There is no universal diet out there that is perfect for all of us. I think that we get hung up on this “one-size-fits-all” view of how we are supposed to take care of ourselves. Sometimes we are told that certain diets such as the Paleo Diet or the Gluten-Free Diet will help us look our best, and that we need to limit certain foods (that we typically enjoy) to make ourselves look healthier. Although those diets do have some benefits, they may not work well for everyone.
We all have different body types that react differently to certain things. And that’s okay!! You just need to figure out what YOUR body needs in order for it to function and perform its best.
Healthy starts from the inside and we need variety in our diet to get the different nutrients required. When I say variety, I don’t mean a variety of one food group. Eating a variety of different carbs like crackers, chips, pretzels, and popcorn throughout the day wouldn’t be the best choice. But consuming them in moderation is acceptable. I try eating 5 small meals throughout the day that have all the different food groups.
I usually carry fruit and nuts such as raspberries and unsalted cashews. I have a huge sweet tooth and snaking on a bag of berries throughout the day satisfies that craving. Also celery and peanut butter is one of my favorite things to eat because celery contains a lot of fiber with helps with digestion and makes you feel fuller longer, which helps with weight loss. Even whole grain pretzels and cheese is better choice than a bag of Cheetos.
Spending money and time preparing the food you eat is gonna be worth it in the long run. When you choose to eat healthy your investing in yourself. We’ve been given these bodies to carry us through life, so why not fill it with foods that will only nourish it?