Lisa Roukin Blog
Welcome to the My Relationship with Food programme. This is an area where I am able to extend my knowledge to you on a personal level with first hand one-to-one tailored guidance. There are two areas of the My Relationship with Food Programme which you may find will help you along your journey. Whether you are struggling to maintain your weight loss and the fear of putting the weight back on is worrying you, or you have recovered from an eating disorder and you are looking to have a healthier relationship with food. If you are looking for lifestyle guidance, my programme may be just right for you. Both programmes are designed to focus solely on your personal growth and development and offer you a chance to grow connected to the choices you make, become more knowledgeable and happier within yourself and your approach to food.
What is a Relationship with Food?
If you’re unfamiliar with this concept, it can seem a little alien to refer to our connection with food as a relationship. Most people don’t even think they have a relationship with food, but trust me, you do. The dictionary defines the term ‘relationship’ as ‘the way in which two or more people or things are connected’. Essentially, if you fuel your body with nutritious foods and goodness, your body will thank you in return. It is all connected. Let’s put it this way; you wouldn’t want to invite a friend into your home who you don’t get along with or doesn’t make you feel good, in the same way that the food you are consuming needs to be beneficial and enhancing for your body. Arguably even more so, given that you are not merely inviting food into your home but welcoming it inside your body.
My Relationship with Food Events
I’m delighted to announce that tickets have now gone live for my Baby Loss Awareness Brunch on Sunday 13th October from 11-2pm. In recognition of Baby Loss Awareness Week (9th-15th October) and as something that I hold very close to my heart, I am holding a brunch not only to bring together those who have experienced their own loss but also as an opportunity to enjoy some of my delicious food in a relaxed and informal environment, where those who wish to can talk freely and openly about their experience. I, for one, was completely overwhelmed by the response I received when sharing my experience and there’s something so uniquely special about uniting with others who have gone through something similar. I believe it’s so important to engage in an open dialogue about baby loss and with the help of charities such as the Miscarriage Association who are passionate about promoting sensitive care in the health service and raising public awareness of the facts and feelings of pregnancy loss, the stigma and taboo often associated with miscarriage is becoming less apparent. My aim with this brunch is to unite people, raise all-important funds for the Miscarriage Association and to enjoy a delicious brunch in a relaxed setting.
My Relationship with Food Cookbook
My Relationship with Food features 100 delicious recipes, each mirrored by beautiful photography. All the dishes are gluten-free and see minimal use of dairy and refined sugars. The recipes are seasonal, helping you make the most of the best produce available to create nourishing meals. Perfect for those wishing to build on their repertoire, introducing you to some inspiring breakfasts, lunches, soups, sides, dinners and treats.
My Relationship with Food Baking Mat
My relationship with Food silicone baking mats are the perfect choice and the investment will last for years. The benefit of the BPA-free silicone mat is that nothing sticks thus enabling cooks to reduce oil up to a full 100%. Whether the mat is used for roasting vegetables, with only a touch of oil for flavour, or baking homemade fish & chips made with corn flakes instead of traditional wheat-based batter, any added oil is minimal compared to frying.
Lisa Roukin’s cookbook, ‘My Relationship with Food’ explores a lifetime of eating together wih 100 recipes to nourish mind, body & soul is a veritable autobiography borne out by the author’s struggle with childhood obesity, overcoming bullying at school and her lifelong battle to maintain a healthy diet which she still grapples with to this day.
Her traumatic experiences as child helped to form her entire outlook and understand the psychological impact negative choices about food can have on one’s relationships, career and family, and how the road to positive eating is fraught with problems if food becomes an addiction.