We’ve done it. We’re in the final week of Better in 30 and I can’t believe how far we’ve come. What a journey it’s been; we’ve learnt all about gut health and its role in detoxification, how eating fat helps with weight loss, the proteins we can eat to support mental resilience and how to balance our
More so than ever, eating healthily can seem rather strange and confusing.
So often friends, family and clients express how overwhelmed they feel about what they should be eating. Today, eating healthily is trendy. More than ever, information on healthy eating is readily available. It’s everywhere. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, online blogs and on the TV. From qualified experts and celebrities to the general public, everyone is sharing their views on healthy eating. We’re a generation of foodies; and that’s great. After three decades of feasting on fast food and a stark rise in obesity, the buzz around ditching sugar and eating well is something to celebrate.
Yet, more so than ever, eating healthily can seem rather strange and confusing. Smoothie bowls, protein balls and green juices.
It made total sense to apply an evolutionary approach to the way we eat for lasting transformation.
I wanted to create a guide that you can use anytime in the year to help you reset and pierce through any ‘mind clutter.’ Even more, a plan that can continually help you to improve your lifestyle further. The concept of introducing upgrades, originally thought up by a friend of Melanie’s, is a simple, yet genius one. The advancement of the human species is all down to evolution; a gradual improvement over a long period of time. It’s a recipe for guaranteed success. So it made total sense to apply an evolutionary approach to the way we eat for lasting transformation.
Here’s the plan for the rest of 2017
This week I’d like you to keep up the protocol from last week. If you’re taking any additional herbs, by day 30 I’d like you to pull back on those, but maintain all of the upgrades you’ve made so far. The changes should hopefully feel organic and a part of your daily life. You might want to reintroduce some of the anti-nutrients in your diet too. The odd glass of red wine or cup of organic coffee in the week is fine. I highly encourage the 80/20 rule. That’s to say 80% of the time you’re eating wholesome food and 20% of the time you’re enjoying a treat. It’s important to remember that the ultimate goal in life is balance; indulging in our vices from time to time plays an important part in keeping the scales even. And when you feel like things are tipping, that’s where Better in 30 comes in. Just start from where you are and begin from week 1 again.
But you don’t have to “fall off” in order to revisit the plan. You can use it as a tool to continually support your progress towards a healthier, better you.
I wish you the best of health!
Kay Ali is our Better in 30 Nutritional Therapist. She’s put together a food plan that’s so easy, you won’t believe it. She is Head of Nutrition at Bare Biology. She has over ten years experience working in the health industry and is a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.