Clients, friends and acquaintances regularly ask what and how they should eat. Sometimes I'm asked what I eat. A prescriptive answer may be desired but I don't have one. As with nearly all fitness or dietary related questions, the answer is, of course, it depends. For most people, what works best is to consume a wide variety of whole, nutrient-dense foods that support individual needs, goals, and preferences and include a mix of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. That's not quite the answer people seem to be looking for but it's the one I've got!
As for what I eat, the answer is almost everything. I eat mostly whole, nutrient-dense foods including plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, lean meats, and occasional dairy along with some processed foods and dining out. I don’t count calories or macros but I generally follow the PN portion control method. I don't do a lot of food prep but I have an idea of my meals for the week before I go shopping. What I do may or may not work for you and that's okay. Below are a few simple tips anyone can use to support healthy dietary habits.