The right diet, what does it mean? We see it in magazines, online and in books but is there really one diet that we should all be sticking to? My answer is yes but it’s not what you might think.
Firstly, let’s bin the word diet, it’s been around too long and has attached itself to such negativity and generally implying that a diet is short term, comes with restriction and hand in hand with those pesky scales.
Next, ask yourself this, do you look like anyone else around you, do you know anyone that has the same genetics, lifestyle and taste buds as you? If you answered no to both of those questions, then how can one diet possibly claim to have the same results for everyone?
I strongly believe that the only way to consistently feel good in your skin and live a happy and healthy life is to change your approach to food and exercise. Most of us approach food with the mentality that it will make us smaller or larger and exercise with the idea that it will burn calories or fat. The only difference between someone who enjoys exercise and eating a healthy diet is their thought process towards it.
So, my challenge is to try adding the below thought processes towards food and exercise into your day. Don’t think of these things as short term or long term but simply a new way of life. Know that you don’t have to be perfect every day but that you do have to be consistent in moving daily and fuelling your body with ingredients that will fill you up, nourish you and taste good.
Healthy thoughts towards Exercise: Will this make me stronger? Will this help me get faster/fitter? What would I like to conquer/challenge? Will this help me to live longer and in good health? Does this help me mindset/anxiety?
Healthy thoughts towards Food: Will this nourish my body? Does it look/taste good? Is it well balanced between fats, protein and carbs? Will this fuel me after my workout? Will this fill me up or leave me to crash quickly?
Spend a couple of weeks trying to make your conscious thoughts towards food and exercise a little more positive and less size/shape based and you’ll soon start to understand how to make this a life decision and not a short term cycle. Did this help? Would you like more information on this?