Nutrition is 100% the most important part of living a healthy life. No amount of exercise in the world will reap the same benefits as fueling your body properly. Jason Sani returns to discuss appropriate nutrition for living a healthful life.
Every person has a unique biological makeup that determines which foods interact positively and negatively with the body. The nutrition plan that works for you may not work for your spouse. In fact, depending on your training regime and goals, your nutrition plan may not be the same from month to month.
Jason shares the template for his day to day meal. What we found was that while we both focus on healthful foods, what we ate and when we ate were different. Jason is also a lot more of a foodie than I am and puts a great deal of focus on creating tasty healthy meals. He even shares a trick he uses to increase the flavor in your dish with steam frying.
Learn how you can create a framework of foods to support your diet and why you should be doing this. Eating healthy foods doesn’t have to be extremely difficult. Create a diet filled with a select few staples that you know boost your energy throughout the day and stick to those foods.
As always, Jason is wealth of knowledge on creating delicious health-conscious meals. If you’ve ever wondered how you can make healthy eating a main priority in your life, then listen in to see how Jason and I make it one of ours.
In This Episode:
[00:02:35] Welcome back. It’s time to dive deep into nutrition with Jason Sani.
[00:04:50] Talor shares an Indian proverb about health and how appropriate it is with the nutrition talk.
[00:07:52] “Nothing tastes as good as health feels.” - Tony Robbins
[00:08:45] As you stop ingesting sugar your taste buds change and your cravings subside.
[00:13:12] Why changing your identity around food helps curb your cravings too.
[00:19:22] Jason’s absolute no-no’s are hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup.
[00:21:44] Any tips for eating fried food? (Hint: just don’t eat it)
[00:23:45] Quick healthy replacements for fried foods.
[00:27:59] What does Jason recommend to replace vegetable oils while cooking?
[00:29:59] How does cooking with high heat affect the food you’re cooking?
[00:32:02] Consider steam frying versus stir-frying.
[00:33:16] Create a framework of foods to support your diet and then find different ways to consume them. Jason shares his framework.
[00:37:16] Jason reveals his typical food choices on an average day.
[00:39:21] His first meal is usually in the form of a smoothie.
[00:41:38] Lunch is a plate or bowl type of meal.
[00:42:26] Dinner is another plate or bowl type of meal but with a different protein and a variety of vegetables and possibly some rice.
[00:46:36] Jason has around three options for each meal so that he doesn’t get tired of his foods.
[00:48:16] Talor shares his “no-no’s” and meal go-to’s.
[00:51:39] Coffee with grass-fed butter and MCT oil start off the day for Talor.
[00:54:18] Learn why avocado is a staple of Talor’s diet.
[00:57:23] Your diet should reflect your goals and your activity levels.
[00:59:18] Dinner is where Talor gets the bulk of his protein and carbohydrates.
[01:01:56] Do what works for you, but take the time to note what you eat.
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Making Healthy Taste Good by Jason Sani
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