how to make nutrition more simple?
Aug 15, 2023 8:44 pm
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Hi Friends! Welcome to the sixth email in the series on simple health tips. Today we're talking about food! 😋 One of my favorite things. Next week we'll be chatting about teeth and oral health!
first, just one announcement for you: if you haven't seen, I'm co-teaching a LIVE Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification October 14-15th with Kim Vopni and Laura Nance in Wasilla, AK! It's for any movement professional, coach, trainer, physical therapist, massage therapist, chiropractor, or just someone who wants to know in-depth knowledge of how the pelvic floor and core relate to exercise throughout a woman's life! We'll even talk about menopause and cycle syncing with workouts. The price increases by $200 on September 1st to $797, so it's smart to sign up now! It's a hybrid course with online modules in addition to the person days. Read more and register here: trainernatalie.com/certification
Here are the top four most simple tips for better nutrition, probably according to your grandma or your grandma's grandma:
- Sit down to eat and put your feet firmly on the floor: we know that a foot rest is recommended for when babies eat because it helps relax their tummies and allows for more ease in digestion. You are no different. Sit down, take a deep breath, and relax your body before starting a meal. Your belly will thank you.
- Enjoy your meal: this one sounds weird, I know. But studies have shown that enjoying your food actually improves your nutrient absorption! The brain-gut connection is real and powerful. No more forcing "diet foods" that you hate to eat just because they "good for you." You're welcome. 😉
- Long-roast meat for more nutrients: slow-cooking meat still on the bone yields tons of nutrients that nourish your body well for pregnancy and beyond. Plus, you can use the drippings, make broth, and marrow as well. Oh, and typically bone-in roasts are more cost effective! You get more bang for your buck in more ways than one.
- Savor organ meats: okay I know not all of us grew up eating liver, but it's essentially nature's multivitamin. Since incorporating organ meats into my diet, my energy, iron stores, and other lab work has improved significantly! If you don't want to deal with processing/cooking liver, try taking a capsule like these from Perfect Supplements.
What are your thoughts on these? Have you tried all of them? If you're looking for more information on all of this, I would encourage you to read Lily Nichols' book Real Food For Pregnancy (even if you're not pregnant!!)
We'll be back next week for the seventh email in this series on simple health tips for keeping your teeth and oral health in tip top shape! Thanks so much for reading, I'll catch you next time.