About: Philly local, book worm, part-time yoga teacher, theatre professional
Goals: Weight loss, meal planning for her busy lifestyle
I have a greater awareness of what my body actually needs, and the foods that do and don't help me meet those needs.
What prompted you to make a change?
What have you learned since working with the nutritionists at OnPoint Nutrition?
More veggies!! I thought I ate a good amount before but realized I didn't eat close to enough! Now, veggies pop-up in my breakfast (often a smoothie), lunch, snacks, and dinner (and are likely part of why I feel full after eating!).
Also, I now eat much less dairy. Cheese was often was a major part of my snacks and dinner, and I was afraid it would feel like I couldn't have it when adjusting my diet. However, a little goes a long way, and cheese often makes an appearance in my dinners still, but in a more balanced way!
I 100% have a greater awareness of what my body needs on a day to day basis, and the surprising foods that do (and don't! Peas and corn and some squashes are categorized with starches. What?!) meet those needs. That may sound goofy, but it feels really good. Before, I was gaining weight but still felt hungry most of the day (despite eating, packing snacks, etc). Now, I feel full and more energized, while still gradually losing weight. And, this is knowledge I will carry forward with me, which is super cool.