Nutrition is about more than just the food you eat, it’s about the food you choose to eat. You can feed your body healthy food every day, but do you choose the nutrients that are easy to eat, or those that are healthy? Good nutrition requires a conscious effort to alter your lifestyle so that you can make the right eating choices, from what you buy at the grocery store to how you prepare foods at home. Finding the willpower and determination to eat better and do right by your body often takes support and guidance to stay the course. Nutrition coaching is an incredibly effective way to achieve your health and wellness goals, and even develop a healthier weight along the way.
The Goals of Nutrition Coaching
Nutrition coaching as preventive medicine reminds you of the foods that you should avoid putting into your body. The primary focus, of course is to teach you about the foods that, ideally, are part of your diet so that you can develop a healthy, immunity-boosting regimen.
Expect to include the following foods in your new diet:
- Raw nuts and seeds
- Supplements and vitamins
- More water
- Fruits and vegetables
- Grass-fed meat
- Organic foods
The goal is to develop a varied, well-rounded died, one that is far from repetitive and instead nutritious, non-toxic, and colorful. Remember that nutrition coaching does not mean bland foods or miniature portions. Good nutrition is about nourishing your body so it will thrive, not depriving yourself.
Speed Bumps on the Road to Good Nutrition
The demands of daily life can make it very difficult to maintain good nutrition for yourself and your family. After a busy day at work or tending to children, it may seem easier to microwave a high-sodium frozen meal than oven-bake a fresh dish of protein, but maybe you’re tentative or self-conscious about your cooking skills. Good food choices are half the battle. Once you know what you should be feeding yourself, the next step is to learn how to make those dishes come to fruition.
You don’t have to go to culinary school to be a health-focused home chef. And you don’t have to avoid eating out entirely. To not be swayed by your vices, remove those temptations from your fridge and cupboards, and have a game plan in place before you head to a restaurant. Nutritionally deficient options are always available, but you will feel better and function better when you make the best choices for your body.
Specialized Nutrition Coaching
The preventive medicine of nutrition coaching is a service that many people pursue, even if they do know the best ways to nurture their bodies. While each person is biochemically unique and nutrition needs vary from person to person, your lifestyle choices affect the types of foods your body may require.
For example, athletes may seek out nutrition support to get focused nutrition coaching and the right balance of macronutrients for muscle rebuilding, energy renewal, antioxidant development, joint support, improved nerve function, mineral renewal, immune system support, and more.
You can arbitrarily bump up your intake of vitamins and minerals, but if you have too much of a good thing and not enough of another it can knock your body out of sync. A nutrition coach makes sure your nutrients are balanced, targeted, and as beneficial as possible for optimum health.
Improving Intake of Essential Vitamins
If you feel that you already eat well and get the right balance of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, dairy, and more but you still don’t feel your best, your body may have difficulty absorbing certain nutrients. Or perhaps you’re not getting the nutrients you think you’re getting with your diet. Micronutrient testing identifies vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in your body’s white blood cells, identifying where you are deficient and where you may have a surplus.
Vitamins and supplements support various functions of the body. The micronutrient analysis provides information that enables your preventive medical care team to develop a regimen appropriate for your body’s needs. For example:
- Vitamins E and A improve ocular health, which means good eyesight and the reduction in the development of macular degeneration or cataracts.
- Successful cardiovascular support protects arteries and nerve fibers and includes healthy quantities of folic acid and vitamins B2, B6, and B12.
- Heart health is supported by vitamins B6, B12, E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, and more.
- Bone health is supported by vitamins D, B6, B12, folic acid, calcium, zinc, and magnesium which together ward off osteoporosis and any diseases that might affect the skeletal system.
- Metabolic health helps the body handle its daily sugar intake and keeps systems responsive to insulin with vitamins like B3, B6, B12, E, biotin, chromium, magnesium, and zinc.
Heal Your Body with Nutrition Coaching
There are many common conditions that are caused by nutritional deficiencies. Nutrition coaching can become an essential part of your treatment for the following afflictions:
- Adrenal gland fatigue
- Estrogen conversion
- Headaches or migraines
- Infertility or low sperm count
- Inflammatory disease
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Weight management
To develop the best nutritional plan for you, we will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your nutritional status and take inventory of your present and past health conditions. We will help you develop an individualized plan for healthy eating habits, good food choices, and successful meal planning – all tools that you can easily sustain. Contact us at the Longevity Health Institute in Rochester Hills, MI, to schedule your nutrition coaching consultation with our team.