Most people think that they have tried every diet that claims to help cure their particular problem, and nothing works. The truth is, your "perfect" diet has not been designed. Through FDN®, I will show you how to create your perfect diet.
There are three main principles that are necessary in finding the right diet for you. The diet must:
- consist of real, whole, nutrient dense food.
- be comprised of the right macronutrients.
- eliminate the foods that cause stress to your body.
Tips to help improve your diet:
- Buy and consume whole foods.
- This means avoiding food from bags, boxes and cans as much as possible. Try to steer clear of things that contain added sugar, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, trans-fats and artificial ingredients. Keep it simple by staying away from products that have a long list of ingredients.
- Don’t be lured in by diet trends.
- Just because the latest celebrity is following a new, trendy diet doesn't mean it is healthy or right for you. Understanding this will give you some freedom to eat whatever your body and mind need without feeling guilty because something isn’t "paleo," "raw" or "vegetarian."
- Consider the source.
- When purchasing produce, opt for locally grown or organic as much as possible. Produce can lose some precious nutrients during transit. The fresher, the better! Also, select organic, grass-fed meat, free-range podltry and wild-caught seafood as much as possible. Remember, "you are what you eat."
- Cook your own food as much as possible.
- Learn to prepare healthy and simple meals in your own kitchen. Cooking at home gives you control over what goes into your body, freedom to create your own combinations of food, and the ability to tweak recipes to follow your individual tastes, needs and food sensitivities.
- Stay hydrated.
- Drink plenty of fresh, clean water. Sometimes feelings of hunger, headaches, food cravings and constipation can be resolved by simply drinking water. Water also helps flush out toxins and prevent soft tissue strains and sprains. Aim for 8, 10 oz. glasses of water per day.
Let me help you feel your best. Learn more about FDN and how I can design a program for your specific needs.