Why eat to live . . . when you can eat to thrive?Eating to Thrive, is based on the philosophy of eating whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods to nourish the body and in turn, promote optimal health and wellness. This four-part nutrition course focuses on teaching individuals about the basic concepts of nutrition, the role of nutrition in health and physical and mental performance, eating for optimal health instead of dieting, and developing an eating plan that is tailored to their unique needs and preferences. The health-promoting and healing powers of food are highlighted, and the importance of customizing one's diet and eating style is emphasized.
Program participants learn about why dieting is not the answer, why the processing of food negatively affects its nutritional value, the importance of food quality, how food relates to chronic diseases and other health ailments, and how the Standard American Diet detracts from our health. Participants are taught how and where to find the healthiest foods, healthy food preparation guidelines and tips, and meal planning. Goal setting, motivation, behavior change, and addressing numerous other common challenges to a healthy lifestyle are highlighted. Each participant is provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthier dietary choices and to determine exactly which foods work for their bodies, and which do not.
All participants are provided with a class curriculum which also includes articles and resources. At completion of the series, each participant will be equipped with the specific knowledge, skills, & tools necessary to succeed in reaching their goals.
Topics discussed include:
Foundations of nutrition
Inflammation and its role in disease
Nutrition myth busting
Why dieting is not the answer
How to shop for healthy food
Decoding nutrition labels
Creating balanced meals
Macronutrients & micronutrients
Food quality & why it matters
Digestion- from north to south
Hormonal responses to food
Beating food cravings
Blood sugar control & healthy insulin response
The ties between nutrition, digestive health, immunity, and mental health
Food sensitivities & how to detect them
Eating for your personal needs and goals
Behavior change & goal setting
Healthy food shopping and preparation tips
Making lifestyle changes and finding food balance
Overcoming common challenges
Since September 2014, Eating to Thrive has been taught 9 times, with the 10th session scheduled for spring 2017!
If you are interested in taking this class, or if you would like Eating to Thrive to be taught at your business or home, contact me.
If you are interested holding in a nutrition seminar, class, workshop, or my 4-week Real Food Nutrition Challenge at your gym, studio, or other business, one can be created to fit your needs and wants! I am qualified to speak about a variety of topics & how nutrition plays into health- such as digestion, blood sugar regulation, hormone balance, adrenal health/stress, athletic performance, immunity/allergies, cardiovascular health, nutritional detox, and much more. Seminars can be customized to your population's needs, wants, and goals as well as your business's schedule and resources. Contact me to discuss creating a customized program for your location.