Ready for some eye-opening aha’s?
Darrin and Raewyn are a delightful couple I consulted with, who were ready to focus on ideal healthy food options for their family.
It’s worth hearing about their experience with this process, and some of the insights they had. You never know – these could be handy for you or for someone you know who has a or some nutrition questions.
Darrin and Raewyn knew precisely the areas they wanted to focus on, including the ideal options for them with – fruits, veggies, dairy, poultry, meat, sauces, oils, crackers, cereals, snacks, breads, and drinks.
Some of the things they found the most useful included learning what to look for on package ingredients lists as well as learning what to avoid. We also talked about the Dirty Dozen (and do message me if you’d like to learn more at this and how it’s relevant to each of us) and how to understand the glycemic index and sugar content of foods – and make it relevant to their situation and needs.
Another insight they gained is that some saturated fats are actually good for us.
Overall, they feel clearer and more confident about the food choices they’re making, particularly when it comes to heart health and blood sugar levels, which are key areas for them to consider.
They’re pleased with their learnings, and they realise healthy eating isn’t rocket science.
So, if you know you need to make some changes when it comes to your health, although you aren’t sure where to start, then remember it’s one step at a time.
Whilst we might feel like we want to just get it all sorted immediately, taking it all on at once isn’t always practical or sustainable (or much fun!)
Speaking from my own experience and from working with many clients for the last 27+ years, I’ve consistently found that the greatest benefits to our health and lifestyle come from making manageable changes that add up to big results.1
If you have any specific questions, do message me, and if you know someone who’s ready to make a change – who might also find this useful, please do share this blog.
We’ll dive in deeper on this week’s #AliveWithFi – see you then
1 In my consultations with 1000’s of clients, my focus is on identifying doable steps that can fit into our daily lives – for the long term. This is how we create feasible, self-sustaining and supporting habits: “’ Small changes are much easier to integrate into our lives than larger ones. It is lifelong ‘integration’ we want, not change per se,’ says Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH.”
“Making Small, Health-Boosting Changes Throughout the Year”
M.R. Vann, MPH., (2014)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.