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Healthy eating made easy, tasty in a demanding lifestyle

Healthy eating made easy, tasty in a demanding lifestyle

Eating for health, no matter what the goal, need not be extreme, costly or painstaking says dietitian Dr Christa North; arguing instead that it is possible to easily prepare and enjoy nutritious, flavoursome meals with her recipe book series “Eat your way to a healthy weight!”.

Dr North, a mom of two understands the demands of juggling a career with family life while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Using her expertise in the field of medical nutrition and life-experiences, she has partnered with medical weight loss and maintenance programme, Slender Wonder, to compile two recipe books based on the low GI, low fat lifestyle to provide those struggling with weight management with delicious, non-fuss and healthy recipes.

“The slow, steady release of carbohydrates prevents high levels of insulin in the blood resulting in a constant supply of energy, decreasing the risk of becoming overweight and protecting the body from lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases,” says Dr North explaining the basis of both the books’ recipes.

In Eat your way to a healthy weight!, Dr North shares delicious recipes that feature out-of-the-box flavor combinations, as well as healthier versions of classic favourites with flavour-packed dishes such as salsa burgers with hashbrowns, vegetable curry with paneer, a wholesome tabbouleh or a sweet Japanese cucumber salad. Never compensating on flavour, the book also demonstrates how to make a variety of homemade condiments, stocks, marinades and dressings to avoid the pitfalls of hidden sugars in store-bought versions.

Dr North graduated Cum Laude in her BSc in Dietetics, BSc Honors in Dietetics and MSc in Nutrition degrees at the North-West University in Potchefstroom. In addition, she has a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital Dietetics from the University of Pretoria and a PhD (Nutrition) from the North-West University in which she focused on nutrition and heart disease.

“Eat your way to a healthy weight!” recipe books are available from Slender Wonder Medical Practitioners or can be ordered directly from the Slender Wonder head office. For more information about the Slender Wonder Weight Loss Programme, visit www.slenderwonder.co.za or contact (012) 346 6786.

 

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