There is hardly any topic out there that delivers more confusion than the subject of nutrition. Low Carb, High Carb, Keto, Paleo, Vegan … Every food camp tries to use raw force to propagate its diet and win you over as a new follower.
The fact is, there is not THE perfect diet, just the perfect diet for YOU. Every person is absolutely unique and, what works great for person A, does not have to work for person B.
There are people who can genetically tolerate higher levels of carbohydrates. On the other hand, there are people who should rather restrict the consumption of carbs. Again, there is no good and bad, it just depends on you as a person.
There are people who can’t leave the house without breakfast in the morning. On the other hand you have those who do not need their first meal until noon. How much sense does it make to force a meal on the less hungry person in the morning?
Example of a business person who travels a lot:
Of course, it would always be optimal to prepare your own meals fresh. Unfortunately, this is not possible for every person. Especially not for people who are traveling a lot for work and often eat out. Here, too, the top priority is to find an individual and suitable solution and to optimally adapt the strategy to the respective everyday life.
Example pro athlete:
Depending on the sport and energy needs, nutritional strategies for pro athletes can vary enormously. Taking brain and body performance into consideration is one of the most important factors for maximal success. With these goals the nutritional strategy will look completely different than for an ordinary 9-5 worker.
Example food intolerances:
Of course, many foods are considered absolutely healthy, but can not be tolerated by many people. A good example is the avocado, which is rich in potassium, lutein and many other helpful nutrients. People who have problems with histamine, unfortunately, often have little pleasure with avocados. Even supposedly healthy foods such as broccoli can contribute to water retention in one or the other person. (more on this subject in the section “Determination of food intolerances”).
One of the most often overlooked subjects, is adjusting your diet to your hormonal balance and neurotransmitters. Modulating your hormones cortisol, insulin, thyroid etc. and various neurotransmitters, plays a vital role in optimizing your potential performance and results.
In the case of women, the individual cycle phases also play a major role in shaping the respective strategy. The metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, cravings, and much more can vary greatly and must be taken into account.
How does that look like in practice?
I hate working with rigidly prepared nutritional plans, as these are often not 100% respected and at the same time leave you with little flexibility (eg eating out). Also, I’m not a fan of calories, or score points (unless you insist).
That is why I provide you with a personal recipe book and a shopping list adapted to your individual needs in addition to a step by step guide. So you have a concrete plan and know exactly what you are allowed to eat and what not. At the same time, I teach you how to structure yourself and gain knowledge about your body that no one can take away from you.