Evaluating the impact of your diet is an essential step to achieving your wellness goals. We offer personal one-on-one nutritional health support, as well as personalized nutrition plans and group classes.
Each of our Well Life nutrition programs are designed to help you tap into your body’s natural ability to be slim and healthy and stay that way (without the worry of counting calories or hours of rigorous exercise)!
Food is your most powerful tool to combat, heal, and actively avoid every kind of nutrition and lifestyle related disease. There are specific nutrients for specific health issues and our programs equip you to take your health and the health of your family into your own hands -in your own kitchen! When you eat nutritionally, you can eat more and feel energized. These programs are geared toward your body’s own ability to heal itself and let go of the weight and/or inflammation it no longer needs -not starve.
Why not eat more of the right things than less of everything?
Michael Pollan’s quote, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”, is a great adage by which to live. Probably, the first two words are most important. “Eat food” means to eat healthy food … vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and, yes, fish and meat, and to avoid what Pollan calls “edible food-like substances”. You are either improving or damaging your health with what you eat.
Michael Pollan’s “7 Rules for Eating”
- Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. When you pick up that box of portable yogurt tubes, or eat something with 15 ingredients you can’t pronounce, ask yourself, “What are those things doing there?”
- Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or with ingredients you can not pronounce.
- Stay out of the middleof supermarkets and, instead, shop on the perimeter of the stores. Real foods tends to be on the outer perimeter of the store near the loading docks, where items can be replaced with fresh foods when they reach expiration.
- Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot. There are exceptions, such as honey, but as a rule, items, such as “Twinkies”, which do not spoil, are not foods.
- It is not only what you eat, but how you eat. Always leave the table a little hungry. Many cultures have a rule that one stops eating before one is full. In Japan, they say, “Eat until you are four-fifths full.” Islamic culture has a similar rule, and in German culture they say, “Tie off the sack before it’s full.”
- Families used to traditionally dine together, around a table, not a television, and at regular meal times. It’s a good tradition. Enjoy meals with the people you love. “Remember when eating between meals felt wrong?” Pollan asked.
Don’t buy food where you buy your gasoline. In the U.S., 20% of food is eaten in the car.