Forward by Abi Hughes RDN
When it comes to creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself, along with focusing on positive mind and movement, creating a healthy relationship with food is vital. In our current culture, most of lack this healthy relationship with food because it can take the form of many different things: fun with friends, comfort under a cozy blanket on a cold day, a way to relax and unwind, or even something that has been restricted as “bad” causing cycles of deprivation and binging.
As a Registered Dietitian from Vanderbilt, I’ve spent my graduate and postgraduate years working with clients to help them reach their health goals and learn how to nourish their bodies with foods they enjoy.
In working with Dani D. Fitness, we wanted to create a fresh perspective on healthy eating. One that allows all foods rather than labeling them as “good” or “bad” and encourages balance and moderation. We worked to create a fully customizable meal plan that encourages food from all food groups. We placed a high importance on lean meats, whole grains, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, but also understand that a night out with friends might entail finding some balance with a slice of pizza and a side salad. Creating this positive relationship with food works right in with Dani’s importance on having a healthy mindset that believes in yourself.