Of course, we all want to feel and “be our best.”But how? What does “feeling your best” or “being your best” even mean?
In my experience, feeling your best (both physically and mentally) is an ongoing journey, not necessarily a destination. This journey begins with two things: #1) improving your health and eating habits with small, realistic changes (small changes—>great results is the name of the game) AND #2) having an open mind with a focus on progress, not perfection.
As a Registered Dietitian and health coach who has helped hundreds of clients in their individual health journeys, I’ve learned a thing or two about what works well and what doesn’t.
For starters, restrictive and/or fad diets don’t work well for most of us – especially in the long run. Nor do they generally pave the way to success when it comes to becoming our “best” selves. In fact, more often they do the opposite – leaving us feeling deprived and frustrated. Been there? Me too. The hanger and frustration is real. Even worse than hanger, diets can wreak havoc on our metabolisms and digestive systems and also lead to disordered eating patterns in the long-term.
So then what does work? Doing the work to become the expert of your own body and incorporate lifestyle changes that emphasize better, more balanced and enjoyable eating patterns filled with plenty of nutrient-dense foods that make you feel YOUR best. Enjoyable being a key component here! if it’s not enjoyable , let’s face it – you won’t want to do it and it won’t last!
So… developing healthy habits and incorporating more nutrient-dense foods. Where do you begin and how can you make it enjoyable? Trust me, I get it. Maintaining a “healthy lifestyle”can feel like a daunting task, but I’m here to empower you with a few of my tricks and tips for planning ahead, to show you it can be both simple and enjoyable, too! You’ll learn how to properly fuel and listen to your body by honoring not just your health, but your cravings too!
It’s important to understand that this journey is a personalized one. What works for someone else may not necessarily work for you. It’s my goal is to help you find your ideal balance between nourishing your body and your soul. I assure you, my daily bowl of fresh greens holds just as big a place in my heart as my mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies (BEST cookies in the world, FYI).
I truly believe enjoying delicious food with family and friends is one of life’s greatest joys, and you should never have to choose between that and living your best life! The two can go hand in hand with a few small (yet consistent) habit changes.
Interested in working with me to be and feel YOUR best? Sign up for your free 15-minute phone call now!