Breathe and relax. Allow yourself to truly taste and enjoy your food
Protein is the base of a nutritious meal, and smoothies make an easy, quick and nutritious option.
Lunch can be the most difficult meal to ‘get right’ consistently.
In the modern WORLD, we eat while distracted—working, watching television—even though this is far from ideal for digestion and absorption of nutrients, and for reducing stress.
Both Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and lemon juice are time-honoured naturopathic remedies to promote digestion and improve the natural processes of detoxification in the liver.
The question often arises “How much should I eat”, and without overcomplicating the issue, the answer simply is “eat until you’re full!” And by ‘full’ I don’t mean the old idea, that you’ve probably heard time and time again of being ‘moderately full’.
THERE IS NO EVIDENCE that eating frequently and forcing yourself to eat throughout the day offers any benefits.
Every cell in your body requires water to function correctly, and those functions inevitably include the processes that allow you to build and maintain muscle, lose body fat, and think clearly.
To improve your health, and improve energy and performance, the priority is not how much, but what you are eating.
Despite being told for decades that we should eat small, frequent meals and to snack and ‘graze’ throughout the day, snacking is THE worst habit if you want to feel, look and perform better.
The three pillars of health are inter-related, and all areas affect the rest.
In this modern age, we create facades of perfection that ultimately disconnect us from life and happiness. In this excerpt from The Credo, Cliff explores how humility can help us to live our life of passion and purpose.
How to find your level of carb ‘tolerance’? Ketogenic diets have recently become the most searched diet term, overtaking vegan, plant-based, and Paleo. Despite the buzz, and the undoubted benefits of low-carb and ketogenic diets for obesity, metabolic syndrome, and the role in the treatment of neural disorders (amongst other benefits) many people thrive on high carbohydrate diets. On the other hand, many people also thrive on low carbohydrate diets, and a whole bunch are somewhere in between! So, where does that leave us? How do you know what you should eat? Often people give us advice based on what works for them. BUT just because a diet works for one person, doesn’t mean that it will work for everyone. A diet that works for you may or may not be a diet that works for someone else. A few attempts have been made to determine how much protein or fat or carbohydrate someone should eat, based on questionnaires, blood type, or other physical characteristics. Unfortunately, most of these just haven’t panned out. For example, metabolic typing1—has failed to help improve fat-loss,2 blood type diets3 don’t work,4, 5 and physical somatotype (used to indicate relative ‘fatness’, muscularity, and linearity of the physique) hasn’t been studied with respect to whether someone responds better to higher or lower amounts of carbs. There is evidence though that someone’s relative level of insulin resistance might affect whether they respond better to a high, or low, carb diet.6-9 Insulin resistance and insulin sensitivity describe…
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