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Mind Over Matter

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One of the most challenging parts of any program is the mental attachment to food and the process your brain goes through when detaching and emotionally “detoxing” from these foods.

Do you notice you crave something at a particular time of day? Do you notice that in cold weather you always want a hot chocolate? Or when you go to a pub you always want to order a soda? Do your body and mind feel like it NEEDS something sweet? Or is it merely a habit? How do you figure these differences out?

Well, read on!

“The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of questions you ask on a daily basis”

Therefore, it is crucial to be able to answer the following one with honesty and accuracy in order to reach your goals

Is it a CRAVING or is it a FOOD ASSOCIATION?

A craving is almost a physiological need to eat a particular food and is usually because your body needs more of a particular nutrient.
For example, you’ve had a stressful month, you’re pushing hard in your workouts and feeling fatigued all the time, and you start craving chocolate. This craving could be a sign that your body needs more magnesium.

A food association is when you associate a particular food with an event or place.
For example, when it’s cold and raining you really want a hot chocolate, or when you go to your grandmas you always want her amazing shortbread! Here, your body isn’t signaling to you that it needs a specific nutrient, it has simply learned to associate particular places with certain food rituals.

So what steps can we take next to drop the cravings and associations that are inhibiting you from better achieving your goals?

Step 1. Get curious and ask better questions!

When something crops up for you, ask the question: Is this a craving or a food association?
The more you ask this question, the better you will understand yourself and your habits, and can move forward from here.

Step 2. Make a Game plan!

Once you’ve figured out the craving/ food association here’s what you can do:
If it’s a craving, seek a consult with a practitioner to help you work on tweaking your diet and potentially supplementing for any deficiencies that may be present.

If it’s a food association, acknowledge it and make a healthy swap. Always have fries with that? Try making your own sweet potato and parsnip chips

If it’s more on the emotional side of things, ask yourself what you are in need of emotionally? Craving sugar? Are you in need of some sweetness in your life?

Make emotionally healthy swaps. If it’s warmth you’re after, try having a hot soak in the bath with some essential oils, or cooking a big hearty stew. If it’s something sweet, book in a date with a friend and have a really good belly laugh session! The aim of the game here is to feed your emotions with nourishing experiences as opposed to food that will not serve your goals (or waistline).

At the end of the day, you are learning to rewire your habits and read what is really going on in your body. Tune in, get curious about your body and its needs and you may just learn a thing or two!

Happy Day!

Jenna Poole,
Nutritionist

Jenna is UY’s resident Nutritionist. She is a passionate health advocate and every bit food nerd! Jenna’s passion for food and nutrition started early on when she began to notice the effects it had on her energy levels, her mood and her skin’s health. Jenna truly believes that food has the ability to either feed disease or feed health, and it is her mission in this world to inspire and educate people to live each day a little healthier than the last.

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Andy Shares The Simple, Epic and Delicious Chicken Lettuce Wrap

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Create this refreshing delicious meal in only 15 minutes!

Follow this link to learn more: www.ultimateyou.clickfunnels.com/nutrition

As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
Website: www.ultimateyou.com.au

Andy Shares One Of His Favourite Recipes The Delicious Egg Protein Wrap Supreme Recipe!

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Learn how to make a delicious alternative to your normal carby wraps that will have you feeling good and your tastebuds singing.

Follow this link to learn more: https://ultimateyou.clickfunnels.com/nutrition

As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
Website: www.ultimateyou.com.au

Green Smoothies

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Watch how Andy prepares this fresh energy booster drink, that will keep you last a long day of work.

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

Cucumber

Celery

Capsicum

Kiwi

Apple

Biogreens (powder)

 

 

HOW TO PREPARE:

You would need a blender.

Cut the fruits in smaller pieces, right size for blending.

Add the Biogreens powder last, consume the whole pack.

Fill up the blender with water, just enough to cover all the cut fruits in there.

Add a handfull of cubed ice. (optional)

Blend until your desired texture is achieved. (Just like of any other fruit smoothies)

Enjoy!

 

 

As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
Website: www.ultimateyou.com.au

Mediterranean salad (Serves 4)

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, quartered lengthwise, diced
  • 400g can butter beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 small red onion, quartered, very thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow capsicum, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 75g reduced-fat feta, crumbled

HOW TO PREPARE:

Place first 8 ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine.
Whisk together olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl.
Add to salad and gently toss to coat.
Serve salad topped with crumbled feta.

As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
Website: www.ultimateyou.com.au

Vegie fritters (Serves 4)

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INGREDIENTS:

  • cooking oil spray
  • 1 large red capsicum, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 multi-grain bread rolls, to serve
  • large green salad, to serve

HOW TO PREPARE:

 

  1. Spray a frying pan with oil.
  2. Over medium heat, cook capsicum and corn for 2 minutes, until softened.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and combine with parsley, eggs and flour. Season with pepper, to taste.
  4. Spray frying pan with oil and add large spoonfuls of mixture to pan, in batches (to make 12 fritters total).
  5. Cook over medium-high heat for 1–2 minutes each side, until golden.
  6. Serve with bread rolls and a green salad.