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El­iz­a­beth Pey­ton

Jones is a natur­opath, food and health ex­pert, and au­thor of Eat Your­self Young and Cook Your­self Young.

Put your­sElf first

Weight gain can be com­mon in mid­dle age. our oe­stro­gen lev­els de­cline, thy­roid lev­els fall, we might have more stress and poorer sleep so higher cor­ti­sol lev­els also mean we metabolise slower. see this as an ideal time to tackle your diet. you’ve spent years nur­tur­ing oth­ers. you may have eaten what’s eas­i­est for the fam­ily, or what every­one else wants. Now you may be cook­ing for fewer peo­ple, you can cre­ate a kitchen to nur­ture you.

GivE uP onE of fivE thinGs

there are five food groups in which we eat too much – sugar, gluten, dairy, meat and al­co­hol. if you give up one, you’ll feel and see a change.

for­GEt su­PEr­foods there are thou­sands of great veg­eta­bles. the ma­jor­ity of your plate should be colour­ful and you should eat as wide a range of veg as you can.

“Think healthy, not thin”

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