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5 Ways to Improve Your Nutrition

Alixe Faubert

Mar 13, 2023

Nutrition plays a critical role in our overall health and wellbeing. Good nutrition ensures that our bodies receive the necessary nutrients to function at their best. However, with so much information out there about what to eat and what to avoid, it can be challenging to know where to start. Here are five easy ways to improve your nutrition and support your overall health!

Increase your vegetable intake

Vegetables are a great source of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Aim to incorporate a variety of colorful vegetables into your diet, including leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, and root vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots.

Choose whole foods over processed foods

Whole foods are foods that have undergone minimal processing and are as close to their natural state as possible. They are often more nutrient-dense than processed foods, which are often high in added sugars, salt, and unhealthy fats. Choose whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds over processed foods like chips, cookies, and soda.

Drink plenty of water

Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining good health. Water helps regulate body temperature, aids in digestion, and helps remove waste from the body. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water per day, and consider swapping out sugary drinks like soda and juice for water or herbal tea.

Incorporate healthy fats into your diet

Healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats can help improve heart health, reduce inflammation, and support brain function. Foods high in healthy fats include fatty fish like salmon and tuna, nuts and seeds like almonds and chia seeds, and avocados.

Practice mindful eating

Mindful eating involves being present and aware of the food you are eating, how it tastes, and how it makes you feel. This practice can help improve digestion, prevent overeating, and promote overall satisfaction with your meals. Take time to savor your food, chew slowly, and tune in to your hunger and fullness cues.

In conclusion, improving your nutrition doesn't have to be complicated. By incorporating more vegetables into your diet, choosing whole foods over processed foods, drinking plenty of water, incorporating healthy fats, and practicing mindful eating, you can support your overall health and wellbeing. Small changes can add up to big results, so start by making one or two of these changes today and see how you feel!

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Alixe Faubert
Plant-Based Nutrition, Intuitive Eating, Gut Health
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After dealing with my own gut issues, food sensitivities, and mindset obstacles, I was inspired to study holistic health. Although I was always interested in health and wellness growing up as an athlete, I suffered from a severe concussion at 15 and this was a pivotal moment for me in my health journey. I realized the link between all aspects of health, how our body keeps the score, and how our pain, gut problems, and patterns can be traced back to specific moments. I work with clients by looking at all aspects of health (“food off the plate”) as well as nutrition and mindset to find an approach to empower them to take back their health and feel their most confident selves. My coaching method starts by Identifying your "WHY", beliefs, and patterns. Then, we will Reflect on your blocks. Lastly, by working together we will create actionable steps to incorporate into your life, and shortly after, YOU will Become.

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