Laura is a staff nutritionist for Chris Kresser, and has been a content manager and research assistant at the site since 2011. She is passionate about making traditional diets healthful and accessible for all her clients. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her blog or visiting her on Facebook.
A little bit about Laura:
My name is Laura Schoenfeld. I’m a Registered Dietitian and I earned my Masters in Public Health Nutrition (MPH) from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2013. I love learning about all topics regarding health, fitness, and food!
I believe that the same health and nutrition principles that apply to avoiding chronic disease can be applied to supporting beauty and fitness, and the earlier we start applying Ancestral wisdom to our lives, the happier, more vibrant, and overall healthier we can be. I generally follow an Ancestral inspired lifestyle that is both healthy AND enjoyable, and I practice the 80/20 principle, as food is not only nourishment, but is also a source of pleasure. There is no reason you can’t eat healthy food and still love what you eat every day!
I believe that an “Ancestral” diet consisting primarily of high quality animal proteins, non-starchy vegetables, “safe” starches, and a variety of healthy fats (such as monounsaturated and saturated fats) is the ideal diet for optimal health and fitness. I am passionate about educating people about the benefits of animal products in the diet, as well as the benefits of eliminating polyunsaturated vegetable oil and refined grains.
When I speak of the “Ancestral” diet, I mean a basic Paleo/Primal template with serious attention to the many principles of nutrition as described by the Weston A. Price Foundation and its plethora of research about optimal health. This means including healthy animal fats, whole eggs, pastured butter and cream, coconut oil, organ meats, bone broths, and cod liver oil to support nutritional needs, in addition to the standard meat and vegetables that the original “Paleo” plan recommends. (And it doesn’t mean a one-size-fits-all prescription for everyone.)
The focus should be on including these ultimate nutrient-dense foods in your diet, and not focusing on the variety of foods that need to be excluded. I believe the best way to maintain a healthy weight is to adopt a lifestyle that can be maintained indefinitely, one that supports your energy levels, moderates your appetite and satiety signals, provides complete nutrition, and tastes delicious.
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