My philosophy is pretty simple really (isn’t life already too complicated?).
I believe that optimal-wellbeing is about looking at your whole life balance. It’s how you EAT, THINK & LIVE = WELLNESS.
In a nutshell, here it is:
- EAT WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. I’m not really into mainstream diets or fads (yes, they do all come & go). The way you should eat depends on what’s happening inside your body, your lifestyle, goals, family needs, budget, training levels and so on. There is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach – biochemical individuality means that everyone is unique.
- WELLNESS SHOULD BE A WAY OF LIFE. Our health & body changes constantly, but we tend to notice it more as we age. It’s about rethinking & resetting how you eat, think & live when things don’t feel quite right. But your health needs to stay on your ‘to do list’ – sometimes you’ll just need to make a few tweaks & other times a full overhaul. There is no set formula or rulebook of what will work for you.You need to roll with it & stay open to trying new things. The effort will be well worth it.
- MARKETING CLAIMS ON FOOD: BEWARE. We need to train ourselves to ignore the marketing on products & read the ingredients instead. For example, compare a packet of carrots to a box of cereal. Which is better for you? Exactly – carrots, the one without all the marketing hype. The more claims on a packet the more suspicious you should be. Why? There’s (almost) always a catch. Low fat or no fat often means high sugar. No sugar often means it has artificial sweeteners/chemicals. Natural means nothing! Gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy either.
- CHALLENGE THE FOOD CHOICES YOU MAKE. The food you eat either makes you more healthy or less healthy. Simple. Real foods from mother-nature are nourishing, beneficial & healing. Whereas processed ‘food-like-products’ silently create imbalance & disease. It’s important to challenge the choices you make. Is there something better I could eat now? How can I get more veggies into this meal or snack?