Friday, 27 June 2014

Obesity and Sugar - the latest news!

Great news!

Fantastic news in fact.

Yesterday, the BBC reported that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for us to halve our daily sugar intake.  This includes added sugar, plus fruit juice and honey. 

If we reduce our intake to 5%of energy intake we will be lowering risks to health including diabetes and obesity.

What is 5%?

5% of energy intake from free sugars amounts to 25g for ladies (which is roughly 5-6 teaspoons) and 35g for men (7-8 teaspoons).  So a can of pop 330ml will use up all of that allowance.

Sound like bad news?

Well if you think this is bad news, it's not.  We need to stop the obesity epidemic and many people have found that traditional 'diets' just don't work for them  Often they may contain far too much sugar in the diet.  Reducing this will take us back to a more natural diet which we were originally designed to eat!

Tax on Sugar?

I don't think putting extra tax on sugar will stop people from consuming it.  They will just find extra money from perhaps another healthier resource.  Maybe its a good idea for local farmers to sell healthy local produce at a more competitive price and we can support their business while they support our healthy eating habits.

I'm thrilled that this news has been sent to us from the BBC (see the page here) and really hope that folks begin to listen to this news.  It's a great start to fighting the obesity epidemic and if you see my Youtube video you will see my views on how we have been getting it wrong with the advice of a low fat diet.

Wishing you the best of health and a lovely day


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Gluten free pancake recipe

So we are all becoming more and more aware of the sensitivities gluten can cause for certain people and many are following a diet according to this. Myself included.

I tried out a recipe for breakfast yesterday which was so delicious I felt I must share it with you. 
This is so simple and takes very little time indeed. Very soon I will pop a YouTube video up for you (go here and subscribe in preparation). 

2 eggs
100g ground almonds (sometimes called almond flour)
Dash of milk or water to create a runny consistency. 

The local farmers eggs are the best to use!
I'll write another blog to explain why!

Pop the ground almonds into a bowl or dish

Add your eggs straight in. 

Add the milk straight on top!
Give it all a really good whisk until the mixture is smooth. 

Pop a tiny drizzle of extra virgin olive oil into the pan. 

Get the pan really hot. You can drizzle one drop of pancake mix in to see if it starts to sizzle. 

Ladle the mix into the hot pan and cook until it easily moves from the bottom of the pan. 

When it's golden, flip the pancake and cook the other side. The second side needs only half the time. 

As these are so healthy for children too, a sprinkle of sugar and honey will encourage all the goodness goes down happily :)

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Louise xoxox


Friday, 20 June 2014

Welcome to a new you!

So you found yourself on my blog.  


Welcome to a Lusher Life Nutrition.  This is a brand new blog which will share tips of healthy ways of life through nutrition.  Let me know what you would like to see. 


Videos with 'how to'

Tips on healthy eating

How to help your health through nutrition

Weight management

And whatever more you care to request.  Please feel free to get in
touch via my email and send me 
any questions you have.  

As well as the free tips you will get on this blog and my Youtube channel, there will also be a consultancy service.  This can be booked in person or online,  it's really up to you.  If you need motivation to lose weight or if you are struggling with health issues and would like to get well again, I can help with all nutritional therapy issues.  

You will see that through my blog we are not talking about diets,  yet rather tweaking how you eat and live as an ongoing lifestyle change.  This will see you living longer and being able to keep fitter late into life.  Let's face it,  this is what we all desire really don't we.  So many of my clients tell me,  
"It's not that I mind getting older, I just don't want to be unwell."

As a very realistic person, I do understand that there are so many tasty treats out there these days which tempt us to eat them.  However,  often you can still incorporate these treats and just make tweaks and adjustments which will give you a healthier option.  

Having intestinal issues myself,  I have experienced first hand exactly what a difference nutrition can make in your life.  Doctors were baffled when I managed to avoid surgery and strong medication just through using the power of nutrition.   I say 'just' - this wasn't easy of course and nature gives us all the tools we need to be able to create the health we desire and deserve!

I know that you want to make changes.  I also know that you have tried to go it alone.  Neither of these need to stop you getting the energy you dream of to go ahead and create the life of your dreams.

I will be offering 2 free consultations every month for those who feel they cannot afford to pay for a private consultation and therefore if you know of someone who is in need please tell them to get in touch.  For everyone else,  please see the pages on this website detailing all you need to know.

Wishing you the very best in health

Louise xoxo
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