Time to focus on nutrition that’s tailor-made for you!
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? At Bomberg Chiropractic, we take a holistic view of our clients’ health issues, rather than just treating a single pain point. We’ve found that nutrition can be a key factor in progressing to overall wellness – we often discuss healthy eating choices, diet and supplements with our clients.
Some of our clients started 2018 with the resolve to lose weight, work out more or a combination of the two. Other clients simply want to feel better, make better food choices and are looking for alternatives. If you’ve done any research, you have found hundreds, if not thousands of “diets,” or “meal plans” that promise results for those who follow the plan.
When a client asks me for advice on the topic of nutrition, I stress the importance of finding a program that most aligns with your favorite food choices. If you love meat, fish and eggs, – you might be interested in a high protein diet like Atkins or Keto. If you feel best when vegetables take up a large portion of your dinner plate, then pursue veggie-filled programs like the Mayo Clinic Diet. If you plan to couple your new eating plan with a workout routine, make sure that you are giving your body the fuel that it needs to be successful – adding some level of complex carbs to high-quality proteins gives you the fuel that your body needs. Maybe you have heard of the “Whole 30” program and that sounds interesting.
What I’ve found, both personally and professionally is that the biggest factor in driving a successful change in your nutritional plan is finding one you like – even if it’s a hybrid of two plans. Many people dig into the science and research associated with a particular meal plan. If that’s your passion, make sure you expand your research beyond the original creator of the plan. For a more global view, I have found Michael Pollan’s book – Omnivore’s Dilemma to be a great resource in looking at the overall ecosystem of our food supply and nutritional sources.
If you’ve tried every fad diet fad and end up in the same spot, getting back to basics is a good start. Think healthy rather than weight loss. Fresh fruits and vegetables, high-quality protein, whole grains and healthy fats are your best bet on a long-term journey. While it’s difficult to admit, our body’s nutritional needs change as we age, our daily mix of proteins, carbs and vitamin-packed fruits and vegetables need to change as well. You may even want to consider adding a supplement or starting off with a short cleanse!
Want a more personalized nutrition plan? Call our office and set up a consultation! In addition to addressing soft tissue and joint issues, we offer Nutritional Coaching to help meet your health goals! I’ve also recently started carrying a nutritional supplement line (Standard Process) in response to my client’s needs. I’m here to help you make the best nutrition choices available – during National Nutrition Month and beyond!
To schedule your appointment, Call (763) 450-1755 or book online.