Are You Confused About Nutrition? If So, You Are Not Alone
High carb, low fat? Low carb, high fat? Vegetarian or Paleo? So many choices, so many different recommendations. It can make your head spin. If you are like me, you have tried every food plan in the world. Check this out, I am not calling it a diet. In the animal kingdom, a diet is the food plan that supports the sustenance of the animal. Its what the beaver, fish, bird, snake or bear eat. In the human world, it has come to mean something completely different– “What I eat to lose weight this week!”
The older you get the more you realize this is a lot of hype and a big industry that promises and often disappoints. So what works? What has worked for me is understanding my body and mind and paying attention to how I feel each day with what fuel I put in my body that day. As Yoga Journal Writer Elizabeth Marglin put it, here is the question you should be asking yourself daily “How do my choices augment or interfere with my well-being?” Check out my Facebook Live Video on how I navigate my nutritional journey.
Tuesdays Health Topic– Are you confused about nutrition? I used to feel that way. Now I use my scientific background to figure things out. Take a listen in and please feel free to comment or contact me.
Posted by Heaven Lane Creations on 3 Octombrie 2017
So the bottom line is–
1) If you can afford it or have good health insurance, get detailed testing on your health. Not just the standard blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.
2) Once you get the results, research or work with a health coach such as myself to help you figure out what the results mean.
3) If your health is seriously compromised, do an elimination diet which means getting rid of all the big triggers for at least a month — sugar, gluten( wheat, etc), dairy, soy, corn, nightshades (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers). If you feel better, then try adding in one food at a time for two weeks. Notice how you feel? If it does not affect you, then add that food back in. If it makes you feel worse, get rid of it.
4) Water should be your main liquid.
There are no one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to nutrition and there are no quick fixes. Consider this an eating plan, not a diet. Once you develop habits that support your well-being, you will feel better. When you feel good, you are more resilient able to withstand all of the ups and downs of running your business and living in a stressful world.