So here is a little taste about me and my personal ethos with food as I often get asked this by my clients.
I love my plant based diet, packed with vegetables and fruits. Organic if possible but hey I know it doesn’t happen every week so I don’t stress. I believe when it comes to vegetables and fruit its just more important that you are eating it at all. I eat as seasonally and local as possible. We eat mainly red meat (the joys of being brought up on a sheep and beef farm) and fish, with a little chicken and pork, so basically it all. And again local. We eat mainly home made fresh food. I do raw, I do cooked, I do vegetarian and some days I might even do vegan. I do dairy and I do grains. I drink coffee and alcohol occasionally (with meals!). I eat cake on birthdays and dessert some nights. I enjoy eating out with friends and love eating whatever home cook meals are served by friends and family. I drink warm water and lemon every morning without fail along with 3L of water throughout the day.
I am not a fan of fizzy drinks, low fat, artificial sweeteners, counting calories, drive throughs, and I don’t do factory farmed, cagged or mass produced anything.
I move my body everyday, it might be walking my dog, yoga (my favourite exercise) and 30min weight lifting sessions. I get at leat 8 hours sleep everynight.
I’m not saying this is what you have to do to be healthy, its just what I know my body thrives with. These aren’t my ‘rules’ its just how I normally live! And I’m not saying this will work for you but I can help you create your own healthy lifestyle.
If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.
Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist