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Feel Great Food With Lee Holmes WAFFLES WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES AND COCONUT YOGHURT

Are you ready for a waffle of a time? Yes, you read that correctly, I said waffle! If you’re a little bit perplexed as to why I would even consider having waffles for breakfast, sit down, get comfortable and make a big mug of tea because it’s time for a talk. Put your hands up if you’ve ever been confused by what to eat because of all the conflicting messages out there? Me too. All my life, I have loved waffles and to be completely honest, when I first started my health journey, I used to think I would never be able to have them again. Ring a bell? It’s time to get things straight: waffles can hold a big place in your heart (and your stomach!), no matter your dietary requirements or preferences. I truly believe that eating should not be about deprivation. If you, like many others, have spent years rebounding from one diet to another, it’s time to finally let it go. Diets don’t work and there is no one-way to eat and live. Prepare to shed the fear of eating the ‘wrong’ thing because I would like to invite you to a beautiful and harmonious marriage between thoughtful eating and delicious food. I mean, who could argue with that? *All of the keto’s, vegans and restrictive food ninjas move in closer to hear exactly what I mean.* While I’m passionate about healthy eating and encouraging people to form a positive relationship with food, there’s so much more to health than just what goes into your mouth. It encapsulates how we interact with the world, our energy, our feelings, our relationships, our finances and more. Scientists have studied the narrow cause-andeffect links between certain ingredients and the food we eat and each of their health outcomes, but now science is leaning towards more holistic

discoveries and finding out how our minds play an immensely important role in the way our physical body functions. This means not focusing on just one particular ingredient and viewing it as a catalyst for health or harm. Science is looking at epigenetics (how genes are expressed), neuroplasticity (the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections), the vagus nerve and the mind gut connection, and the microbiome and the brain. I truly believe that in order to live a Supercharged life, you need to eat foods that nourish the body AND the soul. This is exactly what you’ll read about in my latest book, Supercharge Your Life. When we eat in a healthy and balanced way, our cells are able to function optimally, we have bounding energy and are able to think clearly with a thriving immune system that will tackle any minor illness that comes our way! When we eat real food, we feel good, and what do we do when we feel good? Well, we extend that goodness out to others! By sharing one of life’s greatest pleasures (food… duh!), with others, you can show your love to your most important people. I know what you’re thinking… But Lee, I came here for a healthy recipe, not a Ted talk on the beauty of health and family togetherness. Your wish is my command... These delightful waffles are as heart-warming, wholesome and energising as they are delicious. They'll help you fall head over heels in love with food all over again. Don’t worry if you’re a newbie to waffle-making, we all have to start somewhere! Upon receiving my waffle-maker for a Christmas a few years ago, I had no clue how to create any waffle recipe, let alone one that is actually good for the gut, body and soul. Every Sunday morning, I would slave away in the kitchen, trying to create the perfect consistency, taste, crunch and flavour of the beloved waffle. I quickly came to realise how diverse and delicious waffles could be; some may have even called me a waffle connoisseur (don’t worry, I’ll sign autographs later!). Issue #8 | The Inspired Guide | February 1st 2020

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Read Issue #8 of The Inspired Guide - FREE Conscious Living and Holistic Wellbeing eMagazine! Filled with inspiring and informative article...

The Inspired Guide - Issue #8  

Read Issue #8 of The Inspired Guide - FREE Conscious Living and Holistic Wellbeing eMagazine! Filled with inspiring and informative article...

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