As weíve been highlighting since the beginning of June, menís optimal health and performance depends on the balance in managing the stresses of daily life, staying physically active to maintain or develop strength, flexibility, stamina, and mental well-being as well as eating (and drinking) right to feel energized, achieve your healthiest weight and strongest body, and ward off many diseases.
A good number of my male clients are familiar with many, if not all, of the components of a healthy lifestyle yet theyíre reluctant to incorporate a healthy eating behavior for fear of being put on a diet that theyíll have to stay on forever in order to stay on track thus missing out on lifeís ësinfulí food pleasures.
Take the case of a client of mine who Iíll call Tom. Tom is a professional guy, deep into his work who is feeling overwhelmed by its demands and feels the need to work on bringing some balance into his life. In order to do this, one of the things he feels he needs to do is to start to eat ëhealthyí by giving up ëmany foodsí he likes and instead eating other foods he doesnít ëparticularly care forí.
As a nutrition therapist, I usually know what will happen with Tomís plan. In time, heíll get tired of the ëhealthyí foods, become obsessively preoccupied with food, and increasingly come to believe that he canít control himself when it comes to ësinfulí foods. In spite of probable weight loss by eating and enjoying less of what he eats, heíll find it difficult to stay on this ëhealthyí food track and will revert to old behaviors.
The failure Tom will face is not that he couldnít stay on track and that he’d revert to old behaviors. The problem is that stepping into the balanced living paradigm with the diet mentality as one of its foundational tenets is sure to disappoint.
In this monthís nutrition lecture, I will address how balanced living can be attained by supporting your bodyís stress response with the right foods, how healthy eating ought to be synonymous with enjoyable and pleasurable eating, and the importance of choosing an eating plan thatís tailored to your preferences, health history, and life to help you stave off fatigue, promote health and vitality, and help you reach your best weight and peak physical performance.
In addition, Iíll also discuss heart facts that can affect every manís romantic life and how a no-nonsense practical approach can help you avoid diet pitfalls.
June Nutrition Seminar
June 26th at 12pm
Empower Personal Training studio
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Monica Gulisano, RD, LDN