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Should You Get Rid Of This?

Updated: Mar 23

We always talk about finding a balance, with work, wellness, and family time. Yet, there’s one area where it most definitely is not a myth: in your nutrition. That’s because it’s a fundamental component of a healthy lifestyle.

And all too often, when we’re going after our health and fitness goal we throw our nutrition OUT of balance by eliminating entire food groups. You might get some short-term wins… but over the long term? Not so much!

Here’s why…

Your body is an incredible organism that needs a wide variety of nutrients to function at its very best. I’m talking about carbs, proteins, healthy fats, and fibre — all of which give you vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.

Every food group provides different and equally important nutrients.

"When you eliminate an entire food group, you miss out on these key nutrients."

Take carbs, one of the first major food groups to get tossed out. In their whole, unprocessed form, carbs are our body's main source of energy and provide nutrients like fibre, iron, and B vitamins. Cut them out completely and you're likely to feel tired, blah, and (sorry, but it’s true) praying for a bathroom moment. You might even feel like you have the flu.

But it’s not just that. When you deprive your body of an entire food group, cravings can kick in… which can lead to overeating… which can lead to more restrictions, and on and on!

Here’s the good news — you can escape this cycle and still reach your goals!

1. Include all food groups: Strive to incorporate proteins, carbs, and fats in your meals. Remember, fats aren't the enemy — they help your body absorb vitamins and protect your heart when chosen wisely (think avocados, olive oil, nuts, and seeds).

2. Listen to your body: Intuitive eating encourages you to tune in to your body's hunger and fullness cues, and also notice which foods make you feel GREAT and others, not-so-much.

3. Make conscious choices: Choose whole, unprocessed foods most of the time — preferably the ones that help you feel energized and satisfied! Go for whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats.

4. Seek professional help: Work with a dietitian, nutritionist or coach if you're unsure about making changes to your diet or have specific questions about covering all your nutritional bases.

Remember, it’s not about perfection — it’s about balance.


Let’s be honest… How many times have you promised yourself you’d go grocery shopping, ran out of time, and then ordered a pizza instead?

I know I have! 😬

Planning and shopping for groceries takes time — especially when you’re trying to be more mindful about what you’re eating. 

So, what if you could have a simple (& healthy!) shopping list prepped in advance so you could get in and out of the grocery store in just a few minutes?! If that sounds helpful, grab my FREE “Cart Smart 10-Minute Grocery Sprint

Inside you’ll find: 

  • A super simple strategy for getting your shopping done in just 10 minutes

  • Two “rinse and repeat” grocery lists you can print or save on your phone

  • Tips for saving time and money at the grocery store

And a few small shifts that can make a BIG difference in how you approach healthy eating!


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