Lee Holmes is the creator of Supercharged Food, and winner of the Bupa Blog Awards in the Health Influencer category and in the Healthy Eating category. Lee is a Holistic Nutritionist (Adv. Cert. Food and Nutrition), a certified health and wellness coach and a qualified wholefoods chef. She is also an author, with published recipes, both in hardcopy and e-book form and published programs that allow others to become healthy and happy. Lee has appeared in Vogue, Lifestyle, Body and Soul, The Times, Mamamia, Nature and Health, Food Matters, Mind Body Green and recently appeared on the Morning Show making a cauliflower cheesecake (yes that is meant to say cauliflower)! Lee kindly answered a few of our questions, and shared with us her views on health, food and sugar.
What does healthy living mean to you?
It means living according to your own needs and putting a value on all parts of your life from food to mindfulness and exercise and relationships.
Do you think quitting certain foods is a good way to get healthy?
Only if those foods aggravate you or give you symptoms but a moderate balanced diet is best.
How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle?
I focus on a whole foods diet and follow the 80/20 rule.
The 80/20 rule encompasses eating well 80% of the time and indulging or treating yourself 20% of the time, which is a more sustainable way of living as opposed to constant restriction.
Describe sugar in three words.
Devoid of nutrients.
Should sugar be viewed as something that is ‘bad’?
No, but it’s important to remember it’s not something that you should eat too much of.
What is your favourite way to ‘treat yo self’ and get that sugar fix?
What advice would you give to people seeking to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle?
Listen to your body for clues, it has the answers.
For more of Lee’s advice be sure to visit her website Supercharged Food.
Stay Sweet! CD