Although I’m a dietitian, I don’t believe in diets. What I do believe in, is Nude Food.
‘Nude Food’ all kind of started when I was just 12 years old and I came up with the idea of writing a cookbook and starring in my own cooking show called ‘Food in the Nude’. I wasn’t planning on cooking naked (if that’s what you were thinking!), but rather wanted to showcase how delicious natural food – that wasn’t dressed up in packages and additives – could be. Fast forward the clock almost two decades later and I stand by my nude food philosophy – eat real food that comes from the ground, sea and sky, and less from the factories.
We live in an age where there is more available knowledge about food and nutrition than ever. Diets, fads and food marketing hype fill our world with the latest science and theory on how to eat, yet preventable diseases such as obesity, type-two diabetes and heart disease are on the rise.
Isn’t it ironic that the more information there is, the unhealthier we’ve become?
Today, healthy eating involves a multitude of choices – navigating a tide of often conflicting or confusing information and advice from a wide variety of sources.
Our ancestors viewed food simply and instinctively, without the hang-ups and anxiety that food marketers and diet ‘gurus’ create for people today. The prevalence of first-world health problems reflect how disconnected we’ve become with our natural instincts – how little we listen to our bodies and how we have lost the innate sense of what is good for us. We need to re-discover our inner guide.
Nude Food is not a diet. It’s a philosophy, a set of guiding principles that lets you develop an intuitive understanding and healthy relationship with food.