— My Philosophy to Good Nutrition —
When it comes to diet and living a healthy lifestyle, it should never be looked at as intimidating. In fact, approaching good nutrition should be a happy learning experience, rather than a mindset full of fears and thinking you will be eating just bland kale and tuna while feeling sad because you think you’ll never eat a warm cookie again. Well, I would like you to eat more than tuna and kale — I want you to enjoy your diet and most importantly understand the 80/20 rule…
80% of the time, be the bestest client you can be and 20% of the time, go ahead and walk on the wild side.
We all have different lifestyles. Some of us are parents, college students living with a limited income, a busy mom raising a handful of children – with one being a picky eater another one being a high school athlete seeking to gain weight, a busy professional simply not having any time in the word… I could go on forever. However, the importance of feeding whole foods, with the proper education is incredibly important to me.
I believe in practicing this: understanding nutrition, the amounts of certain nutrients needed per day, but without the notion of counting calories for every meal. And with that, doing so within the type of lifestyle you live. By understanding which foods are helpful for the goals you are setting, and why you are eating them is incredibly valuable to not only reaching those goals, but keeping you well nourished and informed for years to come.
While working together, my hope is this:
- The goals we set are realistic, and you understand you must have patience. Success is not done overnight, but rather focus, positive energy, and good communication with get us there.
- There are no bad days or bad foods — understand every day is not perfect, and neither are dietitians. I do not expect perfection, but I expect us to work together effectively and help you through the moments in which you feel are confusing or a struggle.
- You do not feel you have to omit certain food groups or certain foods unless directed to do so (allergies, affecting certain medication conditions, etc.)
- You ask questions! No question is a silly question. Having an open mind and open communication will help us get you to the goals you are seeking to achieve.