With New Year's resolutions underway, I want to talk about a popular topic- DIETS. Ok, maybe not so popular, but definitely a topic that many are discussing.
From Paleo to Vegan to Low-Carb, creating a strict diet plan can often backfire. This is not to say that these diet plans don't work for some people (especially if they are done for ethical/moral/religious/allergy purposes), however, the large majority often struggle to maintain and stick to a plan that greatly reduces what people can and cannot eat... Emphasis being on the CANNOT.
Although we have the best of intentions when we pick restrictive diets, they often leave us feeling as though we cannot eat a lot of our favorite foods and our meal plans are less than exciting. We often get discouraged and find ourselves struggling to stick to our diet when we go out to eat, around the holidays, or even just when we crave that one food we can't have. It becomes a spiral effect and one that usually does not end well. There is also the issue of ensuring you are getting all of the nutrients you should be getting when you place too many restrictions on yourself for an extended period of time. Often these diets require you to cut away foods that, yes, contribute to your carb-load or your sugar intake, but are also actually things your body does need, or at the very least, could use in moderation.
So what do I recommend instead? I encourage you to ask yourself why you are on the diet. Is it because you MUST be due to medical or ethical standards? Or are you restricting yourself in hopes of losing weight and feeling better? If it is the latter, I highly recommend you check out My Wholesome Foods Perspective and then connect with me to discuss how we can get you on the right foodie journey for your lifestyle!
Here is to our health!
Your Women's Lifestyle Coach & Owner of Little Bits Lifestyle Products