Once again, I went back to my old, trusty Webster to decide the second word in my logo. Nourish means; “Provide yourself with food or another substance necessary for growth, health and good condition.” The second definition of nourishment is also quite interesting. It reads, “To keep a feeling or belief in one’s mind for a long time.”
The second definition is my goal for every single person that decides to trust me with his or her wellness journey. I want to inspire others to believe that healthy eating and exercise is something to never give up on and it’s always something to fight for. Unfortunately, I’m not always going to be around. Most trainees I see once, twice or three times a week. That’s nothing! Their wellness journey is completely and totally in their hands. My job is to motivate, encourage, teach and keep them accountable, BUT I cannot control what goes in their bodies. Nutrition is the most important part of a lifestyle change. Therefore, I have pray for each of my client’s consistently. God’s control and power over their life is SO much more important than any piece of advice I could ever give. Check out this verse:
It is SO hard not to be wise in our own eyes. We think we have it figured out, but we don’t. God is in total control. I always think I have this grand plan for changing a trainee’s life style, but God knows them so much more intricately and personally than I ever could. If I remain in communication with my Savior, I have a serious chance at helping a client achieve their goals AND making sure they make exercise and eating healthy a habit that will be incorporated into their lives forever. God is FIRST when it comes to proper nourishment. Remember, total wellness = mind, body and SOUL. Set your goals at the foot of the cross and God will step in.
In closing, here are a couple Trenti’s Nutrition Tips that are VITAL for taking control of what you eat:
- Fast for twelve hours. If your last meal was at 8pm (dinner) then your next meal should be at 8am (breakfast)
- Track your calories. Weight loss = calories in vs. calories out. That’s it!
- Get at LEAST eight hours of rest every night. If you do not get proper sleep, your body releases ghrelin: An enzyme that stimulates your appetite. You don’t need that!
- Pick ONE nutrition habit to focus on. Just one. It takes an average of 66 days to make or break a habit. If you have gone at least two and a half months with sticking to one, simple nutrition goal, then you’re ready to add another!