So what is good nutrition?
Good nutrition controls energy balance...
While it gives us energy it is much more than fuel.
When we don't have enough energy in the body (or the wrong kind) we just don't function right. Our body begins to shut down processes that we don't absolutely need to survive - such as reproduction, certain aspects of our metabolism, and can impact brain function.
Good nutrition gives us the nutrients we need....
The foods we eat have a calorie density and a nutrient density. Yes we want to make sure we eat the right amound for our needs, and we also want to make sure that the food we eat is loaded with nutrients - otherwise health problems can occur and peformance will suffer.
Remember: A calorie is not just a calorie.
Nutrient diversity matters.
Good Nutrition is about removing limiting factors...
Whether these are genetic, or our relationship to food. Good nutrition will help us leverage our genetic potential, and address any distortions we have around our relationship to food.
Good Nutrition is sustainable for both us and the planet...
Regardless if you eat meat, plant based, vegan or somewhere in between all industrialised farming has an impact on our immediate and wider environment. Good nutrition needs to be sustainable not necessarily for any moral reasons (which is stil valid) but for pragmatic reasons. If it's not sustainable, neither will our immediate future be.
Good Nutrition is outcome based...
Every food choice that you make will lead to an outcome. This outcome can be measured. It is a great feedback tool. No moral judgment attached to it. It simply lets you know if your current nutrition is working for you or not. What changes need to be made (if any) and to continue to do what is already working.
Good Nutrition helps us look, feel and perform our best...
And this is very individual, not everyone wants to look the same. Your experience of what "feeling great" can be is totally different to mine or anyone else, and we all have different interests so performing our best will also differ. One thing that you can be sure of, is that when you have an outcome based approach, you are more likely to achieve better results in this area, no matter what your definition is.
How good is your nutrition?...
If you want to improve your nutrition, whether it's to lose weight, perfrom better, or simply feel your best, you can now have 30 minute complimentary Nutrition Coaching session.
This is for anyone who wants to fine tune their nutrition, and wants to get guaranteed results with me as their coach. In this 30 minute coaching call via skype or phone together we will identify your current limiting factors, cut through the clutter and match the best way forward for you.
Here is the link to book your appointent. Go ahead and schedule that call in now, and I look forward to talking to you.
All the best