I’m over hearing about the latest diet or which one is better. We get sucked into the easy claim that “you can lose 7 pounds in 7 days”. The reality is, there is no perfect diet, no better diet or best diet. It just doesn’t exist.
Everyone is different. You are biochemically unique. We are different genders and ages, with different body types, and different lifestyles. Have different interests, health goals, and activity levels. So, to think that there is one “perfect” diet that will work for everyone is crazy. The perfect diet for you is the one that you enjoy, makes you feel your best, and that you can maintain long-term.
A recent study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that almost two-thirds of American grocery purchases are highly processed foods. In addition, 77 percent of American grocery purchases consist of either moderately or highly processed foods. So today the average American consumes more than 1,000 calories of processed foods every day. WOW that is a lot of processed food!
“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” -Edward Stanley
When it comes to eating healthy, meal planning is one of the easiest things you can do to set yourself up for success. As a nutritionist, my role is to help my clients create meal plans. This is a much-needed life skill that will help you improve your health for the long run.
Bone broth is loaded with flavor and nutrients and can be made easily in your crock-pot. I always have it on-hand in my freezer. It’s great for sipping or as a base for soups, stews, or sauces. Also, the chicken cooked in the crock-pot is always flavorful and tender. I will freeze it in one to two cups packs and use for salads, soups, tacos, any recipe that calls for cooked chicken.
What Are Coconut Aminos?
Coconut aminos are a soy-free and gluten-free delicious alternative to soy sauce or tamari. Made from just two ingredients, coconut tree sap, and salt. Coconut aminos are great for anyone that is that is avoiding soy or gluten for health reasons.
Coconut aminos are still dark in color and have a good balance of rich, sweet-savory flavor but not as salty as soy sauce or tamari. I use coconut aminos in place of soy sauce in stir-fries, salad dressings, marinates or for dipping foods like sushi.
You can find coconut aminos in most grocery stores. Even Costco is carrying the Big Tree Farms brand.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.