Our latest episode, with holistic nutritionist Christy Meyers, is a veritable treasure trove of nutrition advice. When you boil down healthy eating advice to a few concise— but very valuable — tenants, you get this podcast. Here are a few pearls of wisdom we learned from Christy:
-The single best thing you can do for your body is to cut out all processed foods. This is the basis for every single healthy diet. It could be as simple as making your own sweet potato fries instead of buying them in a pack, or making your own chicken breast instead of buying chicken strips. The important thing is to make whole foods a priority.
-Equally important is making green starchy vegetables a major part of every meal. They have to be green, people. Carrots don’t count. Think: kale, spinach, lettuce.
-To control cravings, drink a cup of water every time you’re hungry, eat whole foods first and be sure to eat healthy snacks throughout the day. Eat / drink all the healthy things, and see if your cravings go away. If they don’t, eat the cookie.
-Don’t ever feel like it’s healthy to be hungry. You should be satiating yourself throughout the entire day. Eat as many greens as you’d like (with a dash of moderation, of course). If you starve yourself, you’ll binge later.
-If you’re eating something because of the comfort factor, it’s worth it to analyze “what is it about the act of eating that’s bringing me comfort?” In holistic nutrition, the goal is to wean clients off their unhealthy eating habits and replace them with healthier habits. But if you don’t self-analyze, you’ll never change.
We think you’re going to get a whole lot out of this interview. Click below to listen!
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