Good nutrition

GOOD NUTRITION means more than weight loss or gain.

It is about improved performance, improved health and of course, body composition.

Besides supporting energy balance and achieving optimal fat-muscle ratios, good nutrition means tailoring this to you and choosing the foods that work with you rather than what is 'good' or 'correct.'

QUALITY

Nutrient density refers to those foods that are packed with essential nutrients like protein, fats and unprocessed carbohydrates, and these are the foods that will keep you fuller for longer and will not play too much with your blood sugar levels.

For instance, people run away from fats or full fat natural products because they either think are unhealthy or have too many calories.

NUTRIENTS

Good fats such as those found in avocado, full fat yogurt, eggs, natural fresh cheese and salmon, are the best for you. I eat avocado every single day for breakfast, with my scrambled eggs and mozzarella. It keeps me full for many hours and my body absolutely loves it. These foods may be rich in calories and smaller in quantity but you will not eat so often. Because there is no need to. Your body gets a good number of essential nutrients and stays satisfied.

The villains are processed sugars and alcohol, which give you empty calories, no nutrients whatsoever and raise your blood sugars sky high. This in turn will encourage fat accumulation, resistance to insulin and many other health complications.

Find those foods that work for you and what your body seems to like more rather than what is good or correct, like I said before. You will feel better, more energised and perform better throughout the day.

Finally, a quick point with regards to food intolerance. If you notice that after eating milk/ dairy or grains you feel a bit bloated or some discomfort, you may have intolerance to gluten or lactose.

STICK WITH IT IF YOU CAN

My take home and key point to you is, whatever you chose to do, make sure you can sustain it and be consistent with day in and day out because consistency over time is what will give you long lasting results.

If you can’t keep up with your choices, forget it, It is not for you. Reassess and chose again. And this goes for every choice you make.

Stay awesome!

Mari CurteanuNUTRIT, FOOD, FAT