#75Hard: Day 67: The CE Framework—My Nutrition Philosophy / Filter
▶️ This framework was built from my personal experience as well as pulling knowledge from multiple sources of study and certification over the years.
▶️ It serves as a filter system for not only my own nutrition practices, but also those of how I structure my client programming, regardless of the modality used.
▶️ Whether you practice intuitive eating, tracking macros, eyeballing portions, etc., this framework serves to support the habits and practices to achieve desired outcomes.
▶️ If I am troubleshooting and implementing anything (whether it’s for myself or my clients), the thing in question should be able to run through this filter system and come out the other side standing. If not, I either need to change the plan, or reevaluate my CE framework.
▶️ Just like our nutrition habits, the framework will continue to evolve over time as I learn more!
▶️ The framework includes the following:
▶️ Christ Elevating. The decisions we make about the foods we eat as well as our behaviors surrounding eating should elevate the Lord, not indulge the flesh. That is not to say that having an occasional splurge is not part of the process. Sometimes having the indulgence is self-care and falls in line with God’s design for us to enjoy food.
▶️ Calculated Experimentation. As we navigate the process of what a sustainable nutrition plan looks like for us, we are open to experimenting with new protocols and practices. We use them as tools, but are not married to a specific way of eating. We also take into account our personal circumstances and avoid experimenting in anyway that would be harmful.
▶️ Constant Evolution. After calculated experimentation, we take what we have learned and apply it in real time. We recognize that every season of life may bring with it different set of circumstances and our eating strategies will adjust based on this practicality.
▶️ Consciously Effortless. This may be the most difficult for people in the beginning, but will improve in time with practice. The idea here is that we recognize what will set us up for success and streamline the process so that it is easy to implement. We want to be mindful and not just easy. Making poor decisions is certainly easy, but is not part of consciously choosing good nutrition practices. Being aware of why we do what we do allows us to move towards better choices by building better habits so that those good choices require less effort.
▶️ Compound Effectiveness. We build habits over time which are the basis of our successful outcomes. We do not succumb to the quick-fix mentality. We are willing to show up and do the work to make changes that will last. This allows us to achieve successful outcomes with our goals, regardless of what they are; physique change, health improvement, feeling our best, etc.
▶️ Consistent Enjoyment. We choose foods which we enjoy eating, eat them in a way which works well for us, and recognize when foods do not make us feel our best. We are comfortable navigating what choice to make and when. The basis of our nutritional choices set us up for success, however we are able to enjoy all foods in moderation when we choose to. The process of how we eat is also enjoyable.
▶️ Questions? Let me know!