For Healthy Eaters Who Want To Cook Better
You’re Only One Meal Away From Being a Healthy Eater
We’re diet agnostic. (Manifesto).
Remember when you were a kid?
How badly did you want to eat whatever you liked?
Congratulations… you’re now living that dream.
But there’s trouble in paradise — dum, dum, duuuum…
Why do we restrict ourselves with diet rules?
We seem to be in search of the perfect diet (spoiler – it doesn’t exist, at least in the sense that someone can create a diet – with a name – that works for everyone).
Whether it’s to have clear skin, lose weight or any number of things we want to address, we turn to the diets with names…
Keto, Paelo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetrarian, Carnivore, South Beach Diet, Blood Type Diet, Mediterranean, 5:2, the list is (almost) endless.
This is not a sustainable way to eat..
I’m not hating on any particular diet. I think we can take something useful from anything that works for us, whether it’s long term or short term. I cleared up my skin of acne using a combination of detoxing and raw food.
But we’re all so different that often a prescribed diet can take us away from creating what would truly benefit us; a personalised diet based on wholefoods and home cooking.
It can be a lot simpler than you think.
- food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.
“a wholefood diet”
What you’ll find on this site is a wide variety of wholefoods recipes and lots of encouragement to find what works for you personally.
I’ll also share with you ways to make this fun, easy and convenient.
Nourishment, not calories.
It’s so easy to be drawn to the calories in, calories out concept. I’ve done it myself and had some success with it. But I think it causes more problems that it solves.
Seeing food as something to be burned off is not natural. I’d much rather focus on the nourishment. It’s why you might have noticed that I use the word ‘nourishing’ so often.
Trying to match calories eaten to activity isn’t a thing, by the way. If you’ve ever tried it, you might have had the following experience…
You stay the same weight for 5 or 6 days, despite eating and moving completely differently all of those days. Are we saying that you were able to exactly match your input to your output on those days, completely by chance?
There’s so much more to say on this, which perhaps I’ll leave for a blog post or video. But for now, I’d like to show you this next video from Dr Chatterjee (from whom I borrowed the term ‘diet agnostic’).
Keeping Corporations Out Of Your kitchen
You may have heard of Michael Pollan. He’s the guy responsible for one of my favourite quotes of all time:
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants.”
Sometimes a distillation of truth comes along that hits home so beautifully it makes a mark.
It’s his most famous quote (according to me), but I recently also heard him talk about keeping corporations out of your kitchen.
He talks about the biggest determining factor in health being whether or not you make your own food.
Because – and this will not be a shock – corporations aren’t good at cooking. I don’t mean from a taste perspective. I mean from a health perspective.
They often use the cheapest ingredients (because food margins are so small). And they don’t cook with your health in mind, they cook to have you buy their food-like-product again and again.
And not to mention the cacophony of random chemicals added to the factory foods that act as texture modifiers and preservatives.
We have no idea how they affect the body exactly, but as long as they don’t show any visible short-term effects, they are used!
Here’s 2 min 28 secs of Michael explaining:
This is Eat Like An Adult
If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, you’re in the right place. . .
“How can I cook healthy meals?”
“What’s the best diet to follow?”
“Why is [insert diet] not working for me?”
“What can I make that’s quick & tasty?”
“Where do I find recipes that don’t need a LOOOONG shopping list?”
“What can I make when I have my friends over that’s easy AND impressive?”
What to expect
Recipes and how-tos to help you eat healthy (aka nourish yourself properly) that are easy and enjoyable to make. Even if you’re busy and struggle with cooking.
Eating Like An Adult means learning to cook for yourself, without following one particular diet or ideology. On this site you’ll find healthy, wholesome, whole foods recipes that can be made quickly and easily.
I want to keep things simple for you, because that way you’ll make some real changes that will bring you benefits.
Treat this site as a ‘choose your own adventure’ experience.
There’s free stuff for you to dig into and I’m adding more each week. Seeing as you’ve read this far, I want to recommend you join our Recipe of the Week Club. It’s free to register.
We have a food/supplement/personal care shop on a different website called Being Whole. We ship around the world, although we are based in the UK, so it’s most relevant for people in the UK and Europe.
If you’d like to see what kit I recommend for the Eat Like An Adult kitchen, I always keep these kit lists up to date.
So off you go, choose that adventure and let us know if you need anything.