Integrative health and nutrition coach

Busy days

So I had a busy day today. Glorious in the sunshine, happy as with the family, very grateful for my husband who helped me divide and conquer the kids and venues we had to be at. Ballet, a client appointment and a birthday party to attend.

I really enjoyed my client appointment. We multitasked as all girls do, but with a sense of calm and purpose rather than pressure and stress. We roasted vegetables for lunch and while they cooked we juiced and made a smoothie. There was time to make a lovely slaw and we were able to sit down and discuss the finer points of our session while we ate.

Kate now has a selection of meals to last her a few days and some can be frozen for when she is having a frenetic moment. These meals are much kinder on her body than takeaways. By having loads of vegetables she is crowding out foods that may not be the best choices and she is nourishing her body with beautiful phytonutrients, fibre and hydration.
I think Kate pushed her boundaries trying a raw snack that I provided, while not a date fan Kate almost gulped before trying my caramel snack bite...but apparently it convinced a sceptic, and I just had a hangry teen down one and return for seconds.

Caramel snack bites
3 medjool dates
3 tsp nut butter
50 grams chocolate
Remove the pip from each date by slicing a line from top to bottom, keeping as much intact as possible. 
Fill with 1 tsp of nut butter each, gently squish the date closed
Dip in chocolate
Place in fridge to set 
I am very proud of Kate, she is juggling so much, managing a busy family, a very heavy work load and she has just made a commitment  to her health and her future with these coaching sessions. Kate is so worthy of that commitment!!

Remember for a chocolate treat choose dark chocolate for its lower sugar content.


Saying Goodbye

So my 14 year old went on a Leadership Camp today for 14 days.
While I know he will have a fantastic time, and be well cared for, this would have usually thrown me into an eating spin.I would have consoled myself with chocolate and other treat foods.Maybe doughnuts with sprinkles,maybe a tim tam or 5.

But not today, today I can recognise that I don't need food to console myself. Today I took the rest of the family for a walk down by the river and then made a new and exciting lunch. Avocado salmon boats..recipe to follow.

I feel great after this yummy lunch, and I wonder when I started consoling myself with food. When did I start using food as a treat or a reward?

Its so much better to use other comforts rather than food..a hug..a back rub..a clean meal that nourishes your body and soul and respects who you are.We are worth it!