My approach to nutrition is focused on real, whole foods, and how they fit into your real, everyday life. I don’t think that we should be cutting out any sort of food group (unless you have a diagnosed disease or sensitivity to the foods). I think the mainstream media “health” people do a good job of finding key words and getting them out to the public saying why this one food is the answer to all of your problems, or that one food will make you fat. These are catchy headlines, but far from reality. My approach has always been the same, make vegetables the focus of your diet, create balanced meals with protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates, and avoid packaged foods if you can, but they aren’t going to kill you. If you are doing packaged foods, stick to the ones with the shorter ingredient lists. Keep your Grains & wheat products to whole wheat and whole grains, and you don’t need grains with every meal. Grains and Wheat get a bad rep, but remember, everyone is different and what could be harmful for one person, could be perfectly fine for the next person. Finally, eating healthy doesn’t have to brake the bank!! I think so many people get discouraged or overwhelmed thinking that they have to shop at Whole Foods and buy all organic products to be healthy, so they just don’t even try. McDonalds & Mac & Cheese are cheap, but what if I told you that you could eat better and feel better for the same cost? Well its true.
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