Your physical health is directly affected by the food you consume. Maintaining a healthy diet on a daily basis will ensure that your body functions properly and develops a strong resistance to diseases.
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.To ensure that your diet consists of healthy food items, follow the seven rules put forward by Michael Pollan for healthy eating.
Michael Pollan’s rules for a healthy diet
- Never eat anything that your great grandmother would not consider to be food. Michael Pollen emphasized the importance of eating foods with easily pronounceable names. Portable yogurt tubes and other odd-sounding food items are often a poor food choice that can adversely affect your nutritional requirements.
- Never eat food items with more than five ingredients. Foods with ingredients that are hard to pronounce must also be avoided; these ingredients are probably not good for human consumption.
- Avoid shopping in the middle of a supermarket. Always stick to the sides of the store because that’s where most healthy organic products are found. Since the fresh organic foods are present close to the loading docks, it is easier to replace them when they reach their expiration date and start decaying.
- Avoid eating food substances that do not rot for long period, with the exception of honey and other such food substances. Chemically processed food substances, like Twinkies, never rot and, therefore, must be avoided as they are not a good source of nutrition.
- Overeating must also be avoided and never keep eating until your stomach is completely full. The Japanese say that one should only eat until he/she is four-fifths full. Islamic and German cultures also have a similar view about the amount of food that a person should consume.
- Enjoying your meals with your loved ones can increase the pleasantness of your eating experience. In the past, families would eat meals together and people rarely ate in-between meals.
- Never buy food from convenience stores. Many people in the United States eat food items bought at gas stations and convenience stores. This spoils their eating discipline and ruins their diet plans.