Wellness series-“Eat Right”
Over the coming weeks we will be talking about hot topics to keep your health & wellness in check. Today’s topic we thought we’d discuss is “eat right”...
Yeah right but where do we start? There is so much conflicting information out there about so many different diet methods and what to eat and what to avoid, it can all get so confusing.
The most important thing to do is to listen to your body when you eat something, We each have a gift and that is intuition and our bodies sends us signs when something doesn't agree with us. Are you left feeling sluggish? bloated? gassy? brain fog? or just plain irritable after a meal, then maybe you need to have a look at your food and re look at what you are feeding your body. A diet preferably based on whole foods is best but every body is different so you need to find out what works for your own individual needs.
If you stick to whole foods in the form of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, ancient grains (if grains agree with you) healthy fats such as avocado, coconut, ghee, olive oil, grass fed butter, tallow, dripping, duck fat are some of the main ones and grass fed meat, you are well on the way to a healthier lifestyle.
Throw away those scales and STOP concentrating on calories and start focusing on your health and how you feel instead of how you look.
Water is one of the most important necessities of life that nourishes our cells and feeds our brain, without water our bodies dont function properly we become dehydrated and our organs begin to struggle. Water is one of the best ways of getting rid of toxins and moving waste out of our bodies. Start your day with water even add a splash of lemon to help your body get ready for digestion and cleanse the liver.
A typical healthy Ma and Me Day
Upon rising drink a large glass of water. Add squeezed lemons or digestible essential oils, mint, apple cider vinegar to add a spin on the water for your own tastes.
MA: In the morning upon rising I always have warm lemon water followed by a large glass of super greens, apple cider vinegar and vitamin c powder in a large glass of water
ME: I like to have plain water followed by a large herbal tea, I enjoy either peppermint, lemon & ginger or green
MA: I really feel energised when I start my day with a fresh cold pressed vegetable juice, consisting of whatever I have in my fridge at the time, my favourite is 2 carrots, 2 celery, 1 green apple, half a cucumber, half a lemon and a knob of ginger
ME: Having three small children and working my mornings are quiet busy at this time of the day I'm not quiet hungry but I still make sure I give my body some sort of nutrition to kick start my day. During the week I will have a nutrition packed smoothie with some of my favourite fruits, coconut water, collagen powder and chia seeds.
Some days Ma and Me like to do intermittent fasting where we wait until lunchtime to have something to eat or have some fruit and lots of water until lunch time..
Sundays we make breakfast meals special by going out for a special meal or by cooking something at home such as poached eggs, mushrooms, avocado, baby spinach on sour dough or by itself
Snacks throughout the day:
MA: Some days I like to snack on seasonal fruits whatever it may be at the time or I have another vegetable juice which I really love
ME: I also like seasonal fruit and nuts, home made bliss balls and a herbal tea, hommus with brown rice crackers/carrot sticks or a delicious warm cup of bone broth.
MA: For me this is super important to get as much nutrients into me as I can, my super food salad not only nourishes me but fills me for most of the day, I'm a tad boring so its the same most of the time but you can put in it whatever suits, mine mainly consists of mixed lettuce, avocado, radish, cucumber, red onion, chopped tomato, kale, sprouts (my favourite is broccoli sprouts which I sprout myself) add whatever salad you like, I then add on top some herb sprinkle, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice with cracked pepper and Himalayan salt, I also add sometimes salmon, free range chicken or chickpeas if I feel the need for a heartier lunch.
ME: I am a hummus lover so I have copious amounts of hummus topped with kale slaw, half a sliced avocado and either home made falafels or local pasture fed poached eggs topped with pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds or a sprinkling of pistachio dukkha
MA: For me dinner isn't as important as lunch, I always eat lighter for dinner maybe a smoothie or another juice, my smoothie is different each time but one of my all time favourites is choc berry banana consisting of 1 cup of coconut water, 1 banana, 1/2 an avocado, 1 tablespoon of raw cacao, 1/2 cup of organic mixed berries, then I add some super foods like bee pollen, maca, moringa, or whatever I have in the cupboard, I always mix things up dependent on what I have.
ME: I am much the same as MA for me my body requires a much lighter meal at this time of day. I may even have my lunch time salad with a piece of oven baked salmon. Soups or Broth or soaked brown rice, curried cauliflower topped with a dollop of coconut yogurt and squeeze of lime juice, Sundays are always for roasts.
We hope that you enjoy our first wellness series post and feel free to reach out for ideas, tips and tricks in your kitchen. Keep an eye out for our next wellness post coming to your inbox in a couple of weeks. If you enjoyed this information dont forget to comment, like and share.
Jess & Carol