Last week, a friend asked me what diet she should follow. She said
“How is a person supposed to know what to eat?“
She had a good point. Honestly, how many diets pop into your mind? Take a paper or your phone and list them out for a minute – go!
Do you sometimes want to throw up your hands up and scream? Really do diets work? The answer is no. I define a diet as a temporary fix that really never works. I encourage my clients to implement small changes and make them part of their life. I would prefer people to choose a food plan that will combine their values and needs. To be honest, we seem to really complicate our food choices when we decide to make changes. As promised, here is the “perfect diet” or food plan – eat real food. It can’t be that simple can it? Yes it can and even Hippocrates knew this a few thousand years ago “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Unfortunately, we think it is normal to eat food from packages with a list of ingredients we can’t pronounce and don’t know what they are. Most of these foods have added sugars and chemicals that cause a host of problems.
Here is my challenge to you this week: Try the “perfect diet” for a few days.
I would like for you to pick 3 days or 3 meals to eat real food. Positive changes in our health and food plan come from small changes.
Here is example of a meal: 2 eggs mixed with broccoli cooked in coconut or avocado oil. Another example is staying away from crackers a package food and eat quinoa or a sweet potato with real butter. Don’t let the excuse of not knowing where to start or wanting to count macros, etc stand in your way. You owe to yourself to start making positive changes and feel better.
Please share some of your favorite meals. If you don’t know where to start and want some help, contact me to schedule a health coaching session. I love helping people learn how to choose and implement positive changes in their health.
Devorah Werner, Health Coach
RD, MSW, PA-C
PS: Next week I will share simple ways to relax and sleep. See you then.
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