[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #00adef;”] O[/dropcap]ne of the things I’m super excited about at the moment is completing my Health Coaching Certificate.
Last month we focused on nutrition.
The last time I had formally studied nutrition was back in the 1990s – the height of the low fat era.
So I was hoping that there would have been a few changes in current nutrition thinking since then.
And thankfully there are!
Which inspired me to share one of the biggest lessons today…
HOW you eat is more important than WHAT you eat.
In the past, nutrition guidelines focused on specific nutrients. And the number of servings from each food group.
In most countries this is still the case.
But the current conventional prescriptive approach isn’t working.
People are getting sicker.
I love the guidelines I learned at PreKure because they focus more on how to eat rather than specific nutrients and food groups.
It’s all about choosing nutritious whole, unprocessed foods that are ethically produced and local where possible.
It’s about minimizing food that comes in packages.
If you are eating packaged food, it’s about looking for options that contain 5 ingredients or less (sound familiar?!)
It’s about choosing vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, seafood, poultry, pork, organ meats, dairy, nuts, seeds, legumes, as tolerated.
It’s NOT about eating ‘healthy’ whole grains.
It’s about choosing traditional fats and oils over highly processed, refined oils.
It’s NOT about avoiding saturated fat.
And it’s about minimizing total sugar, added and intrinsic.
It’s about planning your time to make cooking and eating an important part of your lifestyle.
It’s about eating mindfully.
Sharing food with family and friends.
Read more about the PreKure dietary guidelines over here.
What do you think?
How do these guidelines sound to you?
Are you interested in reading more about my discoveries from the world of nutrition?
I’d love to hear in the comments below.
As always, thank you for reading Stonesoup.
I really appreciate you!
Have fun in the kitchen,