There are so many different diets out there to try these days (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, Vegetarian, Low-carb, High Protein, High fight, etc.) each of them claiming to help you lose weight, regain energy, and feel vibrant again. You may have even tried most of them, but none of them worked for you, leaving you feeling even more confused, frustrated and with a feeling of hopelessness. So why is that? Why do some diets work for some people and not for others?
The truth is, there is no one diet that will work for everyone. Each of us is unique in the way that we digest and metabolize the food we eat.
One of the most important steps in finding the right diet for you will require you to let go of diet dogma and view diets as more of a template. A template contains a basic format or set of general guidelines that can then be customized based on the unique needs and experience of each person. Looking at diets in this way will encourage you to think, experiment and consider your specific circumstances. If you get stuck in dietary dogma, you risk ignoring what your unique body may need.
Once you have let go of the idea that there is one perfect diet for everyone, following these basic principles will be necessary in finding the perfect diet for you.
- Eat real whole nutrient dense foods.
- Eliminate all foods that cause stress to your body. (This would include even healthy foods that your body is sensitive to and all junk foods)
There are two popular and effective ways to discover which foods are causing stress to your body.
- Go on an elimination diet using trial and error
- Test for food sensitivities
Bottom line, until you eliminate all foods that cause your body stress, you may never reach your health goals. The foods you eat can either be the best medicine or the worst poison. If you are experiencing any sort of negative health symptom, ranging from low energy, blood sugar issues, acne, insomnia, hormone imbalance, PMS, digestive issues etc., it may be directly related to the foods you are eating.
If you desire to feel good again and have energy to live the life you love, please call me at 940-224-9833 to set up a free 30-minute consultation to learn more about how an elimination diet or testing for food sensitivities may help you. You can also visit my website to learn more about how I work at www.holisticallyfed.com.