DECONSTRUCTING THE BIAS.
There's no ONE favourite diet. There is no ONE solution FOR ALL of us. There is NO one magical diet that you can follow for the rest of your life exactly the same everyday and will provide you with what you body need AND make you stay slim, fit and healthy. THAT'S A LIE. And that's the biggest lie our society is serving us on a golden plate.
Please don't fall into this trick. Don't fall into the statement of you're born to be heavy or fat, either. There's is no such thing as being predestined to be heavy. There are of course some differences, in our metabolism and our body and mind constitution. But, we are feeding us with fake statement saying we might be predestined to be such way or such way.
Our bodies are basically designed with the best features we could imagine to develop ourselves at our best. Nature is as such the ONLY perfect machinery we never could have thought and designed. We've never reached this level of perfection and we never will. Knowing this now, think about it twice when you jump on the next incredible diet you're hearing from ! The only rule you're supposed to follow is eating local and seasonal. Not only for the need of our planet and the principles of being eco-friendly. But, again, simply because Nature has done again her best job ! Making sure we've been provided with the right nutriments and vitamins regarding the environment we are living.
Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional European Medicine and they're probably not the only ones... Have all in common the understanding that each person has his own metabolism and body constitution and that regarding those and the environment we live in, our body are looking more for certain foods.
And that's exactly where those diet are a total non sense. One advice for a perso might be the worse another person might do. There's no such thing as uniformisation and one simple easy quick solution. For all of us its a question of finding the right diet for ourself. Not the one, others are advising you to follow because they got good results with it.
And now, I feel you already. Telling me : Well, that's a bad news because it makes me even more confused : what's the right diet for me then ?! Well, that's where tools such as Ayurveda, TCM, TEM or more recently developed, Metabolic Typing are ways to adjust your diet to your actual bodies needs :
Getting more in tune with your body's response to food
Getting more awake to how you feel after ingesting that food or that other
Getting more conscious of how your mind feels after eating or drinking that type of ingredients
Getting aware of that gut-brain connection and how foods are influencing how you feel
To read more about Gut Health, here.
Understanding the different energies of foods and that certain energies might be really counterproductive for you to take in ! Example : If in the Ayurvedic system, you're body and mind constitution carries more a cold energy and you're feeding yourself with a lot of cold salad, cold drinks and heavy foods such as root vegetables, growing close to the ground vegetables thinking you're doing great because eating local and seasonal, well you're actually putting your body's metabolism out of balance, creating toxins and accumulation in the body. This is only one little example of the bad things you might do, thinking you're actually doing well.
That's where when it comes to diet, you should always be really cautious and in tune with your body response.
You really feel it when your body says yes to certain. It's clear, you feel this refreshing feeling of "Yeah that's what I needed thank you" But again be careful because if you've been ingesting since a while the wrong food, the toxins accumulated within the body might cut you from you sense of what bad and start make you crave for bad stuff as well. That's where these tools mentionned above are really helpful to get back in touch with a clear body response and a clear know-how of what's good for you or not.
So as final thought I'd like to finish with this idea : What about we leave behind all the misconceptions we have about diets, weight loss and weight gain ? What about we start to think about what it means to eat, what purpose is serving the food we eat and how can we fine tune our food to our body's needs regarding the environment we live in ?
Find here all the information to start implementing the diet YOU need !