What do you know about nutrition?
Daily nutrition is a hot topic. With so many types of diets out there, so many people pushing different trends, it gets hard to wrap your head around who to believe and what to do in regards to eating “healthy.” The thing is, what may be healthy to some, may be life threatening to others. What some consider to be their diet of choice because it gave them results, can be considered off putting and not the right thing for many others.
I have firsthand experience with this. Living with Celiac Disease and other stomach issues has caused me to search far and wide for foods that agree with me, but also help me achieve the goals that I have set. The great thing about life is that with every trial and tribulation, usually comes some lessons and a brighter shining light. For me, I have been opened up to a whole new world of different ways to supplement my body to operate at optimal performance. Not just physically, mentally as well.
One size does not fit all.
You see, proper nutrition is not about how many calories you can strictly hold yourself to, the amount of carbs you refuse to let yourself eat, or even dismissing fats. Many have once felt that adding fat to the diet = fat on the outside. FALSE. NOT TRUE AT ALL. 30+ percent of my diet is fat! And I’m actually skinnier than I want to be. The truth is, proteins, carbs and fats all need to be utilized in a specific/customized balance throughout our daily intake of food, no matter what our goals are.
The key to finding what is best lies in our daily lives, what does our schedule look like, what foods do we like/dislike, what foods agree/disagree with us. There are so many variables to consider, and there is no standard set of foods that you must eat to be considered healthy or look a certain way. This is why I stress to never jump into any fad diets. Keto, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Atkins…the list goes on and on. While they may help some people, they fail to provide the ultimate solution for many more. We do not need specific “diets” to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. Instead of the industry labeling certain methods as the healthy way, the concept of proper nutrition needs to be broken down and defined differently for each and every individual.
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