Food Foundations

For all of us, our well-being and health relies on strong foundations – a bit like a building. If we focus on constructing strong foundations, our building or our body can withstand demanding usage, unexpected storms or stress levels, a few days of poor weather or poor food, or adverse conditions outside – be it poor weather or a poor quality environment where germ season is in full swing – giving us a greater chance of keeping fairly well protected from these elements thrown at us.

The food we regularly choose to put into our bodies is the building blocks of these foundations – over the courses of the weeks, months & years, our regular choices are what dictates the strength of these foundations.

If we are able to eat well 80% of the time, we have a good start to our food foundations; 85% and we will have stronger foundations: 90% of the time, we will have even stronger foundations but will probably find we are having to make sacrifices in other areas of life; and 100% is a perfectionist approach that I don’t think is healthy, or conducive to a balanced approach to life.

Most of us, if we put in reasonable effort, can manage around 85%, and that is absolutely fabulous – and remember too that it is best to look at it over the course of a week – there will be days, or even a few days, where our work schedule or social schedule means that we can’t achieve this – if this is a case just aim to make those foundations stronger those few days before & those few days after.

So, if you feel like a few minutes of work, let’s make a rough estimate of where we are currently with our Food Foundations by reviewing the last 7 days – and what do we mean by healthy here? In summary, foods that you can recognise & that you know occur in the natural environment; not processed foods out of a packet that are very different from the original natural food source.

It doesn’t matter if you are unsure of what’s protein, carbohydrate or fat, or which of your current foods contain these nutrients – that’s the purpose of working with What Food; we will give you this knowledge.

I made time for a healthy breakfast on X days in the last 7 days;

  • My breakfast Carbohydrate sources included:

  • My breakfast Protein sources included:

  • My breakfast Fat sources included:

  • My breakfast fruit & vegetables included:

  • As a general rule, breakfast accounts for XX% of my food intake, and on this week in question it ranged from a minimum of XX% of my daily food intake, to a maximum of XX %

I made time for a healthy lunch on X days in the last 7 days;

  • My lunch Carbohydrate sources included:

  • My lunch Protein sources included:

  • My lunch Fat sources included:

  • My lunch fruit & vegetables included:

  • As a general rule, lunch accounts for XX% of my food intake, and on this week in question it ranged from a minimum of XX% of my daily food intake, to a maximum of XX %

I made time for a healthy dinner on X days in the last 7 days;

  • My dinner Carbohydrate sources included:

  • My dinner Protein sources included:

  • My dinner Fat sources included:

  • My dinner fruit & vegetables included:

  • As a general rule, dinner accounts for XX% of my food intake, and on this week in question it ranged from a minimum of XX% of my daily food intake, to a maximum of XX %

So, was the reality as you thought? Are there areas or knowledge that you want to improve? If so, please get in touch & we can chat more over the phone or over a coffee face to face.

Nick