The physical education teacher listed the nine foods she eats every day for good health and a lean physique — and the mantra she swears by for her family when it comes to diet.
Belinda Norton, 45, of The Golden coastshe said she’s a fan of eating foods that are “grown in the soil and the sea” like salmon, carrots, brown rice and broccoli.
She also endorses this approach for her children — making sure breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are full of “real, whole foods” that promote good health.
The PE teacher listed the nine foods she eats every day for good health and a lean physique – and the mantra she swears by for her family when it comes to diet (Photo by Belinda Norton)
Belinda Norton, 45, from the Gold Coast, is a fan of eating ‘soil and sea’ foods like salmon, carrots, brown rice and broccoli (foods she eats every day)
“Did you know that soil-grown foods and seawater foods have a higher mineral content than any other food source?” Belinda posted on Instagram.
The nine foods you need to eat daily
1. The fish
2. Whole carrots
3. Homemade muesli
6. Vegetables and salad
8. Brown rice
“I eat food grown from the soil and the sea every day.”
The nine foods you need to incorporate into your diet are fish, whole carrots, homemade muesli, oranges, avocados, salad greens, broccoli, brown rice, and quinoa.
Belinda also eats a whole, raw carrot and two cucumbers daily.
When eating them, do not peel or cut them, but wash them and eat them whole.
“Organic, whole foods grown in the land provide our bodies with nutrients and minerals that no other products can,” said Belinda.
“It’s inexpensive, it’s stimulating to chew on, and it’s perfectly portioned to nourish and maintain energy.”
Belinda added that the fiber in carrots helps keep blood sugar levels in check, while eating cucumbers hydrates the body and leads to health benefits including “weight loss, balanced hydration, digestive regularity, and lower blood sugar levels.”
The physical education teacher also shared what she calls the ‘magic eraser’ she swipes on when she’s feeling lethargic, and said it ‘speeds up the body, ignites those blood cells and gets them spinning with enthusiasm’
The PE teacher shared what she calls the “magic eraser” that she swears by when she’s feeling lethargic.
The 45-year-old said that instead of “slowing down and resting” when you’re tired, you should “speed up the body, ignite those blood cells and get them circling excitedly through your body.”
“The slow answer of an eraser is the opposite of comfort,” Belinda said. “Speed up the body and that sluggish feeling disappears.”
Belinda said she’ll try to do some form of cardio every day, whether that’s walking along the beach, swimming, or frequent runs.
She recommends adding “sprints, speed cycle reps and squat jumps” into your workouts, and setting timers to help you achieve your goals and reach greater heights.
Previously, Belinda (pictured) shared the reason for her number one secret is to “train and eat like a girl,” saying that women have a very different biological makeup than men.
Previously, Belinda shared why her number one secret is to “work out and eat like a girl.”
“We have a very different biological body makeup than men, which is why our bodies respond differently to training and racing,” Belinda writes.
“When we focus on loving and taking care of our biological female body, we have a greater chance of finding a routine that works for overall wellness.”
One of the main differences between training as a man and training as a woman, Belinda explained, is that women are “born endurance athletes who are able to tolerate a higher pain threshold.”
Belinda recommends acknowledging the female menstrual cycle when it comes to your training, and doing exercises that revolve around it.
For example, you may feel strong and able to lift weights or run longer during your period, but in the days leading up to your period, you may want to do a gentle exercise like yoga.
Weight training will always improve your healthy movement [as a woman]She said.
“Add speed circuit sets with 5-7kg hand weights to improve your overall muscle strength and mobility.”
Belinda (pictured) recommends recognizing the female menstrual cycle when it comes to your training, and doing exercises around it
When it comes to diet, Belinda said the most important thing for a woman is to limit the sugars you include in your daily food.
While you may not think you’re eating a lot of sugar, women all over the world in their experience don’t care about hidden sugars in their food and drink, and that often leads to them putting on weight as they get older.
“The strongest alcohol for me is alcohol,” said Belinda.
Especially my love for champagne. I try to only drink one night a week, either Friday or Saturday. One cup in an event counts and adds up.
The 45-year-old said that if she drank more than that, not only would it significantly affect her sleep, mood and body functions, but she would also begin to “lack of focus” and develop a “small tummy”.
“As we age, our body responds differently to how it uses sugar,” Belinda said.
The older we get, the less muscle we preserve. Over time, our basal metabolic rate [basal metabolic rate] drops, which means we burn fewer calories at rest.
“Not only does sugar provide dramatic highs and lows in mood and energy, it can also disrupt one of the most powerful hormones in the body: insulin.”
The rise in insulin, she said, leads to the production of testosterone, which is then converted into estrogen and fat tissue in the abdomen.
The best way to avoid this, she added, is to make sure you eat and drink cleanly 80 percent of the time.
Belinda’s Five Tricks for “Eating and Training Like a Girl”
1. Quality Over Quantity: Focus on 60 focused minutes of moving your body right and with purpose.
2. Combine Weights: The 5-7kg hand weight speed circuit will improve your overall muscle strength and mobility
3. Practice with alignment in mind: Focus on how the muscles in your body move to achieve results. You especially need to think about your hips and lower back if you’re a woman due to pregnancy and menopause. For this reason, yoga is key to ensuring alignment and reducing injury.
4. Focus on you: Avoid the “crazy competitive mindset” and think about your body, your fitness and your health journey.
5. Eat small, high-quality meals more often. Instead of eating big, energy-packed, draining meals, Belinda recommends powering up your energy during the day and eating smaller, healthy meals to avoid stagnation. As much as possible, make sure these include real whole foods.
Source: Belinda Norton