What I Eat

As a nutritionist people often want to know what I eat, what exercise I do and how I keep “healthy”. So let me describe an average day in my life. I wake up between 6-7am and make breakfast. I’m someone who eats a lot of food and I like a decent breakfast. Typically it will be a couple of eggs that are scrambled or fried, often I’ll add some grated cheese to them while cooking.   Alongside this I have a decent chunk of carb. Often this will be something like potatoes or sweet potatoes as these really keep me going. Other times I will have some fruit salad made up of mango, banana, … [Read more...]

Starting The Day Right

We have a mentality where we want immediate changes and gratification. People want better health and a better body and they want it yesterday.   But in reality any changes that someone sees are usually the result of consistently showing up and putting in the effort. Sure, short term someone can do some stupid stuff and they can see change. But over the long haul people rarely see results with this kind of behaviour. One of the keys to this long-term success is making changes that have a trickle down effect (something I talked before about). And one of the best changes someone can make … [Read more...]

Post Exercise Eating

Exercise is one of the pillars of good health. What’s included in an exercise routine will differ from person to person but I don’t think you can truly be healthy without some form of regular exercise or movement. But exercise alone is not enough. To really reap the benefits of getting-your-sweat-on you need to be eating appropriately to match your chosen exercise. Food and exercise go hand in hand and getting your post-exercise meal right is just as important as your exercise routine. Exercise is a stress on the body. While the word stress has many negative connotations, it only becomes a … [Read more...]

Protein for Breakfast

Getting a proper breakfast that includes protein is a fantastic start to your morning. While most people know the adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day very few people follow it. In a rush to work people grab a piece of toast, a bowl of cereal or a piece fruit, normally washed down with a coffee. Unfortunately all of these choices are deficient in protein. So why is protein so important? Protein when broken down in the body converts into amino acids, of which there are 22. Most of the amino acids can be made in the body but nine are considered ‘essential’ amino acids. … [Read more...]