We recently asked our Facebook community what frustrated them most when it came to their food. Here’s what people shared: “That there’s always someone, somewhere saying your choices are bad. One minute it’s promoted as “healthy” and the next it’s not” “Knowing what quantities to eat for your age (and avoiding that middle age spread)” “How to juggle the tastes and needs of family members” “Willpower! I know what to eat, but yet I just don’t do it” “Trying not to give in to that after dinner sweet tooth” “The cost of nutritious food” “Finding low calorie meals that are filling” “Stopping myself when I know I’m full” “Knowing what to eat for lunch” “That my moods control my food choices” What was overwhelmingly frustrating to people was the mixed messages they were receiving. Whether this was from health professionals, bloggers or well-meaning friends sharing “what worked for them”. While there’s no one size fits all when it comes to food, it doesn’t need to be complicated. It is possible to eat in a way that nourishes your body, your tastebuds and your wallet and it comes down to knowing what foods to choose and when. In knowing what to eat, the first step is to understand how your body works. Why do you need food and what happens to food inside your body? Next, it’s about the food itself, what constitutes a nutritious food choice and how do you know if a type of food is right for you… no matter how “healthy” people claim it to be! And then it’s about understanding your cravings, your willpower and the emotional triggers that drive you to eat certain foods. And most importantly you want to make sure the information you’re receiving is coming from a credible source – what experience does the person have who you are receiving advice from? Dr Libby has a PhD in Biochemistry and twenty years of experience in working with people one on one to achieve their health outcomes through food. She understands exactly what food does inside you and the impact it can have on how you look and feel each day. She’s seen what works and what doesn’t. Join Dr Libby live at her upcoming Food Frustrations events throughout New Zealand and Australia where she will guide you through this process and help you uncover the answers you seek about what you’re supposed to eat. Tickets are moving fast and these events do sell out, be sure to secure your ticket so you don’t miss out. With warmth, The Dr Libby Team x
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