I used to be a devoted paleo/primal worshiper…I’m not anymore.
Do I still feel a grain-free unprocessed diet is optimal for longevity and health? Absolutely without a doubt.
Do I preach that to my nutrition clients? Kinda-sorta.
Because my #1 priority for my clients is to find a way of eating that will be sustainable for them for the long term. Like FOREVER.
Let’s face it: how many of you have done nutrition challenges, seen great results, and then months down the line with much frustration, you’re back to where you started before the challenge?!
A nutrition challenge, whether it’s Whole-30, Paleo, or the Twinkie diet is a complete failure if you’re not able to:
A. Maintain that lifestyle
B. Maintain your positive outcomes
B.R…hot damn check out that six-pack!
Now let’s be honest here, B.R. looked pretty darn amazing to start with, BUT she felt like she was getting “soft” despite her 6-day-a-week lifting regimen and wanted to improve her nutrition.
We focused on tweaking B.R’s nutrition to improve her protein intake as a vegetarian, with a secondary focus on macronutrient ratios and adequate hydration.
NOTE- B.R. has actually been consuming MORE calories in the last 5 weeks of her nutrition coaching, and has noticed improved energy and strength in her workouts and everyday life. Boom!
Yes, she’s leaner now, but NO, she has not been eating a restrictive diet. (Far from it!)
She’s been enjoying her favorite snacks- Raisin Bran cereal and even homemade cookies by watching her portions and fitting them into her macronutrient goals.
The goal here is a SUSTAINABLE lifestyle of balanced healthy eating for the long term.
As a nutrition coach, I am not interested in putting my clients on a restrictive diet.
My goal is to teach portions, nutrient densities, and allow my clients to take control over their food intake and their choices…and let their six-pack shine.
Rock on B.R.!!
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