Men’s Health

At love what you eat we understand the pleasure of eating and drinking and thrive on showing you how manage your health without having to miss out on favourite foods or live on carrot sticks and lettuce leaves!

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Can beer and chips be part of a healthy diet?

A: Yes

While beer and chips certainly aren’t necessary from a nutrient point of view, enjoying a beer with some chips is not unhealthy and I would even argue that allowing this type of pleasure is important to an overall sense of well-being. In fact I am enjoying a lovely Tasmanian dark ale with some sea salt & cracked pepper chips as I type this!

Provided you are nourishing your body adequately, all types of food (and drinks) can have a place in a healthy diet.

Arguably, indulgences may actually be healthy. How? The ability to enjoy all things in moderation is a sign of a healthy relationship with food. A healthy relationship with food is fundamental to maintaining a healthy diet.

A common trap people fall into is focusing on cutting all the “bad stuff” (note – there is no bad food) but not making changes in other areas such as ensuring you’re getting enough veggies, whole grains and healthy fats.

Focus on getting more of the “good stuff” and there’s no need to cut out favourite pleasures.

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Fast facts!

• Sit ups don’t do much for changing your stomach appearance and a “wash board” stomach is NOT a requirement for health.

• Nourishing your body well and being active can improve your cholesterol without having to forgo the pleasure of good food, good wine (or beer) and good company!

• Research shows that learning to eat intuitively and building physical activity into your daily life is the best way to achieve and maintain good health

• More fibre in your diet can improve your cholesterol and boost your immunity

• Two weekly servings of oily fish, like salmon, can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol by 20%

• You can beat high cholesterol with diet and exercise and get off the medications

 

DID YOU KNOW that a dietitian can also help you manage stress, fatigue and those grumbling stomach pains, bloating and excess wind.

Give your health a boost today! Contact Zoe, Nina or Kerrie today to make an appointment today (after hours available).