How to Feed Your Body to Look, Feel, & Perform Best
I’ve been having loads of conversations with folks lately who have been feeling a bit overwhelmed when it comes to knowing how to feed their bodies.
I get it! I have been there. There’s SO much information out there telling you to do this, don’t do that, eat this- but only at this time, and so on.
It’s overwhelming. It’s confusing. And it’s VERY frustrating and demotivating.
SO, I want to help you out with a few basic principles on nutrition that I hope will eliminate at least half of the BS you’re bombarded with.
Let’s start with macronutrients. These include your carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
Each one serves a purpose. You need a healthy balance of all of them for your brain and body to function correctly, as well as to fuel your workouts.
Any diet that recommends cutting or greatly restricting any macronutrients is not a healthy or sustainable plan. While many people have seen results with low-carb, low-fat, or (excessively) low-calorie diets, it’s highly likely that the results were short-lived and/or resulted in some other side effects such as fatigue, irritability, lack of focus, cravings, poor exercise performance, and more.
As with anything, you should do what works for you. However, if I could get you to trust one thing when it comes to nutrition, it’s- don’t totally cut out any macros.
If you’re looking to lose weight, the only thing you need to concern yourself with is:
Eat healthy foods- if it grows, it’s probably healthy.
Reduce (as much as possible) your intake of processed foods and refined sugars
Eat enough food
Unless you’re training for a fitness competition, it’s very unlikely that you need to waste your time or mental capacity on counting macros. If you follow a generally healthy diet (not going on a diet), exercise, and mind your portion sizes, you see results.
If you’re trying to gain weight, follow the same as above, but have a calorie surplus.
Be mindful of front labels, this is just marketing. The back labels are where the real facts are!
Read your ingredient labels. If you can’t pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t eat it (remember these same tips about skincare!😉).
Stop stressing about it! Stress increases cortisol which can inhibit your results.
Do some research.
Reach out and ask me, if you like.
Listen to your body, it will tell you exactly what it needs 🥰
I hope this was helpful for you, my dear!
You’re doing a wonderful job. Keep it up! I’m here for you if you need anything and I’m cheering you on!
Until next time…
PS- Know anyone who could use a few tips on nutrition? Be a dear and share this post with them!