“Opt for fat-free!”
“Fats are good for you!”
“Artificial sweeteners are a healthy alternative to sugar!”
“Artificial sweeteners wreak havoc on your gut”
“Eggs are bad for your cholesterol.”
“Eggs are a superfood!”
“Keto helped me lose 45 pounds!”
“Keto made me feel bloated and tired.”
When it comes to dieting and ‘healthy eating’, we’ve seen a LOT of mixed signals over the years, which has left our society feeling confused, frustrated, and fed up.
As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I’ve spoken with dozens of people who have been following the guidelines of “healthy eating” without getting the results they want—they’re not losing weight, they’re not feeling more energized, their mood isn’t improving—and they feel like it’s their fault.
In reality, the majority of us just haven’t been given the tools to understand what our body is trying to tell us, and we’re feeding ourselves based on headlines and articles without taking our own biological needs into account.
The optimal diet changes we can be making throughout our life is based on factors such as age, constitution, gender, size, lifestyle, and ancestry. Throughout different life stages, we develop different nutritional requirements, and food sensitivities. For example, the diet of a 14-year-old who has soccer practice three times a week likely won’t work for a 30-something-year-old at a desk job.
Together, we’ll be exploring how you can create a foundation for healthy eating based on gaining a better understanding of how to be in tune with your body.
Right off the bat, can you think of any foods that your body “disagrees” with? Send me an email with your thoughts!
I am a seeker of balance. With each of my clients we search to find, what can we do with the biological resources we have to feel good in our bodies? How can we maximize our body’s unique potential in a way that respects body diversity, takes our different lifestyles into account, and empowers us to bypass harmful societal messaging around what we’re “supposed” to look like?