Away of living
The food we eat is a precious source of energy, an essential fuel that keeps our bodies running smoothly. It is as vital to our existence as the air we breathe.
In different parts of the world, we perceive food not only as a source of pleasure, but also as a means of providing our bodies with what they need to be fully functional.
By rethinking and balancing our daily needs, we give ourselves the opportunity to maintain and regain optimal vitality. The approach I propose is a fusion of highly gourmet cuisine and fundamental nutritional principles, the result of many years’ experience working with nutrition specialists. It’s based on simple, natural cooking that allows us to get back to basics while preserving the pleasure we derive from sharing a meal.
My aim is not to revolutionize your lifestyle or dictate how you should eat, but rather to help you, if you wish, to discover a balanced and healthy cuisine that suits your needs.
Mon objectif n’est pas de révolutionner votre mode de vie ou de dicter comment vous devez vous alimenter, mais plutôt de vous aider, si vous le souhaitez, à découvrir une cuisine équilibrée et saine qui convient à vos besoins.
We become what we eat
Sugar, alcohol, gluten and animal fats can have various effects on our bodies. Here are a few examples and reasons why it is beneficial to eliminate or reduce them in our diet in order to move naturally towards a healthier lifestyle:
sugar: Excessive sugar consumption can contribute to weight gain, increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, promote the development of tooth decay, disrupt blood sugar regulation and cause energy fluctuations.
alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to dependency, damage the liver and other organs, increase the risk of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and cancer, impair cognitive function and affect sleep quality.
gluten: Some people are sensitive or intolerant to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. For these people, eating gluten can cause unpleasant digestive symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea or constipation. Eliminating gluten from their diet can improve their well-being and digestion.
Animal fats: Particularly the saturated fats found in fatty meats, high-fat dairy products and fried foods, can contribute to the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Reducing consumption of animal fats can help maintain a healthier lipid profile.
By eliminating or reducing these elements from our diet, we promote a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. This can help us maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, improve digestion and promote better quality sleep. As a result, our overall energy levels improve, which has a direct impact on our ability to think and reflect, particularly when faced with complex situations.
In addition to the health problems associated with poor diet, it’s important to note that digestion uses up a considerable amount of energy, which can lead to feelings of drowsiness and heaviness in the stomach. This reduces the energy available for other bodily functions and can impair our ability to feel and think clearly.
However, it is essential to bear in mind that each individual is unique, and food choices tailored to personal needs should be considered. Everyone has specific nutritional requirements, and it’s important to find a balance that suits our own body and lifestyle.
The limit is not part of the concept!
All types of dishes can be converted into healthy versions. Whether it’s traditional, comfort food or exotic dishes, it’s possible to transform them using nutritious ingredients and appropriate cooking techniques.
By rethinking your choice of ingredients, you can replace less healthy sources of fat and sugar with healthier alternatives. For example, you can opt for healthy vegetable oils instead of animal fats, use natural sweeteners such as honey or fruit to reduce the amount of added sugar, and favour lean sources of protein such as chicken, fish or pulses.
In addition, cooking methods can be adjusted to reduce fat intake. Oven-cooking, steaming, grilling or pan-frying with a minimum amount of oil can be preferred to preserve the nutrients in the food while reducing the saturated fat content.
Adding a variety of fresh vegetables and fruit to dishes is also essential to increase the fibre, vitamin and mineral content. These foods add colour, flavour and texture to dishes while providing essential nutrients.
By adapting recipes and making the right choices, you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes while preserving their nutritional quality. The key is to use fresh, natural ingredients, cook creatively and let yourself be guided by the desire to maintain a balanced diet that is good for your health.