The word “diet” has got a lot of bad press, and is now often perceived as restriction of food. For me, “diet” refers to all I eat. It’s not about abstaining from or avoiding certain foods, it’s about balancing out everything. My “diet” consists of carbs, fruits, vegetables, fish, pulses, cheese, chocolate and ice cream. That said, it doesn’t mean there’s no discipline involved. But, it shouldn’t be about “dieting”, it should be about finding a healthy diet that suits you and your lifestyle.
There’s a lot of information out there that can be conflicting, confusing and unnecessarily complicated. It seems that almost every day there is a new health claim, celebrity endorsed diet or groundbreaking supplement! I aim to remove this smokescreen, and provide you with clear, evidence-based advice that can be easily applied to your lifestyle. I also hope to motivate you to want to make healthier choices, rewarded not only through physical health benefits, but also by feeling happier in yourself.
‘Dieting’ doesn’t have to be difficult. For a truly healthy lifestyle, there should be no pressure to eat foods you don’t like, starve yourself or ban entire food groups! Getting evidence based, accurate advice on food and nutrition can help change your perspective towards healthy eating and guide you towards a sustainable, healthy lifestyle, not a FAD diet. I can help you find the right nutritional balance and support you as you progress.
In the meantime, I hope to make your lifestyle transition easier by sharing my knowledge in the form of posts, recipes and hints through my blog.