Have you tried 'crowding'? How eating MORE of some foods can see you drop kilos and get glowing skin

When it comes to healthy eating, many people focus on the forbidden foods and what you can’t eat, rather than focusing on the good things and what you can do.

But one dietitian has a novel healthy eating approach – which will help you to drop kilograms and get glowing skin.

Lyndi Cohen, from Sydney, advocates ‘crowding’ to her followers, a method which sees you ‘crowd’ your diet out with plenty of fresh, healthy foods – and in turn make less room for the foods which don’t promote good health.

Lyndi Cohen (pictured) advocates 'crowding', a method which sees you 'crowd' your diet out with plenty of fresh, healthy foods - and in turn make less room for unhealthy foods

Lyndi Cohen (pictured) advocates 'crowding', a method which sees you 'crowd' your diet out with plenty of fresh, healthy foods - and in turn make less room for unhealthy foods

Lyndi Cohen (pictured) advocates ‘crowding’, a method which sees you ‘crowd’ your diet out with plenty of fresh, healthy foods – and in turn make less room for unhealthy foods

'Crowding is something I teach  because it's especially helpful for people who struggle with their weight, emotional eating, over eating and binge eating,' Lyndi (pictured) said

'Crowding is something I teach  because it's especially helpful for people who struggle with their weight, emotional eating, over eating and binge eating,' Lyndi (pictured) said

‘Crowding is something I teach because it’s especially helpful for people who struggle with their weight, emotional eating, over eating and binge eating,’ Lyndi (pictured) said

What is crowding? 

* Crowding is a simple and positive approach that helps you fill up on healthy food so you don’t have to worry about dieting or calories.

* It basically means you crowd your diet out with fresh, healthy foods – and in turn make less room for foods which don’t promote good health. 

‘Crowding is something I teach in my Keep It Real program because it’s especially helpful for people who struggle with their weight, emotional eating, overeating and binge eating,’ Lyndi told FEMAIL.

‘When you have the right mindset, healthy eating becomes much easier.’

Lyndi explained that crowding is ‘an incredibly simple and positive approach that helps you fill up on more healthy food so you don’t have to worry about dieting or calories’.

The Sydney-based dietitian recommends you start practising crowding by 'aiming to eat two servings of fruit and between five and ten servings of vegetables in a day (pictured)

The Sydney-based dietitian recommends you start practising crowding by 'aiming to eat two servings of fruit and between five and ten servings of vegetables in a day (pictured)

The Sydney-based dietitian recommends you start practising crowding by 'aiming to eat two servings of fruit and between five and ten servings of vegetables in a day (pictured)

The Sydney-based dietitian recommends you start practising crowding by 'aiming to eat two servings of fruit and between five and ten servings of vegetables in a day (pictured)

The Sydney-based dietitian recommends you start practising crowding by ‘aiming to eat two servings of fruit and between five and ten servings of vegetables in a day (pictured)

So how can you get started?

The Sydney-based dietitian recommends you start practising crowding by ‘aiming to eat two servings of fruit and between five and ten servings of vegetables in a day.

‘Strive to eat legumes and beans (aim to eat 3-4 times a week) and drink plenty of water too,’ Lyndi added.

Lyndi (pictured) uses the example of pasta, which will only give you around one servings of vegetables, which isn't much compared with the 3-4 servings found in stir fry or salad

Lyndi (pictured) uses the example of pasta, which will only give you around one servings of vegetables, which isn't much compared with the 3-4 servings found in stir fry or salad

Lyndi (pictured) uses the example of pasta, which will only give you around one servings of vegetables, which isn’t much compared with the 3-4 servings found in stir fry or salad

She uses the example of a bowl of pasta:

‘A bowl of pasta will only give you around one serving of vegetables, which isn’t much compared with the 3-4 servings found in a salad or stir fry.

‘By practising crowding, you’ll realise that it’s not pasta or carbs which are bad for you, but it’s rather that vegetables are so good for you.

‘By thinking about what to fill up on instead of what you “can’t” or “shouldn’t” eat, you should easily be able to make healthier choices without ever feeling deprived.’

Lyndi recommends trying crowding for a month, and making a note of how much easier it is to eat healthily when your mindset is right

Lyndi recommends trying crowding for a month, and making a note of how much easier it is to eat healthily when your mindset is right

She said it will also help your skin to glow

She said it will also help your skin to glow

Lyndi recommends trying crowding for a month, and making a note of how much easier it is to eat healthily when your mindset is right – she said it will also help your skin to glow

Lyndi recommends trying crowding for a month, and making a note of how much easier it is to eat healthily when your mindset is right.

She also said that you should notice an improvement in your skin, ‘strong immunity and [you should have] energy to do the things you love’. 

To read more from Lyndi Cohen, please visit her website here.

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