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”