Nutrition

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Marlaine Maahs

NTP, CGP Nutritional Therapist

As a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner and GAPS Certified Practitioner, I am educated in cutting edge holistic nutrition science and am trained to make nutritional recommendations for balancing the body and promoting wellness. I use a whole food approach to helping people improve performance, fitness, and overall wellness.

Benefits of proper nutrition coaching along with a fitness program include:

  • Sustained weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Individualized plan for what to eat and why

Nutrition Tips

  • Eat breakfast – Starts the metabolism which will allow you to burn more calories, and have increased energy.
  • Eat a combination of fat, protein and carbohydrate each time you eat – You will feel more satisfied, stabilize blood sugar, increase energy and get a variety of vitamins and minerals.
  • Drink water – Water will help you feel satisfied, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients throughout the body.   Eight 8oz glasses is a good place to start.
  • Eat slowly – By eating slowly your body will have time to process your food and be able to signal your brain when you’re satisfied.
  • Avoid processed sugar – These are empty calories that lead to low energy and increased body fat.  Instead try using “raw” sugar or honey.
  • Avoid sugar substitutes – Your body can not tell the difference between real and fake sugar.  Foods that contain sugar substitutes (diet soda, etc.) have been linked to increased body fat, metabolic problems and a variety of diseases.
  • Eat organic whenever possible – Organic foods tend to supply more vitamins and minerals and have less “man made” properties than processed foods.
  • Always eat following a workout – Within 1 hour of a workout  is the prime time to start the bodies healing process and to replace lost nutrients.  A combination of protein and simple sugar (fruit) has been proven to be optimal for a post workout meal.
  • Plan ahead – You must plan for the upcoming day or week.