The Truth About Nutrition

January 12, 2018

The truth about nutrition…

 

 


Are you ready for it...

 

The truth is…

 

...nutrition matters.  

 

I have been involved in sports and fitness at a high level for my entire life and never really paid attention to my eating habits. I always considered myself a healthy eater, I never ate many processed foods, and I got by just fine. After doing CrossFit for five years as my adult fitness and sport outlet, I finally decided to pay closer attention to how and what I was eating.  I was feeling pretty low energy and wondering if I was eating enough for my training. So I said to myself, hey, I put a lot of time in at the gym, I want to look and feel like it!  I found a nutrition coach to match my goals and we worked together to improve the quantity and quality of what I was eating. I’ve been working with my coach for four months now and have never felt better (shout out to Ashleigh!). Not only do I feel energized and healthy every day on the inside and out, but a bonus awesome side effect - I look like I train! It took me five years of doing CrossFit and a lifetime of sport to realize I should pay attention to my nutrition. As the saying goes, “You can’t out train/run/lift a bad diet."

 

  

Here’s the second truth about nutrition..and don’t worry it’s good news..
 

...good nutrition is usually much simpler than it's made out to be.

 

(my typical breakfast, plus a bowl of oats + fruit)


I know that every day you are bombarded with conflicting messages and crazy healthy claims. Eat this, not that. Carbs will kill you, fat is evil, no wait it’s not, you NEED a seven day juice cleanse to “flush out the toxins,” and the list goes on... The truth is, real nutrition is way simpler than any claim you see in a news headline or made on an Instagram post about the BEST DIET. The truth is there is no BEST diet. Paleo, keto, low-fat, intermittent fasting, high-carb, low-carb, whatever... the best “diet” is the one that YOU enjoy and can consistently maintain. A good nutrition plan comes down to finding the right amount of nutrient dense foods that satisfy you, that manage your bodies’ energy balance, and that allows for foods you love - checking these boxes make it is sustainable long term.

 

Here’s the third truth…

 
The third truth is that it comes down to consistency over time. Even worse than the crazy health claims about best diets are the claims about short term fixes for your lifelong health. Your body has been around for a decent amount of time so any changes that you are trying make to it might also take a little bit of time. Consistency matters. Make changes, monitor your progress, and repeat for a couple weeks, then, -voila- you’ll have done it for a month! Pretty soon you’ll have months under your belt, and start to see real, lasting results and be kicking yourself wondering why you didn’t start sooner.

If you want more support finding and setting up the nutrition plan that’s right for YOU, send me an email at dalyhealthfitness@gmail.com and we'll get you started.

 

-Emily
 

 

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