Why should I make an appointment with the nutrition coach while I’m on a fitness or other activity package? I’m already torturing myself enough with working out while on vacation.
First, you are not torturing yourself with your fitness vacation. You are giving yourself the opportunity to discover your inner strength and find the tools to keep up with your new fit lifestyle. Yes, you are very busy with all your classes, but this is one class where you can actually sit still.
One of the tools available while you are at eXtreme Hotel is a personal nutrition coach. Fitness is not just about working out. You can work out for hours upon hours, but if you have not considered your nutrition you are not going to see sustainable results, or have any energy to live the rest of your life.
Do not worry, our nutrition specialist is not the “Food Police.” Seeing a nutrition coach is an opportunity to have fun and talk about good food, and who doesn’t like talking about delicious food? Sit down with our nutrition coach at dinner and you might be in for a bit of a food nerd conversation on the history of a specific fruit or dessert, or food politics. Most nutritionists and dietitians love food, cooking, and sharing their love of food with others.
So, why should you make an appointment to chat with the nutrition coach?
Unearth your nutrition common sense.
Most of us can recognize healthy food and food that doesn’t have much nutritious value, but figuring out how to walk the line of what you want to eat and what your body needs can be a little harder. A nutrition coach can give you simple tricks to use when choosing between different food preparations, snacks, and meals so you are getting better nutrition while still eating things you like and have available. You may be surprised at how much you already know. You will also learn that many things you have been told about nutrition have changed as science and research focuses on the many ways to fuel humans.
Direct you to the healthy choices at the local restaurants.
When you are on vacation you may not want to do a deep investigation into the menus of all the available restaurants. If you are trying to make healthy nutritious decisions at restaurants in a new locale who better to ask than a local who lives and breathes nutrition. Locals also know which restaurants have more flexible menus or knowledgable kitchen staff if you need menus items adjusted for your needs. (vegan, gluten or dairy free, etc).
Vacation effects appetite.
When you are on vacation your appetite may have a huge change. Changes in temperature can affect people in different ways… making us more or less hungry, or inducing unfamiliar food cravings. Changes in your sleep patterns also affect your appetite. If you add an increase in exercise, (or activity and drinking patterns) to this mix your stomach, energy level, and even sore muscles will definitely let you know that you need to be fueling your body. The nutrition coach can help you differentiate between cravings and actual nutritional needs.
Use this vacation to focus on yourself
That means what you put in your body, not just what you demand of it. Take the time away from the chaos of normal life to explore a different way to experience food. If you have been wondering about specific nutrition topics this is the time to ask, to bring that focus back to you and your needs.
Set a plan of action for when you get back home.
Nutrition coaching is not just about what you are doing right now. It is easy to eat healthy when you are surrounded by fresh easy and affordable food, and you have no schedule demanding all your time and energy. Many people feel like it is much harder to fit healthy nutrition habits into their lives back home. Our nutrition coach can help you navigate grocery store trips, do a virtual “kitchen clean out”, discuss meal plans for you and your family, and set some short and long term nutrition goals.
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