Diet vs Nutrition | What’s The Difference?

By | January 9, 2013

Diet vs Nutrition | What’s The Difference?

Diet vs NutritionWhat’s the difference between Diet vs Nutrition?  I put together a quick 4-minute video with the answer.

It was really surprising to me that I easily found quite a bit of information in all my resources on nutrition.  There is quite an abundance of good solid info on nutrition.

Nutrition Defined: the study of foods, their nutrients and other chemical components, their actions and interactions in the body, and their influence on health and disease.

In our Holistic Lifestyle business, we coach our clients with the philosophy that –

“Only life defends against death. If you want to live, eat foods that support life”.

Nutrients: substances obtained from food and used in the body to promote growth, maintenance, and repair.

Foods like protein powders, packaged processed foods have a lot of additives, preservatives, coloring, emulsifiers, synthetic flavors, stabilizers and all sorts of things that create what Paul Chek calls random energetics and often linear inputs. Most foods people eat today cause the cells to behave in ways that do not create interconnectedness or harmony between the cells, glands, organs and/or systems of the body. Optimal nutrition provides harmony with the body.

The 6 Classes of Nutrients are:

  1. 1.Carbohydrate
  2. 2.Fat
  3. 3.Protein
  4. 4.Vitamins
  5. 5.Minerals
  6. 6.Water

Yet when I went to look for the definition of Diet it was not so simple.  There were pages of info on the many, many different kinds of diets, however, no definition of simply what a diet is.  So I went to Wikipedia and found this: In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.

This may be why we are so confused about what foods to consume for great nutrition?

  The diet vs nutrition question is out of whack!

Way too many people are focused on diet and not in a good way rather than on looking at our food intake from a nutrition viewpoint.

My feelings are Real Organic Foods, cooked in our own kitchen are the only choice for your best life.  Organic fruits and vegetables, locally grown when possible.  Protein sources that are raised naturally in the field as mother nature intended.  Grass fed and finished beef, pastured chicken, wild seafood etc.

Diet vs Nutrition does not need to be confusing!

Enjoy real organic foods for your best life!

It seems to me that the issue around our topic today is that most individuals today don’t cook at home! Most eat a quick meal, and not real foods. The easiest way to remedy this is to begin learning how to cook by picking 3 recipes and make them until your skills are good at those 3 recipes, then add 3 more. If you are looking for great recipes to help you become a cook we suggest Paleo Hacks Recipes– “Give Me Just 15 Minutes And I Will Show You How to Make Over 200 Juicy, Mouth-Watering Paleo Recipes You’ve NEVER Seen or Tasted Before!”

Now is the time to begin eating real organic foods cooked by you in your kitchen today!

Finally, put the Diet vs Nutrition question to rest.




Diet vs Nutrition - Explanation Video Today
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Diet vs Nutrition - Explanation Video Today
I got a question from a friend on the difference between Diet vs Nutrition and I put together a quick 4-minute video with the answer. Check it out here
Wendy Bottrell

7 thoughts on “Diet vs Nutrition | What’s The Difference?

  1. Laura

    My nutrition coach speaks about this ALL THE TIME! As someone who (in the past) did not stimulate her metabolism by fortifying it throughout the day ~ I was die-ting.  Thanks for this resource…so important for so many reasons!

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks Laura! Die-ting is no solution to great health. Thanks for providing that great reminder.

  2. Shauna

    What a great post… I believe that the best way to 'diet' is to learn how to have a more HEALTHIER home 🙂 Thanks for the post

  3. Charlotte Henley Babb

    Diet is whatever you eat. Healthy or not, weight-loss or not, brand-name or not, what you eat is your diet. We are always adding baggage to words which makes it even harder to express what we are trying to say. 

    According to Tim Ferris's 4-hour Body book, there is no clear definition, nor even good research, on what a "balanced" diet is. I agree with you that the closer the food is to still being alive, the healthier it is, and the more likely to be nutritious. Bon Appetit!

  4. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    Thanks! Yes that would be awesome eating for healthy! 🙂


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