As we tackle our INBODY Challenge ( have you signed up yet?), I’m getting a ton of questions regarding what to eat. I’ve always been of the mind that you cut out the crap ( sugar, refined flour, snacks), you are way better off than you were yesterday. I would go as far as to say, get rid of grains, sugar and beans, but that’s what appeals to me.
There is not RIGHT or WRONG way to eat for everyone. I think you have to do what works for you. I’m on an Auto- Immune Protocol. That may not work for you. Paleo might be more your jam. For some people it’s just eating clean and and watching portion size. Some of you love to track your Macros. Whatever you choose, this may help. comes with a great infographic that you can download on your phone or tablet.
“What foods should I eat?”
It’s a question we hear often. Sometimes in desperation.
Not because of the easy choices—spinach, duh!—but because of the not-so-obvious ones that cause confusion.
Foods that have been demonized then celebrated. Or celebrated then demonized. Or that come in so many forms it feels impossible to know the best choice.
Over and over, we’re asked:
- Are potatoes good or bad?
- What about eggs?
- Can I eat pasta?
- Is cheese okay?
- Do I have to live without bacon? (We told you about the desperation.)
To add to the confusion, it’s not always obvious how to classify a food. Is it mostly protein? A carbohydrate? A fat? Many people know to eat a mix of these macronutrients, yet aren’t sure how that looks in “real food”. The result: more questions.
That’s why we created this handy, visual food guide. It’s designed to help you make healthier choices, no matter your knowledge of nutrition.
But don’t expect a list of “approved” and “off-limits” foods. Instead, we like to think of foods on a spectrum from “eat more” to “eat some” to “eat less”.
This approach promotes one of the most crucial philosophies that runs through our nutrition coaching method: Progress, not perfection.
Use our continuums to make choices that are “just a little bit better,” whether you’re eating at home, dining out with friends, or dealing with banquet buffets on a work trip.