I don't believe in diets, counting calories, or feeling deprived. My approach is CLEAN INTUITIVE EATING. It's about eating smarter, not less! Food is fuel for your body, so when you feel hunger coming on, you eat! If you are paying attention to your hunger signals, you will be fueling your body every 3-4 hours, with proper portions to stay energized and sustain you until your next meal. I help my clients find foods and recipes that they love using all natural "clean" ingredients, which also fits into their lifestyle approach.
The definition of insanity = Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results! Behavior change is one of the main keys to success. In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a change needs to come from breaking bad habits, and replacing them with new sustainable ones. With proper education and a little bit of planning and determination, anyone can do it!
Follow these tips to get going with your health transformation!
EAT CLEAN!! One of the biggest and newest nutrition problems that we face today is the food industry is making us all unhealthy and overweight. There is an overabundance of processed food, sugars, bad fats, antibiotics, and other toxins going into our food supply. Many of these ingredients are banned in other countries, because of their danger to health. Take some time to read your food labels and stick to simple whole food ingredients. The emphasis should never be on counting every calorie or fat gram, it should be on a healthy balance of the major nutrients that our bodies need, without all of the crap!
EAT MORE PLANT BASED WHOLE FOODS!!! We know from our research that eating more fruits and vegetables is the key to fighting disease, staying young, and properly healing the body. The nutrients and antioxidants that plant foods provide are the key to a a healthy foundation. Since most people have trouble meeting their requirements, I now offer my family, my patients and my clients Juice Plus, which is a very simple and cost effective way to get all of your nutrients from fruits and vegetables in capsule or gummy form. This is not a vitamin or supplement, it's REAL food from farm to capsule. Amazing for children who don't eating their vegetables :) Click here to learn more!
EXERCISE! I stress the importance of exercise for a healthy mind and a strong body. Exercise should be enjoyable and fun. Find an activity you love and make it part of your life! Since nutrition and fitness go hand in hand, I teach my clients the importance of eating for energy and muscle recovery, while staying fueled and satisfied to meet their particular goals.
NEVER GO HUNGRY! With my active lifestyle I need to stay fueled and satisfied to deliver high energy workouts. Food= fuel! I eat every 3-4 hours when my hunger hits. If you are eating smaller meals more frequently you can manage cravings and always have energy throughout your day. Tap into your "intuitive" eating, and you will learn how to eat when your body needs fuel.