Considering all the current trends in the nutrition world to ‘shop local’ and implement dairy free, gluten free or raw food diets, it can be difficult for busy families and working professionals to find the time to source locally grown, organic food for every meal. Fortunately for health conscious Torontonians we have Fuel Nutrition who deliver fresh meals to your home or office, daily.
Toronto Mom Now sat down with Fuel Nutrition founder Bruce Duncan Waithe to learn how it is possible to eat healthy and even work towards lofty fitness goals while eating flavour-rich food daily, without the hassle of preparing it yourself. We love services like Front Door Organics who bring organic foods right to you but if you don’t have the time to cook, we think Fuel Nutrition is a great solution.
Eat Local Without Rearranging Your Schedule
One of the biggest challenges with eating locally sourced food is knowing where to get it and once you do, having the time to buy it every few days can be daunting. When you become a Fuel Nutrition client, Bruce does all the leg work for you and knows exactly where to find the best, organic, local food.
With a background in personal fitness, Bruce works alongside his sister, nutritionist Michelle Waithe, to ensure the food they prepare is nutrient rich and good for you, regardless of your personal needs and fitness aspirations.
An Innovative Approach to Healthy Eating
Fuel Nutrition takes a basic three step approach to their meal programs and also utilize social media to make meal selection easy. Once you become a client you can check the Fuel Nutrition Facebook page to make your daily meal selections which change weekly. Here are the steps to a healthier you:
Step 1: Make a commitment
While it may sound simple, one of the hardest things to do when changing your diet is sticking with the plan. Fuel Nutrition allows you to try their services for one week but the key is to be ready and willing for the change. Their programs implement 5 meals a day, spaced 3 hours apart, 4 offered by Fuel and you eat breakfast on your own.
Step 2: Kick-start your metabolism
Fuel delivers gourmet food to your door but in order to reset your metabolism you have to be willing to eat more smaller meals throughout the day, rather than the traditional 3 big meals a day. While breakfast is up to you, by making sure to eat a healthy meal to start your day you will have more energy and burn more calories.
Step 3: Get into a healthy eating routine
If you’re looking to make a healthy eating change for yourself, make the change for your whole family. You can order dinners for the whole family and Fuel will customize portions appropriate for signifigant others and children.
The Fuel Nutrition Philosophy
Still not quite sold on this innovative healthy eating delivery option? We learned a few additional important pieces of information from Bruce, including his belief that eating healthy and following a program like his shouldn’t involve starving yourself, rather keeping an open mind is of much more importance.
In addition to their daily meal programs, Fuel Nutrition also offers healthy juice cleanses for athletes and individuals interested in resetting their metabolism or simply refreshing their body to prepare for a new meal plan.
Fuel Nutrition operates 5 days a week and helps guide their clients to eat health on the weekend without going overboard. Bruce stresses that while coupling his program with healthy food choices on the weekend, you don’t have to totally eliminate the indulgent foods you love.
“Every change you make to improve your diet matters. You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to completely eliminate foods you enjoy to have a healthy diet. By applying simple nutrition principles and healthy substitutions you can find ways to make all foods enjoyable and delicious. The long term goal is to feel good, have more energy, and maintain a body you love.” – Bruce Duncan Waithe, Founder, Fuel Nutrition