A blog series on Bio-Individuality, this is Part 1 - let's dive in!
There isn't ONE way of eating healthy. Are you surprised when you read that?
"Opt for fat free"
"Fats are good for you"
"Artificial sweeteners are a healthy alternative to sugar"
"Artificial sweeteners wreak havoc on your gut"
"Eggs are bad for your cholesterol"
"Eggs are a superfood"
"Keto helped me lose 45 pounds"
"Keto made me feel bloated and tired"
When it comes to dieting and healthy eating, we've seen a lot of mixed signals over the years, which has left our society feeling confused, frustrated, and fed up.
As a Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach, I've spoken with many people who have been following the guidelines of "healthy eating" without getting the results they want-- they're not losing weight, they're not feeling more energized, their mood isn't improving -- and they feel like it's their fault.
In reality, the majority of us just haven't been given the tools to understand what our body is trying to tell us, and we're feeding ourselves based on headlines and posts on social media without taking our own biological needs into account.
The optimal diet changes we can be making throughout our life is based on factors such as: age, constitution, gender, size, lifestyle, and ancestry. Throughout different life stages, we develop different nutritional requirements, and food sensitivities.
For example, the diet of a 15 year old who has soccer practice three times a week, likely won't work the same for a 40-something-year-old at a desk job.
Together, in this series we'll be exploring how you can create a foundation for healthy eating based on gaining a better understanding of how to be in tune with your body.
Right off the bat, can you think of any foods that your body disagrees with? Leave a comment or take notes during the series and send me an email with your thoughts.