Successful Fat loss tips from a Nutritionist

1. Fat- Good quality fat in your diet does not make you fat. A long-term high fibre, higher fat and lower carbohydrate diet will have a positive influence on fat loss outcomes. This will have a positive effect on blood sugar control and lipid profile, unlike a low-fat diet.

2. Optimal gut health- We have trillions of microbes in our gut and they can be health promoting or health reducing. They are particularly important and responsible for many things such as moderating inflammation, regulating our immune system and certain hormones. They play a role in fat storage, hunger and digestion, some studies show that these microbes can influence your glycaemic response to food and even our susceptibility to carry extra weight. Key to a healthy microbiome is a diet full of variety and diversity.

3. Stress- Stress hormones (adrenalin and cortisol) influence blood sugar control and in turn negatively impact fat burning capacity. In today’s world chronic low-grade stress is not uncommon this can be from work, relationships, lack of sleep or environmental toxins.

4. Exercise – Don’t forget to move your body particularly weight training.

5. Nutritionally dense food-To loss fat we need to use it for energy and there are key nutrients required. Adequate levels of iron, Vitamin D, B12, iodine, selenium and zinc are needed to influence hormone balance and thyroid function.

Loosing weight should be a healthy promoting experience not about starving, counting calorie and eating bland food. There is no magic pill but there is support and guidance from your nutritionist or naturopath. 02 8406 0679

New Year, New You?

We are well into the New Year and it’s a great opportunity to check in with yourself. Usually the beginning of the year is a time to set goals or targets for your health, family or even work life.
The start of 2021 wasn’t as expected and therefore it is important to have that check in. Look internally to yourself and ask yourself the question where would you like to be? Is that physically? Is that mentally? Is it socially?
Now don’t be afraid, this process may take a while and you don’t have to come to those conclusions immediately but once you’ve arrived there is a whole world out there open to you. It has that potential to free you and move forwards with this year. To look ahead positively and with excitement, it is that excitement that I really love about new beginnings, new goals or even a slightly different perspective on what is “normal”
All of us here at NBIP can assist you with your goals we can help prime you for the year ahead as well as supporting you every step of the way – we have an extremely nurturing team who absolutely love to help. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of our free discovery calls to do just that. Discover your potential with our help every step of the way.
Personally my goal for 2021 is to look on the bright side of everything, this past year has challenged us all in more ways than we can even begin to list so it’s not always easy but that silver lining is always there if you look for it

Summer Care and Seasonal living with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Living in harmony with nature is one of the great teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Staying in tune with the season helps to strengthen the immune system, protect against season allergens, assists to stabilise energy along with balancing the mood and spirit.

The summer season in TCM is the most yang time of the year, the days are warm and long, energy feels abundant and summer is all about expansion, growth and creativity. In 5 element theory, summer corresponds to the element fire and associated meridian the heart, mind and spirit. When the fire element is in balance, our mind is calm, emotions balanced, thoughts clear and sleep sound. Feelings of agitation, vivid dream disturbed sleep, a lack of joy (depression) or an excess of joy (mania) may indicate an imbalance.

The natural cycle of produce is perfectly and intelligently designed to support our health.

Below are some examples of foods that may help protect you during the summer season and adjust the body’s temperature, helping to keep you cool and balanced.

Fruits such as; Watermelon, rockmelon, honeydew,lemon, peach, orange, lemon

Vegetables and herbs such as; Broccoli, cabbage, spinach, sprouts, asparagus, watercress, mint, dill

Consume more fluids, or foods with more water content and electrolytes such as watermelon and coconut water

Engage in practices which calm the spirit and rest the mind.

Add more energetic exercise to your daily regime! Get the blood moving!

Add more pungent flavours to your diet

Traditional Chinese Medicine takes the individual and their specific symptoms, history and constitution into account.These are general guidelines for keeping your internal landscape in harmony with the external.

Silly season getting you a little too hot and bothered? Get Acupuncture! Acupuncture works deeply on the inner landscape of the body bringing it back to balance and harmony.