What constitutes healthy eating? There’s so much information to sift through, not to mention the constant recommendations from “nutritional experts” out there about the newest diet trends, it can be really hard to know what really works.
First and foremost, what healthy eating means depends on your individual needs, says CHEK Faculty Member Jo Rushton in our video conversation. What could be a healthy, nutrient-dense eating plan for one person may not work at all for someone else, leaving them fatigued and undernourished.
The real challenge is understanding the foundational principles for healthy eating, then fine-tuning them to figure out what works best for you.
Jo is no stranger to this journey, having wrestled with being overweight in her late 20s, then resorting to radical diets to lose the extra pounds and even becoming a competitive bodybuilder for a time to help her find the discipline and self-confidence to achieve the results she wanted.
Over time, however, all of us learn that we can’t exercise our way out of a bad diet either, especially as we get older.
In our video conversation, Jo explains why healthy eating requires an investment of time, not only to determine the best nutritional path for your body, but to incorporate the lifestyle habits that support your plan.