Nutrition Goals for 2018… the word “goal” was used knowing that making change can be a process. I encourage you all to work towards making these small changes throughout the year to better your overall lifestyle and well-being. It is our goal at Body Logic to help you move better, feel better, live better!
Portion Control – Did you know that the average American consumes upwards of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day? And 3,000 of those calories are eaten at dinner alone! That’s twice the number of calories the average person needs in a day. The average woman needs approximately 2,000 calories per day while men typically need 2,500 calories. Over time we often stop listening to our body signals that tell us we’ve eaten enough and are full. The more frequently we overindulge, the more our bodies are impacted negatively. Weight gain, blood sugar imbalance, and inflammation are just a few. The goal: eat smaller meals 5-6 times per day and spread the number of calories throughout the day.
Embrace the idea of “clean” eating – We frequently want quick and easy meals. Busy lifestyles drive the grocery chart and we are more likely to pick up foods that take little time to cook or are prepackaged. The concept of “tv dinners” or meal replacements have taken away from the value of home-cooked meals with real ingredients.The nutrient value is less and the preservatives used have a negative impact on overall health. The goal: eat more vegetables, fruit, and natural occurring foods on a daily basis.
Cut the sugar. Period. – Even if you “feel” like you need sugar in your life, you don’t. Refined sugar does not provide any nutritive value to our diets. In fact, it is one of the worst things for the diet because it affects everything including mental clarity, metabolism, and digestion. (For more information on sugar’s effects on the body, click here.) Removing sugar from the diet is not an easy process because it is perceived as a drug to the body. As sugar is removed from the diet, withdrawal symptoms are likely. Remember, baby steps. If you’re drinking 5 sodas per day, cut back by 1 each week until you reach 0. If you’re sneaking candy or cookies on a daily basis, start by skipping a day, then 2 days and so on until you’re not eating it anymore. The goal: be free of refined sugar!
Start the new year with the Purification Program! – Body Logic is committed to starting the new year with a healthy jump start. Join us by doing the Purification Program, a 21-day program focused on clean-eating, sugar only from fruits, and naturally removing toxins from the body. For more information, click here. On December 5th, Jeannine from Standard Process will be joining us to discuss the logistics of the program and encourage those ready to make a change! The goal: experience making healthy choices as the first step to making permanent lifestyle changes.