HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE COACHING GEARED TO YOU
We exercise up to seven times a week, but we may eat at least 21 times a week. And we deal with the stresses of work, family and daily living continuously. Yet most fitness programs focus solely on exercise, and that is why they fail. At H3 we believe nutrition and lifestyle are integral parts of any successful fitness program. Remember, exercise at the cellular level is stress; we stress our bodies when we exercise, so we need to balance exercise with proper nutrition, plenty of rest and time for the things we enjoy.
Proper nutrition is a critical part of a better life, and H3 will help you develop a strategy for eating that respects your lifestyle and helps you meet your goals. We don’t want you to suffer or deprive yourself. We want you to enjoy healthy, satisfying foods in the right combinations and the right quantities.
At H3 we think nutrition and lifestyle are so important that we employ a world-class naturopathic physician and a functional diagnostic nutritionist to help our clients achieve their goals and learn to live a balanced, healthy life.
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How does nutrition fit in?
H3 will help you develop a strategy for eating that respects your lifestyle and helps you meet your goals. We don’t want you to suffer or deprive yourself. We want you to enjoy healthy, satisfying foods in the right combinations and the right quantities.
To be healthy, we need to consume the best proteins, carbohydrates and fats that we can get. It is not true that carbohydrates, fats or proteins are bad for you. In fact, we need them, but it is important to get them from the right foods and in the right proportions. Protein--typically animal protein-- forms the building blocks of the body, and we need to ensure that the animal that provides it was treated humanely and fed its natural diet—no hormones, antibiotics or other artificial substances. Carbohydrates are your body’s fuel, and fresh fruits and vegetables are the best sources for them. Healthy fats are also extremely important for your hormonal system because they are your body’s satiety mechanism, meaning they tell you when to stop eating.
Our bodies also need cholesterol. Almost every cell in our bodies continuously produces cholesterol throughout our lives, and cholesterol is a part of the structure of every cell of every organ and a very important part of our cell membranes. Cholesterol makes cells strong, sturdy and resistant to any invasion. Our endocrine glands need cholesterol to produce steroid hormones. So we need cholesterol in the right proportions and the right amounts. Again, it’s a question of balance.
A standard American diet (also known, ironically, as a SAD diet), made up of processed foods, sugar, caffeine and alcohol, does not perform the restorative and health-building role of a good diet. We need to do better. And by the way, you don’t have to give up coffee, wine or occasional desserts to be healthy, but you should keep them in balance and consume them in moderation.