When it comes to health and wellness goals, especially from a nutrition standpoint, many people are often tempted to try fad diets that promise quick ‘results.’ These fad diets are flashy and blasted all over the television and social media to grab people’s attention.
However, these diets are often unsustainable and can lead to negative side effects in the short-term and long-term. Instead of implementing this type of diet into your routine, adopting a balanced nutrition plan is the better and safer choice to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Let’s take a look at what exactly a balanced nutrition plan is and the three major benefits of making this part of your routine today!
What is a Balanced Nutrition Plan?
A common question we hear at No Slack Just Hustle is, “What exactly is a balanced nutrition plan?”
Balanced nutrition plans are a way of eating that focuses on consuming a variety of foods in the right proportions to meet your specific body’s nutritional needs.
Typically, a balanced nutrition plan consists of a mix of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. As you can see, no specific type of food group is eliminated when you have a balanced nutrition plan, it just varies on the amount that you will consume.
Truth be told, everyone’s body is different, so a balanced nutrition plan is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Everyone’s nutritional needs are different based on factors such as age, gender, activity level, and overall health status. Consulting with a certified dietitian and/or nutritionist is a great way to determine customized nutrition plan options that you could benefit from.
Benefit 1: Promote Overall Health and Wellness
One of the key benefits of a balanced nutrition plan is that it promotes overall health and wellness. By consuming a variety of nutrient-rich foods, your body is supplied with the vitamins and minerals it needs to optimally function.
By providing your body what it needs, it can potentially help to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Additionally, incorporating a balanced nutrition plan can help you with maintaining a healthy weight. This is another important factor to your overall health and wellness.
Benefit 2: Sustainability
Another benefit of incorporating a balanced nutrition plan into your daily routine is that it is sustainable. Fad diets often require you to restrict certain foods or food groups, which can limit your vitamin and mineral consumption as well as make it difficult to maintain over time.
A fad diet can lead your mind and body to have a feeling of deprivation which can ultimately lead to binge-eating or returning to unhealthy nutritional habits. Balanced nutrition plans allow you to enjoy a variety of foods in moderation, which in turn is a more sustainable way of eating over time.
Benefit 3: Improve Mental Health
Implementing a balanced nutrition plan can also have a positive impact on your mental health. Multiple studies have shown that a nutrition plan high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats can have a positive impact on mental health. So much so, that it can potentially help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Adopting a balanced nutrition plan can also help you feel more energized and focused throughout the day. This can lead to an improvement in your overall quality of life.
Choosing the Nutrition Plan That is Best For You
At No Slack Just Hustle, we have a team of health and wellness professionals who believe in and stand by a customized balanced nutrition plan that is specific to your goals and needs.
The certified dietitians and nutritionists on our team can help you with creating a meal plan that is sustainable and effective for you.
As a part of our membership site that will launch before the end of April, our team of professionals will be presenting on this topic among others. They will also provide time for a Q & A session to answer any questions you may have!
If you are interested in learning more about a customized nutrition plan that can be created for you, or you are interested in the details about our upcoming membership site launch, contact one of our team members today or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a time to speak with you!