But That’s What Someone Said I “Should” Do
A question presented to me the other day –
“I think I need a plan for me with more fat in my diet because I think I’m hungry all the time and that’s what someone said I should do?”
My insides always cringe when I receive questions like that. Especially when they are followed by “that’s what someone said I should do”.
When developing a plan for anyone, its important to identify what their lifestyle, exercise and current intake currently look like. There are too many questions and too many unknowns to figure out before we can even develop a plan.
- First of all, nutrition isn’t about trends or the latest fad or media story. Nutrition has been the same for years as far as what it does for us. There is nothing new about it, besides discovering new and different anti-oxidants in our produce all the time. Other than that, we know that whole food is where its at when it comes to food that provides the highest quality of nutrition, bioavailability and cell receptivity.
- Nutrition fads and trends are simply that. Fads and trends. No one needs to be living by extreme diet rules or guidelines PERIOD. Sometimes there are some temporary actions we need to take to help re-balance someone, but never anything that would be extreme or take away from the overall health of an individual.
- Nutrition, as far as the what, when and how’s for someone, are truly based on the individual. Your present health, hormone function, stage in life, lifestyle, workout regime as well as any goal or health condition you may have, are all HUGE factors into what your personal body needs. That’s why there are no cookie cutter, one size fits all “Plans” out there. Everyone is very unique in their own needs.
Working with an RD who understands all of these factors, can help educate you on what you need – REGARDLESS of what popular media, social messaging and conditioning are “suggesting”.
If you have questions that you need answered, contact me anytime!
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Nicole is recognized state-wide and nationally as a Registered Dietitian and is also a Certified dietitian through the state of Wisconsin. She is also a Board Certified Sports Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer and Physical Fitness Instructor.
Nicole’s areas of expertise include: Wellness and lifestyle coaching, weight management, behavior modification, eating disorders, vegetarian lifestyles, gluten-free living, sports nutrition, recipe and menu design and development.