Since starting a diet this year and actively trying to lose weight I have gained an interest in nutrition and the way that it impacts my body. Naturally I wanted to see if I could learn more so I have signed up for an online course with North Hertfordshire to do a Level 2 course in Nutrition. With this course as a base to build up from, hopefully then I’ll be able to share some of what I learn through my blogging as I enjoy writing about lifestyle and wellness. I’ve also looked up possible further qualifications for if I really enjoy the content, it’s something I’ve looked up before but I’ve never quite gone through with it. The truth is, I buy magazines and skip the stories to read the food inserts and the health pages so I might as well put my interest to good use.
I officially start the course on Monday and from then I have deadlines and goals to fulfill to stay on with the college, luckily it’s not quite as structured as being at university so I can more or less do it at my own pace. I’m thinking that by knowing a lot more about the way food fuels my body I’ll have a healthier relationship with eating which, if you have read my previous diet post, you’ll know that I’ve had my fair share of struggles as of late. A great part of why people don’t really take an interest in nutrition is because cooking can be time consuming and messy but if you’re a Pinterest/Tumblr/Instagram user you can always find quicker balanced meals to make. My phone is full of recipe screenshots and food ideas so it’s difficult to use that excuse. As I’m writing this post I’m eating my frozen red grapes, a healthy summer treat idea that I found on Pinterest.
Eating away from the home is the biggest knockback for a lot of people but I’ve found that it’s more than possible to go out and eat something other than just leaves as a ‘healthier option’. Most restaurants have calorie counts on their menus now, though, Wetherspoon’s seems to have cut back on the information they give in theirs. I find that the best thing to do is look for two options of what you WANT to eat and to choose the lesser of two evils. As I’m going on holiday soon I’ll definitely be using this advice because it’s an all inclusive resort in Tenerife and it’s easy to overeat on a holiday like that.
Thanks for reading today’s post, I hope to give you all little updates ASAP as I’m very excited to get on with this nutrition course. If it’s something you would find interesting, please let me know and I’ll get more food orientated posts up. As always, my email address is on my ‘Contact‘ page.