Philosophy

CREATE HEALTHY EATING HABITS NOT RESTRICTIONS

I want you to be healthy, energetic and motivated. Good nutrition is not about counting calories, eliminating food groups and deprivation – it is about choosing fresh foods that nourish your body. Feeling healthy and well is not achieved by a fad diet or overnight detox but it is rather a consistent lifestyle choice.

WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE, THEN, IS NOT AN ACT BUT A HABIT – ARISTOTLE

There is a huge amount of information available about nutrition, it can seem overwhelming and often the ‘facts’ appear to be conflicting. A large amount of published nutritional and ‘diet’ information focuses around macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat & protein) – one minute we should be eating low fat, then we should be eating low carb, then its high protein or high fat. I feel there are two glaring errors in this way of thinking – firstly we eat food not nutrients so for the consumer it can get a bit overwhelming and confusing. Secondly purely focusing on whether a food is low carb or low fat or high fat or high protein completely ignores important aspects of many foods and can create a nutritional imbalance.

For example diet soda would be considered low carb and low fat, yet it is laden with artificial sweeteners – would this be considered a healthy choice? A chickpea salad and bowl of French fries would both be considered high carb – so do we eliminate them both if we are following a low carb diet?

Health and wellness starts with an understanding of what is good for your own body, not what the latest diet trend suggests. My philosophy is to get back to basics. Preparing fresh foods from scratch without relying on processed ingredients that come in shiny wrappers, bottles and tins. And to focus on real foods rather than just nutrients.

Although I am a dietitian, the ‘all Nourish blog’ is not limited to a “food-only” discussion. There is more to healthy eating and living – which includes exercise and movement, mindful living, stress management and promoting healthy relationships with your body and with food.

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to your success is found in your daily routine

The idea behind this blog is to provide useful, practical information & I hope to inspire you with fresh ideas about how mindful living, nutritious foods and exercise can be incorporated into a busy lifestyle.

All information, recipes, resources and tips on this site are carefully considered and researched based on my experience as a dietitian. My hope is that you may use this information to take control of your health and live a vibrant, abundant life.