” My fridge just groaned, rolled their eyes, and hissed at me: ‘Not you again!’ ”-Anonymous
During these days of social distancing, how has your relationship with food changed? Do you think you’re heading towards healthier or unhealthier habits? Are you eager to “take advantage” of the time to improve your health, or are you sick and tired of the “how to make the most of this time” lingo?
I tackled these questions (and more) during a live Q & A with the one of the best swimming coaches out there, Geordie McConnell from the Ottawa Swimming club. We had a great conversation – click here to watch the video. Our 45 minute chat is full of helpful tips on nutritional health during this time, but if you want to skip to a specific topic, here are some key points to watch:
4:30 – How our nutrition habits have changed during the pandemic
7:45 – How to find local food producers (Not in the Ottawa area? Send me an e-mail and I’ll direct you to the right places.).
10:20 – The most important question we all need to ask ourselves if we’re serious about taking control of our health.
12:00 – The single most important thing you need to do to improve your nutrition.
16:00 – How to take your nutritional goals and habits to the next level.
18:20 – The one factor that differentiates whether someone follows through (or not) on achieving their health goals.
22:25 – My top breakfast choices as well as what I’ve been eating regularly for breakfast (it’s an unconventional breakfast but delicious and nutritious nonetheless).
25:40 – Connecting virtually is how we’ve been communicating, but how does it compare to the real thing? (Geordie was asking me about the message of our documentary The Great Disconnect, which has become more important than ever during this pandemic. You can learn more about the film here.)
28:50 – Top strategies to overcome overeating as well what to eat more of (I also wrote extensively about this here).
31:43 – What I believe Canada’s New Food Guide got right, and what they got wrong (you can also find my riff about the guide here.)
36:15 – Does intermittant fasting live up to all of the hype?
40:48 – Top things we can learn from the healthiest living countries in the world. I’ve written about the Japanese here, the Italians here andyou won’t believeit but Iceland makes the list to. Read about what makes them a hotspot for longevity here.
45:20 – Geordie mentions that there’s a missing ingredient from our talk that we’ll make sure to have the next time we’re zooming :).
P.S Geordie asked me about my nutritional consultation process which we discuss at the 16:00 minute mark of the video. You can learn more about my nutritional packages by clicking here.