Nutrition can be a tricky conversation in the fitness industry because the point-of-view is often distorted by the concepts of protein-fat-carbohydrate percentages, required number of calories, specific weight loss, or food diet restrictions. There seems to be more focus upon weight-loss versus fat-loss … and not understanding the reason “why”.
I understand that life is complicated enough without carrying a timer to tell you when to eat or an app to calculate your calories or sending your trainer your food journal of shame! IF the calorie-in and calorie-out theory worked … why is our culture struggling with weight issues?
My strategy is to look at nutrition like life … some days are just better than others … but, when you adapt the philosophy of listening, adjusting, and reframing to your body’s messages of hunger, cravings, or feelings … you can make specific choices to support your body based upon science, not fads.
And this is the concept of nutrition for your body and mind … not your pant size.
Science reveals a body thrives in an alkaline state … and a body crumbles in an acid state. Pollution is pollution. Regardless if the pollution is the air you breathe, the water you drink, or the food you eat … your system is designed to thrive in clean air, water, and food.
Choose the best nutrition for your mind and body … choose to nourish your body with a minimum of 7 hours of sleep each night … choose to hydrate your systems by drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day … choose to create and maintain an alkaline body … choose relationships that nurture your mind and heart … choose to exercise at least 20 minutes each day.
Now is the time for you to be the best detective of nutrition for YOU and not because “the diet” worked for your best friend or the person on the infomercial … but because your body responded instantly to sleeping better, having increased energy, and gut inflammation was gone.
LISTEN TO YOUR GUT! When your gut is healed … your mind is healed of depression, anxiety, and tension. When your gut is healed your belly fat disappears and your body naturally drops the pounds and inches. When you gut is healed, disease no longer contributes to the aging process. When your gut is healed, you have energy, clarity, and focus. When your gut is healed your sleep is restful.
The basics of nutrition is to fill your home with fresh vegetables and fruits, lean proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Be mindful that eating clean doesn’t necessarily mean you will lose weight or gain optimum health … not all healthy foods are healthy for you … so listen to your body.
Live strong within a pH balanced body and mind … keep nutrition simple and supportive of your personal well-being and health.