It is always tempting to succumb to fad diet as they usually promise a ‘quick fix’ or magical solution to help us achieve our body weight goals. However anything that cannot be sustained for a LIFETIME, or which excludes entire food groups, is not the way to go and will compromise your health. Eating plans that can only be followed for a short time and have a shelf life are a ‘quick fix’ and the minute you go back to your old eating habits, you will gain weight. Remember that any diet that reduces total energy intake will result in weight loss but they are not necessarily sustainable or healthy. Also keep in mind that if your goal is weight loss, you should be losing fat. Very often on a diet you will also lose muscle mass and tone. Healthy eating is a balance of all three food groups, protein, carbohydrate and fat.
There is no ‘quick fix’. Reduced calorie intake, together with exercise and a common sense practical approach is key.
An eating plan should be both sustainable and healthy.
To this end I can assist you with healthy eating guidelines and support.
Please consult with a Dietician, Nutritionist or Doctor if you have health considerations which can be improved or alleviated with a specific eating plan.
I would also love to encourage and show you how to grow your own basic salad goods and veggies. All you need is a sunny spot. You don’t need masses of space. You will be amazed as to how much you can produce from pots or veggie boxes. Part of Eating Clean is Growing Clean. It is incredibly rewarding to eat from your own garden. You can also make it into a fun family project and the spin-off will be teaching your children to eat healthy.