What should I eat?
To be honest – there’s so much information and advice out there that I sometimes feel overwhelmed and frustrated by it, and as a health professional I should know what I’m doing right? I’ve sat down, thought about and even written this article more times than I’d like to admit and that just helps to illustrate even more the problem at hand.
“It’s no wonder we are all confused about what we are supposed to eat. One day we wake up and meat is bad for us. The next day, meat is good for us and is the reason we are alive today. Another day, eating low carb is great for weight loss and great for blood vessel function. Wait, low carb is not good for cardiovascular function though. But isn’t weight loss easier on a low carb diet? And isn’t weight loss good for cardiovascular function? Dammit! I’m so confused!”
Taken from – http://livingsuperhuman.com/what-means-jerf/
There was also a great article in The Age a week ago or so taken from The New York Times, titled Why Nutrition Is So Confusing. It’s a great read. Did you know that last year alone 44,000 articles were published on nutrition, obesity and diabetes?! No wonder we’re a bit overwhelmed!
Here’s my point of view and an explanation of JERF.
J.E.R.F. – Just Eat Real Food.
The reason I put a # in front of it in the subject line, is it’s a term commonly used in social media posts. Do a quick search of your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed’s and see what you come up with. A bunch of delicious looking food is what I see!
It sounds really simple, and I like to look at it in a simple way. The food you eat either makes you more healthy or less healthy. Those are your options.
So what do I eat?
Taken from – Nutrition in 60seconds from Whole9life
*Side effects may include losing weight 🙂
To give you an idea of what it looks like, something like this is my standard breakfast – Tomato, red capsicum, spring onion and ham sautéed, crack 3 eggs in or whisk them up for more of an omelette. Tear up some spinach on top. DELICIOUS!
There’ll be more to come on this topic in the coming weeks!