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.

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).

- 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.

#nutrition #growth #beginner

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