Nutrition is supplying the body with all the micro and macro nutrients it needs to perform at its best. Optimal nutrition should supply energy, control weight, enhance health and taste great.
The problem with nutrition is that it’s a highly debated topic that’s gone through tons of transformation over the years. This transformation has allowed many myths and misinformation to run rampant. This, in combination with food producers all marketing themselves as healthy, has created what we know as the “Standard American Diet.” The Standard American Diet almost guarantees a life of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, disease and depression. Instead of following this typical diet, we should listen to independent researchers and unbiased studies that detail a healthy complete diet. What researchers are finding is that an optimal diet is time-restricted, plant-based and built on whole foods.
This idea of eating a whole foods plant-based diet has brought a number of benefits into my life and many others. To name a few:
If you’d like to begin your journey to optimal nutrition, here are the 3 steps I recommend.
While this 3-step guide may seem obvious and easy to implement, it’s far from it. To make changes in your life, it requires a significant portion of time to educate yourself, develop a personalized plan, implement the changes and retrain your habits. Despite the process being difficult, as with anything, it gets easier with consistent effort over an extended period of time. Try focusing on one step of this guide for a month. Monitor and manage your progress each week. And then once you’ve got a good handle on it, move on to the next step. Because…
Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.John Maxwell – The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth