What I Believe is Good Nutrition
Never before has there been more conflicting information about good nutrition and what we should eat for health, wellbeing and improved body composition (fat loss). The fact is, it doesn’t need to be that hard and I will share with you a checklist, to see if your diet or the diet you are embarking on fits the bill.
But before I get into that lets look at some key principles of any healthy eating plan. You see there are so many different diets and approaches out there, so which one is best? The ‘zone’, ‘keto’, ‘paleo’ or even the ‘csiro’ just to name a few, which have had some attention in recent years.
Unfortunately I believe the media gives a poor wrap to many diets and ambassadors, such as ‘Pete Evans’ from my kitchen rules, who has recently been slammed for his beliefs about the paleo diet and what it claims to cure. Well, regardless of what the media makes of it, these persons are helping thousands of people live better lives. Should they be ridiculed for such beliefs? As adults can we make our own minds up about what we will or will not believe? I think so… But controversy sells newspapers. My point is, do your own research and make your own mind up before forming an opinion.
I believe through evidence I have studied that it is through nutrition we can give our body the proper fuel to generate and regenerate a healthy functioning body.
Here are Good nutrition rules to live by:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~Hippocrates
“He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.” ~Chinese Proverb
“Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food.. stay away from these” ~Michael Pollan
What are Keys to Good Nutrition?
To me the key to good nutrition is to practice 80% not 100%. This means you will slip up but that’s ok. It’s how fast you get back to plan that counts. Actually I believe all good plans allow you leeway. Human beings are disciplined but we also like to make choices.
When going off plan think about the consequence… Everything has consequences. If I have eggs, avocado tomato and salmon for breakfast my consequence is to feel energised, satiated and focused throughout the morning and actually the whole day (did you know high protein/ fat diets make you happier throughout the whole day?) Viva members can check it out here just log in first.
But if I eat a sugary cereal and juice for breakfast I am not content, still feel hungry, lack focus and am more likely to crave sugar throughout the day. Sound familiar? This sort of meal plan actually sets us up for failure throughout the day as ‘the sugar switch’ is activated and your brain seeks more throughout the day.
I am trying to write this in a way you can understand and not bore you with the details. We find when people hire coaches they want results, so our job is to download you with what to do and not all the details. So please take a few points out of this article and practice it rather than questioning it. This is not a diet, this is just a good healthy opinion on how to form your own.
Here are my some awesome healthy sweet recipes to curb your enthusiasm for sugar and feel no guilt. That is what a good diet does! It allows you room to move, not like a bodybuilder who is so strict they then just ruin it for the other 8 months. I would much rather be 4-6 weeks off my best shape all year round than in shape for 8 weeks out of 52 🙂
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Club Champion Dion