Seven tips for a healthier, happier you

Happy women jumpingMost people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel. We are what we eat. The right diet can make us feel healthier, more energetic and even more content in our own skin. Once you start making changes towards a healthier lifestyle, you won’t look back.

Here are the top 7 golden rules for a healthier, happier you…

Happiness is homemade

Nothing beats homemade food from fresh ingredients. Say goodbye to chemicals, preservatives, colourings, salt, sugar and excess fat.

Make fat your friend and sugar your enemy

Fat is not the villain and certainly doesn’t make us fat. Essential for so many bodily systems, we should be eating more avocado, oily fish, nuts, seeds and cold-pressed oils.

A healthy gut means a happy mind

90% of our happy hormone, serotonin is found within the gut – our gut really is our second brain. The latest science has shown that boosting gut health can boost our happiness too.

Eat more natural live yoghurt, sauerkraut, Jerusalem artichokes, garlic, broccoli, and ginger, beetroot, turmeric and dark leafy greens.

Today’s preparation is tomorrow’s success

With the right food to hand, a healthy diet will be at your fingertips. When cooking, always make more than you need. Store batches of food in the freezer and you will never go short on home cooked food when time is short.

Pack in your morning protein punch

There’s no doubt that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also the most important time to consume protein. Protein keeps blood sugar levels stable, keeping hunger at bay and preventing energy slumps throughout the day.

Eat more eggs, meat, oily fish, nuts, seeds, beans, pulses, and yoghurt.

Create healthy habits, not restrictions

Too many dietary restrictions can lead to failure. Create new healthy habits to enforce over time. Once created healthy habits can last a lifetime.

Always have ‘me time’

Each day carve out time for yourself where you can totally relax and de-stress. Have a bath, listen to music, read a novel or go for a brisk walk.

About the author:

lily soutterLily Soutter Bsc (Hons) Nutrition, Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC

Lily’s passion for health and nutrition stems back from when she was a child suffering from chronic psoriasis. No medical treatment seemed to help  and by her teens she was determined to do something about it. Lily cleaned up her diet with the advice from a Nutritionist. This was the first time in her life Lily’s psoriasis did not appear and has stayed in remission since.

Lily’s extensive knowledge of the science of food and health enables her to help you be the healthiest version of you

Once she had seen how powerful food can be to health Lily decided to train at one of the best Universities to obtain a Food and Human Nutrition degree. She was especially attracted to the large amount of research and studies Newcastle University conducted, and their high focus on evidence based science.

Lily then went on to train as a Nutritional Therapist at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition to help coach individuals on how to obtain optimal health. She is a member of BANT, the professional regulating body for Nutritional Therapy. She is also CNHC registered, the regulating body for complementary therapists.

Lily consults from her clinic based in Chelsea, The Portobello Clinic, Notting Hill and at Nuffield Health

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