If you want to be able to function at your Optimal ability, Enjoy all areas of your life. Love of your food, that not only tastes great but is great for you is an absolute necessity.

There is so much written these days about diet, the way we should look, the weight we should be and so it just keeps going on. To the point where many people come to me not knowing what to do or what to eat.

Look I love my food, I am very social and love eating out and having people over for dinner so I do understand the dilemma.

It is vitally important to our health and weight management to what I call be Mindful of what we are putting into our bodies, and as Anthony Robbins puts it, to change our mindset to "Eating to Live: Not Living to Eat:"

On my blog page under Mindful Nutrition I have quite a number of articles supporting various digestive issues that you may be facing. However if you would just like a great place to start go to read my blog "Steps to Alkalize Your System for Vital Health". The reason this is so good is that if we have 75% Alkalizing forming foods and only 25% Acid forming foods each day this will support our body for great health for nutrition, as well as supporting immune function and prevention of disease, not to mention to help us maintain a healthy weight.

The other thing that can be tricky is when we are Eating Out what foods to choose on the menu follow the link and here is the support you have been looking for and what about those "Special Occasions". So you also would like to lose some weight, so here is how you can "Celebrate Life whilst not gaining weight"

Empowering You to Optimal Health http://juliedoherty.net/category/nutrition/

Author's Bio: 

Hi I’m Julie,

Your Health & Lifestyle Coach Specialist
(Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)

I learnt very early in my life that there was much more to health than meets the eye

To achieve “Optimal Health” is about taking control of every aspect of YOU and YOUR LIFE:

That “Optimal Health” is only possible when we understand the unity of our mind, emotions connections to our physical body then our soul that inner voice that knows what is good and not good for us: Not to aim for Perfection but for Connection.

I love to work with people who dedicated who want to succeed in all areas of their life with the understanding that "Health is the very foundation for this to be possible"

So for over 26 years, I have worked with thousands of people in clinical practice prescribing herbal & homoeopathic remedies: implementing dietary changes so as to accommodate the best nutrition and life balance possible:Group and individual Health & Lifestyle Coaching to achieve the Happiest, Healthiest and Most Successful Life Possible.

My Professional Qualifications include Diplomas in Naturopathic, Herbal: Homoeopathic & Nutritional Medicine: Remedial & Therapeutic Massage Therapy: Body Mind Balancing Cognitive Counselling, Life Coaching & Massage: & Natural Beauty:

1.I love to watch movies that are based on true life stories with all the aspects of Life, love, romance, challenges and best of all happy endings.
2.I am born and bred Australian, South Australian with an English, German and Italian background
3.I didn’t commence my formulative studies until I was 28 years of age
4.I am so totally in Love with my husband of now 42 years
5.My family is the most important aspect of my life
6.I am totally passionate and focused on Health and Aging Well.
7.I love Healthy, Fresh food and Dining out
8.I try to go without drinking wine, but I have to admit that when we go out for dinner or have friends over, I do enjoy the odd glass or two of Savion Blanc
9.I love my early morning walks, just seeing the sun come up and the birds singing is just AWESOME
10.I want to live overseas for three months
11.I am obsessed with self-development books and CD’s
12.I love writing, sharing all the great things about life
13.I love hearing my clients life stories and sharing mine
14.I am living proof that by taking charge of your life will allow you to follow your passions, give you the opportunity of to age with great health and vitality.

Julie Doherty N.D
Accredited Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society