Global disease study revealed that "poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths,"
A 2010 report on Britains mortality rate suggested that "Almost 70,000 deaths could be avoided every year if Britain followed a healthy eating guideline" It predicted that "60% of the population is expected to be overweight by 2050 compared to 28% at the time of the report. "
"Junk food diet has become the leading cause of death and ill-health AHEAD of smoking." Daily telegraph
Food is a primary need to sustain life so unlike drugs or alcohol it cannot be avoided.
Food is core of family life, culture and fond childhood memories. The majority of our celebrations are centred around food so a person with food-related issues cannot get away from food and often their needs are overlooked or misunderstood.
The truth is, most people who struggle with food-related issues do not know how to make permanent and positive changes to there eating habits. A lot of people don't actually know what junk food really is. The typical idea of junk food are foods such as burgers, fries, cakes etc, but a plate of spaghetti bolognese could be junk or even your favourite salad!
What makes food unhealthy can be what is added to it or sometimes how it is made. However Poor health is not just about making poor food choices.
There are other factors to consider such as
Food addiction, Emotional eating, Comfort eating, Self-protection and so much more.
These are some of the reasons why Nutritional Therapy, with me, is not about dieting, it is about giving you professional support that enables you to make sustainable lifestyle changes!
As a Holistic Therapist and Nutritional Consultant, I know that Nutritional health isn't just about what we eat, so I do not facilitate dieting! Rather I help you to understand what is blocking you from achieving your desired lifestyle. We would then work out a sustainable plan (together) that suits your specific needs.