There are some clichés in life that always ring true.
“You are what you eat” is definitely one of them.
Whether you’re in your early 20s, experimenting with a vegetarian diet; or in your mid-40s, feasting on chicken wings every night—your body is in a constant state of flux, reacting dramatically (and sometimes not so dramatically) to what it’s exposed to.
Know Your Food
Despite having access to the latest information on our fingertips, there seem to be a number of misconceptions regarding food and nutrition in everyday life.
For one thing, a healthy diet isn’t necessarily confined to eating “more” or “less”.
It also includes an awareness of what you’re eating, how it affects your body, and using that knowledge to enjoy foods that bring you optimum energy and nourishment.
This is precisely why food education forms the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle; and why we all can benefit tremendously from the wonders of nutritional coaching—if we simply learn to separate fact from fiction.
Fact#1: Nutritional Coaching Is Affordable.
Another common misconception related to food is that nutritional coaching is a luxury enjoyed by celebrities and wealthy millionaires.
This couldn’t be farther from the truth!
We all have access to nutritionists as we do a general physician or therapist, who holds expertise in health and fitness.
A qualified expert in the medical community, a nutritionist not just tells us what our body needs in order to meet our fitness goals, but the risks we may expose ourselves to if we deviate from a healthy diet.
Fact#2: Not All Calories Are Bad.
One of the great benefits of nutritional coaching is that it educates us on what’s “good” and “bad”.
Weight-watchers have a tendency of deeming all calorie-loaded foods “poison”, which may not necessarily be true.
Bad calories would be found in foods that are low in nutrient-density, consumed in excess and stored as fat.
Good calories, on the other hand, are found in foods that contain a high amount of nutrients and easily burned off.
Fact#3: Fats Can Be Healthy.
Possibly the most enlightening bit of information that nutritional coaching will pass down is that fats can be healthy or unhealthy depending on the type of food you’re eating.
The difference lies between trans-fat or saturated fats (found in such foods as deep-fried chips, cookies and pasta), and unsaturated fats (found in olive oil, tuna, trout and nuts).
Ultimately, a good food education makes you aware of your options and how they can help you achieve your ideal body.
The role of a nutritional coach is to apply this knowledge to your lifestyle so you can eat healthy and better, despite your crazy busy schedule.
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