It's not a diet. It's a lifestyle.
With fair accuracy, we can look at cultures and find a common thread in how that culture functions. Once we identify an underlying theme, it's fair to call that the lifestyle of that culture because it represents how the majority is doing things. In our American culture, for the most part, we're rushed, we're eating on the go, sitting a whole bunch, working non-stop, on and on. This yields the results we see in our current health crises. Do I need to go there? I don't think so. The same can be applied to you as a person, and we can identify how you do the majority of your life and call it your lifestyle. This lifestyle either produces favorable results or undesired results. So what do we traditionally do? We go on a diet of some sort. Either food diet, exercise diet, destress diet, or whatever modern age diet we can label with some catchphrase.
I'm here to tell you that research shows that regular dieting is a waste of time and energy. Don’t believe me? Read on to find out why.
Why am I dissing on dieting?
According to Dr. Mark Hyman, functional medicine doctor, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and New York Times bestselling author of “Ultrametabolism” and “Ultrawellness” most diets predictably fail because of 5 reasons...
- You try to exercise your willpower to control your appetite instead of understanding there is a science behind hunger.
- Your focus is too much on counting calories.
- Your diet consists of all low-fat foods.
- Your weight is actually affected by hidden reasons that require medical attention.
- You lack a solid health and weight loss plan to guide you on your journey.
Dr. Hyman also says that when the average dieter loses weight, they lose muscle AND fat.
But once they regain the weight, they gain back only the fat, which will ultimately slow down your metabolism.
Boooooooo. That’s not what we want.
How can I succeed with my health without dieting?
Here are 5 success tips that will keep you in peak health without dieting:
- Eat enough whole fresh food to satisfy your appetite (your body will be less hungry because it’s fully nourished).
- Eat protein for breakfast to boost your energy for the day.
- Eat your last meal three hours before bedtime to give your system time to digest before sleep.
- Make low-glycemic foods your diet staple such as nuts, seeds, chicken, and fish so your blood sugar stays level.
- Eat good fats at every meal such as avocado, nuts, seeds and olive oil (healthy fats are your friend, not your enemy).
What do I do now?
In my health coaching practice, I help my clients learn how to lose weight, gain energy and feel better than ever… without dieting. That’s huge!
If you want to take control of your health the right way and make a commitment to being the healthiest and happiest version of yourself, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me.
To your health,
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