Q&A: Five Mistakes to Avoid Making with Your Nutrition

January 16, 2019

Thank you all for your questions! It’s great to hear from you and learn about your personal dietary concerns. Below are a few answers to help you with your nutrition in the new year. Keep them coming!

Question 1:

I am an Uber Driver and I am mostly sedentary. I don’t have access to a fridge or microwave, so I normally buy fast food. What healthy options do I have?
Answer: Fresh fruit like apples or bananas travel great. If you don’t have any allergies, you can pack an assortment of healthy mixed nuts and dried fruit in Ziplocs and bring them with you. But for one of my favorites – cook oatmeal ahead of time and have it cold. It’s high in protein and fiber, and it’s great tasting, even cold! You can even make a salad a keep the dressing on the side so it doesn’t get soggy.

These are just a few suggestions! Once you start to realize how easy it is to make healthy food on-the-go, you can transition to choices that better suit you.

Question 2:

I was always told the breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet eating too much is not a good thing?

Answer: Yes, for most, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, eating a heavy breakfast does not make it more nutritious or advantageous in any way. In fact, that can be very detrimental to your productivity that day. Focus on quality over quantity –  eating sausages, hash, eggs, and boxed cereal with orange juice on the side does not make it nutritious. Your body needs a jolt, a boost of vitamins and minerals to get it going.

Have something light like a squeezed fresh juice or plain oatmeal with some fruit on the side. This will give you that energy you need, and get your body started on the right path to happy digestion throughout the day.

Question 3:

I’ve lost a lot of weight on some diets like keto diet and before on a juice cleanse. Why should I drop these if they work?

Answer: Excellent question! Yes, they do work. In fact, they are great for you. The problem is, most people use it to lose it and drop the diet soon after. I believe that sticking to a proper diet needs to be a lifelong commitment and not a short trial to get to your goals fast. If you decide that you want to stick to a keto diet, then make sure that is a lifelong decision. The rewards you reap will be far greater than those few pounds you lost.

If that seems too difficult to imagine, then try my approach first. Eat simple, basic food that walks and grows and nothing else. When you eat more natural and basic, you will get all that your body needs and have the body you desire!

I hope I have cleared some of your dilemmas and help ease your stress about food and diets. I hope to hear from you again and put you on the right path to a better you! If you have any questions please email me at alexeybushuyev@hotmail.com.

Q&A: Five Mistakes to Avoid Making with Your Nutrition