What diet is right for you? If I had a dime for every time I have heard someone over the past couple of years say, "I just don't know what to do," in relation to food and nutrition, I could have built up a small empire.
The list goes on. There are more than 100 dietary theories out there and for every corner you turn, you'll hear someone else on some different diet. And it's funny - talk of diet can be as volatile as politics!
But let's go back to the basic paradigm of dieting. There is only one right diet for your body. It's all about balancing your micro and macro nutrients into the perfect concoction of foods that fit your unique needs.
No two people are alike and therefore, no diet will work exactly the same for every woman.
Sure, there are diets out there that will help you shave pounds fast with super restrictive eating and limiting the number of ingested calories in a day. But when you turn around, the fact is, 98% of women who lose weight on diets naturally gain the weight back - plus an extra 5-10 pounds.
This leads to yo-yo dieting, destroyed metabolism and negative self-image.
There are many dietary paradigms that I live by, but I'll just list out my top 3 for you this week and then hang tight, I have some recipes for healthy snacks at the end of this email for you!
Here are my top dietary paradigms.
1. There are as many "right" diets as there are people on earth.
2. The body has an innate wisdom, beyond any book or authority.
3. Nourishment is about more than just food.
There are as many "right" diets as there are people on earth.
As I mentioned above. Your body and metabolism are completely different to that of your neighbor or girlfriend. You have the best experimentation lab right at your own fingertips. Thee are so many ways to discover which foods give you energy and which take it away. I have an awesome 4-day energy experiment if you want to reach out and let me know you'd like to try it!
Also, new and cutting edge to the field of medicine are functional medicine doctors. They run a complete (and I mean COMPLETE) blood panel and can guide you with the right foods for your body. Functional Medicine doctors can determine which foods have inflammatory properties, which increase or decrease your energy and blood sugar levels and so much more.
I also have a referral to a wonderful functional medicine doctor if you're interested in diving really deep into what fuels you.
The body has an innate wisdom, beyond and book or authority.
Before all these diets were created, before processed food, before farming, even, our ancestors knew what to eat and how much. It's interesting if you can become in tune with your body and what it is telling you, you will begin to follow it's natural rhythms and cycles. You'll begin to notice when you're getting hungry earlier and even when you're getting fuller faster. Honoring your body's innate wisdom will allow you to become in touch with what your needs and wants really are and not give into temptation and craving all the time.
Nourishment is about much more than just food.
Obviously, I preach that nourishment of the mind and collective soul is just as important as nutritional nourishment.
Everyone should have something that nourishes the soul. What do you have in your life that leaves you with unending joy. What do you do on a daily basis that allows you to lose yourself in the moment and time seems to stand still.
That nourishment of the soul is so deeply important to our overall wellbeing. Those with nourished souls also get sick less and give off an aura of happiness and light.
Look, at the end of the day, we are all unique and special - so why doesn't it make sense that for each of us, there would be a unique diet? Eat for energy and fuel, indulge in food you love with a balance and know that what you're putting in your body plays extreme importance on your overall wellbeing.
I promised a couple recipes:
5 great, quick snacks to fuel your day:
1. 1 pear, 12 almonds
2. 1/2 cup bell peppers wrapped in 2 oz prosciutto with a side of olives
3. 1/2 cup high fiber crackers with 2 TSP almond butter
4. 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas with cinnamon
5. 1/2 cup hummus, 1/2 cup celery or carrots, a small handful of high fiber crackers.
I'm also starting a 4-week online group class for nutrition basics that will be covering this and a lot more. The group will begin in March and run for 4 weeks. This will be an online class with one weekly call and a weekly assignment to discover how your body reacts to certain foods and new habits.
The great thing about this online class is that you do not need to be present on the calls to enjoy the program. Each week, the calls will be recorded, new information will be relayed and class questions will be addressed. Participants will be provided with a play back recording so you can listen at your leisure to accommodate all schedules.
You can join this group today by clicking here. The normal price of a 4-week program is $300, but you can join this group and pay only $97 for 4 weeks. That's a savings of $203.00!
Join today to learn more about nutrition and how your diet changes with you.