I consider myself a nutravore. Specifically, I focus on nutrient dense real food. I don’t believe in rigid food rules unless you are trying to heal from a specific disease. I believe in plant centered eating, where plants are the focus of our plates. Meat and starches as sides.
I have tried many diets in my life: paleo, keto, weight watchers, low fat, low calorie, cabbage soup diet, military diet, dunkin diet, egg diet, juice cleanse, among others. And you know what diet was the best? The self-love diet. It is the most effective hands down.
You see, when you approach nutrition with a self-love philosophy, eating healthy nourishing foods no longer feels like a deprivation diet. It feels like an act of self care and self love. I believe that our bodies intuitively tell us what we should be eating but we are so caught up in diet culture that we have forgotten how to listen to them.
Food is so much more than just food. It’s nourishment for our bodies. It’s enjoyment and pleasure. It’s gathering and connection for our families and friends. We should be celebrating our food not cursing it.
How many times have you been on a diet to loose weight only to gain it all back? Me too. Diets are not sustainable. Incorporating more healthy habits into your routine is… and over time those add up to sustainable change.
I am specifically focused on creating a variety of nutrient dense food recipes for my family and yours. Being healthy means more than just serving real food (although that’s a good start!) . It means understanding where our food comes from, how it was grown/raised and what nutrients are in them. It means knowing which apple is the most nutrient dense at the grocery story or how to select the lettuce with the highest level of antioxidants. It also means understanding how to store and prepare your food so that you are getting the most out of it. Did you know broccoli looses half of its nutrients within 10 days of being harvested? Or that some apples have 13x more phytonutrients than other varieties at the grocery store? Or that leaving garlic out for 10 minutes before cooking it can increase its anti-cancer benefits ten fold? These are the nutrition tips and simple swaps that I want to share with you so that you can make the best decisions when selecting, storing and preparing food for you and your family.
I hope that you find some creative, fun, delicious food and easy tips that inspire you and your family to make lasting, realistic change toward health and wellness. Eating well doesn’t have to be boring! Or hard!
Want to learn a little bit more about me and how I got here? Read This.
If you need more personalized advice or have a specific problem or concern, please contact me here.
And don’t forget to check out my Top 10 Nutrition Tips to get you 100x more nutrients out of the foods you’re already eating HERE.
We can do this together and I am here to help!
Disclaimer: This is not a substitute for medical advice. Go see your doctor.