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Posted by: Kathy Fitchett Date: January 2, 2014

Would you like to Eat Well, Lose Weight and be Fitter and Healthier in 2014?

Food has been a focal part of my life, long before I launched Food Fiend Experience. I am delighted to say, my appreciation of food and how it can impact your body has been closely intertwined. I have always believed that feeling good, looking good and being in the best physical health are impacted by what you eat. Food Fiend Experience at its core, attempts to refine and create recipes which are as low in sugar, fats and salt as possible, this results in recipes which are so much better for you and very often these refinements can improve the taste of the dishes considerably.

Now that I am in my early 50’s, my body is starting to misbehave. What I mean is, that it takes a lot more effort to stay fit and trim but what I eat, when, and how much, will affect the outcome. As someone who spends so much time around food, thinking and dreaming about it, and then preparing and cooking it, it is inevitable that I also end up eating it too! My desire to be creative and try new things, also means the need to be constantly creating new dishes or refining them, so I really can’t get away from food!

I have noticed that my metabolism slows down a little each year, so for me to keep to the same weight, I need to either do more exercise, or find ways to increase my metabolism, preferably both.

Here are some suggestions to help you make healthier food choices in 2014:

butterynut squash soup

  1. Eat less carbohydrates- but if you do choose to eat them select ones that are ‘better’, so brown seeded bread rather than white, brown rice rather than white. Instead of having a sandwich for lunch have a hearty homemade soup instead. Rather than thickening soups with rice or potato try bulking up with mixed pulses and beans.

    For my spicy butternut squash and lentil soup go to the : Butternut Squash Media Page

  2. Cut down on the amount of fat in your diet- all dairy products have fat and our bodies do need some but if you limit these, this will help. Trim all extra fat before cooking, remove the skin on any poultry before cooking.
  3. Eat less meat and choose fish or vegetarian dishes in their place. Vegetarian dishes can be very robust and tasty and full of flavours and texture and also a good source of fibre. Poached, grilled or roasted fish are a lighter option.
  4. Introduce seeds, nuts and pulses into your diet. They are a great source of fibre and have many nutritional benefits. These can be sprinkled on salads and added into cakes.I am launching a monthly recipe blog with a healthy, tasty low calorie focus in mind, so keep reading.