Leila Glover - Board Certified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach
Leila offers 1:1 coaching focusing on both mindset & nutrition. Using a proven system, her work comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and a free consultation. Clients can feel safe with the knowledge that Leila’s coaching really works.
Leila also has an online DIY program available – This is an 11 day fresh food elimination detox designed to help you really learn what works best for your body with a daily guide to support you! - And for a limited time a 1:1 coaching bonus.
Foods that fuel you & foods to forget!
Learning the difference between foods that fuel you & those you’d be better off forgetting can lead to a much healthier, happier you, with improved sleep quality, mental focus and memory & a leaner, de-bloated waistline too.
No two of us are the same, which means the choices we make around our lifestyle, including the foods we eat, should be unique. Just like we all enjoy different styles in fashion, music and movies, we also intuitively understand, on a very deep level, that one person's food can quite literally be another person's poison.
I have studied over 100 different dietary theories, so I get it. I understand that it can feel overwhelming when trying to choose what is right for you. Let’s be honest - we live in a world where it seems there is a new fad diet every day, each making claims to solve something for everyone, when really they know nothing about the uniqueness of what makes you YOU. Healthier lifestyle choices to suit your specific needs will give you the lasting results you crave – I’ve seen it time & time again.
Understanding your individual needs - also known as bio-individuality - is an incredibly powerful way to give your mind & body what it needs. I have been using this approach with success since I began coaching and it has been scientifically proven (yes!). Even better, it has been recognised to lower the chance of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and much more.
What makes you YOU
When determining your individual dietary needs, there are many things to consider. Some are fairly obvious, like your age, clothing size, gender and lifestyle. However some are less obvious such as heritage, blood type and metabolic type. For example, if you have Japanese heritage you will most likely thrive on a diet of rice, fish & sea vegetables. Similarly, if you’re of African descent, you would most likely benefit from a dairy free diet given dairy did not form part of a traditional African diet. Your blood & metabolic type will likely also be reflective of this.
Your blood type (A,B,AB,O) can be traced to a certain period of human history with unique differences in diet, culture, even social conditions. Becoming familiar with the strength & limitations of your blood type can definitely influence your health. Many type O’s feel energised by eating meat, while type B’s are better able to digest dairy. If you continually eat a food that is incompatible with your blood type, it could eventually lead to health problems.
And your metabolic rate tells its very own story too, – this is the rate at which your body coverts the foods you eat to energy to use. Some people can eat a ton of bread & pasta & remain lean while others will feel that they just look at a piece of bread and gain unwanted pounds. If this seems all a bit much to understand, working with a coach who is an expert in bio-individuality would be a great way to learn more about what foods work for you & why.
Recognising foods that fuel you Vs. those that don’t
This is really quite simple but so easily overlooked in the hustle of daily life; when you eat something your body can easily use as fuel you will feel energised, you will feel good! However the opposite occurs when something you eat isn’t right for your unique system; you could be left feeling lethargic, bloated even unwell. These symptoms although ‘normal’ to many shouldn’t be. Typically this is a result of an internal reaction which can lead to inflammation, and if left unchecked, could lead to bowel issues and disease. I have worked with many women who suffer from bloating, diarrhea or constipation) and simply just assume it is normal. Similarly, I have worked with many woman who struggle to shift unwanted pounds. All of these issues can be addressed by understanding your body’s unique needs.
So, what is the answer?
Listen to your body. It knows which foods fuel you.
Research which foods are best for your blood type and your metabolism, and which foods were typical for your ancestry. Need help with this? Hire a Health Coach with expertise in bio-individuality.
Start by making small changes, like adding more fresh vegetables and fruits to your daily diet, as well as whole grains, and make a note of how you feel immediately after each meal and again a couple of hours later. If you’re hungry again within the hour or falling asleep after your meal, something isn’t right!
Learn to pay attention when you eat, so you can decide when you’re full and how you feel after eating those foods so that you become more mindful of what you are putting into your body. This will also help you recognise the difference between ‘real’ hunger and eating just because you’re bored or stressed.
Even though each of us are distinctly unique, we all share the same intuitive instincts – if we learn to listen! Don’t ignore the personal messages your body is sending you.