There is a direct link to how you and your body are feeling and the foods you are consuming. Have you stopped to consider how the foods you are eating are impacting you? Are there a few places you could make a shift or two?
Many people focus on the calories, but I am not a fan. I believe in focusing on nutrients. To make it really simple, I like to focus on eating colourfully. This does not mean that I am so perfect that I never eat a french fry or have ice cream. I don’t believe in perfect. I believe in doing the best we can with the knowledge we have, and the budget we have, keeping an 80-20 approach in mind.
As soon as you say the words “I can NEVER have _______” that is the thing we want even more, all day long, for the rest of time. So I like to keep things simple and focused on adding vs eliminating.
The question I would have you ask yourself is, do you have any frustrating symptoms you are experiencing that you haven’t been able to shake? Would you like to feel ‘better’?
And more importantly, have you stopped to consider what nutrients you may be lacking?
Could you guess based on the colours that rarely, if ever show up on your plate?
Honestly, few people know the links between the specific colours of fruits and vegetables and their powerful nutrient components, and that is ok. Focusing on a wide variety of colours everyday if possible, as much as possible throughout the week is what I encourage for my health coaching clients. This is a better use of your time and energy.
Why is this so important? These vital vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients play critical roles in our body and are key factors in reducing many health symptoms that we experience throughout our lives. This is the reason why I get down to the nitty gritty of what my clients are consuming so we can begin to fill the gaps in their nutrition, perhaps reducing certain foods, but most often focusing on adding in what they might be missing.
But habits don’t change over night or on their own. It takes effort, but if you consider the option of making a change to reduce the symptoms of pain, low energy, bloating or otherwise, is it worth it?
Would you like some guidance and support in figuring out what nutrients you may be lacking?
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