There is no such thing as good or bad, treat or cheat food. There is simply food. Some food will nourish you and support hormonal balance, your gut microbiome and, in return, your complete wellbeing. Some food will make you feel sluggish, tired or uncomfortable, sometimes immediately after eating and sometimes a day or two later.
It breaks my heart when I hear women talking about counting calories, skipping meals or following another restrictive diet in an attempt to lose weight or drop a dress size.
Rather than restricting, I always encourage my clients to add in more of the nourishing foods to crowd out the ones that slow you down and impact your hormones and wellbeing goals.
Increasing your intake of good fats, quality protein and fibre is vital for complete wellbeing, for hormone production, burning fat and balancing blood sugar.
A blood sugar level imbalance can be caused by skipping or leaving too long between meals, sugar rich and high carbohydrate snacks (the ones we crave for a quick energy boost when our blood sugar level drops too low) and not eating enough protein (very few women eat enough).
Eating quality protein at every meal will help keep you fuller for longer and your blood sugar level better stabilised.
These oat based pancake recipes are quick, easy and loaded with goodness and are not just for shrove Tuesday!
- Cup of Oats – blitzed into flour consistency
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- Cup of Milk
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- Maple Syrup
- 1 Tbs Nut Butter
Berries, maple syrup, natural yoghurt to serve
- 1/3 Cup of Oats
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Banana