The main focus of this blog, is to educate you and how to create a nutrition plan, that is healthy, sustainable, and individualized to you.
One of the main focuses of this plan, is to get you to start eating more whole foods.
Why is this important?
Most of nutrition advice comes in the form of what you should eliminate.
But you can't take out foods, without first adding in what your body needs.
We like to start off talking about what you should add more of, into your diet.
Because lets face it, your body needs nutrients and calories to survive.
Cooking at home is one way to ensure that you know what is going into your body.
Adding in lots of vegetables gives you the fiber and minerals, for you body to function properly. The average american diet will not supply you with what you need. Eat a rainbow of colors in you vegetables. That doesnt mean every color every meal, Think for the day and week.
It can be hard to get all your veggie servings in with meals.
**This is why we highly recommend adding a green smoothie in every day.
If you are working out, you need additional protein to help build and sustain your muscles. When it comes to protein, quality is more important than quantity.
You want to make sure you are eating organic, grass fed animal proteins. Are they more expensive? Yes, but its worth it. You can eat less quantity, when the quality is higher.
Your body needs fat to survive. No, eating fat doesn't make you fat. Eating the wrong fats, can make it easier for you to gain fat though. You want to eat fat that is naturally occuring in foods.
Processed fats like vegetable oil, seed oils, margarine, and soybean oil are manufactured. You can't find them naturally. They are high in omega 6 fats and disrupt the balance of omega 3 to 6 inside your body. Good fats to eat are coconut oil, olive oil, avocado & it's oil, grass fed butter.
Not all carbs are bad for you. No, they won't all make you fat. Too much of some may though. On this plan we want you to highly reduce the amount of wheat and corn you take in. Some people have no problem with these starches, but they are a problem for a majority of people. They can be highly inflammatory and usually contain little nutritional value.
We suggest you eat quinoa, rice (brown or white), sweet potatoes, potatoes, steel cut oats, and millet. When it comes to starches, it is very different for different people.
Do some experimenting with one and pay attention to how your body feels afterwards. Check your energy levels, your inflammation levels, and cravings.
Can come in different forms, gas, bloating, feeling too full, intestinal issues, heart burn, indigestion, and sluggishness.