We are uncovering better ways of healthy eating by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:
Veggies, fruits and wholegrain foods, lean protein sources over processed foods and beverages
Simple eating over comprehensive diet plan documentation
Coach and client collaboration over going at it alone
Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.
Principles behind the Eating for Health Manifesto
We follow these principles:
Our highest priority is to eat for our health
through early and continuous feedback
of various health metrics (weight, blood sugar checks, blood pressure checks, etc).
Welcome changing life circumstances, even late in
life. Life harnesses change for
ourselves and we constantly have to deal with it.
Deliver health checks frequently, from a
couple of days (weigh-ins) to yearly (bigger check-ups), with a
preference to the shorter timescale.
Nutrition coaches and clients must work
together throughout the project.
Build eating habits around motivated individuals.
Give them the environment and support they need,
and trust them to get it done.
The most efficient and effective method of
conveying information to and within a coach-client
relationship is face-to-face conversation.
Health data is the primary measure of progress (weight, BMI, waist circumference, how the client is feeling)
Eating for Health promotes sustainable habits.
The client should be able
to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
Continuous attention to our eating habits
and making good choices enhances the chances for success.
Simplicity–the art of maximizing choosing
to eat simple, healthy foods–is essential.
The best habits for eating for health
emerge from self-organizing and motivated individuals.
At regular intervals, the client reflects on how
to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts
their behavior accordingly.
This post is satire. I took the agile manifesto and re-wrote it into this. I didn’t write anything down I don’t believe in! Just know that it is meant as a joke (partly).