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The 8 foods I cannot live without.......
by Harriet Frew on August 17th, 2014

 Today for me, food choices are about nourishment, self-care; delicious tastes and feeling good in my body. Nothing is banned; everything is permissible. I aim to eat predominantly low GI but I know well from experience that allowing myself to eat everything means that I am much less likely to gorge on chocolate or binge on pizza. Flexibility and a relaxed attitude are imperative, otherwise, boredom, rebellion or emotional eating might well creep in. In the past week, I have eaten starburst sweets, a snickers bar; a cornetto icecream; takeaway pizza........I have enjoyed and eaten these foods mindfully and with acceptance.  I am aware of enjoying food; tasting; savouring it; regardless of food type or nutritional value or grams of protein, carbs or fat.
 
There are some foods that I eat regularly and I believe help me stay on track with eating both from a physiological and emotional perspective.
 
Here are 8 foods that I love – for nourishment; for taste; for feeling good in my body: -
 

Porridge – masses of it for breakfast – always double the recommended serving size in my opinion. Who can survive past 9am on 30g? This fantastic slow low GI energy burner works a treat for me and with breakfast often happening at 7am, I know I am safe for a few hours from low blood sugar and feeling hungry. 

Almonds – love these sweet nuts. Full of fibre, vitamin E – can be filling and satisfying and again don’t put me on the blood sugar rollercoaster. 

Avocados – I eat these several times a week. Delicious, filling, nutritious; satisfying, mmmm..... 

Dark chocolate – I still enjoy milk chocolate but my palate has adjusted to love the dark stuff. And a couple of squares is usually enough. 

Full fat plain yoghurt with fruit (my favourites are granny apples, red grapes and blueberries – not necessarily all at once) – I find a great evening snack if you want something filling, but light and scrumptious. 

Sweet potatoes (roasted preferably) – really satisfy that carbs craving. Deliciously sweet and succulent and a great accompaniment to fish, meat, anything really. 

Liquorice tea – sweet, caffeine free and comforting. I drink this in addition to my daily coffee and regular tea. 

Eggs – scrambled, fried, poached or boiled on toast. Filling and flavoursome. A great lunchtime meal to see me through the afternoon. 

Which foods work for you? How do you eat to feel great in your body – to feel full of energy and in top form with your health? Do post below and share.
 
If you would like to get in touch about working with me to explore some of these issues further, I would love to hear from you. I am passionate about helping you to eat all the foods you love; and feel great about your body without disordered eating or dieting.
 
Best wishes
Harrietx
 



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