I’ve tried almost every diet; here’s what I want you to know

What diets have I tried?

I kid you not, nearly all of them over the past several years. After trying so many diets, here is what I want you to know.

Low-fat, high-protein, keto, paleo, vegan, the ‘Eat 600 calories or less a day’, Atkins, Mediterranean, juice cleanses, Slim Fast… you name it, I’ve likely given it a try.

My takeaway from trying various diets?

It’s highly personal. How you feel while on a diet will be different than:

  • What you read about “how you should feel”
  • The “guaranteed” weight you will lose as advertised
  • How your friend feels on it

I thrive on more protein and vegetables.

Who’s to say what your preference is and how your body will react to a diet.

One thing I know for sure – if it doesn’t feel right, then explore other options.

My best piece of advice?

Try different healthy eating plans. Ones that include all the necessary food groups.  Go to the doctor and get blood work and a full physical yearly so you can see the cold, hard facts about the way you eat vs. your overall health.

Co-create a healthy eating lifestyle.  Find the right balance for you.  Make sure you are:

  • Sleeping well
  • Staying hydrated
  • Having regular bowel movements
  • Experiencing feelings of alertness, not sluggishness
  • Feeling satisfied
  • Finding a happy balance

What have well-known experts said in regard to health and healthy eating?

Research shows an association with soft drink intake and obesity, metabolic syndrome, gout and fatty liver disease.” Dr. George Bray.

The Mediterranean Diet, DASH diet, and MIND diet have been studied in relation to slowing dementia.  Dr. David Reuben.

“Soybean oil is not healthy for humans.” UC Riverside.

To make matters worse, soybean oil “is by far the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the U.S.” The US Department of Agriculture.

Low-fat diets just don’t produce obesity, period.” Dr. Bray.

Do you know what the most desirable body is? It’s one that is achieving a healthier body, a healthy body image, a healthy mind, a healthy lifestyle, and a healthier relationship with your body.


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