/act can help piece together your health puzzle and what might and might not be a food that you react too.
Now don't get me wrong, I understand it is not as easy as this in every circumstance especially those suffering from an illness or disease, then it needs to be very specific and tailored to the individual and condition by a professional in the field.
I have some good news, anyone living in Perth I will be in Clinic all year (2017) at Perth Wellnation Clinic, feel free to come and see me. My consults have a holistic approach and are tailored specifically to you. Maybe you need help with stress management, weight management, anxiety, sleep, gut health or maybe you are confused or want to take the preventative approach to dis-ease occurring in your body. All treatment plans are signed off by our supervisor, a Qualified Senior Nutritionist.
I would love to see you in Clinic!
And just to finish, you don't have to change everything all at once. Take small sustainable steps, towards better health and remember you are doing a really great job don't be hard on yourself!
Jenna Maree xxx
P.S - my number one food tip for anyone is eat more greens!
P.SS - Consults are FREE for March only (to book in call 08 9225 2907 and book in, I am consulting Wednesday's: 3pm, 4:30pm and Friday's: 8am, 9:30am, 1130am and 1pm)