PALEO / LCHF FOOD COACHING
If you are new to a real food lifestyle it can seem confusing at first. Nicole can guide you and give you the tools to set you up for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices For The Whole Family
Adapting to a Paleo/LCHF lifestyle can help keep your digestive system healthy,
your body strong and resilient and your immune system primed to face down viruses and bacteria.
Nicoles Paleo / Lchf tips to live by
Paleo or low carb/healthy fat lifestyle is about eating nutrient-dense unprocessed foods.
Paleo is not about eating heaps of protein (or an entire cow) as many people think. Palm-sized portions of good quality meat, fish and poultry is sufficient.
Paleo isn’t about counting calories. It’s about what you eat not how much you eat. You don’t have to eat less. “You just have to eat right”.
Low-fat foods do not make you healthier. Low fat foods are loaded with sugar to make them taste better. Foods high in healthy fats are good for your body and keep you fuller for longer. Sugar is a bigger culprit than (bad) fat in the obesity epidemic.
You don’t need to eat refined carbs like pasta, rice, bread and cereal to fill you up and give you energy. Eating these types of foods initiates a “sugar” response in your brain which tricks your brain to eat more as you think you’re not yet full. When you’re hungry go for protein and healthy fats.
Eating paleo isn’t rocket science. Most people were raised on dinners of meat and 3 vege- that’s paleo!
“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognise as food”. Michael Pollan
What does “Paleo” mean?
Unless you’ve been living in a cave (no pun intended!), you have most likely heard of a Paleo lifestyle. For Nicole, a paleo lifestyle is eating nutrient-dense food that hasn’t been touched by modern manufacturing processes. It’s food that is good for her and fuels her body and brain.
It means removing wheat, dairy and sugar and including lots of pesticide-free or organic fresh vegetables and some fruit, grass-fed meat, free range poultry and sustainable, ocean-caught fish, nuts and seeds, kefir, kombucha and fermented vegetables incorporated with healthy fats and oils.
What a paleo lifestyle looks like?
Avoiding grains, dairy and sugar. Consuming lots of vegetables, some fruits and pasture-raised meat and poultry, ocean-caught seafood and healthy fats and oils. Never underestimate the importance of drinking plenty of water too.
You don’t need to run 10km daily to be healthy. Just be conscious of moving every day, of doing something rather than nothing. Something as simple as getting outside during your lunch break and going for a walk.
A paleo lifestyle also involves mindfulness. It’s not only important to eat well and exercise but you also need to be kind to your mind. Take time out of your busy life for down-time. That may be reading a book, soaking up some Vitamin D outside, practising yoga or meditating. A healthy body requires a healthy mind.
Benefits of a paleo lifestyle
Do any of these sound familiar to you?
Adopting a paleo lifestyle has been known to help people with these problems. Let Nicole help you change over to a healthier lifestyle. Let Nicole be the angel on your shoulder.