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Wholesome Nutrition & Why it's Important
Good nutrition is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. To eat nutritiously, is to eat wholesome foods that give your body all the essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs to function at its best. Good nutrition nourishes the body, and combined with exercise, can reduce your risk of preventative chronic diseases that come from unhealthy eating, malnutrition and weight gain.
In America, we are experiencing an obesity epidemic, with over 1/3 of adults and almost 1/5 of children being obese. However, even those considered to be at a "healthy weight" can experience health risks, illness and even death due to a poor diet. These risk factors typically seen in adult chronic diseases are increasingly being seen in younger ages as a result of unhealthy eating habits, weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle. In today's society, many of our foods are refined and processed, chemically enhanced and stripped of nutrients.
Nutrition is too important to ignore. By consuming the right combinations of foods, we are able to get the nutrients and substances we need to stay healthy and live a long life. Many dietary habits are established in childhood that often carry into adulthood. Teaching children from an early age can keep them healthy throughout their life. As for adults, it's never too late to change your habits. Adopting a wholesome nutritious diet has been seen to prevent, reduce, and reverse many chronic diseases.
Eating healthy can be fun and tasty lifestyle change! Contrary to some beliefs, a healthy diet doesn't equal giving up your happiness. Some of the most amazing meals, snacks and desserts we've had were not only mouthwatering, but incredibly healthy by using cleaner ingredients. By working with High Vibe Sister, you'll be informed of how to be healthy while still enjoying the foods you love. Balance and moderation is the key that makes the transition easier than you think. Small changes can go along way. We've don't know about you, but to us, continuing with a poor diet that will prevent me from living my best and longest life isn't worth it. Aside from the medical health benefits, who wouldn't want to: have glowing skin, look & feel their best, not feel full/bloated/sluggish after eating/ make educated food choices and help friends & family do the same.
When you love yourself, you understand that good health is priceless. It's easier to start now and maintain good health than try to make the changes once medical challenges or acquired chronic illnesses have been acquired. Whether it be education you can bring to yourself or your family, meal prep & recipe ideas, or more, High Vibe Sister is here to teach, motivate and help you discover a plan of action to achieve your nutrition goals. We look forward to working with you!
WHAT DOES A WHOLESOME DIET LOOK LIKE?
A wholesome diet is one that consists primarily of whole foods. The term “Whole foods” typically describes natural, unprocessed foods containing only one ingredient. The charts below show the extent for each food groups' consumption for a general wholesome diet. Note how exercise and supplements are also included on the chart.
So much of our food today comes refined & processed, high in sugar & trans fats, and stripped of nutrients, leading to weight gain and other serious health risks. Reference the chart below to see how these "use sparingly" foods, if any should, be a minuscule part of your diet.
Both our 1-on-1 nutrition coaching and online programs dig deeper to go into detail about each individual food group. By the time you're finished, you'll understand concepts such as: your food's macronutrients, the difference between whole and refined grains, healthy vs non-healthy fats, and much more to make better food choices and lead a healthier lifestyle.
*Information gathered from Harvard School of Public Health.
ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE DIETS
Sustain a life long healthy lifestyle.
Gluten is a substance found in grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, and triticale, ingredients found in many packaged and processed foods.
People with celiac disease, use a gluten-free diet to help manage symptoms; as do those with a gluten intolerance, and other medical conditions associated with gluten. This type of diet also has gained popularity among people without gluten-related medical conditions with claimed benefits being improved health, weight loss and increased energy.
The topic of gluten Gluten has been controversial. Many sources claim that it is safe for everyone except those who have celiac disease, while some health experts believe that gluten is harmful to most people. Since 2008, High Vibe Sister's founder has lived a gluten-free lifestyle. As someone with a gluten intolerance, she's become very familiar with how to lead a wholesome nutritious gluten-free diet.
If you are gluten-free or starting a gluten-free diet, and looking for 1-on 1 nutrition coaching, we look forward to helping you achieve your nutrition goals without compromising your dietary restrictions.
VEGETARIAN & VEGAN
The vegetarian and vegan diet is another lifestyle diet that ranks highly on our list, especially when it comes to raising your vibration. Many clients who have felt their best and had the greatest vibrational shits, are or were living as vegan at the time. However, their experience might not translate to everyone. Not all bodies are the same and not all diet types the same. There are 4 types of vegetarians:
Lacto-ovo vegetarians: Vegetarians who don't consume animal flesh, but do eat dairy and egg products.
Lacto vegetarians: Vegetarians who don't consume animal flesh and eggs, but do eat dairy products.
Ovo vegetarians: Vegetarians who don't consume animal products and dairy products, but do eat eggs.
Vegans: Vegetarians who don't consume any animal or animal-derived products.
Many people believe that vegetarian and vegan diets are automatically healthy and they couldn't be more wrong. There are so many refined & processed snacks, meals and products that are high in unhealthy fats and sugar. If you are or looking to be vegetarian/ vegan, our nutrition coaching and eService course will help you make healthier decisions with your plant based diet in mind. We can't wait to help you reach your nutrition goals!
OTHER DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
The Blue Zone diet and lifestyle is a personal favorite of ours, especially when it comes to raising your vibration. :) Blue Zones are regions of the world where evidence shows people are healthiest and live the longest (and have the highest concentration of centenarians- people 100+ yrs old!). These laces include: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and even Loma Lina, California. Blue Zone is more than just a diet; it's a way of life focused on 9 principles to longevity.
With the Blue Zone diet being 95-100% plant based, one might wonder how to ensure nutrients are being received without when giving up complete food groups. If you are looking to start a blue zone lifestyle, both our 1-on 1 nutrition coaching, and eService online courses give you a rundown of food sources to get essential nutrients. We're so happy to help you achieve your nutrition goals without compromising your Blue Zone lifestyle.
Can't eat dairy? Grains? Nuts? Soy? Pork? Other?
It's more than understood that everyone's body reacts differently to foods and not everyone can eat everything in every category on the eating healthy pyramid. While food sources play a role, the amount and quality of your macronutrients (carbs, proteins, fats) can be seen as more important than it's source. If you have any other food restrictions, weather they be preferential, allergies, medical or for religious reasons, be assured that you'll still be able have and enjoy a wholesome nutritious diet without compromising your dietary restrictions.
*The contents on this page are for informational purposes only and doesn't constitute as medical advice for medical conditions or illness. Always consult your doctor before starting any diet & exercise program.
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*Consult your doctor before engaging in any diet & fitness program*