January 10


Dispelling the Myths of Nutritional Balance

By Sue Ingebretson

January 10, 2012

experimentation, fun, meal plans, measuring, myths, Nutritional balance, Recipes



We know that we’re all in a hurry, right? We want to get the information we need, put it into practice and hit the ground running.

When it comes to nutritional advice, I’d suggest walking before running.

The problem is that we have a tendency to take the A + B = C equation too far. For example, if the super greens are good for you, then a diet solely based on super greens would be really good, right? Wrong.

Just because something happens to have nutritional benefits doesn’t mean it can be the sole basis of your diet. I’ve known people who learn that green smoothies are good (and, they are) so they have them every day – every meal. Not so good. I’ve known others who learn about the benefits of alkalizing foods so they strive to make every meal 100% alkaline.

Doesn’t this all sound like a lot of work?

What about weighing and measuring your food? That sounds like a lot of work, too.

– It’s a nutritional myth that what’s good in small quantities is better in large quantities.

– It’s a nutritional myth that the foods that work for others will work for you, too.

– It’s a nutritional myth that there’s one perfect diet to strive for 100% of the time.

– It’s a nutritional myth that eating well and achieving nutritional balance is hard work and no fun.

There’s no doubt that learning what foods work best for YOU takes time. Yep, it takes time to experiment in the kitchen. But, it’s fun to try new recipes! It’s fun to be adventurous with new foods and it’s enlightening to pay attention to how different foods make you feel. This is what I mean by walking. Get the information – do your own trial and error experimentation – and then you’re ready to hit the ground running.

One fundamental premise of balanced nutrition is to simplify your life. Look for a simplified nutritional plan that works for you. What’s so complicated about a balanced plate filled with veggies, healthy proteins, and healthy fats? The experimentation comes with investigating what proportions of these foods work for you. Do you need more veggies, less protein? More protein, less veggies? In either case, don’t forget the healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados, etc.

For more information on nutritional balance, listen in to my FREE teleseminar Monday, January 16th. Register NOW and be part of this month’s Motivational Marathon! I’m but 1 of 46 speakers on a huge array of topics. Wowee — powerful opportunity! Catch you next week….

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