March is National Nutrition Month so let’s kick it off by talking about some of the biggest mistakes people make about their nutrition.
1. Not putting enough importance on water.
2. Obsessing about the newest diet.
The number one thing that people come to me for health coaching is help with their nutrition goals. They aren’t sure where to start and all they’ve heard about is this diet or that diet. I’m always happy to guide these people to what will work for them and we work through it together.
The biggest take away is what works for one person does NOT work for everyone.
3. Ignoring your body.
4. Forgetting the basics.
This goes along with the fad diet mistake. We can get blinded so quickly by unbelievable results and amazing promises that we forget about the decades of research and thousands of professionals that have devoted their lives to nutrition standards.
If you haven’t had a nutrition refresher since the good ol’ food pyramid days, it’s time to take a visit to choosemyplate.gov to get a feel for what the normal nutrition standards are.
5. The final nutrition mistake is committing the restriction-binge cycle.
We all know treats and junk food are not the best for us, but they sure do taste good! There are a few very strong that can 100% deny empty calorie foods. But for the rest of us, going without a treat for too long can cause us to break. As soon as we give in, we REALLY give in.
If the guilt of binges is too much. Stop. Give in just a little and remember to savor the treat so you don’t continue the binge.