The value of a dollar was instilled in me at a young age by my Parents. "Money doesn't grow on trees" is a phrase I often heard when I wanted something. I've yet to find a money tree; however, what I've realized in adulthood is...people spend time and money on what's important to them. Whether it's travel, dining, entertainment, fashion, automotive, or a plethora of other options, we tend to make things we enjoy a priority and use our two most valuable resources (time & money) engaging in these activities. Everything else usually gets an excuse.
Recently, an injured shoulder has forced me to make my workouts less intense and has also meant I'm restricted in day-to-day movements. No doubt this means I'm currently expending less energy than I usually would be, which puts my balance of energy intake vs expenditure, at risk.My solution to maintaining control has been to track calories and, a bit more losely, macro-nutritents.
I receive so many questions in regards to my health and wellness coaching, so I decided to answer the questions in one place and then refer to it as a resource. I want to explain what it is, what it isn't and what you should look for when hiring a coach.
Being in the fitness industry for more than 10 years has given me so much joy. I am thrilled when I can make a difference in someone's life by helping them to look and feel better in theri body. I know that nutrition plays a huge role in feeling better, so I decided to add nurtition coaching to my repertoire. I am proud to say that I have completed the Precision Nutrition Coaching Level 1 certification and I am ready to add this area to my practice. I love Precison Nutrition's approach.
Why on earth do you think that my "title" is awful? What is this lady saying?Everyone has been somewhere at fault with this. I am just telling you the truth that many would refuse to admit.The reality is that most people do not fully understand what is best for them which is why they look for the extended help, or unfortunetly rely on media.
Fat loss progress is usually underestimated or not appreciated in my experience. I have trained clients who averaged 0.5-1 % lb. of fat/loss each week and they still felt like it was not enough. I think it’s safe to say that we are not patient and want it now! As I tell my clients, you did not gain that weight overnight and you won't lose it in one night either.
Nutrition is essential for your body ..yes? It is all integrated with your GI System, Circulatory System, Respiratory System and Endocrine System and yes I could go on.Here is my food for thought...How many of you, including myself, forget "Nutrition for Intuition?" Today I will honor again, how food is also essential for our inner self. Fuel your Intuition.Feed your Mind, body and spirit..
Marconutrients:At each meal/snack if you consume a good balance of proteins, fats, and carbs, you will experience sustained energy. Some call this the metabolic test.Micronutrients:Getting the correct balance of vitamins and minerals into the body at the cellular level is much harder to do. If there is one thing I learned from my degree in nutrition it was the complexity of interactions of vitamins and minerals and the mirad of outcomes from such. What do you do?
Even though I have exercised pretty much all my life, I haven't always eaten right. When I was younger, nutrition was something of a mystery to me. All I knew was what I had heard…fat was the devil! So, I avoided fat at all costs. I loaded up on pretzels and every packaged fat free product advertised in the grocery store. It didn’t matter what I ate as long as it didn’t have fat. But what I didn’t know was that I was actually loading up on carbs, calories and sugar that eventually turned to fat. What?