We’ve all been there: enjoying life to the full and taking our health for granted.
Then one day we decide it’s time. Time to look after our health so that we can enjoy growing old. Research tends to say that the wakeup call happens when approaching the 40s.
But it can happen much earlier: if you don’t feel that great anymore, or you just have an event coming up and you want to make sure you are at your best for the occasion. Perhaps a sport event, a baby, or your wedding?
Whatever the reason, this is the big WHY that will make things happen.
So where to start?
If you can manage these 5 suggestions, you will be on the right path and may even be the solution
And if this is not enough, I’d suggest to work with someone who can help you reach your goals. Of course you can always read, and give it a try. But how long will it take to make it right for you? Will you have enough support to help you reach your goal? How can be sure that the advice you are following are not harming you?
Whatever your goals, happy to have a quick chat and let you know if you’re on the right track.
My number: 07568 080 481.
What does it really take?
What does it really take to be healthy?
That was the question that changed my life, back in 2008 when I was plagued with physical and mental health issues.
I had tried the regular route with GPs and specialists and prescribed medication. But none of their recommendation that I tried worked for me: not a single improvement despite all my efforts.
I became very frustrated because I wanted results and I wasn’t getting anywhere.
So I decided to take charge of my health and sort it out by myself.
And that’s all it took, a simple decision. This decision that changed my life. The decision that I was going to persevere until I find the way that works for me.
Are you there yet?
For me December has been for a long time synonymous with indigestion, headaches, hangovers and weight gain?
Then with the years, as a result of maturity and education on nutrition, I realised that it was actually possible to have a wonderful holiday period without suffering from the usual complaints. Imagine sailing through December without stress or weight gain. It is totally possible, and the secret is preparation, decision and self-discipline.
Now I love the holiday, because I know I won't start the year with a few extra kilos!
So here are my favourite tips. Start as soon as you can, and you will see what a difference ir makes!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
PS: let me know how the tips you tried and how it went this year
I have always loved food. But it is only when I realised I was intolerant to gluten that I started spending a lot more time in the kitchen. Initially I was disorganised, just substituting wheat flour with gluten-free flour, until I noticed that gluten-free products are not healthy. Actually most of the time, they are worse than the regular products because they contain even higher amounts of disguised sugars and fats. But people's impression is different, that's why the demand is growing and there is now a huge gluten-free market.
But back to me, after this realisation, I started spending even more time in the kitchen, updating my favorite recipes and increasing my repertoire. Then in the sapce of 12 months I became a mother, a wife, and a nutritional therapist. It became urgent that I updated my kitchen to become as effective as possible so that I don't spend all my time there.
Here are my top 5 kitchen ustensils, those that I use on a daily basis, every time I prepare meal.
Click on the picture for further information, courtesy of Amazon.co.uk.
It's finally winter! And to be honest I don't like it!
Days are too short. You can easily spend a whole day without seeing the daylight if you're not careful: it happened to me almost every day back to the time I was in the rat race.
Temperatures drop easily below 10C, so you need to add enough layers to keep warm. This means you may end up looking one size bigger.
And last but not least, it is often difficult to have a social life because people are sick or unwell - or they need to look after sick or unwell members of the family
But on a much more positive note, I not longer hate winters: I've managed not to get sick or unwell for the last few years, which makes this season a lot more enjoyable. Studying nutrition and healty lifestyle really helped to achieve this.
So I wanted to share some of my tips so that you can benefit from them too, and perhaps this winter will be different for you?
I wish you the best health ever this winter. I hope you will find this tips helpful and don't hesitate to add a comment below if you have further questions.
Each year in November, the most influential people across the food, health and nutrition world meet: it is the Food Matters Live show (http://www.foodmatterslive.com), a large professional gathering over 3 days. 15,000 professionals are expected to go this year.
To be honest, it is an impressive show. Being a Nutritional Therapist and a foodie, I like to try new products, and know quite a few brands already. But this show is a total pleasure! Meeting all the brand new brands of next year, and often the founders of these brands, launching their products! Plus being able to taste all these new products, whether foods or drinks, coming from around the world! I wouldn't ever miss it.
This professional show is also very exciting because it is possible to meet the companies doing research on new ingredients or foods. My position is always the least ingredients and the least processed foods are the best, but it is very interesting to find out where the food industry is going. I always wish they mean as well as they claim. However nothing ever beats fresh fruits and vegetables.
There are also many conferences, seminars and special events.
Last year I was totally overwhelmed with the number of products about to come on the market. However I soon realised that so many of these products never make it to the retail world. So now I looked at these exciting new products with a pinch of salt, hoping that they would actually make the cut.
If last year it was all about coconut products - coconut water, coconut oil, etc. - this year it was all about ... crickets. Absolutely, crickets. These insects you would possibly never imagine eating, unless you feel very adventurous on a special trip. Well, apparently this is the new ingredient for 2017. Expect cricket bars, cricket flours, and dried crickets. Many brands are betting on this, so we obviously wish them well.
I will be honest here, I did not try them. I was not adventurous enough today. None of the cricket-based products appealed to me enough, no matter how beautiful they looked or how nutritious they may be. I guess I will have to give it a try at some point, because after all I am a foodie, and as such, I am a food-adventurer.
So what do you think? Have you tried these products yet? Any good feedback?
December is a wonderful celebratory month, where most people eat and drink without thinking of the consequences it may have on their body (and mind). If you have a perfect diet and lifestyle the rest of the year, then it wouldn’t be such an issue.
But it is rarely the case. I do agree that it is important to enjoy life, but it is also important to look after your body, not only because damages add up, but also once you realise there is something, it takes longer to recover.
So why not find out what the best options for you are, so that you can fully enjoy the festive period, and any other celebrations from now on?
Tonight I will:
• (Briefly) reveal the real consequences of living life to the full for too long
• Review the signs and symptoms to show that it may be time to slow down or start changing a few habits
• Design a strategy on how to deal with the festive period like a champion, looking at what’s usually on the menu (food and drink- wise) and the best options for you to choose. We will find ways for you to enjoy yourself the healthiest way possible
• For those interested we may even design a nutritious full menu (starter, main and desert) with the recipes. If this is of interest to you, let me know in advance if you follow a particular diet
Date: Monday 19th December 2016 at 7pm
Address: 14 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8HN
Fee: £10 (pre-paid event only, no payment on the day)
Children’s Nutrition: how to feed your children to support their mood, learning, behaviour and development
Would you agree that well-nourished children perform better physically and mentally? I do and so does the latest research. So do you know how to nourish your child(ren) as opposed to just feed them?
Do you believe that the government guidelines on child nutrition are correct? In my opinion they are wrong. The figures from the latest National Child Measurement Programme 2014/15 published in March 2016 can prove it:
• 1 in 5 children in Reception is overweight or obese (1 in 10 is obese)
• 1 in 3 children in Year 6 is overweight or obese (1 in 5 is obese)
But obviously it is not just about childhood obesity. It has also to do with child behaviour and illnesses as well.
I also believe that the food industry has too much of an influence when it comes to food recommendations. That’s why some recommendations don’t make that much sense.
So tonight we will discuss what children really need to eat to thrive: so that they can perform better mentally and physically.
I will cover the following topics:
• The different vitamins and minerals that you child needs: how much of them, in what food to find them, and how much of the food does would it be
• What the government recommended plate is, and what a healthier plate would be
• The 7 crucial topics that you may need check/adjust to make all the difference
• Some tips to help your children eat - in case they are fussy eaters, or not used to this type of foods
This talk is to provide a better understanding of what and how to feed your children better, from weaning to teenage years. Recommendations may vary slightly between the different age groups but I will provide a way to find exactly what you child need.
I am a registered Nutritional Therapist and mother of a 14-month old son. I researched and applied everything mentioned in this talk to my son. He is very healthy (never been sick) and eats everything (apart from gherkins and olives). Here is a video of him eating when he was 11-month old. Watch the video now.
Date: Monday 5th December 2016 at 7pm
Address: 14 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8HN
Fee: £10 (pre-paid event only, no payment on the day)