For many of us, the road to a healthy, nutritious life can be an onerous one. There’s a general misconception that leading a healthy life requires eating bland, tasteless food; torturous dieting leaving us hungry, cranky and feeling miserable; and grueling hours sweating at the gym.
My guest blogger for this months dispels all the above mis-truths. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Lee set out to turn her life and health around, using food as medicine. The result has been a complete shift to a healthier, supercharged life.
Lee Holmes is a Certified Health Coach (IIN), yoga teacher, wholefoods chef and author of the best-selling Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way To Good Health and Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful. Lee writes for Lifestyle Food (Yahoo) and Wellbeing Magazine, and her articles have appeared in Miranda Kerr’s ‘Kora Organics’ blog as well as in The Times and The Daily Express in the UK. Lee’s blog won the Healthy Eating Category at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards in 2013.
Lee’s latest book is Fast Your Way To Wellness: Supercharged Food, a simple, supportive and sustainable approach to intermittent fasting, featuring balanced meals that use nutritious unrefined wholefoods to boost energy.
newsXpress/Your Bookshop – Merrylands in partnership with Concord and Holroyd Libraries will be hosting Lee Holmes at two events in April, 2017.
Find information on the events and how to book your place here.
Also be sure to check out Lee’s Supercharged Food website where you’ll find recipes, videos, nutrition hints and a host of other information to start you on the path for a Supercharged life.
Without further ado, here’s Lee to give her Top 3 Nutritional Tips
Tip 1: Healthy isn’t complicated!
I’ve always had trouble navigating my way through complex gourmet recipes from magazines and recipe books, with ingredients that I have never even heard of before! Some of the recipes made me think that I had bitten off more than I could chew. I then started to think that there must be a simpler way to simply cook nutritious food that tastes delicious and isn’t breaking the bank. I decided to stop with the low-calorie and low-fat processed foods and focus on real wholefoods – vibrant vegetables, fresh fruits and power-packed proteins! Look for real food that is as close to nature as possible. I know that we all lead super busy lives so it’s important to remember that our food choices shouldn’t be complicated!Healthy is simple.
Tip 2: Water!
I know this point is one that is overused but I can’t stress it enough! People often experience headaches, mistake hunger for thirst, have digestive upset and can’t focus because they’re not drinking enough water! Every single cell, organ and tissue needs water to function. Water helps regulate body temperature, cures dehydration, keeps your skin soft, and many other important bodily functions (if I don’t stop now, I won’t be able to stop). I recommend drinking 2 L of water a day. I find that keeping a bottle next to me and sipping throughout the day is a way to get my water intake.
Tip 3: Keep it in the seasons!
A simple way to keep healthy eating economical and delicious is to eat with the seasons. Certain fruits and vegetables are cheaper in specific seasons for a reason! Produce that is cultivated in its season can fully ripen and so, is picked at its best state and tastes the yummiest! Food grown outside of its season need pesticides, waxes, chemicals and preservatives to make them more appealing to us! By choosing seasonal food,especially by going organic, you can be sure that your food is better for you and the environment.
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Till next time,