Your entire body is made from the food you eat and the water you drink. The human body is roughly 63% water, 22% protein, 13% fat, 2% minerals and vitamins. Eating the highest quality food in the right quantity helps you to achieve your highest potential for health, weight control and vitality.
This is a holistic approach in terms of nutrition and lifestyle, I am a strong believer that a healthy self regulating body and mind is naturally slim!
This approach starts by identifying toxins present in the body and in the foods you consume daily, which inhibit your desired results, for example, you may suffer from water retention, have uncontrollable cravings, feel lethargic and depressed, you could also be lacking zest for life, in need of stimulants & sugar to get you through the day, these are all clear signs that the body is not functioning at its peak! The first step is cleansing the body of these toxins, supporting it with cutting edge nutrition and supplements which then create the optimum condition to ‘lean’ the body through the correct nutritional and exercise regime.
It’s not a case of telling people ‘don’t do this, or don’t eat that’, but providing achievable alternatives.
The more natural, fresh & whole your food is the better it is for you, not only for your waistline, but your overall health and wellness which is really what we all should be focusing on. The cleaner you eat the leaner you’ll be. We always build health first so if you’re body is healthy you’re going to be lean.
Looking good is available to everyone, even the time-stressed and overworked! It really isn’t that complicated and there is no magic to it either! You don’t have to starve, you don’t have to drink broccoli juice or spend endless hours on a treadmill. When we understand the basics, commit to follow through and keep it simple, there is no way results cannot be achieved in record time! Equip yourself with the best knowledge and tools, you can’t go wrong!
The fastest and quickest way to looking good is to be healthy from within. It shows in your hair, your nails and your skin and in how you feel and function! . So beauty and health go hand-in-hand.
I am a strong believer in the link between what we put in our body and how we end up looking. There is scientific evidence that the food we eat alters our body chemistry, especially these days where food is laced with chemicals, sugars and hormones.
Organic, unadulterated wholefoods have formed the basis of the human diet through the ages. Only now in the 20th century has the human race been subjected to countless man-made chemicals found in food and the environment.
One foundation of health is to eat foods that provide exactly the amount of energy required to keep the body in perfect balance. A good deal of energy is wasted trying to disarm these alien and often toxic chemicals, some of which are incapable of elimination and accumulate in body tissue. It is now impossible to avoid all such substances as there is nowhere on this planet that is not contaminated in some way from the by-products of our modern chemical age. Eat organic food as much as possible, if this isn’t possible don’t sweat it, just make sure all your animal products, including chicken, meat and dairy are all hormone free, Make sure at least half your diet is raw fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds, the rest coming from lean, hormone free protein sources and some wholegrains.
Toxins! What’s the deal? is it true the body clings onto fat? Don’t believe the myth that the human body clings on to fat – it doesn’t, because it knows that’s not the way it functions best. However, when you eat or drink processed foods, alcohol, bad fats, too much caffeine and refined sugar your body becomes overloaded with the toxins they contain. It’s these toxins, and not your body, that cling on to the fat. And because of this, you end up with squidgy bits of flesh around the thighs and hips and on your back, plus rolls of padding around the waist, as well as a distended tummy that becomes more bloated throughout the day.
If your body was lean and light you’d feel pretty amazing. You wouldn’t need coffee or a muffin packed with sugar to help you function in the morning. You wouldn’t get that crashing tiredness in the afternoon that only more coffee or a chocolate biscuit can (briefly) keep at bay. And you wouldn’t have that insatiable desire for something sweet after lunch and dinner, or any time in between. Instead, you’d wake up after a good night’s sleep, feeling energised and refreshed. Your energy levels would be high, as would your concentration levels, sex drive and mood.
Remember natural, unprocessed food is nutrient dense – Processed food is calorie dense
Your body looks for nutrients and not calories, so make sure you feed it correctly!
So your job now is to make the decision to take action and stick to it. And I’m going to show you how to do it: how to eat, how to exercise and how to ensure that you stay motivated.
You don’t have to follow every single rule religiously – it’s better that you stick wholeheartedly to those you can manage and which make the most difference to your energy levels, waistline and life. Just try to stick to as many as possible, and you’ll be blown away by the results.
My approach to health and a healthy weight is non-gimmicky and is straightforward. It works from the inside out, clearing the body and the mind.
Your 4 week plan at a glance
- Three meals a day, plus one snack
- One cup of organic coffee or tea each day.
- Up to six cups of green tea a day.
- At least 2.5 litres of still, filtered water each day.
- No alcohol or fizzy drinks.
- 20 minutes of exercise every day and make sure to engage in resistant exercises 3 times a week
- 10 Spirulina Tablets a day
In terms of supplements and whole foods, I am a huge fan of Spirulina, I swear by it and believe it to be an extremely important supplement. If there is one thing you absolutely should be taking it’s spirulina, I like research and real human clinical trials, so I always make sure with any supplement that it can really hold its own ground and do what it claims!
So what am I going on about?
For one, It’s the richest and most complete source of nutrition in the world. It contains over 100 nutrients and the full spectrum of all of the essential amino acids, chlorophyll, enzymes and antioxidants. Virtually everything you need for a healthy body and active lifestyle.
Contains the highest carotenoid levels available naturally– complete nutrition and an excellent source of Vitamins A; K; B12 and of iron; manganese and chromium. It also promotes the body’s natural cleansing processes. You feel fitter, more cheerful, and you have more energy. One of the key aspects for me is that is compensates for deficiencies in the diet and stimulates the metabolism.
Your physical condition improves noticeably and you recover faster after excercise. Spirulina boosts resistance and activates the body’s natural defence mechanisms. You feel stronger and are better able to deal with the stresses of life! You receive essential nutrients in a concentrated form without excess calories. It balances your blood sugar levels and gives you the energy you need during weight loss, which once you start restricting calories, most often than not you start to feel listless, tired, irritable and hungry!
Considered the most complete naturally cultivated nutrient in the world:
- Approx. 60% complete digestible protein Contains every essential amino acid
- More carotenoids than any other whole food
- Rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, chlorophyll and enzymes
- Spirulina has 300% more calcium than whole milk
- Spirulina has 2300% more iron than spinach
- Spirulina has 3900% more Beta Carotene than carrots
- Spirulina has 375% more protein than tofu
It’s a key Building block for muscle tissue, necessary in diet
The National Research Council Committee on Diet and Health recommends that we eat 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.Even for a person who eats well, that’s a challenge.
Spirulina’s concentrated nutrition makes it an ideal food supplement for people of all ages and lifestyles.
1 Serving of Spirulina = 5 servings of fruits & vegetables
- Increases Fat Oxidation
- Helps fight fatigue
- Cleansing and purifying
- Helps increase energy
- High in plant protein
- Immune booster
- High in protein
- Provides essential Nutrients
- Is equivalent of eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables!
- Contains Vitamin K
- Balances blood sugar levels
- Spirulina (10 a day)
- Omega-3 fish oil (6g)
- Calcium, magnesium and Zinc (combination formula) – take 4 before you go to sleep
- Spirulina (10 a day)
Make sure your menu is as lean as you want to be!
Hot water and the juice of 1⁄2 a lemon with 5 Spirulina tablets
1⁄2 cup rolled oats with some berries or grated apple with cinnamon and a little honey
1 Chopped apple or pear 15 Almonds (raw with skins), 100g Fat free, plain yogurt or cottage cheese, add some cinnamon.
1 slice of rye some fresh tomoato and a boiled egg or some cottage cheese.
5 Spirulina Tablets – Grilled or baked/fish or tinned tuna. Have a large mixed salad of your choice which included vegetables. 1 Table spoon of cold pressed olive oil
Quinoa or sweet potatoe with a large raw salad and some vegetables.
Hummus and veggies
Apple with 15 raw almonds or a tablespoon of Sugar free natural peanut butter.
Large raw salad and cooked vegetables with 120g of a lean protein of your choice (ostrich, fish, chicken, or a healthy egg white omelet with vegetables) add 1 tablespoon of cold pressed olive oil.
Salad tips. Get creative with this at meal time. You can make up combinations that suit you and these can change from day to day or be exactly the same day in and out. Try various combinations eat an abundance of veggies, lots of different colours and look at leafy plants such as lettuces, spinach, romaine, waterceess, rocket etc…Green vegetable such as broccoli, green beans bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms , cucumber , onions , raw carrots , tomatoes , pumpkin, go wild, have some fun!
Top Ten Tips:
- Balance your blood sugar levels – stay away from stimulants and sugar
- Eat food in its natural and whole state – Avoid over processed food. Your body doesn’t know what to do with it – keep it clean and lean all the way.
- After 3 pm keep make veggies your carbs – have oatmeal, rye bread, brown rice, sweet potatoes, fruit, and quinoa early in the day and salads and steamed vegetables later in the day
- Eat good fat, especially Omega-3 rich foods
- Keep your dinner lean – protein and greens
- Always eat balanced snacks and meals – Eating wholesome carbs, protein and fat in every meal keeps your blood sugar levels from spiking and crashing. This controls energy levels and keeps cravings at bay.
- Eat & drink food for the soul – in moderation
- Drink water – stay away from chemical artificial drinks
- Don’t forget to sleep – 7-8 hours at least!
- Focus on resistance training 3-4 times a week and don’t forget walking is one of the best forms of cardio you can do!
Quinoa Porridge – the powerhouse breakfast!
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa , rinsed
3 tbsp nettles, dried
1 apple, grated or some fresh berries
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Serve with: thin slices of apples or berries and some chopped raw almonds.
Bring the water to a boil in a medium sized pan. Add the quinoa, lower the heat and cook gently for 5 minutes while stirring. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for a couple of minutes more.