There’s a sure-fire way to feel good and that’ s to eat well. And it’ s easier than you think
There’s a sure-fire way to feel good and that’s to eat well. And it’s easier than you think
From new superfoods that are constantly popping up on supermarket shelves to the latest gadgets that promise to make your healthy lifestyle easier, the world of healthy eating is constantly growing. But one man is always ahead of the wellbeing curve, and that’s James Duigan. His Cleanand Lean cookbooks have been leading the discussion in nutrition for years, and the latest instalment, Cleanand Leanforlife, is no different.
Putting health and happiness first, the book contains 150 recipes to keep you feeling vibrant – all of which are easy to whip up for anyone, whether you’ve been following James from day one or you’re a new fan. One thing you’ll always find with his recipes is that they’re not restrictive, and food is a friend, not an enemy. ‘Food is there to be celebrated,’ says James. ‘The [clean and lean] philosophy is much more focused on food and recipes because that’s what people were crying out for.’
You’d be forgiven for thinking that healthy eating is a hassle. Picture-perfect Instagram-ready meals or expensive ‘clean’ restaurants can make you think it is, but according to James, the key is simplicity. ‘You don’t need 17 different superfoods cooked in a fancy bamboo, moonrock steamer,’ he jokes. ‘Eat as many good quality fruits and vegetables as you can and if you eat meat, try and keep it organic or locally sourced wherever you can.’ Following this very basic concept will make the clean and lean lifestyle – and cooking up the recipes – a breeze for you.
While James’ nutrition switch-up turned him from a hyperactive, troublesome kid into the picture of health he is today, Cleanandleanfor Life will bring you your own benefits. ‘It’s almost impossible to describe how good you can feel when you start to treat yourself with kindness and choose foods which work for you,’ he says. We can predict things like more soundful sleep, an increase in energy, and of course improved immunity. ‘Basically anything in your life just gets 10 times better because that’s what healthy feels like,’ James adds.