Going to start a series called Spotlight on Super foods. I was working on the first one and found myself off on a tangent explaining why Super foods were so important to include in your diet. So I felt it best to first write about what I call Nutritional Budgeting and the importance of Super foods. So you hear and read this term often these days, I am not the first to blog about this. What exactly makes something a Super Food?
Think of it like this. Many of us have to budget to make ends meet, pay the bills, survive, and some of us budget to include the luxuries and recreational activities that we enjoy that are not necessities in life. Either way most of us have to budget our money every time we get paid. So just like you want to get the most bang for your buck, Nutritional Budgeting is getting the most bang for your calories, and/or buck and/or serving size. We are talking nutrient packed whole natural foods that you do not need to spend a lot of money on per serving, and the nutritional content per serving is much higher than average. Then if it contains nutrients you normally would have to eat multiple things to get equal amounts of, you have been more efficient with those calories.
Now I am not telling you to starting becoming obsessive in calorie count. In fact I don’t coach with calorie count, rarely does that work long term. The truth is most Americans diets are full of empty calories. More often than not most of us are actually malnourished. This can happen at any size if you are not absorbing the vitamins and minerals your body needs. My goal is to train the mind so that healthy, balanced choices start to happen naturally. So stay tuned. First Super Food up… Chia Seed!