Less is more (less calories = longer life?)
Many of my clients come to see me for weight management issues and as well as talking about making changes in terms of healthy food choices, one of the things I always talk about is portion size.
We have got used to eating larger portions than is necessary to keep us healthy and fulfilling our nutritional requirements.
If we are eating larger portions, extra calories need to be burnt off in order to maintain a healthy weight but with our often sedentary lifestyles it is not always easy to get in that extra exercise.
The Daily Mail online published an interesting article about this subject which suggests that reducing calorific intake can extend a person’s life considerably.
Click on this link to read the full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2168153/Eating-40-food-extend-life-20-years-claim-scientists-developing-treatment-disease-ageing.html
If you are not sure what makes up a portion of different types foods, there is plenty of information out there on the internet – you may be surprised at how much you are eating without realising it!
Making small changes to how much you eat can not only help you lose weight but can have positive outcomes for all sorts of health issues such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure and general energy and wellbeing.
But remember, eating too few calories can be just as unhealthy as eating too many – the body needs a balanced diet with a variety of foods to maintain health.
If you would like more information on healthy eating habits, contact Pippa Mitchell, Nutritional Therapist at Luck’s Yard Clinic on 01483 527945.
I offer individual eating plans that are tailored for you, taking into account your lifestyle, likes and dislikes and any health concerns.