If you spend any time on the Internet you’ve heard of a raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, flexitarian, GLYX, superfragalisticexpialidocious diet – just to name a few – all these diet trends are fighting for attention wherever you look, claiming to be THE way to solve all your health and weight problems. They provide long lists of scientific studies (which proof or disproof about anything if you just search deep enough) to support their cause as well as sell books and diet plans.
As an Integrative Nutrition Ambassador, studying over 150 Diet Theories, I truly know the world of diets and food trends. They all promise you to help you reach your dream weight and, even though many of these diets can in fact sometimes work, I say Get back to simple & real food to help your body find its way back to knowing what it genuinely wants and needs! Let’s stop with the dizzying labels and instead embrace our individuality — our bio-individuality, that is: There is no one perfect diet.
Diets don’t work.
I mean it! I can not think of one instance where someone followed a diet and was able to successfully keep their weight once they stopped dieting. Because, it’s true, diets do not work. And neither does banning certain foods or consciously limiting your calorie intake.
Now, before you start shaking your head, ask yourself; Do you live on convenience food? Even if it is low-fat, low-calorie, gluten free, all natural, etc… How often do you cook? Eat a meal you, yourself prepared? What food is in your home? Is almost everything in your cupboards or fridge processed in one or another way?
Of course, modern eating habits save a lot of time, but it is one of the reasons why relationships and attitude with food can seem totally confusing. These additives, preservatives, chemicals, salt, sugar, colorants and whatever other crap food companies put into these colorful packages mess with our brain, our taste, our emotions, our complete system. We are fooled into craving things which are truly bad for us and we have no idea anymore what real and simple food really tastes like.
Find your way back to simple and real food.
This does not have to happen overnight, but once you start incorporating real, unprocessed food into your daily life, your body will * wake-up * You will effectively clean your system from substances inhibiting weight loss, balance, and over all well being. One step at a time, you will learn to understand the signals your own body gives you. Listen to your body and it will show you the way to a genuinely balanced life!
As the go-to-girl for health/wellness among my friends,family,and also professionally as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I have received lots of emails asking me;
I really want to be better but I just don’t know where to start?!
I went vegan, but it is sometimes so damn hard to keep up. Why can’t I stop thinking about eating cheese?
I’ve been completely gluten-free for months now but I’m still not losing weight. I still have low energy.
It’s things like this I hear from people all the time, and for this reason, I’m sharing something special with you!
Integrative Nutrition 6 Month Roadmap to Health and Happiness
This guide focuses on nourishing yourself with whole (good) foods and creating balance in all areas of your life. It’s a sample of how I work with people to improve health and wellbeing, meeting their personal wellness goals.
I’d love to work with you personally – I’ll be there to inspire you all the way!
Check out my Contact/Services page on this blog.
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To Your Health!