We know we need a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrients. Making changes to our diets need to be sustainable, and more importantly understood. If they are not achievable, we will just fall back into our old habits. So here are my tips to tailor your own perfect diet:
1. Listen to your body.
This is to help you note exactly what you eat, how much you eat and how
it makes you feel. The best way to do this is to fill out a food diary. By noting how you feel after you eat every meal, how you feel during the day, and how you feel at the end of the day you will get in tune with your body. You may love your baked beans but they might not love you back. If a certain food causes an abnormal or uncommon reaction such as bloating or cramping, it could be a sign that your body is not reacting well to a certain food. The way our bodies react to food is your body’s way of telling you that the biochemistry is off, and that something you are eating isn’t sitting well with you.
2. Forget the diet rules.
Most diets usually have a ‘do’ and ‘don’t’ list of suggestions. This usually means cutting out a major food group or following a strict routine. Not every aspect of a diet will be right for you as an individual. By sticking to specific rules, we stop listening to our bodies. A specific diet plan such as going gluten free might be deemed as healthy for some, but it cannot work for everyone.
3. Don’t be scared to experiment.
Finding which foods your body absorbs and thrives off is very individual, and varies from person to person. We have to try new things to see if we like it not, and that is the case for everything we do in life. It may take time to figure this out. When it comes to diet, we need to be patient and consider a bit of trial and error.
Our bodies are individual. They do amazing things for us. It is important to fuel our bodies with wh
at works for us. Be flexible with your diet and learn to listen to your own body.
Disclaimer: Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss. Consult with your health care processional before beginning any diet or exercise regime.