Clinic Hours

Tuesday    9:30am – 2:00pm
Thursday  9:30am – 7:00pm
Online Mon 11am-8pm • Wed 11am-8pm
** After hours appointments available

Book Here>>>
03 5977 2000
heallth@nicoletopp.com.au

Clinic suite located at Chiropractic Connection
5  St. Catherines Ct, Mornington, Victoria 3931

 

In Clinic Tues: 9:30am - 2pm & Thur: 9:30am - 7pm

03 5977 2000

5 St. Catherines Ct, Mornington, Victoria 3931

Top
Food judgement, do you do this? - Nicole Topp - Naturopath
fade
4259
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-4259,single-format-standard,mkdf-bmi-calculator-1.1,mkd-core-1.3.3,wellspring child theme-child-ver-1.0.0,wellspring-ver-2.4.2,mkdf-smooth-scroll,mkdf-smooth-page-transitions,mkdf-ajax,mkdf-grid-1300,mkdf-blog-installed,mkdf-header-standard,mkdf-sticky-header-on-scroll-down-up,mkdf-default-mobile-header,mkdf-sticky-up-mobile-header,mkdf-dropdown-animate-height,mkdf-header-style-on-scroll,mkdf-full-width-wide-menu,mkdf-search-dropdown,mkdf-side-menu-slide-with-content,mkdf-width-470,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-7.6,vc_responsive

Food judgement, do you do this?

Food judgement, is incredibly interesting.
This comes up a lot when I am out socially. Often when I am meeting someone for the first time, the small talk begins “How do you know (insert hosts name here)” “What do you do?” “Where do you work?”….
Sometimes I giggle at peoples reactions to my job description. Especially as we are often out, eating goodness knows what and possibly with a drink in our hands, particularly during the Festive Season. I watch people hesitate before they go for the extra cheese and cracker or down play how much alcohol they have consumed. Those who know me do not have this reaction. They know that I am not coming from a place of judgement. I am human too and believe me when I say that sometimes I eat what EVER I feel like.

Run and Hide

Sometimes my favourite thing is running into a client during my supermarket run. I often giggle about the time that I had not long finished my degree and I was shopping for a party that we were hosting. My trolley was filled with chips, dip, cheese, ingredients for cake, soft drink and pretty much anything you could imagine. We have always loved to entertain and back then I simply wouldn’t subject our guests to nibbling on only carrot sticks and vegan dip. Interestingly now, our guests have come to look forward to raw cakes, amazing salads, veggie sticks and whole food dips, but that was then and this is now!! So my trolley was filled with absolute crap and I spotted a new client, that I had only just seen that week, I broke into a sweat and hightailed it to the opposite end of the supermarket. I feared their judgement. The thing was, I was so worried that I would be judged for my trolley because heaven forbid that I did not eat perfectly ALL of the time. I felt like a fraud and a failure as a Naturopath, I wasn’t leading by example. The guilt I had when I finally came out of hiding, purchased my load of processed food and then unpacked it at home felt worse than actually consuming said processed food. For some reason it never crossed my mind that it might have been useful for that client to see me as a normal human, just like them, shopping for a social event, rather than running and hiding.

Just for the record, I do not hide now!! In fact I ran into a client while shopping just the other day. They of course checked out what was in my trolley, I totally understand the intrigue, but I certainly do not hide from my choices anymore, I celebrate them. I am incredibly grateful that I have friends to share food with and indulge with every so often. I love nothing more than preparing a huge feast and inviting a large group of friends over to share a meal together. I feel like this is how they know that they are my people and how they know I care about them. I absolutely make sure that their tastes are catered for, however as we have evolved over the years, they have come to expect a huge array of whole, real food, even the kids expect this.

Children and food judgement

There is actually a very similar flavoured theme with my kids. I don’t shy away from the community events worrying that my kids will be seen eating hot chips for example. They are human too and if they are offered hot chips over a salad, I can bet which ones they are going to choose. In fact some days I may make that choice too, hot chips can smell soooo good when you are hungry!
There are, however, some foods that I absolutely will not bend for in these situations. My children already know this, not just from me telling them but from letting them learn from experience. You see I believe that most of the battle is in the “because I told you so” attitude. Just being told that you can not have a red and blue slurpee or fairly floss is simply not powerful enough.
Since we generally eat as well as possible when we are at home, I like to think that I give my children some freedom when they are out. Usually the decisions that they make are pretty good, but they will still try for something in the “not ideal” food category. My son had a slurpee once and he certainly learned from that experience!! He was so unwell that we had to go home, which he was sad about.
Another instance was when I had figured out that my sons body was not processing dairy very well. After much discussion about changing from cows milk to coconut milk, even though he was reluctant, we negotiated the change for one week just to see if there is a difference. Once the week was over he decided that he wanted to go back to cows milk, he just wasn’t loving the coconut milk. Within five minutes of ingesting the cows milk that morning, he noticed that his tummy was beginning to hurt and he just felt “not so good”. He has now been on coconut milk ever since. His choice.

Teaching HOW and WHY

This is the same way that I run my kids cooking classes. We learn through experience, play with colours (natural colours like raspberries and mangoes) and discuss why we make these choices. If parenting has taught me anything it is that we need these kids to learn about the WHY and to learn this through experience.
I am passionate about starting these kids early with whole food to teach them a practice that they can build on as they grow. If we teach them HOW to do it, not only does it take the pressure of us as parents, it creates healthy bodies without the argument of “because I said so”. We set them up for better food choices moving forward which will effect the way that they behave both at home and in the class room.

For those of you who have heard me speak about improving memory, concentration and behaviour of children in classrooms you will understand why I am so passionate about foundational health before we even begin using herbs or supplements to amplify the results. There is just so much that we can do EVERY day to improve the outcome. We simply make a choice at every meal time to fuel a growing body. At a cellular level we allow ease of functioning or we increase the difficulty of functioning. We always have a choice.

For more information on children workshops simply scroll down to the upcoming events on the website or follow the attached link.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/epic-kids-holiday-workshop-tickets-41229540666

health@nicoletopp.com.au

admin

Comments:

  • essayforme
    April 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    write a essay for me http://dekrtyuijg.com/

    You actually reported it perfectly!

  • Salina
    July 1, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Thanks for finally talking about >Food judgement, do you do this?
    – Nicole Topp – Naturopath <Loved it!

  • Garfield
    August 10, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    I’m not sure exactly why but this web site is loading very
    slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end?
    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  • Ruby
    August 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  • Maricruz
    August 17, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Nice respond in return of this query with firm arguments and explaining
    the whole thing regarding that.

  • Deidre
    August 17, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months of hard work due to no backup.
    Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?

  • Margarita
    August 17, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.

    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new
    updates.

  • Oscar
    August 17, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog
    and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the excellent work!

  • Jacques
    August 17, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    This is the right site for everyone who hopes to understand this topic.
    You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a brand new spin on a subject which has been discussed for
    years. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

  • Wally
    August 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to generate a top notch article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

  • Eugenio
    August 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Wow, that’s what I was looking for, what a material!

    present here at this blog, thanks admin of this site.

  • Winston
    August 17, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    There is certainly a lot to find out about this topic.
    I really like all the points you have made.

  • Fermin
    August 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say superb blog!

  • Dolores
    August 17, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    What’s up to all, how is all, I think every one is getting
    more from this web site, and your views are fastidious in favor of
    new users.

  • Lamar
    August 17, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something
    that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex
    and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post,
    I will try to get the hang of it!

  • Dotty
    August 17, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Hey there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re using?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must say this blog
    loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good
    hosting provider at a reasonable price? Thank you, I appreciate it!

  • Thalia
    August 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after checking through some of the post
    I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found
    it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  • Traci
    August 17, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    My partner and I stumbled over here from a different web address
    and thought I should check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.
    Look forward to looking over your web page again.

  • Maricruz
    August 17, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Hi there! I just wish to offer you a huge thumbs up for your great info
    you have got here on this post. I will be coming back
    to your blog for more soon.

  • Ferdinand
    August 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    What’s up to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this
    website, and your views are fastidious in support of new viewers.

  • Ashly
    August 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Hi, I do believe this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it
    😉 I may revisit once again since I bookmarked it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  • Karissa
    August 17, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of
    your excellent post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my
    social networks!

  • Lloyd
    August 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future.
    Numerous people will be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

  • Jaqueline
    August 17, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I do not even understand how I ended up here, but I thought
    this publish was great. I do not recognise who you’re but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you
    aren’t already. Cheers!

  • Johnie
    August 18, 2018 at 2:49 am

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who
    was conducting a little homework on this. And he actually
    ordered me dinner due to the fact that I discovered
    it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending the time to discuss
    this subject here on your web page.

  • Georgina
    August 18, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Hello there! I just wish to offer you a huge thumbs up
    for the excellent information you have got here on this post.
    I will be returning to your web site for more soon.

  • Keira
    August 18, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Great article, exactly what I was looking for.

  • Shelton
    August 18, 2018 at 3:35 am

    This is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post.
    Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!

  • Lacy
    August 18, 2018 at 3:41 am

    It’s really a great and useful piece of info. I am satisfied that
    you shared this useful information with us. Please stay us up to
    date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  • Brodie
    August 18, 2018 at 3:51 am

    What’s up to every one, since I am genuinely eager of
    reading this web site’s post to be updated
    on a regular basis. It contains pleasant material.

  • Crystle
    August 18, 2018 at 3:51 am

    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited your blog before but after going through a few
    of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless,
    I’m definitely pleased I discovered it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

  • Armand
    August 29, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Hey very nice blog!

  • Jed
    August 31, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    What’s up, I read your blog regularly. Your writing style is awesome, keep up the good work!

  • Jordan
    September 8, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Hola! I’ve been reading your weblog for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead
    and give you a shout out from Humble Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the
    excellent work!

  • Emerson
    September 18, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    You are so awesome! I do not believe I’ve truly read a single thing like this before.
    So wonderful to discover somebody with a few unique
    thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thanks for starting
    this up. This website is one thing that is needed on the
    internet, someone with some originality!

  • Rodrigo
    September 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    I believe everything said was very reasonable.

    But, think about this, suppose you added a
    little content? I am not suggesting your information isn’t solid, but suppose you added a post title that grabbed
    people’s attention? I mean Food judgement, do you do this?
    – Nicole Topp – Naturopath is kinda boring. You ought to peek at Yahoo’s home page and note how
    they create article headlines to get people to click.
    You might add a video or a related pic or two to grab readers excited about what you’ve written. Just
    my opinion, it could bring your website a little bit more interesting.

  • Charlie
    September 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    First off I would like to say great blog! I had a
    quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
    I have had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted simply just trying to figure
    out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Thanks!

  • furtdso linopv
    October 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    As I web site possessor I believe the content matter here is rattling magnificent , appreciate it for your efforts. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck.

Post a Comment