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Nutrition – A Deeper Look

Written By Page Lauer • 2 min read

Nutrition can be technically defined as-

The biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support its life; nutrition includes ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism, and excretion.

However, thought about more simply, nutrition is the food we put in our bodies to give us fuel and nourishment to live

In today’s day and age, nutritional knowledge and practices are becoming quite mainstream. We are more and more aware of what is healthy and nutritious, how to eat meals that are balanced, and what to avoid that harms our bodies. We also have science and research that is advancing nutrition, giving us tools we have not previously had. This includes food sensitivity testing, insulin level awareness and treatment, and so on. However, even with all we know and value, it can still be very hard to follow through for many of us. Consider the many times we make poor food choices, overeat or over-drink when socializing, eat past the point of fullness, or eat for convenience…only to regret it the next day (and in some cases, regret it just 15 minutes later). This begs the question, what is going on at a deeper level, and what might help?

There are many reasons we don’t follow through on best health and nutrition practices. The good news is – many of them are very addressable. For example, some main reasons we don’t eat well include:

  • poor meal planning or little support with cooking
  • not prioritizing shopping and meal preparation
  • fatigue, low energy, or lack of sleep
  • high stress with work/life demands on our time and energy
  • lack of support in general and/or unhelpful influences that set us backward

Given these reasons, it may help to get thoughtful about where small changes can be made. For example, it may help to consider creating more structured meal plans, accessing new recipes, or keeping a food journal for deciding meals in advance. Or perhaps hire a service or personal chef that cooks and packages meals, so they are convenient, available, and nourishing. Alternatively, you may prioritize sleep to restore energy and increase mental clarity. Reducing stress can also go a long way in eating better, as prolonged stress drains energy and increases our need for quick carbs. When it comes to stress, slowing down, practicing mindfulness, and pacing ourselves through the day goes a long way. Lastly, increasing support and our sense of community can really help. This may be hiring professionals, joining groups, spending more time with friends or nature to increase balance and centeredness that results in better food choices. Considering small changes as consistency, not perfection, is the name of the game!

Are you tired of frustrating diets? Do you need more support? Consider PFC BOOST. You can look forward to covering the following topics and so much more in our small group program:

  • The Susceptibility Scale (to overeating) and why it matters
  • Rigidity vs Stability with eating, meal plans, and exercise
  • 5 Must-Have Tools
  • What the journey really looks like
  • What to do when you get off track
  • REAL accountability
  • Reminders of what really works (we so often forget)
  • Handling ‘the scale’ and other numbers
  • Reducing stress and increasing balance
  • Mastering cravings and guilt
  • Making true lifestyle shifts that last
  • Relationships in our lives that can make health and wellness hard

Contact Page Lauer for information and get signed up today…
Page Lauer: page@premierfitnesscamp.com

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