I don’t ever calorie count but I am well aware of my daily intake of carbohydrates because a high carb diet causes immediate weight gain around my abdomen. My experience of working with children with diabetes (type 1 and 2) and with women with diabetes in pregnancy, has taught me so much about diet and why calorie counting is pointless and misleading. It also helped me create the 1-2-3 Healthy Eating Approach which I use as a healthy eating tool with children and parents, regardless of whether they have diabetes or not.
Adding a twist to a classical pizza by using polenta. This recipe is wheat free, gluten free, dairy free and egg free. 100% vegan.
Did you know that sesame seeds are one of the best calcium foods we can include in our diet? One heaped tbsp of tahini (toasted ground sesame seeds) contains 100mg of calcium. That’s almost equivalent to 100ml of milk.
I believe that if we are to have breakfast (only eat when you are hungry, right?) then we must ensure it is a healthy and balanced breakfast.
I am not keen on cereals. I think they are causing more harm to the population than we want to admit (obesity, type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, high blood sugars, sugar cravings etc.).
It is not often I have breakfast but when I do, it’s always a well-balanced breakfast. Like this buckwheat granola.
Where often times in society we’re told to let calorie count or specific times dictate what and when to eat, intuitive eating means eating when you’re hungry or wanting food and letting your fullness and satiety guide you to stop eating. Let’s consider children for a second. They are after all intuitive eaters, because they were born that way.
Robert P. Heaney, M.D., a distinguished professor of medicine, world-renowned researcher in the field of bone biology and vitamin D reports that vitamin D requirements have been miscalculated by the institute of medicine in America. Dr Heaney believes that we have underestimated the requirements of vitamin D by a factor of 10! Yes that’s right….10!
For too long, health experts have believed eating too much fat was the primary catalyst for serious diseases like diabetes and obesity, or as a Dr Hyman likes to call it “diabesity.”
I totally agree with this statement.
It’s not fat that makes you fat. It’s the amount of carbohydrates you consume. Because carbohydrates are the only food group broken down into sugar. One day I realised that the health advice I was giving to people was wrong. I was following a set of rules that didn’t work.
The Nordic food movement has really taken off in the last decade. Not only have the Nordics long been associated with ideas of purity, nature and simplicity in areas such as design but also in their food. Emphasizing seasonality and sustainability of ingredients, avoidance of food additives and minimisation of waste, it’s no surprise that people all over the world are joining the Nordic way of life.
Mindful eating has become a buzz word. You can for sure google how to eat mindfully and it will tell you: Listen to our body’s signals, stop when you feel full and appreciate your food. All well said and done.