We understand everyone has different goals and desired outcomes from addressing nutrition: lose weight, gain muscle, performance, or just to feel good. Our approach is inclusive of all diets.
Our Approach to Nutrition Coaching
Given that we are all different, we want to help you find what is right for you; what makes you feel good, perform well, and satisfies you. We want to help you find the fuel that makes your engine run smoothly and gives your body what it needs to function in the optimal state you were destined to be in.
Our approach is habit-based as opposed to diet-based. We listen to what you like to eat, what your needs are, what your lifestyle is like, what your goals are, what motivates you, and what outcomes you’d like to see. Based on that, and the type of food plan or diet you’d like to follow, we help you create daily habits that become long-term ways of living and move you towards your goals. We help you tune into your life to find and implement your own solution.
We won’t tell you something is too fattening. We won’t tell you something is bad or good, because it always depends on the context. What we will do is help you figure out how to balance your macronutrient profile within your chosen diet to help you achieve your goals. We do this with an evidence-based approach, using information from peer-reviewed scientific studies, not the latest fad diets or claims from people selling products.
Our Nutrition Coaches are certified by Precision Nutrition, the leading Sports and Exercise Nutrition program for personal trainers and athletes. And our programs are fully supported and guided by a PhD Nutritionist. We wouldn’t dream of coaching you without these important credentials.
Let us know (below) if you’d like to schedule a free nutrition consultation to hear more about how we can help you.
OUR NUTRITION PHILOSOPHY
In today’s news-via-social-media environment, we see so much conflicting information and stress-inducing hype with what is “bad” and “good” to eat. What we “should” or “should not” be eating. From vegan to paleo, everyone has an opinion, and everyone has their favorite source of information that “proves” it.
So, what is our philosophy on nutrition? What do we at The Hub consider the best diet? What diet do we believe is the best for weight loss/gain/performance?
Any of them.
This is because of what all diets have in common:
- For weight loss in the general population, all diets work essentially the same way: calorie deficit.
- Various dietary approaches work well if they are based on eating mostly whole foods as opposed to processed foods.
- When done thoughtfully, all diets (paleo, plant-based, high carb, low carb, frequent small meals or infrequent larger meals, intermittent fasting, etc.) can create:
- awareness and attention to your body and mind-body connection
- a focus on eating high quality food with high nutrient density
- elimination of nutrient deficiencies
- regulation of hunger and satiety cues
- the desire to engage in more physical activity or exercise
All of the various diet “camps” focus on eating natural, whole, minimally processed, high-nutrient foods. This is true regardless of the macronutrient breakdown of protein, fat, or carbohydrates. Any diet that includes a variety of healthy foods and is based on this concept will be high in fiber, vitamins and nutrients, and antioxidants, which will eliminate most nutrient deficiencies. And likewise, when we eat a variety of real, whole foods, we become more satisfied at every meal, we have more energy to accomplish what we strive for, and we become stronger, happier, and healthier.