If you are familiar with my blog, you will know that I am not a fan of labelling foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ or of unnecessary dietary restrictions. On the other hand, I am a proponent of evidence-based advice and enjoying foods mindfully. While writing these posts, I am reminded again and again just how confused and overwhelmed many of us are with regard to nutrition messaging. Conflicting nutrition information abounds. This is due in part to the complexity and nuances of this science, to the propagation of pseudoscience, and also the miscommunication or oversimplification of dietary recommendations. For many of us, this information overload has contributed to a negative relationship with food; where the once pleasurable acts of food shopping, cooking, and eating are tainted with anxiety and guilt. Furthermore, changing life-long eating habits is hard and can feel like a never-ending battle.
It’s time to stop the fight with food and kiss and make up!
K.I.S.S. as in ‘Keep It Smart and Simple’.
This is my ultimate guide to eating well over the pending holiday season and beyond. These 8 steps are the foundation for a positive relationship with food. There is no mention of calories, of macronutrients or of individual foods. There are many ways of meeting your nutritional requirements and this holistic approach to eating will help you achieve a dietary pattern that meets your individual needs. It combines knowledge, intuition, and some basic nutrition principals to empower you to embrace a positive approach to eating.
Print it and post it in a prominent spot, share it with your friends, follow it and reap the benefits of falling in love again with your food and body.
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- In Tune
- In Check
- In (Self) Love
- The Real Deal
- Stay planted
- Eat Regularly
- Drink Up