Do you get overwhelmed by all the latest diets and nutrition advice out there? One day it’s low fat and the next day fat is in again! Trust me, I’ve tried just about every diet out there. I have been obsessed with eating healthy and finding the right “diet” for me for so many years.
This interest in wellness led me to pursue my health coaching certification at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I have been studying more than just nutrition. I am learning about total wellness and primary foods like relationships, spirituality, career enjoyment and emotional happiness. I can’t wait to share all that I’m learning with you. If you are interested in becoming a health coach or would like to learn more about the program send me an email!
It took me a long time to discover that the best approach for me is NO diet.
Eating good for me foods in moderation is the single best choice I’ve made for my health. I am in my forties and, it’s not easy to keep the weight off (hello belly!) It just sticks there now – so frustrating.
So I’m on a quest to help you too. This is the key to a long and healthy relationship with food…
Eat lots of seasonal vegetables + fruits + protein + some healthy fats.
That’s it? Sound easy. It kind of is! Oh yeah, and don’t deprive yourself. If you want a piece of Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cake then eat a small piece and move on. Don’t beat yourself up about it. I have found over the years that when I avoid all sweets, I binge later on.
I have three kids ages 15,13 and 12. It’s not as easy to get them to follow my eating plan but I still try. As they get older and more into sports they care more about what goes into their bodies. I love seeing them make a healthy breakfast or lunch for themselves. Then I know they are learning from my example. After all isn’t that the best way to teach them?
So why do I focus on gluten-free foods if I don’t follow a specific diet? Well, for me, it works. I have major stomach discomfort when I eat a lot of gluten filled foods. I didn’t jump on the bandwagon because I thought it would help me lose weight.
About five years ago I was having stomach problems so I did a lot of research and decided to try to go gluten free for two weeks. I felt so much better and never looked back. I know there are a lot of people out there who are on special diets and that’s why I label everything gluten free, paleo, whole 30 and dairy free.
If you are thinking you should try to give up gluten to see if it alleviates some symptoms check out my How To Go Gluten Free The Healthy Way article.
So here we are. Let me help you feel better and look better. Stop dieting and start eating healthy seasonal delicious foods.
You deserve to take care of yourself!
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Let’s do this!
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