Sometimes the nutrition world feels like a land of controversy. I bet you know what I mean, and often find yourself wondering just who or what to pay attention to.
There are hundreds of “nutrition experts” (all with conflicting advice), new books each week offering the best diet ever, and friends or family claiming they’ve found the holy grail (and you should try it too).
- 3 square meals only vs. 6 snacks each day
- vegan vs. paleo
- gluten-free vs. grain-based
- low-carb vs. low-fat
- raw vs. cooked
And that’s just a sampling of the nutrition theories available for tasting!
There’s an abundance of healing protocols claiming to cure a long list of ailments. This one? That one? What’s an informed eater to do?
How do you clear through the chaos and find what truly works for you?
My nutrition approach starts with one key principle…
We are all unique! Your needs are different than mine. And that is true whether your goals are general wellness, digestive health, weight loss, or eating disorder recovery. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. It simply does not work. Your genetics, your history and your digestive system are as individual as your fingerprint.
My mission is to help you tap into the food and lifestyle that’s optimal for you (not your neighbor). That means getting to know yourself better than you ever thought you could. And that’s where the answers come from about whom to pay attention to.
You pay attention to you!
Do I ignore the various dietary theories?
Absolutely not. I take them in, look at the research, test them out, and pull out the pieces and parts that are appropriate for each client (or myself).
How can you do this for yourself?
Start to pay attention. Listen deeply to the signs and signals from your body and mind.
- keep a journal
- be honest with yourself
- remain open to figuring out what foods really are best for you
- know that it’s always shifting and that’s ok
- enter into the beautiful dance with your very own body that’s communicating with you all the time.
And then ask yourself…”What are the nutritional and diet beliefs I feel most strongly about and how can I imagine they can change?”