Low carb, Atkins, keto, paleo, whole 30, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian…. how overwhelming!!??♀️
Man made “diets” are really making things difficult for those who are on a journey to a healthier life. We need to go back to the basics.⏰
Our ancient ancestors ate when they were hungry, and stopped when they were full. If they were starved, they craved something high calorie, fatty and sweet to keep them alive. If they were low on energy, they craved sugars from fruit and honey to keep them moving. If they ate something that didn’t make them feel good, they simply didn’t eat it ever again.?
We could go on and on and on with this topic. The point to take home is that if something feels good, eat it. If it doesn’t, don’t eat it. Notice the difference between something making you feel PHYSICALLY good and EMOTIONALLY good. Be careful of the foods you eat out of emotion. Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. You are built with these instincts for a reason. If a “healthy” food makes you feel sick (usual culprits can be beans, legumes, oatmeal, avocado), don’t eat it!! If junk makes you feel like crap, don’t eat it! If a high fat breakfast makes you feel great, keep at it! If high carb meals slow you down, cut the carbs back. Does a full blown cheat day make you ill? Don’t do it, swap it for one little treat every day. ?
There is no one-size-fits-all diet for anybody. Just because low carb works for one person, doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you. We are all built with completely different metabolisms which is why your super tall, super skinny mate can eat 5000 calories a day and still lose weight. They will likely also struggle to build muscle no matter how hard they try. The best thing to do is to listen to your body and your intuitive instincts when it comes to food. The only “diet” that is going to work is the one that is sustainable for the rest of your life. ?
One more time….. the only diet that is going to work is the one that is sustainable for the rest of your life. Remember that!!!! ?