Nutrition is a slow learning curve

Even after hours of research, you still have to experiment with what works for your body or not, and you will make mistakes.

Cooking healthy meals

To have a better nutrition I try to eat mostly whole foods, avoid processed foods and sugar, reverse the grain / vegetables ratio of my plates and generally implement new eating habits. But embracing change and figuring out what can be implemented in a sustainable way is not a straight path.

Especially at the beginning, there is a lot of experimentation going on.

Recently I've learned that:

- Too many apples causes bloating.

- Low carbs + increased training rhythm = I'm hungry all the time, even with adding more good fats (like nuts).

Meme: when people ask when I want to eat

- I can’t eat too close to a workout but I can't train on an empty stomach. A coffee and a protein snack bar an hour before training seems to be the best combo so far.

- Too much dairy causes bloating - I have to vary protein sources.

- Restricting carbs / grains, remember to include some fibre rich food in your diet. Forgetting fibers makes the digestive system really upset.

- Don't change too many things at the same time, it makes it very difficult to identify what caused what. I am changing small things progressively and observing how my body reacts. I am making my first mistakes but that is part of finding out.

I did a lot of research online and it is not easy to navigate through that sea of content without feeling completely lost. Here are some articles I found really helpful and used as a starting point on my journey to better nutrition:

Simple Healthy Eating Tips - Running on Real Food

Why That Diet Didn’t Work for You - Nia Shanks

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Eating - Nerd Fitness

There is no magical formula and no quick fix. Eating healthier is a slow learning curve, but it is definitely worth it.

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