1. Don’t get hung up on fads and trends, be realistic with small goals and you’re much more likely to succeed
  2. Shop locally – support your local veg growers and high street butchers and fish mongers for fresh, nutrient rich, vibrant foods that will make you feel more vibrant!
  3. Read the label – try to avoid processed foods – if there are more than 5 ingredients and there’s anything on there you don’t recognise or can’t pronounce reconsider
  4. Prep prep prep! – if you get caught out, famished with nothing to eat you’re much more likely to reach for the less healthy, convenient option – make and take snacks, and shop with an idea of what you need for success
  5. Up the veg – you can’t go wrong – the more colour the better and again a nice range – eat all the colours of the rainbow
  6. Balance – in meals and for snacks think about combining good fat, protein and any natural sugars or complex carbs – this slows down stomach emptying, helps you feel fuller for longer and reduces the amplitude of the blood sugar spike. Here are some ideas: Apple with a bit of cheese, a handful of nuts or some nut butter; berries with a natural yoghurt, raw veg dipped in houmus…
  7. Reduce the refined sugars – the evidence is incontestable.. they’re just not good for us at the quantities we’ve been unknowingly having them!
  8. Use healthy low(er)-glycemic index fruits. You can make some delicious desserts in a healthy way to satisfy a sweet craving. Some of your best options are fresh or frozen organic berries, green apples, or a fresh fig. Dark chocolate of 85% cocoa or more is also a good pick me up in moderation!
  9. Good fats keep you well and don’t make you put on weight: regularly include avocados, nuts, nut butter, natural yoghurt or coconut if dairy free, good quality olive, hemp, flax oils..
  10. Don’t torture yourself, a good balance and range of foods is healthy and most importantly you should really enjoy it, don’t do anything to take away the pleasure that food and cooking can bring – if you need some guidance help is at hand!! I can guide you to some great resources or design a specific plan to suit your needs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch ☺

 

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As it stands at the moment Osteopathic appointments are able to go ahead throughout lockdown. Osteopaths are amongst primary healthcare practitioners who are allowed to continue to provide their services to, amongst other things, relieve pressure on the NHS.

We continue to adhere to infection control procedures at the clinic but if you have any concerns or would like to reschedule please just let us know.

Please email us using lily@cornwallosteopathy.co.uk or telephone on 01326212112 to make an appointment.