There’s so much dietary advice kicking about. Eat this. Don’t eat that. This is a superfood. This will prevent cancer. For the right advice, who you gonna call?
Dietitians, that’s who. They are the people who really know their stuff about food. They are the food experts whose title is protected. That means no-one can legally call themselves a dietitian without proper training and qualifications.
What can we learn from the real experts?
Too many dietary restrictions make life miserable. If you like cake, fast food, sweets – that’s fine but in moderation. Make the cake a weekly treat, not a daily routine. Make the takeaway a special occasion thing. Or fake it for better food, better taste and lower cost.
Protein builds muscle, and fills you up. Fibre is essential for digestive health, and also fills you up. Combine the two and you will be good to go for hours. Protein and fibre are great pre-and-post workout foods as well.
One of the best things you can do for yourself and the planet is to break the canned fizzy drink habit. Even the ‘zero’ types are loaded with artificial sweeteners. Who needs it? We live in a country with drinkable tap water, so fill your reusable bottle and make that the thirst-quencher. Saves recycling, too.
If you enjoy a sociable tipple on an evening out, go for it. If you like a glass or two of wine with a good meal, we say ‘cheers’. Just keep it within limits for your health. Perhaps make alcohol a weekend only thing? (and don’t go OTT just because it is the weekend!)
A variety of colours isn’t just for your wardrobe. Load your plate with different coloured vegetables for a great mix of taste and nutrition. Follow up with different coloured fruit.
oh well, the office cake run problem is now officially solved for a while! that might just help my waistline. Every cloud...
the office cake run can be a bit of a nightmare - like most people I love the stuff but an everyday big chunk is not good. How to say no without upsetting people?
Make cake a weekly treat, or make cake healthy! The latter is my preferred option. I make homemade banana and apple cake, no sugar needed and uses wholemeal flour. Then I don't feel guilty but it's still a treat.
plenty in my office are on the tinned fizzy drinks - it surprises me too! Like the idea of 'fakeaways' - I shall be making some of those.
Alcohol and chocolate are both a weekend indulgence for me and that keeps me feeling healthy but still having treats I can look forward to. Hardworking people need treats!!
Who really drinks many sugary fizzy drinks nowadays if they're into their health and fitness? Although I guess I do drink fizzy water but don't think that counts really.
This is great advice, especially on the moderation with treats. I always follow an 80/20 rule so eat mainly healthy (very) but still get my treats. Perfect.