I am NASM-FNS certified (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and have many years of experience working with a cardiologist on researching and implementing ways to improve lives through proper nutrition and exercise program design.
Proper nutrition goes hand in hand with your fitness regimen. You may keep a food log and I will gladly review it and provide any guidance as needed. The key is to let me know what foods you enjoy and do not enjoy and I'll help you find appropriate substitutions. I also teach my clients how to shop for food and scrutinize food labels. I'm happy to refer clients to cooking classes.
My general nutrition tips:
- Eat with an emphasis on the micronutrients of your food (vitamins and minerals), rather than the macronutrients (carbs, fats, and protein). Prepare your food carefully in order to preserve nutrient content. Use plenty of herbs and spices as they are themselves a rich source of micronutrients.
- The focus of diet should be to eat whole, minimally processed foods from uncontaminated sources.
- Processed foods do not retain all of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need for optimal function
- Whenever possible, choose grass-fed beef over grain-fed beef (omega-3 fatty acids protect against various cancers and heart disease) and wild salmon over farm raised salmon (carcinogen content).
- We should strive to be more discerning about what we eat and where it comes from. Many of us treat our cars better than our own bodies. We use the best oil, antifreeze, and super unleaded gasoline but consume garbage food without hesitation.