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Let’s talk about « diets »

written by Faustine 26 août 2019

One size does not fit all your dreams, your magic, your creativity, your love, your kindness, your desire to travel, your favorite foods, your dance lesson, your laugh. Right?

It is no wonder that we are confused about what to eat or not. We really need a GPS to get through all the fad diets, the health benefits, nutrition, best products, vegan or not vegan, organic or not. A supermarket can be the most stressful place in your life. Just give a big fuck seriously. I’ve been there and it’s not a happy place with a happy ending.

Yes, all the diets have their advantage but focus on nourishing your body with real colorful foods and add as much variety as you can. Be an acrobat and play with flavors and texture. Don’t be scared to eat strange vegan food like tempeh, black beans, quinoa, hemp seeds or sauerkraut but don’t be scared either to eat some salmon in a tataki style with tamari sauce, ginger, and coriander. Don’t be scared of chocolate but choose a good one, raw if you can… don’t be scared to drink green juice, almond milk and why not a glass of champagne to celebrate life with your friends. Focus on nourishing your body with lots of vitamins and nutrients, happiness, joy, excitement to get the ability to move, work hard, be social, sleep well, love and be loved and travel far. You need good pure energy but you also need lightness.

Make food choices that honor your health and taste buds while making you feel good. Remember that you don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency, or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters. Progress, not perfection, is what counts.

Dieting may cause stress or make the dieter more vulnerable to its effects. Independent of body weight itself, dieting is correlated with feelings of failure, lowered self-esteem, and social anxiety.

The moment you banish a food, it paradoxically builds up a “craving life” of its own that gets stronger with each diet and builds more momentum as the deprivation deepens.

Why you should not follow any fad diets ?

  • It’s a very restrictive approach to cut whole food groups or macronutrient.
    Restrictive diets that cut out certain foods groups either fats, carbs or complete proteins or only allow a tiny amountof them are not sustainable and it’s not the answer to a good health. It will create a lot of stress on the body and lead to hormonal imablances, period loss in females, poor exercice performance, nutritional defiencies and more. It’s totally unnecessary. Trust the logic of your needs and not the logic of internet or any sorts of « medium ».
    For exemple, for every 1 gram of carbohydrates stored as glycogen in our muscles and liver, an additional 2-4 grams of water are stored along with it. So, if you are following a lown carb diet yo udeplete those glycogene stores and lose up a few grams or kilograms very quickly, but it’s only water weight !
  • If you are not cutting any food groups but if you eliminate ceratin foods and creating rules on what can or can’t be eaten, you will for sure increase the desire of cravings of these « banned foods ». Allow you to eat a piece of chocolate if you are dying to, enjoy it and be happy and feel nourished ! basta !
  • Usually, people who promote and market a diet do not have a proper qualifications in nutrition. Best option : cook the ingredients your grandma did !
    Do not try to be fashionned but be old-fashionned and keep it real with textures, falvors and balance.
  • It require you to buy lots of supplements, superfoods or whatever to complete all your body needs. I used to love love buying supplements, superfoods ect. When I was really into health and fitness. I am still but with more flexibility and intelligent and free mindset. But, at the end, I was tired of all my money going into those products just because I was scared of a food or a food group.
    DO you want a big new : al plant foods are real superfoods ! So, eat what Nature puts on our way !

Hope that helps ..

 

With Love and light.. 

Faustine

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