Which Diet is Right for You?
Do you want to lose weight but not sure which diet to try?
With countless food choices, competing information, endless marketing and a new fashionable diet seemingly every month, trying to eat healthy can feel overwhelming. But the core rules of nutrition remain the same: Eat a wide variety of real foods, and try to match your portions and calories to your body’s individual needs.
It sounds easy, but in practice, we all know staying on course can be difficult.
When someone doesn’t trust themselves, they will look for rules and regulations to follow. Most people don’t have a basic idea what reasonable eating looks like. So, they find some doctrine to live by. This is the basic idea of diets.
There are many different diets out there you can choose from. But which one is right for you?
Paleo – includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds
Keto – low-carb, high-fat & high-protein diet
Low Carb – limits carbohydrates
Low Fat – limits fats
Vegan – diet based on a wide variety of whole plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. No animal meat.
Intermediate Fasting – Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. It does not specify which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them.
I personally DON’T believe there’s a single, without-a-doubt best diet for every person to follow, always, and forever.
All these diets are not so much different from each other and have a lot in common:
- They all focus on food quality (whole, clean, organic)
- They help eliminate nutrient deficiencies (make body & metabolism stronger)
- They help control appetite and food intake (calorie control)
- They promote regular exercise
Strict diets usually don’t work. First you severely restrict yourself, and when you lose the weight, the diet ends and you don’t know how to eat on a normal, daily basis.
The problem is that following external rules almost inevitably leads to overeating because once they deviate from diet rules (as everyone eventually does), they’ll have nothing left to guide them. They end up seeing food as something to get while they can before the next diet starts.
So, while everyone knows that they don’t need to eat pizza or ice cream, treating yourself to your favorite foods and beverages on occasion can actually be helpful to your overall diet. It’s understandable that what we restrict, we will crave and likely binge. Instead of restricting yourself, go ahead and enjoy the occasional treat when it sounds good. Doing so is better for your mental health and can also help you stay on track with a healthy, long-term eating plan.
I believe that Habit-based approach to weight loss is much better than Diet-based approach.
Nutritional progression model builds habits gradually and sustainably over time vs. asking people to “follow a diet” (which means doing a full lifestyle overhaul on Day One).
I teach you how to make healthy decisions one meal at a time, without feeling deprived and save you money that many diet programs cost!
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