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THE ENERGY METAPHOR

Patrick likens the body’s energy usage pattern to that of a car – a practical example of what you are doing to your body with an unhealthy lifestyle. How well do you look after your car?

“Imagine trying to start a car that is running on empty – insufficient in fuel and oil. Every day you expect it to get you from A to B without one of its components failing. Your body is much the same.”

“Think about the carbohydrates, fat and protein you put into your body as the fuel. Enzymes within the body are the parts that convert and release this fuel as energy. These enzymes require ‘oiling’ to function – micronutrients from the food we eat. It is important that the correct ‘fuels’ and ‘oils’ are in every meal,” says Patrick.