These 6 things should be the foundation for your nutrition no matter which diet plan you
follow. Once you do these things, weight loss and muscle gain will just be a matter of how many calories you eat.
1. Emphasize whole foods:
-Think of these foods as being as close as possible to their source. Food as nature made it. Chicken over chicken nuggets, fruit over fruit juice, etc.
2. Get enough quality protein:
-chicken, turkey, duck
-beef, bison, buffalo
-seafood (shrimp, squid, lobster, crayfish)
-Beans, lentils, and legumes
3. Incorporate lots of colorful vegetables (Fruit is good too!):
-Broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach (green)
-Beets, tomatoes, red peppers (red)
-Pumpkin, yellow zucchini, carrots (orange and yellow)
-Garlic, Cauliflower, Mushrooms (white)
4. Prioritize high nutrient density:
-Nutrient-dense foods include complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats that are full of vitamins and minerals. These foods also tend to be lower in calories.
5. Eat slowly until satisfied:
-This strategy helps with digestion and portion control. Eating slowly helps your body realize its full before you've eaten too much. Taking your time and chewing your food increases nutrient absorption. Lastly, eating until satisfied helps you build intuitive eating skills so you can eat the right amount for what your body needs.
It's really this simple to create a healthy diet! Implementing these tips with clients has helped them have more energy, lose weight, improve health markers, and overall feel and look better.
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