You’ve got to love the world wide web. I’ve met people online that not even my wildest dreams could have introduced me to. My guest today is one of them. Meet Tara from Skinny by Tara. I was seriously intrigued by her use of the word ‘skinny’ as part of her title. For me, as the co-author of a book with a controversial title – Eat Fat, Be Thin (second print run is here by the way!), I feel the need to cyber hi-five those who put themselves out there with boldness. Depending on where you are in the world, skinny may take on various associations – some may see it as being really thin, whilst others may see it as being healthy. Before you decide, keep reading. I very quickly realised that to Tara, skinny was all about being super healthy and inspiring action for others to do the same. Tara is a qualified nutritionist in America. What I loved most about Tara is her understanding that not one ‘diet’ works for everyone. I’m a huge believer in this concept and practice this everyday from a chinese medicine perspective in the clinic, where we recgonise that nothing is a one size fits all. Weight plays a huge role when it comes to fertility. Just four kilograms can stand between you, and your more fertile self. It all comes down to working out what your body requires individually for it to perform at its best. For me – that took many years and a lot of trial and error. Tara is one of those people taking the guess factor out and helping people become the healthiest version of themselves by the food they eat and her unique approach to weight loss. I took 5 minutes with Tara – take a read of what she has to say. She’s an inspiration!
What is SkinnybyTara?
SkinnybyTara is my brand and private health coaching practice where I guide and support clients to their optimal health. I provide meal plan customization, detox packages, cleansing guides, supermarket tours, and everything in between!
What’s your food philosophy?
My food philosophy is based on the natural and most pure form of food for weight loss and glowing health. My mantra I preach to all my clients is don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food!
What’s your best suggestion – how many meals per day?
Five meals! It’s so important to snack throughout the day to keep your calorie burning machine going and your blood sugar levels regulated. When you regulate your blood sugar your body is less prone to crave sweets, experience anxiety, and many other health-related issues.
What’s your favorite go to meal?
My favorite go-to meal is my breakfast powerbowl, (stay tuned – we will share this Friday). It’s easy, energizing, and packed with superfoods like goji berries and chia seeds!
Talk to me about emotional eating?
Emotional eating is something that a lot of people experience when things get tough and food is their only outlet. The most important thing is to distract yourself from constantly eating and make sure you are having regular meals throughout the day. In addition, do not punish or reward yourself with food, but instead view food as something you need for fuel and energy!
If readers only hear one thing today – what do you want to tell them?
My biggest SkinnyTip is to stay away from supermarkets! Try to switch over to your local health food market or farmer’s market. Foods in supermarkets are filled with preservatives, pesticides, and all kinds of genetically modified chemicals. Make sure to shop the outskirts of the supermarkets and avoid isles!