Signature Talk: Nutrition Redefined

Poor Traditional Messaging vs. What We Know Now 

The Convenience Factor
Poor Traditional Messaging

We as humans are wired for quick and easy. Food has become overly abundant and convenient.
What We Know Now Now more than ever, our plates are full and our time is limited. Spend time when you can to make meals from scratch. Prioritize whole, nutrient-dense foods. Relying on convenience and other resources is also OK and it’s worth incorporating both into your meal plan as it serves you.   
Restriction and Deprivation
Poor Traditional Messaging

Just eat less. 
What We Know Now What is missing from our diet if we continue to cut back? One’s metabolic rate, activity level, underlying health conditions and more are important factors when determining energy needs. Deprivation drives overeating and food fixation. 
Health has a Look  
Poor Traditional Messaging

Thin = healthy 
What We Know Now Health variables such as blood pressure, lipid profile, mental health and more aren’t caused by fatness or thinness. Not all loss is good and not all gain is bad. Health at Every Size® – a paradigm shift as it supports all shapes and sizes as well as all areas of health. 
Pursuing Weight Loss vs. Self Care 
Poor Traditional Messaging

Weight is the problem, loss is the answer.
What We Know Now Weight is not the problem. Weight gain or weight loss is the symptom of numerous variables such as sleep, food, movement, stress, medications and more.Pursue Self Care!Weight fluctuations are normal. More notable weight changes can occur when self-care practices diminish. If weight loss is a goal, consider rethinking how to lose weight. Aim to provide yourself with more support, prioritizing self care where possible. Meal planning and preparation is one form of self care. 
Good vs. Bad 
Poor Traditional Messaging

Labeling healthy foods “good” and indulgent foods “bad.” 
What We Know Now Food doesn’t have morality. Opt to use nutrient-dense as your terminology of choice. Some foods are more densely packed with micronutrients and other health-promoting benefits than other foods. Foods can either be “more” or “less” nutrient dense.  

The Eating Pendulum

Intuitive Eating

We are born with the ability to intuitively eat. Intuitive eating represents rejecting diet mentality, finding satisfaction from food, dissociating feelings from food, honoring hunger, exploring fullness and more. Skyterra encourages most guests to explore the intuitive eating process by integrating more mindfulness and rejecting the irrational rules of dieting. 

Make Your Nutrition Choices Most Nourishing  

Nutrition: the study of food and how it affects the body; the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses them, and the relationship between diet, health and disease. 

Nourish: to provide what the body needs for growth, health and good condition. 

Start Here: 

  1. Meal timing and planning: Create consistency in your meal timing and planning
  2. Mindful Eating: Build awareness around food and body 
  3. Consider food quality: Prioritize nutrient density; utilize Skyterra Plate to build balanced meals.

Your Next Moves

1. Map out your weekly eating plan. Choose a food focus for each meal.

MealTimeFood Focus
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snack(s)
It can be helpful to designate a day to plan, and time(s) to shop and prep. 

2. Integrate a mindful eating practice. Each day or week I will slow down by… 

3. Eat more foods that make you feel your best. Each week I will try and eat more of… 

Keep in Mind the Skyterra Plate (honor twice per day)

  • 4 to 7 oz. protein 
  • ¼ cup to 1 cup cooked carbohydrates
  • Load up on vegetables
  • Eat fat at every meal 
  • Stay hydrated.

 

Recommended Reading

Skyterra at Home: skyterraathome.com

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

Health at Every Size ®: www.sizediversityandhealth.org Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch