In my conversations with women from all walks of life, I often get asked about food and what to eat. Not surprising, considering my profession 🙂
The question I get asked the most is usually phrased something like this: “what should I eat / what shouldn’t I eat / just tell me what I should be eating!”
There are so many different approaches to eating out there that all seem to be ‘the right thing to do’, from veganism to paleo to keto to 5:2 to low-fat to even just the idea of ‘eating everything in moderation’.
No wonder there’s so much confusion about what to eat and what not to eat.
Here’s my take on it:
There’s no one sized fits all when it comes to nutrition. What works for you may not work for someone else and vice versa. You know your body best, so it’s important for you to work out what works for you.
So before you jump into the latest approach to eating that everyone is talking about, there are some principles I’d love for you to consider:
1. Eat lots of vegetables every day, especially green leafy and cruciferous vegetables.
2. Eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables.
3. Drink lots of water.
4. Eat and drink fermented foods.
5. If you eat fish, eat wild caught fish a few times a week.
6. Eat good fats such as avocado, olive oil, oily fish and nuts and seeds.
7. Be mindful about the way you eat sugar and drink caffeine and alcohol.
8. Eat the highest quality food that’s within your budget, leaning towards free-range, pastured and organic meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables whenever possible.
Of course it must be said that these principles need to be adjusted to your personal health circumstances and goals. Broadly speaking, they can act as a good rule of thumb to cut through the confusion.
Are you confused about what to eat? Get in touch for a free 30 minute nutrition, hormone & menstrual health review to help clear the confusion.
Le’Nise Brothers is a nutritional therapist, women’s health coach and founder of Eat Love Move.
Le’Nise works primarily with women who feel like they’re being ruled by their sugar cravings, mood swings and hormonal acne & bloating.
They want to get to grips with heavy, missing, irregular & painful periods, fibroids, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, post-natal depletion and perimenopause.
Her mission is for women to understand and embrace their hormones & menstrual cycle!