Fats

Welcome back to Macronutrient Monday! Fats are one of my favorite things to talk about because there are still so many myths out there about them. Fats are a vital part of our daily diet, but most people are confused about what types to eat (if any) and in what quantity. While some fats are finally being revealed as healthy  (hello, egg yolks!)  I want to help you understand exactly what fats are, and why we should be eating them.

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Protein

Happy Monday!

For the second part of our macronutrient series we are going to move on to Protein. Now that I’m sure you have a nice big glass of water to sip on while you read this post, we’ll get right into it!

I feel like most people probably know that protein is important and a fundamental part of a balanced diet (whether you are paleo, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, etc.), but I think it’s important to learn about why proteins really are so essential.

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Water

Hi everyone!

Thank you for taking the time and reading my post about the Whole30. Next time I do it (yes, there will definitely be a next time!) I want to try and take some pictures and write out some meal plans.

Today I want to start talking to you about macronutrients. This will be a four part series and today we will address the first one (and arguably the most important one): Water. Calling something a macronutrient really is just another way of saying that these substances are found in large quantity in our body. The 4 macronutrients are: 

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My First Whole30

Hi everybody!

About two weeks ago I finished my first Whole30, and I wanted to give a recap of the program and some of the benefits you can experience while it’s still fresh in my mind.

To start, what exactly is the Whole30 and why should you be interested? The Whole30 is a 30 day program that focuses on real, nutrient dense, whole foods and eliminates a lot of the common “problem foods” for most people. It was developed by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig and you can find more information in their book: The Whole30: The 30 Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom or on their website: whole30.com

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NUTRITIONAL THERAPY – PHILOSOPHY

I believe in Real Food!

It’s as simple and as complicated as that. As a Nutritional Therapist, I advocate for eating real, properly prepared, nutrient dense whole foods in order to achieve and sustain optimal health.

 

In today’s society, we are inundated with fad diets, packaged foods, incorrect information, and “quick fixes” that move us away from what food is supposed to be and what health is supposed to look like. Food nourishes our body, all the way down to the cellular level. Without proper nutrition, we cannot have optimal health and our foundations will suffer. I believe in bio-individuality which means that there is no “one size fits all” diet, but instead will identify the unique nutritional needs of each person. I believe that nutrition can bring us back to restoring our health and through the nutritional therapy process we can together discover the path to getting there.

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