Eastern Courier : January 6th 2016
8 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 6, 2016 Your health Planning key to eating well NewZealand’s favourite wellbeing expert answers readers’ questions about their health. Question: Iwork long hours in a high-stress job and often find I have no energy to plan healthy dinners or food for the following day. What are some good foods to be eating for energy so I can get back on top of things? Thanks, Leigh I’m sure manypeople can relate to this question. I ama big advocate of using Sunday afternoon or some time during the weekend to plan your meals in advance. Soups, stews and casseroles can all be prepared in advance and frozen, or as we progress into the warmer months you could make a big salad on Monday and add different protein sources to it early in the week such as chicken, beef, eggs (or nuts and seeds) to make different lunches. There is no way around it. Eating plenty of fresh vegetables and real food requires some organisation initially but it can soon become a habit and that will feel more effortless. There is no doubt, though, that your body and mind reap the benefits – as whole, real foods supply the body with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it needs to function optimally. Andwithout our health, wehave nothing. Try to keep this in mind when you are preparing your meals and view it as another form of self-care, just as you would some exercise or simply resting. Vegetable-based juices and smoothies would also be a great addition to your diet, as they require very little preparation but pack a nutritional punch. Question: I have recently turned vegetarian andwant to know howI can explain I have a Vegetable-based juices and smoothies require very little preparation but pack a nutritional punch. different diet tomychildren? They are 2 and 5 sowe talk about how‘‘mummy is eating like a diplodocus’’, which they seemOKwith, but thenmy sister unnervedmeby saying I was always jumping on some diet bandwagon (this is true, I have tried sugar free, lowcarb, gluten free, etc) andwas going to give the girls confusing messages about food! Any help would be welcomed! Thanks, Amanda Part of our responsibilities as a parent is to teach childrenhow to lead healthy lives. The best time to start teaching these lessons to children is when they’re young, setting the foundations for healthy long-term habits.When you want to pass on healthy habits to your children, it’s important to practise what you preach. Just telling children what to do won’t necessarily work – they need to see you choosing and displaying healthy behaviours, too. Choosing a good-quality vegetarian diet (there are poornutritional-quality vegetarian diets) means the majority of your diet is plant-based, which is fantastic, and a great example to WITH AUTHOR AND NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMIST DR LIBBY AskDr Libby Email your questions for Dr Libby to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, only a selection of questions canbe answered. children howimportant it is to eat vegetables. Youmayalso choose to explain that sometimes different people need to eat in different ways for their health and you might like to keep the dinosaur analogy going to help them understand this; ie. that a Tyrannosaurus rex ate meat, while a diplodocus only ate plants. Given you have tried a few diets, I think it would also be worthwhile for you to explore what food represents for you and by exploring different ways of eating, what you are seeking. Is it better health, improved energy, weight loss, alleviating gut-based or other health problems or environmental or animal welfare concerns? Thismayhelp you find a way of eating that serves your body, mind and soul. ❚ Dr Libby is a nutritional biochemist, author and speaker, and is a regular contributor to Well & Good. Her latest book, Exhausted to Energized,is available at all good bookstores and from drlibby.com stuff.co.nz PUZZLES ANSWERS ARE INCLUDED ON THIS PAGE NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD 12 34 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 17 20 22 23 24 Across 1. Country many Northland gumdiggers came from (8) 7. Mindless (5) 8. Auckland suburb with same name as a card game and an English town (9) 9. Long period of time (3) 10. Potato (4) 11. Deer horn (6) 13. Native tree (6) 14. Take (6) 17. Street performer (6) 18. Silver Fern who went on to coach the national team from 1974-88 (4) 20. Unwell (3) 22. National holiday (6,3) 23. Solid, weighty (5) 24. 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