We asked Nicole from Random Wellness Co. to give us some insight on her life as a nutritionist and to answer some questions that you may have about nutrition. For many busy individuals, it can be timely to find the right answers for your nutrition questions. Nicole is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for all things intuitive nutrition and wellness. Nicole helps her clients find a balance between what you should eat and what you shouldn't!
What do you look for in a good energy bar?
When it comes to a good energy bar it truly comes down to simple ingredients and low sugar.
Can you give us an insight on what you eat throughout your day?
I start my day off with something like oatmeal and/or an egg dish. For lunch, it's usually just leftovers, so nothing too exciting and then for dinner I always change it up. However, it usually contains lots of veggies, a protein, healthy fats and some sort of starchy vegetable or grain.
Which aspects of nutrition do you feel are most important to address when consulting with clients?
This is always such a hard question to answer because I actually have had a lot of clients who eat healthy but their issues are rooted in poor gut health and stress. When it comes to just general nutrition advice I personally like to go back to the basics and teach people about healthy sources of carbohydrates, proteins and fats and how to incorporate those into their meals and snacks but to also not get too hung up on being perfect and allowing space for all foods in moderation.
What does a healthy diet look like to you?
One that includes a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and protein but also one that allows for a healthy balance without restriction.
Do you have any tips for a busy individual who is looking to create a meal plan for themselves?
Yes! My first tip is to always utilize leftovers. I recommend making a big batch of whatever you are having for dinner so that you don’t need to worry about lunch the next day. This also means you don’t have to worry about meal planning lunches and can just focus on what you are having for dinner and breakfast. If you have the time I recommend making a few meal plans at once with a grocery list and recipes and then you can rotate through them in the future without having to do any additional work.
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