The 3 Simple Things You Need to Know About NutritionThe 3 Simple Things You Need to Know About Nutrition – I work with clients on how to learn a simple, sustainable and satisfying approach to their nutrition that does not include dieting, DOES include carbs and still allows you to crush your health goals.

In order for a lifestyle to meet my criteria of being simple, sustainable and satisfying, however, it needs to include certain things, in addition to being highly effective:

The 3 Simple Things You Need to Know About Nutrition

It needs to be simple…if it isn’t simple, we won’t do it.  If we have to keep track of calories or macros throughout a day if we have to learn about all sorts of new techniques. commit to hours and hours of prep work or feel stressed that we can’t eat anything on a restaurant menu,  we quit before we really even get started.

It needs to be sustainable…it has to be something we can do forever and in order for that to happen, it has to make sense and be something we can layer into our already busy lives.  It also has to be something our kids can do and be a part of so that it truly becomes a family lifestyle.

The 3 Simple Things You Need to Know About Nutrition

It HAS to be satisfying.  The minute we feel deprived, we end up feeling like we are on a diet and we are miserable. When everyone else is eating dessert and we have to say no, or when meals with tons of flavor seem impossible with our program, we get discouraged.  Anything that isn’t satisfying isn’t enjoyable and we won’t make it a lifestyle when it feels just downright miserable.

For these things to happen, we must think about the 3 layers to our nutrition.  First outlined by Mark MacDonald from Venice Nutrition, these 3 layers are important to know so we can get to the simple, sustainable and satisfying program we all want!

Whole Food: Proteins, fats, carbs, vitamins, minerals, and water.  The cleaner you can eat, the better! This includes avoiding processed foods, gluten, dairy, soy, alcohol, and sugar. Avoiding processed foods as much as possible is the key…in fact a lot of people don’t even consider processed food as actual “food” but “food like substances!”

Meal Replacements: While eating food for each meal is important because we eat small meals every 3 hours, we eat 5-6 times a day!  To make this easier, we have to sometimes supplement with quality meal replacements like protein shakes and protein bars that have the right balance of macronutrients.  Note…not all meal replacements are equal!

Supplements: Certain supplements are necessary because it is very difficult to get all that our body requires the food itself without a lot of work and planning.  Multivitamins, fiber, antioxidants, pre, and probiotics are a few that should be a part of our daily routines. 

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Carrie

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