The nutrition gurus who will help spring clean your diet
By Natasha Eddery
With summer creeping up quickly it is the perfect time to give your diet a spring clean and there are several nutrition gurus on hand to give you great advice. I have been avidly browsing my current nutrition bibles, Deliciously Ella, by Ella Woodward, and Eat, Nourish, Glow, by Amelia Freer. If you haven’t yet discovered the wonders of Ella Woodward’s deliciously healthy recipes, where on earth have you been? What I love about Ella’s approach is that she makes eating healthily and cooking fun.
I am obsessed with her smoothie recipes, her Green Smoothie, packed with antioxidants, was ideal after an over indulgent Easter weekend, but there are so many other wonderfully nutritional recipes to choose from. Ella is vegan, and although I’m not, I do now tend to only cook vegetable dishes at home. It’s amazing how different you feel cutting out animal protein. I’ve noticed an energy increase and my skin looks better for eating cleaner.
A few months ago I discovered nutritional therapist Amelia Freer. Instantly I liked her approach to healthy eating so I started to follow her on Twitter, she posts some fabulous recipes, and ordered her book Eat. Nourish. Glow as soon as it came available. Amelia has a relatively simple food philosophy that is easy to follow once you commit yourself to change your relationship with food. She also has a theory that you should eat seasonally, which I had never even considered before but now and yet seems so obvious.
Also, if you constantly battling with yourself to give up sugar and often fall into fad diet trends, then Amelia has a wonderful 10-step guide to help you dispatch your bad habits. One of the simplest tricks I’ve picked up from Amelia is adding fruits and vegetables to my water. Every day I now have lemon and ginger in hot water, but I also adore putting cucumber and mint or kiwi and lime in my water bottle for when I’m on the go. While you can kick-start your healthy lifestyle with Amelia’s latest book she also runs cookery workshops and menu consultancy.
Both books will ultimately change how you think about food, but if you are looking to just loose weight, they will both aid you in that too.