Keep It Simple


Keep it simple – Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated!

It’s easy to overthink and second guess food decisions. The availability of nutrition information can be overwhelming and confusing. One person touts the best diet is high in fat and protein while another person experiences amazing results after going vegan. Far too often, the task of making an informed decision leads to no decision out of fear of making the wrong decision. 

Knowing exactly what do eat, how much to eat, and when to eat is great knowledge to have, but following a perfect plan is hard. Plus, life is not predictable. Unexpected things can and do happen all the time that require us to change and adjust our plans. When it comes eating right, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Plan to keep it simple and you’re more likely to succeed!

Here are some tips:

1.       Drink more water

2.       Eat more vegetables

3.       Have fruit for dessert

4.       Get up and move more

5.       Get enough sleep

Yes, it can be that simple and you can get results. Here’s to keeping it simple!

Pam Speich is the Director of Nutrition Services at American Family Fitness and the Registered Dietitian at the Short Pump American Family Fitness location. She graduated from Carson Newman College with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Foods and Nutrition with an Emphasis in Dietetics. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and earned the credentials Registered Dietitian in 2000. In March 2018, Pam became a certified personal trainer.  

Pam’s experience includes nutrition counseling, wellness program development, public speaking, wellness research and writing, sales and marketing, and food labeling. Her areas of nutrition specialty include weight loss, heart healthy diets, diabetes, celiac disease, food allergies and intolerances, and low thyroid conditions.  What Pam loves most about being a dietitian is the opportunity to witness lives changed for the better through the power of food.

When Pam is not at the club, you are likely to find her at a sporting event with one or more of her three boys, traveling with her husband, or working on a home improvement project.

Nutrition appointments with Pam are available at Short Pump on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mornings, Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. Appointments at VCC are available on Saturday afternoons. To schedule, contact:

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