Frequently Asked Questions
New to the website? Here you have some questions I’ve been frequently asked.
Do you offer any diet or meal plans?
Nop … or not the classical way most people think of!
For sure you can lose weight, regain vitality and feel good by following a certain diet, but this is not what gives results long terms.
Once you stop using that recipe paper/diet you find yourself in the situation of not knowing what to eat or how to add variety to the daily meals. So, in most cases people end up either by continuing to follow a strict diet or they go back to the eating habits they had before the diet. This is why, I do not believe in the idea of following a strict diet plan.
How things are happening if there is no diet?
What I do offer is a way of discovering your body and eating according to the needs of your body. It’s more important to understand the signals of your own body, so you can start eating according to them.
After the 3rd session together I do support you in creating your own meal plan, something that feels fun to do and follow.
By then you will already know:
- Why you have the tendency to eat certain things
- What’s lacking from your diet
- What’s the emotional connection you have with the food
- What things from your daily life are affecting your weight
- How nourishing a meal can be
- How relieving (no fear, no guilt, no shame) a meal can be
I get the idea that the body gives me signals, but I’m craving lots of things, the majority quite unhealthy. Which signals are the correct ones?
There is a saying “Garbage in, Garbage out” which comes from a concept common to computer science: the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input. So, for example, if a mathematical equation is improperly stated, the answer is unlikely to be correct.
The same concept applies to nutrition. The quality of your desires/cravings is determined by the quality of the input. The body is craving what got used to, what knowns at its very best. At rational level, you might know for instance that Brussels sprouts is very healthy, an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K.
But if you have never eaten it, or there are ages since trying it, there are small chances to match the body signal on this vegetable choice. In this case, you might be lacking vitamins C & K. Therefor, when the body needs these two vitamins is going for the most familiar food type (this includes a big range of food options from raw vegan to junk food) from where can take at least a minimum level of nutrients.
My advice is to give a bit of time to yourself, to continue to introduce healthy options and to trust your gut in reading the signals and/or taking decisions. Want to know more about gut and decisions? Take a look at this article.
What equipment do you recommend?
Blender, Juicer, Food processor, Slow cooker, cutting board and excellent sharp knives. Ohh and the dish washer, a bless at home. That’s it. I prefer keeping the kitchen well organised and not occupying the space with things I rarely use. If I rarely use something, I prefer to give it to someone that needs it. More space, more freedom. Why to complicate things when it’s not the case?
What can I do to see an improvement on my health and energy level?
There is an infinite number of things that can be done from a broad range of options, targeting food, spirituality, pills, sport …
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1. The digestive system has the chance to take a break from processed & heavy meals
2. You notice physical and emotional changes. It’s a detox process that happens beyond the physical level
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Do you take any supplements?
Yes, I do take some supplements at times! I’ve written a brief articles on my morning routine – “a shot of supplements” if you’re interested to learn more;
Before following any advice, please be aware that the dose and the amount you’d need depend on a few factors like gender, age, location you live in, season and lifestyle.
Note these recommendations do not substitute the advice given by your doctor.