It’s January. It’s cold. It’s that time of year when people are feeling like maybe they overindulged a little in the festive period and it’s time to cut down. Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, or you're trying to lower your cholesterol. Maybe you’re trying out ‘Veganuary’, or you may be vegan already. If you have introduced any kind of restriction into your diet then here’s my message to you – EAT FAT.
Do you have a food related goal for 2019? Maybe you want to lose weight, want to eat a healthier diet, or want to feel like you have more energy. What about wanting to improve your sleep? Or your memory? Or maybe your mental health? When it comes to food, what we put into our body is just as important for our mental health as it is our physical health. Those all important nutrients that fuel our body also provide ‘brain food’. But if we are feeling stressed, lacking energy, feel fuzzy headed, then making changes can seem even harder.
If you have a New Year’s resolution that you are determined to stick to, or you are just looking to develop some positive habits, this post is for you. Here I share my top five favourite tips for successful change. You may already have some of these nailed. If you’ve got all five sorted then well done, you are well on your way to success. I’d love to hear your tips for successful change too.
As we look back over the last year and welcome in the new, many of us start to make resolutions. We think about what we want to change. What were we unhappy about last year? What would we like to be different as we head into 2019? Often these resolutions involve diet or lifestyle changes. Exercise more, eat less – you get the picture. But most of these resolutions have been abandoned before the Christmas decorations are back in the box. Today I’m sharing five reasons why those pesky resolutions fail.
Kefir, if you’re not familiar with it, is kind of like a pouring yoghurt. It’s packed full of healthy live bacteria (called probiotics). Unlike some of the small bottles of ‘probiotic drinks’ you can buy in supermarkets, it isn’t packed full of added sugars and flavourings. You can use it whenever you might use ordinary yoghurt. I like it added to smoothies and overnight oats.
Maybe you fancy a go at making your own. However, if (like me) you find the idea of growing bacteria at home then feeding it to your family a little daunting, you probably want a step by step guide. A guide with lots of photos so you know what is OK? Read on – I’ve done that for you!
Last week I had a hankering to make marmalade. I’m not quite sure where this came from as I’m not really a fan of marmalade. My ideas of toast toppings are almost exclusively savoury in nature – houmous and peppers, avocado and za’atar, mushroom and tarragon, eggs and salmon…
Maybe it was the natural next step after experimenting with low sugar jams and chutneys, or simply that it is marmalade season. (I suspect it was the shameless marketing of marmalade oranges on social media by local gem The Fruit Stall). Whatever the reason, last Saturday I was the proud owner of a bag of marmalade oranges and took to google to find a recipe.
I'm Kim Adams, founder of SAVI Nutrition. A Nutritional Therapist who is passionate about healthy, tasty food. Here I share with you my thoughts on food and health alongside a few of my favourite recipes.