Taking action to take care of your gut

From creating a healthy lifestyle to cooking up a simple supper – this week’s guest on Girls Around Town has all that and more to share in the second hour of the show.

A holistic health and nutrition coach, Amanda Whitehead will be live in the studio with June, explaining how she helps overwhelmed men and women aged 35+ increase their energy, enhance their sleep and get back their bounce…

And what’s more, how they can do it all without calorie counting!

She’ll be sharing details of how, through her business Purposefully Nourished, she works with clients to help them create a clean, sustainable lifestyle, along with some of the top tips she offers that help them take action to take care of their gut health.

Someone who definitely practises what she preaches, she says “As a mum, I must constantly remind myself that when I take care of myself, I am taking care of everyone around me.

“And when I follow my gut health, I take care of my body, mind, and self.”

Don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best by tuning in to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am for those top tips from Amanda…

And make sure you stay tuned all the way to the top of the hour – if you’re looking for a super simple way to curry favour with family or friends, you won’t want to miss the recipe she has to share!

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Time for a treat?

Who says eating healthily means never being able to enjoy the occasional treat?

Certainly not Alison Harris, last Sunday’s guest on Girls Around Town – and June is with her all the way on that too…

Everybody needs a bit of a treat once in a while and if it’s a guilt-free one, then so much the better.

Next time you’re tempted to reach for a chocolate bar or a cake, give Alison’s protein balls a try – quick and easy to make, you can even pop them in the freezer which means they’re always to hand when you want to spoil yourself a little!

Alison's Protein Balls

  • Servings: Makes 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 100gms ground almonds
  • Approx 75gms raisins
  • 2 tbsps peanut buttter
  • 1 tbsp ground mixed seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • Handful of berries, grapes or orange segments

Directions

  1. Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor, making sure the mixture is wet enough to stick together – you can add a little extra peanut or coconut oil if you wish.
  2. Shape into bite-sized balls and roll in dessicated coconut.
  3. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze them if you want to.

Food for thought

How many times have you heard or read the words ‘you are what eat‘?

Believe it or not, that saying goes all the way back to 1826 when Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a French lawyer, politician and writer who gained fame as a gastronome, wrote “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are”…

But what about how, when, where and why you eat what you do?

One woman who knows all about the importance of mindset when it comes to nutrition is Alison Harris, who’ll be joining June in the studio this weekend to tell her own story and describe some of the ways in which she empowers people to be at their best by helping them reconnect with nourishing.

“Of course we look at healthy eating and I encourage clients to eat cleanly, with more vegetables, less processed food and, where possible, to choose local and seasonal produce” she says.

“But it’s my belief that without looking at why we eat what we do, we’ll just go back to old habits. And it’s this mindfulness that is at the core of the work I do.”

Alison will be talking about how she brings her skills and experience of NLP, coaching and nutrition into the workshops, talks and one-to-one training she offers.

And she’ll also be busting one or two myths about eating healthily being too expensive or time-consuming…

Tune into 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to enjoy a little food for thought on Girls Around Town this Sunday!