HEALTH AND WELLBEING cont’d 5 Something as simple as a meal can make a difference to your body and that small ripple can be felt throughout many other areas of your life. If you have more of the right sort of quick energy and low inflammatory food flowing through your system, you’ll have energy and actually FEEL like doing something physical. REALLY! You won’t internally groan when the kids want to go to the park, or a friend wants to go for a walk. You’ll want to go too. When you are eating from a dense nutritional base not a calorie or fat content base, your body will feel stronger and more energised. The biggest difference for me when I eat well is my flatter tummy. NO MUFFIN TOP!! NO EXERCISE!! My jeans just slide on and I’m not racing to take them off before 3pm. My energy lifts and I am able to get more done and feel good. I was lucky to come across Jon Gabriel and Bianca Aiono who advocate simple and easy guidelines for eating. The guideline I use is approx. 200g protein, 3 serves of veg and a small serve of good fats - which in my kitchen usually translates to a piece of beef, chicken or a poached egg, served on a couple of handfuls of rocket and something like mushrooms, tomatoes and salad onions, or left over roasted pumpkin, beetroot or other crunchy veggies. Most meals.
WHEN YOU INCREASE YOUR ACTIVITY, YOUR BODY FUNCTIONS BETTER.
I’ll still have wheat and rice, but in much smaller limited quantities. It’s all about getting more of the good stuff in, rather than what you leave out.