Eat to live!

We work with clients on an individual basis to provide nutrition counseling so that they are able to make healthy choices that will meet their nutritional needs and allow them to function at the highest level possible. With a balanced diet that is simple, straight-forward, and includes fresh foods in their purest form, I assist clients with meeting their weight loss goals. By making lifestyle changes that clients are able to stick with long-term, they are able to avoid the “yo-yo” effect of quick fixes and fad diets that lead to more weight gain in the long run.

 
Proteins – The building blocks of muscles.

They consist of chains of amino acid and perform critical functions in the body. Having a higher proportion of lean muscle in the body will increase the resting metabolic rate, thus helping to burn more calories at rest and to achieve an ideal body weight. We recommend that 40% of one’s total caloric intake be consumed in the form of protein, in order to build and maintain one’s muscle mass. Foods high in protein include meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy products, beans/legumes, and nuts.

Carbohydrates – The main source of energy for the body.

Carbohydrates are classified into complex carbohydrates, which are rich in starch, and simple carbohydrates, which are primarily sugar. I recommend that 30% of one’s total caloric intake be consumed in the form of carbohydrates. Food sources of carbohydrates include whole grains, pasta, rice, cereal, and potatoes.

Fats – The main storage form of energy for the body.

Fats are comprised of long-chain fatty acids. The essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, must be consumed in the diet, as the body is unable to synthesize them on it’s own, while the non-essential fatty acids are made in the body and do not need to be consumed in the diet. We recommend that 30% of the total caloric intake be consumed in the form of fats. Healthy sources of fats include coconut oil, butter, olive oil, avocado, fish and fish oil, sesame oil, nuts and nut butters. Unhealthy sources of fats include canola oil, margarine, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, trans fats, hydrogenated fats, and vegetable oil.

The goal!

The proper nutrition plan, combined with a customized exercise regimen, makes it possible to improve the quality of one’s life as well as to increase longevity. The right eating plan will also increase energy, improve mental clarity, and lead to increased self-confidence. The entire body benefits from a healthy diet, from an improved immune system, that is better equipped to fight illness and disease, to improved organ function, which combats the onset of acute and chronic conditions. We want you to impress yourself!