When your diet is lacking in nutrients, you’ll feel tired and won’t want to be whipping up healthy lunches at 7am or going for a walk after work, which are the sort of key lifestyle changes that actually need to occur for long-term weight loss.
Instead, think about choosing lower kilojoule, minimally processed foods to base your diet on, such as wholegrains, fresh fruit and veg over juiced varieties, reduced-fat dairy and trimmed meats.
A good guide is to limit your sweet treat to once or twice a week and keep the portion to approximately 500kJs (for example, 3 squares of chocolate or 2 small scoops of ice-cream).
Am I coeliac if I feel unwell after eating gluten-containing foods? Whenever I eat bread/pasta/pizza I end up feeling bloated and gassy.
In many cases, people who feel uncomfortable after eating gluten-rich foods are usually suffering from food malabsorption (such as a wheat malabsorption) or food chemical sensitivity. Seeking the advice of your dietitian will help you determine why certain foods are causing you uncomfortable symptoms.