Welcome to Week 6- Where we are Getting Serious about the Food you are Eating:

Any one who knows me well, knows that I cannot emphasize this enough to you.

It is the very Foundation to you being free from ill-health and disease.

What you need to know!

I have given you guidelines here, these are for you to implement into your daily life. It is a great foundation for you to start from so as to move forward with your health and nutritional intake so you can live your best life possible. We are not dealing with gourmet cuisine here we are talking about everyday living, meals that you can put together with ease and simplicity whether you are on your own or have a family. It is designed so as your food and activities become your passport to Optimal Health and Vitality whilst tasting yummy and delicious.

What about Calorie Counting?

It is often asked of me during my years of supporting people with weight loss and weight management – Do I need to count calories?

If I consume less calories will this slow down my metabolism?

This is not necessarily true, if you have been overconsuming calories by eating highly processed, high fat and sugar laden foods.

These foods even if you cut down on the quantity or calorie count, will make little difference to your metabolism. As these foods because of their toxicity and lack of nutritional value and damaging affects to your vital organs, cutting back on the calories will have little effect on our weight loss or metabolism.

The Key to losing weight long term, isn’t about calorie counting. It is about eating foods that are known as catabolic. That is your body takes more calories to metabolize the particular food than the calories that the food provides.

This is where most of your fruit and vegetables come into play as they are catholic foods. Here is an example: a medium sized apple provides 85 calories, however to metabolize it your body requires 99 calories. Seafood and Organic chicken breast are also classified as catabolic foods.

Here is a list below of Catabolic Foods:


Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapefruit, lemons, limes oranges, papaya, mangoes, kiwi fruit, pineapple, plums, pears, rockmelon, strawberries, watermelon, apples, apricots, cherries, grapes, honey dew melons, nectarines, peaches, tangerines, pomegranates, rhubarb


Sprouts – particularly alfalfa, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, carrots and celery: Chinese greens, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, leeks, lettuces, fresh herbs, peppers, radishes, seaweed, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, zucchini, watercress:. Also green beans, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, endive, garlic, onion, parsnips, cabbage and capsicum


Most seafood – including bream, calamari, clams, crabs, salmon, flounder, mussels, prawns, tuna, lobster, sea perch, sardines, scallops, cod and oysters.

Egg particularly the whites (boiled, poached or scrambled), lentils, soya beans, chickpeas, turkey, and chicken breast fillet without the skin, trimmed steak, lean lamb fillets and lean pork fillets occasionally.

Portion size of your protein should be the inside of the palm of your hand.

Organic Natural Yogurt

Cheese in moderation, cottage or ricotta are your best choices.


Smoothies – include coconut water or milk, almond milk: Plus any of the fruits mentioned above. Herbal teas such as green tea, chamomile, peppermint, lemon and ginger

Vegetable juice – including carrot, celery, beetroot (only a half a beetroot), spinach, kale, capsicum, apple, ginger and lime.

Vegetable soup full of potassium can include any of your vegetables from you catabolic list.

Water – Water is vital for every organ, every tissue in your body.

Weight loss should NEVER be the only motivation for taking charge of what you eat.

Your diet is the very foundation of your health and providing your body with the necessary nutrients to repair, restore and revitalize.

Enabling YOU to Live – Not just a Long Life but a Healthy One.

‘Congratulations, You Are Doing Well’

Next Supporting You with Long Term Success

If you have missed the Previous weeks here are the Links for you:

Week 5 – Getting Active: Implementing Daily Exercise is Vital for a Balanced, Healthy Life

Week 4 – Getting in Touch with Your Body: The First Step to Learning How to Care for your body

Week 3 – Overcoming Obstacles: During this week we are going to have a look at removing obstacles that may prevent or delay your success

Week 2 – Getting Prepared : Where we will be working together to help you to be prepared

Week 1 – Initial Steps: to Re Energize and Revitalize You

Author's Bio: 

Julie Doherty is acknowledged as Worldwide Leader in Healthcare by The Leading Physicians of the world. She is an exceptionally experienced naturopathic health practitioner with a vast expertise in traditional medicine, herbal medicine, and homeopathic medicine. Julie has over twenty-six years in practice and currently maintains a position at Julie's Naturopathic Health Care Services, her private practice in Hackham, South Australia, Australia, where she provides an extensive array of safe, effective, individual, and non-invasive therapies to assist with overcoming health issues that affect the body and the mind.

Julie graduated with distinctions from S.A. College of Botanical Medicine and Natural Therapies and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Her professional qualifications include Naturopathic Doctor, Herbal & Homoeopathic Practitioner in Diet and Nutritional Medicine, Remedial & Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Body Mind Balancing Cognitive Counselling, and Healthy/Lifestyle coaching and Natural Beauty. This solid education has enabled Julie to provide an extensive range of multidisciplinary modalities that are safe, effective, individual and non-invasive to empower each person to optimal health. Julie credits her success to determination and dedicates to her family and traveling in her spare time.

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