Phones have been ringing off the hook at The Big Yogi since we introduced our hot new program last week: Patience Training™. But wait, there is more!

Many fitness professionals deem nutrition very important for achieving your goals. This is a huge understatement. Nutrition is the most important factor in determining how your body will look, function and feel. It constitutes at least 80 percent of the equation.

Luckily for you, we have got you covered!

This week, we are excited to announce P-training’s state-of-the-art counterpart: Patience Nutrition. Combine both programs now in a special promotion to transform your body and your life.

Like P-training, P-nutrition stands on the truth that your optimal health, fitness and physique do not appear overnight. Instead, you must earn them through consistent effort over time – through the painstaking but potent practice of patience.

Developing the knowledge and habits to feed your goals and body type requires a committed and customized approach. Discovering and mastering it may take years, if not decades. There is no “magic-bullet” diet that will prove this statement wrong.

Years require patience. Patience with your body, your habits and your judgments paves the path for learning to eat for personal and long-term wellnessfor Your New Normal.

And, unlike our special promotion, your work will never be over. P-nutrition is not a short-term program. It offers you a new way of eating for life.

How to Nourish Your New Normal:

P-nutrition, The Big Yogi

  1. Eat slowly. Take at least 15 to 20 minutes to sit down, to relax and to enjoy your meal. Turn off your phone and be present while eating. As you eat, check in with your hunger. Stop eating when you are about 80-percent full.
  2. Fill half of your plate with veggies – the foundation of a healthy diet given their composition of water, protein and nutrients.
  3. Eat at least one palm-sized portion of protein-dense food at each meal. Women can eat one portion, and men can eat two portions. Shoot for natural proteins, such as pea and hemp protein. If you are eating animal products, go for organic and grass-fed. After working out, increase proteins to form half of your meal.
  4. Adjust your intake of starchy carbs according to your goals. If you are trying to lose weight, then opt for zero or one serving. If you are trying to gain weight, then opt for at least two servings. After working out, increase your carbohydrates to form half of your meal. Choose vegetables such as squash, zucchini and sweet potatoes; grains such as quinoa, bulgur and whole wheat; or legumes such as beans and lentils.
  5. Consume about a thumbs worth of healthy fats at each meal. Eating fat does not make you fat! Healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil, organic avocados and raw, unsalted nuts promote weight loss because your body digests them slowly and they keep your blood glucose levels consistent. Do not eat fats after working out because they slow metabolism and reduce the digestion and assimilation of carbohydrates.

How to Eat for Your Body Type and Goals:

Healthy lunch preparing, Nutrition, The Big Yogi

In addition to promoting the general principles above, P-nutrition customizes every plan to serve you. Let’s take another look at our two example clients from last week to understand why this is important:

  • A young, thin male who is 6 feet tall, weighs 150 pounds and wants to gain weight:

Our young man needs to learn how to eat a lotif his goal is to build his body. It may be difficult to expand his appetite because his body naturally wants to be thin. He will need to establish his new nutritional habits over time.

Based on his body type and goal to gain 36 pounds in three years, we could use P-nutritions cutting-edge formulas to personalize the numbers below to design his unique daily intake:

# calories
↙          ↓          
% carbs + % protein + % fat
↙                          ↓                          
# grams of carbs + # grams of protein + # grams of fat

As his weight increases, his daily caloric intake will too so that he can adjust to his new normal and can continue his growth. The ratio of macronutrients will stay the same to support his goal of gaining weight.

  • A middle-aged, overweight female who is 5 feet 5 inches, weighs 185 pounds and wants to lose weight:

Mom is going to need to learn to eat more nutrient-dense foods and less calorically dense foods. This means more natural foods and less processed ones.

In addition, she must eat fewer carbohydrates and more fat and protein. She will need to build nutritional habits that get her metabolism working for her instead of against her.

Based on her goal to lose 52 pounds in one year, we could adjust the inputs in the P-nutrition formulas to personalize the numbers below to design her unique daily intake:

# calories
↙         ↓         
% carbs + % protein + % fat
↙                           ↓                           
# grams of carbs + # grams of protein + # grams of fat

As her weight decreases, her daily caloric intake will too so that she can adjust to her new normal and can continue to slim. The ratio of macronutrients will stay the same to support her goal of losing weight.

Understanding the quantities of macros to eat for your body and goals, knowing where to obtain them, and consuming them daily will take effort and time to become second nature. It could take six months to a year to develop this basic knowledge and years to understand the underlying principles enough to apply them.

As you change, your dietary needs also will need to change. The more you get to know your habits and body and embrace your continuous learning process, the more easily you will be able to adjust your nutrition plan.

Eating healthy is simple, but not necessarily easy. So take your time and invest your effort into learning what is right for your body and goals.

Eventually, you will not be interested in a magic bullet for nutrition because you will have developed your own: patience.

Want to design a nutrition plan to serve your unique body and goals? Contact us about our online programs or individual coaching today!

Master Your New Normal! Enjoy 25 percent off this month only when you combine P-nutrition and P-training.

A Maur Unity collaboration, edited by Maura Bogue