Why I am a flexitarian - and why you should consider becoming one too.

As a nutritionist, it’s my job to find out the best way to keep my clients as healthy as they would like to be. Most of us know that food is medicine, perhaps the most powerful medication on the planet with the power to cause or cure most types of illness. Food is more than just calories, it contains information that controls every aspect of our biology and health, and being aware of it is what is required to advise people to prevent, treat and even reverse most chronic conditions.

The €1000000 question seems to be: What should I eat to feel good, lose weight and be sustainably healthy? And does it mean that you have to choose between being a vegetarian, vegan or Paleo diets? We all know people (or have heard of celebrities) that swear by one diet or another. And they look and perform in an envious way.

The problem with nutrition research

If you’re looking at the research on different diets it is easy to get confused. Vegan diet studies show they help with weight loss, reverse diabetes and lower cholesterol. Paleo diets seem to do the same thing. So, should you be shying away from animal foods and eating only beans, grains and vegetables or should you eat