I love my work. As a holistic nutrition and health coach I get to witness amazing transformations in women’s lives and it is the most fulfilling, rewarding and inspiring experience.
I like to work with every woman where she is, I don’t believe there is a one size fits all way of eating or wellness regime. While I provide information, guidance and support, I also teach every woman how to listen to her body and how to develop a loving relationship with herself and with food so that her choices are inspired by self-love.
The most helpful approach to living healthy is starting where you are and working at your own pace to take a step forward. Making huge instant changes does not work for most women, they are not sustainable and that is why so many women start a “new diet” only to abandon it shortly after.
We are presented with a lot of “ideals”, the ideal dietary system, lists of healthiest foods, the best way to exercise. And while some of the information is common sense good advice, it usually does more harm than good when we feel like we fall short and get discouraged.
One of those ideals is eating only organic foods. While I think that organic food has lots of health benefits like no pesticides, more nutrients and a better impact on the environment and I choose to eat organic foods most of the time, it is not always the most necessary step for each of us.
Look at where you are. Ask yourself, what is my next step? If you are eating very little vegetables and fruits, your next step might be to just eat more produce and learn some easy and delicious recipes. If you are eating a lot of processed and packaged foods, your next step might be to start reading ingredient lists and choosing foods with more wholesome ingredients. If you are addicted to sugar, your next step might be to start eating foods that help balance your blood sugar level and reduce your cavings to sweets. If you would like to eat more organic but the price of organic produce is too high, I highly recommend to start with the ‘dirty dozen’.
The Environmental Working Group publishes a yearly list of the ‘dirty dozen’ and ‘clean 15’. The ‘dirty dozen’ are fruits and vegetables that are most contaminated, they have the highest amount of pesticides and chemicals. The ‘clean 15’ have the least amount of pesticides. If you are thinking of gradually going organic, this is a great place to start. Here is their latest list.
“The Dirty Dozen”
- Sweet Bell Peppe
“The Clean 15”
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Peas
What is YOUR next step?
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