What Am I Supposed To Eat?
We’ve been inundated with so many conflicting ideas about what we should eat, it’s no wonder there is so much confusion about what we’re actually supposed to eat.
In recent times, there’s been a load of media coverage on the latest diet trends, eating habits and latest NO-GO foods. First it was all about low fat foods and now we’re avoiding sugar. Some diets tell you to eat high protein, low carbs, some are high fat, some leave out grains and dairy.
In amongst all the information floating around out there, it’s not uncommon to find yourself wondering What the heck am I supposed to eat?
So here is my quick guide to making sense of all the uncertainty surrounding nutrition information.
1.There is no perfect diet.
There is no one perfect diet for everyone. One size fits all does NOT apply when it comes to nourishing and fueling your body. WHY? Because we’re all different. We all have different body types, we all hold fat differently, we all build muscle differently and depending on several factors like culture background, genetics, age, body weight, fitness level, beliefs etc etc – these will all affect what foods are going to work best for your body.
2. Diet trends change.
At one stage, everyone was on to low-fat foods (in fact it’s still hugely popular) because back in the late 70’s a low-fat diet was considered heart healthy. Now, we know that foods that have natural fats taken out are simply pumped full of sugar to help make the food taste better. Now we’re in amongst the latest surge of sugar-free eating, but as we move forward there will no doubt be more discoveries about what is good for us and what isn’t.
Take it all with a grain of salt and make sure that you find out what works for you best instead of following a diet trend.
3. Develop an individualized eating plan that suits you.
As mentioned previously, we are all different. Fundamentally, our bodies all function the same but due to genetics, differing cultural background and other lifestyle factors, it’s important to find a healthy eating lifestyle that is manageable and sustainable for YOU.
Some people do really well on carbs, whilst others work better on proteins. Working with a nutrition coach will help you discover more about what works best for your body type to achieve the outcomes you want.
In this digital day and age, it’s hard to avoid an informational overload – but it’s important to remember that you are in control of what you feed your body and how you choose to exercise. Take what works and ditch what doesn’t.
Happy eating lovers!
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