My Favorite Nutrition Tip

Nutrition is a complicated subject for the majority of people. And truth be told, most just don’t know where to start.

And that’s what this blog is here to help with: the number one trick to improving your health via nutrition. And as a bonus, some butt kicking recipes to get you started.

One of the biggest questions I get asked as a trainer and a nutrition coach is “how to eat healthier”. Healthier. That’s it. Just one word. Not how to looked jacked. Not how to perform feats of insane strength. Just how to eat healthier and in turn, feel good.

By now, everyone knows that nutrition is important. Most people don’t know the extent of its importance (or don’t care to), but they are aware it plays a factor in our disease prevention, body composition and day to day feeling.

And everyone is looking for that one thing. The secret to health. The easy way out.

magic pill

So here it is….

You’re not going to like it…

But it works…

Eat. Your. Damn. Vegetables.

BAM! Mic drop.

I can see you rolling your eyes right now, after all, everyone knows they should eat more vegetables.

And you’re right. They do. And yet people don’t seem to really eat them. In order to reap the benefits of vegetables, you have to actually consume them. GASP you mean I can’t just look at them?!

But there’s more to this tip: eat good vegetables. Don’t stick to iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes and potatoes. Consume nutrient dense veggies. Explore the world of vegetables! Spinach, kale, bell peppers, egg plant, colored zucchini. There. Are. So. Many. Options.

veggies love

And yes, you have to actually eat them.

So why is this my biggest tip? My one secret? Because consuming more veggies is the biggest bang for your buck change you can make to improve your health.

Vegetables are nutrient dense. This means that you get so much good from even one serving of veggies. They are full of phytonutrients which help your body do everything from move and digest to improve immune system, recover and prevent disease. You can eat a lot of veggies but since most are not calorie dense you’re probably not able to rack up 1000kcal in a meal. They also rock for their high fiber content which helps keep your gut healthy and your cholesterol in check.

Vegetables are awesome.

See? Look how cool this broccoli is!

See? Look how cool this broccoli is!

And yet so many people, knowing this, consume under two servings each day. It’s pathetic. If you knew that eating 5-7 servings of vegetables would solve all your problems, would you eat them? Would you find a way? Well guess what, they tend to help with most common ailments!

If you’re goal is to manage your weight and improve your health. Eat some effing vegetables. Every day. Not just once. Every. Single. Day. Multiple times. Make them a priority because they are worth it.

And I’ve heard the “I don’t like vegetables” excuses a thousand times. So please, spare me your bullshit. There are millions of recipes, try until you find one you like and stick with it. Yes, munching on celery and carrots gets boring. so don’t do it. Find another way: below are five butt kicking recipes I’ve been rocking as of late:

Amazing Ratatoullie

Veggie Noodle Bowl

Sweet Relief Smoothie

Breakfast Bowl

Baked Veggie Wraps: no recipe just toss some sliced beets & peppers in olive oil and bake till very cooked. Throw those, cherry tomatos, spinach and cucumber in a wrap with some greek yogurt & hummus – effing delicious.

Try a few of the recipes. If you don’t like them, try more.

But eat your damn vegetables.