The Best Diet? Hype and Confusion
Diet, food, slimming we can’t stop talking about it. The one hype follows the other and the many participating parties seem to be taking a turn for the better, but are you really getting better now?
Books that promise that you will live healthy, lean, tight and very happy in a short time and effortlessly? Yes …
There are many trends at the moment. Some ways are ideological, other diets go at all costs for the sleek, tight picture. Fortunately, the nutrition arrow increasingly focuses on health. But if you really dive into it, you will notice that the different directions contradict each other. That makes it very difficult to convince yourself and to change your eating habits from there. After all, you need a strong conviction to change.
The overkill of information about healthy eating causes a lot of confusion and it is not surprising that we no longer see the forest for the trees. In this way we come back to the pressing question that we are asked almost daily … what is the best diet?
What is the best diet? An apparently simple question with a complex background and yet an easy answer. There is no clear overall best way to eat. If it were that simple then we were ready after 1 bestseller and everyone was slim, fit and vital. So from all those hypes, books, eating methods and guidelines, there is always something that works for you (temporarily).
The best eating plan differs per person. And if you have found your key, it may also be that after a while it will no longer work either. What is good for you today can turn against you tomorrow. The needs of your body also change depending on your situation and age. And even per day, there can be a difference in what you better eat or rather leave. Well? you will think so I’m not getting along with that. No not in a certain sense but on the other hand it is. We will hopefully help you get rid of the illusion that you will find a ready-made solution in the many diet books that are published annually. If you have understood the answer above, you understand what the “fit girl” describes in her book as a recipe for a killer body. Worked for her … but most likely not the solution for you.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO START
There is a clear answer to that and that is REAL FOOD. Pure and unprocessed food by cooking with “whole food” yourself. So get rid of the packages, bags, and jars full of heavily processed goods. Just start reading the labels. Does it say something that you do not recognize as a food or that you would not like as a single ingredient? Then that is sufficient reason not to eat that product anymore.
Also pay attention to e-numbers, although these are approved does not mean that they are healthy. A tough fight is also being fought to break that debate. As long as certain scholars keep saying that substances such as E-621 and aspartame have no negative influence on our bodies, these old cows keep coming out of every time. I have seen enough studies to the contrary and my personal experience is that many artificial additives have a direct effect on how I feel.
If you use common sense, you know that you are generally best off with products that do not require a label, which is immediately clear in terms of what it is.
REAL FOOD IS THE KEY
Real food, Primal, Paleo, Primary food, Mediterranean food (whether or not carbohydrate limited/low-carb/ ketogenic) are all methods based on pure unprocessed food.
. It means the nutritional density. The aim is meals with as many vitamins and minerals as possible per kcal. Maximizing vitamins and minerals through nutrition ensures healthier cells and a healthy body. A healthy body is better able to fight and repair the damage. Ensuring a nutrient-dense eating pattern is, in fact, the goal and result of pure eating. From there we see time and time again how people are gradually improving their physical and mental health. Healthy eating improves the natural healing capacity of our body and you notice that.
WHAT DO YOU EAT THEN?
Think of vegetables (no 2 ounces but at least 500 grams per day), fruit (yes two pieces and actually no longer because of the sugars), meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs, dairy (from raw milk), nuts, seed seeds, more fats. Wait a minute, no potato, grains, and bread or pasta? No, rather not, these products mainly contain a lot of calories compared to vitamins and minerals. In addition, grains have a negative effect on intestinal health in most people. Try zucchini spaghetti, sweet potato or cauliflower rice as an alternative.
Am I just reading more fats now? Yes, you read that right. We are convinced that fats fit into a healthy lifestyle and sugar does not.
Preferably from organic sources and for animal products, attention is paid to animal welfare and nutrition. Fish not farmed but caught wild. If you choose pure food without fast carbohydrates and added sugars then you have the first big hit.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE TO EAT?
Not only what you eat contributes to your health, but also when and how often you eat. We do not agree with the recommendation to have 6 eating times per day. That really only benefits the food industry. If you ‘have to’ eat so often, there is already something wrong with your metabolism. Three meals a day where the last meal maybe a light one is a good start to the step to two meals. The advantage of two eating moments is that your metabolism gets more rest and can use the energy for maintenance and recovery. Most people who use Intermittent Fasting and skip a meal feel very comfortable with this.
If your health does not improve on such a diet, fine-tuning follows. Are there foods that cause a negative reaction in the body or that you are even intolerant of? Perhaps you are better off with fewer carbohydrates and a little more fat, a low-carb diet? This is where the custom work begins and you (sometimes with some help) have to figure out how you can put the puzzle pieces in place. You can seek help from an orthomolecular therapist, a primary nutrition license A therapist or kPNI therapist.