Hey there!

I’m absolutely thrilled to have you here on this exciting journey to a healthier, happier you. Making changes to your lifestyle, especially when it involves your health and well-being, can sometimes feel like a daunting task. But don’t worry, I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Your well-being is my top priority, so if at any point you feel overwhelmed by the changes you’re making, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We can have a chat, and I’ll provide guidance to ensure your journey is smooth and enjoyable.

Before we move any further, take out a notebook and pen, grab a cupper and get yourself comfy. Now let’s set the stage for your success with my six simple steps to beginning your wholefoods journey:

1. Put Your Heart into it

Let’s start by identifying your WHY.

What’s driving you to make these health changes? It could be a desire for more energy, a commitment to your the health of yourself and your family, or simply the need to break free from unhealthy habits.  I want you to get clear about why you want to change, whether that be an emotional, physical, spiritual reason. The clearer you are now the more inspired you will be to implement healthy habits.

Write down your WHY and keep it front and centre from this moment on as your motivation for change.

If you’re interested in my why you can head on over to my blog right here and read all about that.

My aim is to inspire you to see your health as a precious gift. You have an opportunity in front of you to love and nurture your body, to nourish and respect it, and to watch it grow in strength and ease back into a state of calm. We only get one life and one body, but we get more than one chance at reclaiming our health.

2. It’s About Progress Not Perfection

Remember, this journey is all about making progress, not achieving perfection overnight. Nutrition is about nourishing your body with wholesome foods, that will leave you filling satisfied and energised. It isn’t about strict rules or deprivation. 

It has taken you right up until this moment to develop all of the habits you have right now. That’s a long time. So, take it one day at a time, changing one habit at a time because slow progress will lead to lasting change.

Most importantly, be patient and kind to yourself on this journey.

3. Strip It Back To Basics

Don’t get caught up in the latest health trends. A wholefood diet focuses on minimally processed, real foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and more. Don’t stress about expensive superfoods or restrictive diets – simplicity is key.

A wholefood diet includes fresh, in-season fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood, wholegrains, nuts, seeds and dairy. If you can afford grass-fed, organic meat, sustainable seafood and organic dairy, amazing! If not, don’t worry about it, as long as you are including a variety of foods in your diet you are on your way to good health. Having said that, we are individuals and each of us is unique and will require different foods to thrive.

If you find that you are limiting yourself to certain foods due to fear – please seek professional advice from physician or healthcare provider. Restriction is never the answer.

4. Meal Prep Is A Game Changer

Embrace the magic of meal prep

Think of it as cooking once and eating twice!

If you’re short on time, cook extra servings during dinner to have ready-made lunches or dinners for the next day.

We’re all time poor these days but, if you can get ahead and plan your weekly meals in advance, you’ll instantly reap the benefits. You will find that you’ll have more time in the evenings to spend doing what you love, it will save you money, and you’ll be more energised because you’ll be eating nourishing home-cooked meals.

5. If You Can, Grow Your Own

Gone are the days when gardening was for the retired. It’s a wonderful way to connect with nature and the seasons.  It’s an amazing way to ground yourself during stressful season of life. Try growing your own veggies – it’s not only rewarding but also a fantastic way to encourage your family to eat more fresh produce.

Start off with some berries or herbs and then grow your garden from there. The joy you will get from your first harvest of the season is always priceless.

6. There’s No Such Thing As Cheat Days

Break free from the notion of “cheat days.” Food has no moral value, and you can’t cheat on an apple with a chocolate bar. Restriction often leads to unhealthy cycles. Our brains are wired to instantly find anything we set as “off limits” as more desirable.

The restriction of “bad” foods can often play out in a number of ways:

  1. You’ll enjoy the food on the scheduled cheat day/meal, after resisting temptation for the week
  2. On said cheat day/meal you will completely over eat that food, but then continue binging on other foods as well, or struggle by restricting your cheat meal, and not enjoying yourself.
  3. You give into the initial temptation, eat the food then feel guilty and then continue to binge on other foods you label as “bad” and justify it by saying “you’ve already messed up your week so you might as well continue to eat whatever you want”. You have an all or nothing mindset.
  4. You’ll eat the food upon the initial temptation then feel guilty about it, and then because of that guilt, start the restriction cycle again – except being even harder on yourself this time around.

As you can see, there is no good outcome when it comes to restriction. Restricting your food intake and having all the willpower in the world does not make you any better of a person, nor does eating every type of food whenever you want, make you any less of a person.

So allow yourself the foods you love in moderation. Aim for balance and enjoy true food freedom.I’m here to help you navigate this journey, making it as straightforward and stress-free as possible. Remember, a healthy lifestyle encompasses not only a healthy body but also a healthy mind.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our guide, where we’ll explore stocking your pantry and fridge with a delicious array of whole foods that will keep you on the path to wellness.

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