Ringing the changes 2019
Diets and Detox
The start of a new year causes many of us to make plans for the coming months ahead. Some of us will resolve to lose weight and exercise more. A number of us will fall for the lure of quick fixes which claim to jump start the process of taking care of yourself. If you have plans to start a diet or detox this month, please read on..........
Happy New You
The start of the year is a good time to reflect on the year just gone and the forthcoming year ahead. To make plans, to appreciate time gone by and to think about what should be different in 2019. Many of us will think about ourselves, the things we don't like about our physical appearance and then plan to do something about this through diet and exercise programmes.
Many detox diets have alluring claims for committing anywhere between 24 hours to up to one month of detox. Who wouldn't want to have rapid shedding of Christmas weight, increased energy, improved immune system and digestion. Shinier, healthier hair, nails and skin?
Thinking about yourself and taking care of yourself is not a bad thing but the reality is your liver and kidneys are very efficient organs that are "detoxifying" your body every day. Detoxing is not necessary. Fasting results in rapid weight loss through water excretion and loss of a form of stored sugar called glycogen. There is no body fat lost. After a prolonged fast, eating normally again will merely result in glycogen stores being replaced and rehydration of the body. Excluding wheat and dairy is not necessary for health. Foods such as pasta and bread and cheese provide important nutrients for the body such as carbohydrate, b vitamins, iron and calcium.
Healthy New You
If you want to make some changes to improve your health then give it some careful thought. Ask yourself the following questions:
What have I tried before? What worked? What didn't?
What is a realistic goal?
Who can support me to achieve my goal?
If you want support to help you to make dietary changes in 2019, please contact me through the contact form or ring for an appointment.
Good luck! Remember that change happens slowly following many failed attempts. Making a few small changes is a more likely to help you reach your goal.