My passion is health and wellbeing. I’m a fitness enthusiast, am training for the Al Andalus ultramarathon in July, 230km over five days – pretty scared – and want to help people become more productive by changing the way they think about food.
A project on wheat genetics that I did at University helped me realise just how detrimental processed foods and sugary supermarket products that we eat day-to-day are to our productivity. Recently, I switched to a no Lactose, no Gluten, and low Sugar diet and I’ve felt more energetic and less fatigued ever since. I used to have mood swings, feel too tired to get out of bed in the morning and would put off going to the gym. I now wake up at 7am every day and feel like I have the energy to achieve what I want to achieve day-to-day – its been a real eye-opener into how eating the right foods can change your life.
So, to introduce my blog! Over the next few months I’m going to tackle one of the main reasons why people choose not to eat healthily, even though they know that doing so would be beneficial for them.
That main reason is they don’t know where to start. With so much information out there, and so many experts dishing out (pun unintended) conflicting theories, it’s difficult to know who to listen to and how to start becoming a healthy eater.
I’m not a qualified expert in nutrition, but I want to change the pace at which we’re given information on what to eat. To do so I’m going to strip back healthy eating to it’s bare bones and break down how I became healthy through what I eat into a series of clear, simple, bite-size rules. Every week I’ll post one thing that I’ve introduced to my diet that has made a big difference to the way I feel, my energy levels, my skin health and to my mental state. I’ll then make a simple recommendation that will be really easy to follow through on, which you can play around with to see what suits you best.