In this podcast episode, Susan Birch – The Health Detective, interviews her friend and colleague Andrew Crisp about his health journey and the importance of finding one’s “why” when making changes in nutrition and health.
Andrew shares his struggles with weight and yo-yo dieting, and how he shifted his mindset towards nutrition and health after working as a village manager in a retirement village.
He emphasizes the importance of understanding the science behind nutrition and finding one’s motivation for making changes, and shares his simple approach to nutrition, which includes low-carb, protein, fats, and vegetables.
The conversation also touches on the medicalization of obesity and type two diabetes, the importance of understanding the motives behind food supply chains, and the impact of fast food chains on people’s health in India. Andrew’s top strategies for making changes in nutrition and health include educating oneself, finding motivation, and making gradual changes.
Andrew’s shopping list for success
All red meats (non-processed), chicken, chicken livers, pork, white fish, salmon, tuna, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, fermented vegetables, brussels sprouts, zucchini, mushrooms, avocado, free range eggs, hemp oil, olive oil, salted butter, occasional cheeses, paneer, occasional yoghurt, cream, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt/pepper, spices, black tea, black decaf coffee, dark chocolate and plenty of h2O.
Keywords: health journey, nutrition, motivation, intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, simplicity, repetition, medicalization, obesity, type two diabetes, food guidelines, vegetables, supplements, medical system, fast food chains, metabolic health, mental health.
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