17 Dec It’s All About Eating Real Food – Back on Track

At the end of this post is a link to a 5-day menu plan download, with recipes and shopping list.

It’s that time of year again where I am seeing the marketing machines out in force advertising quick fix diets and products. I just ask you to be careful and think about your health long term before committing time and money.

I view diet and nutritional health very differently, for me it’s about adopting a relationship with food for life based on your food own ideal preferences that is going to benefit your health on all levels: metabolically, mentally and physically for the long term.

We need to feed our body by putting in the correct nutrition and you don’t need to spend your hard-earned money on “quick fix promises”. Making some small changes in the focus of the types of foods you eat, can make a significant difference to your health just by eating real food and those foods that are minimally or traditionally processed such as butter, yoghurt and fermented foods.

At the end of this post is a link to a 5-day menu plan download, with recipes and shopping list from my clinic nutrition tool that I provide to my clients, to help you with ideas on getting back to real food eating once you have enjoyed the festive season and feel ready to get “Back on Track”.

What Can You Do

Focus Point 1

Focus on good quality protein and ensure you are basing your meals on protein sources such as:

Focus Point 2

Change your focus from food calories to food nutritional quality.

Focus Point 3

Focus on good quality protein and ensure you are basing your meals on protein sources such as:

    • 100 grams of beef = 26 grams of protein
    • 100 grams of chicken = 20 grams of protein
    • 100 grams of lamb = 29 grams of protein
    • 100 grams of fish = 20 grams of protein
    • 100 grams of cottage cheese = 14 grams of protein
    • 100 grams of lentils = 10 grams of protein
    • 100 grams of chickpeas = 20 grams of protein
    • 1 large egg = 8 grams of protein per egg.

      Focus Point 5

      Avoid foods high in added sugar and be mindful of foods that are naturally high in sugars such as dried fruits such as dates and figs.

      Focus Point 6

      Avoid foods that the body can break down to sugar easily so think of highly refined carbohydrate-based foods such as pasta, breads, box breakfast cereals and starchy foods such as potatoes and white rice.

      Focus Point 7

      Eat when you’re hungry, don’t eat if you’re not! Re-engage with your hunger signals.

      Final Word

      Changes to any diet or nutrition to manage a health condition should only be taken under with advice from a suitably qualified nutritional health professional. This post is for general information only and not intended for individual advice.

      Download an information sheet here on Magnesium by clicking on the link here–> Food & Nutritional Therapies: Back On Track Menu Plan