What does “healthy” REALLY MEAN and why diets DO NOT actually work
We don’t have to diet, stop eating what we love to look good and/or lose weight. In fact, the opposite is true. To look good, we need to feel good, because if we feel good, our bodies are happy and healthy. And healthy, happy bodies are lean, healthy and stay that way for a long time.
Of course, nutrition is one of the most powerful ways of making our insides healthy and happy. Eating nutritional foods means preventing disease and forming healthy, functioning and thriving bodies. Nutrition is a balance of food that our bodies need every day to function, grow and thrive as humans. Nutrition is the difference between our gut working or not, our metabolism fired up or slowed down, our hormones at optimal levels, our mood and energy, and even our brains are affected and reliant on nutrition.
Dieting is a thing of the past
Diets are everywhere and still so popular. Bloggers, so-called experts and the health industry all tell us many things to add in, swap out or just exclude altogether. But diets can often be a complete waste of time. In fact, 95 per cent of people who diet gain their weight that they lost plus more in 1-5 years. Dieting can also cause us to feel moody and feel unbalanced or incomplete, leading to binge eating or overeating on processed, unhealthy food.
“Diets do not lead to sustained weight loss or health benefits for the majority of people,” (Traci Mann, UCLA Associate professor of Psychology)
Good nutrition saves on medication and hospital time in the future
The Australian Dietary Guidelines is an excellent framework by the Australian government, which compiles recent studies supporting healthy eating and the early prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity. All Australians should be familiar with these guidelines to understand healthy eating and nutrition to prevent disease, as well as avoid future medications or even ongoing hospital support. We strongly believe that food is medicine and medicine is food, and should be a top priority to prevent disease and ill health to you and your family.
Nutrition is essential to make beautiful organs and skin. Your skin recreates itself with new cells every three to four weeks. Therefore, eating good nutrition is essential to create the new skin that is radiant so you look younger and your skin is supple. It’s amazing that nutrition can help to create a new body and provide a second chance to new and better health. Here are our tips on how to add nutrition and not change a thing:
Choose quality food: Fresh vegetables, meats, grains and seeds cooked as a meal together at home or by a chef when out is quality food. Any processed food is not high quality. Seasonal food from the market or finding fresh strawberries and avocados to snack on is a better example of quality food.
Listen to your body: Understand what your body craves and feed it natural food. It might be warm food in winter, seasonal fruit and vegetables, calcium from un-homogenised milk or Greek yogurt, plus the fats from nuts. Take the time to listen to what your body craves from a variety of foods.
Eat a variety of micro and macro foods: Micro foods are the vitamins and minerals you find in colourful vegetables, while macronutrients are fats, proteins carbs and fibre. Excellent examples of these form part of the Australian Dietary Guidelines or our very own healthy recipes.
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