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Are you needing to make food choice changes?

Start with holistic nutrition to eat and feel healthier!

 

What is Holistic Nutrition?

Holistic nutrition is a practice that considers how diet, lifestyle, and genetics impact the health of an individual. A holistic nutritionist will provide guidance about dietary choices as well as other things that affect health such as physical activity level and emotional wellbeing. Holistic nutritionists also consider a person's family history when making recommendations, taking into account their risk of developing certain health conditions.


Holistic nutrition is something you can do!

You can start today, regardless of your current health and weight. You don't have to wait until you get sick or overweight to start making changes in your diet. You can do it for your health, for your family, for the planet, and for future generations. And you'll save money too!


What foods should I eat?

When selecting foods, there are a few things to consider.

  • Eat a variety of different foods: While it may seem like you should eat the same type of food every day—such as broccoli for breakfast, broccoli for lunch, and broccoli for dinner—this is not the best way to ensure that you're getting all the nutrients your body needs to be healthy. Instead, try eating a variety of different types of food each day. You'll get a balance of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that will keep your body running smoothly.

  • If possible, choose organic: Organic foods are grown without pesticides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organic produce has been shown to contain higher levels of vitamins C and E than conventional produce does. But remember: just because something is labeled "organic" doesn't mean it's healthier than its conventionally grown counterpart!

  • Choose whole foods over processed products: Whole foods have been minimally processed so they retain most of their nutritional value—unlike highly processed products which have had many nutrients removed during processing. When possible choose fresh fruits and vegetables over canned versions because these will last longer at room temperature without spoiling too quickly due to high sugar content from added sugar syrup used during processing. When buying meats always opt for lean cuts; this ensures minimal fat content while still retaining valuable nutrients like iron found within animal tissue itself.


How can I change my eating habits?

  • Eat a balanced diet.

  • Eat a variety of foods.

  • Eat at home more often.

  • Eat less processed food and more whole foods, especially fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

  • Eat more plant-based foods such as legumes (beans), nuts, and seeds in your diet to reduce your intake of saturated fat, sugar, and salt. You can also consider eating free-range or organic meat as well as fish that have been caught sustainably from wild fisheries (fish farming is not sustainable).


What supplements should I take?


Supplements can be an effective way to help you meet your nutrition goals and support your health. They’re not a replacement for healthy eating and exercise, but they can complement these efforts by filling in some of the gaps where your food choices leave off.

Supplements that contain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are often referred to as “multivitamins” or “mineral supplements.” These ingredients are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), so their use is not considered experimental. However, because our bodies absorb nutrients differently depending on individual genetics or lifestyle factors such as stress levels or exercise habits, there is no guarantee that taking a supplement will result in any kind of specific outcome. In addition, there may be interactions between vitamins/minerals and medications that require further consideration.

  • This information does not constitute medical advice; always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before starting any new diet or exercise program


Should I be concerned about GMOs?


Some studies have found evidence of negative effects from consuming GMOs on animals that were fed genetically modified feed over many generations. These findings suggest that it might be worth keeping an eye out for signs of any possible negative side effects in humans who eat too much corn syrup or soybean oil products made from GM crops like corn/soybeans/canola/cottonseeds/etc., which could include digestive issues such as bloating and gas when consuming these products on a regular basis over time since they contain high levels of omega 6 fatty acids which have been linked with inflammation throughout human tissues including those found within joints such as knees etc...

Why do I only want to eat junk food?

Are you addicted to junk food? We all get cravings, but if you’re currently eating more than 30g of sugar per day (that's about six teaspoons) on average, you are showing signs of addiction. Do not be fooled into thinking that ‘moderation’ will solve your problems – while this might work for some people, most need to take drastic measures in order to change their eating habits completely.

It can be difficult at first as changing your diet takes time and effort!


However, with patience and perseverance, anyone can learn how to live healthier by making small changes every day until they become habituated over time into healthy eating behaviors that will stand the test of time - without needing willpower or self-control.


Having an accountability partner helps!

You do not have to go on a strict diet to live a healthy lifestyle. The great news: You can make small changes to your diet that will help you stay healthy, lose weight and reduce food cravings.


You may be able to improve your health by making a few simple dietary adjustments. These changes may include increasing fruit intake, reducing dairy intake, drinking more water, and eating smaller portions of food. By eating more fruits and vegetables, you will get more vitamins, minerals, and fiber in your diet without adding too many calories from fat or refined carbohydrates (sugars).

Eating less meat can also help lower cholesterol levels which may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke later in life; however, this does not mean you cannot ever enjoy meat again! Consider using ground turkey instead of ground beef for example - this substitution is healthier overall but still provides enough protein for muscle growth/repair after exercise sessions because it contains 20 grams per 100 g serving compared with 22 g/100 g for beef.

Finally reducing dairy consumption has been shown in studies done across several countries globally.

If you have the desire to improve your health, the first step is to start eating better. You can do this by making some changes to your diet, including adding more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. However, it's also important that you try not to restrict yourself too much or eliminate entire food groups from your diet—this will only lead you back into old habits once again. Instead of focusing on what can't be done with nutrition alone, focus on what can be done.

MOVEMENT is a big part of the weight-loss equation, so let's talk about a plan that couples mindful movement to support your health goals.

 

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