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Daily Diet Choices vs. “Going On A Diet”

The Paleo Diet, The South Beach Diet, The Keto Diet, The Low-Carb Diet, The Dubrow Diet… Diet, Diet, Diet. 

You can’t pick up a fitness magazine or go online without seeing something about the latest diets… and there are so many out there! 

And one may be the perfect fit for you – but let’s be honest, how often is something actually a perfect fit in this life? 

People usually choose to “go on a diet” in order to lose weight or to make a lifestyle change after recognizing unhealthy choices. 

And having a new focus on what you put into your body is great! But change is hard. And sacrifice is harder!

One thing that most “diets” have in common is the practice of restriction. 

Each requires you to remove some aspect of the food pyramid. 

No dairy. No cheese. No bread. No meat. 

While there is nothing wrong with adopting any of these diets (if they’re a good fit) – the hard truth is that a lot of people fail at dieting because it is hard to maintain the restrictions and discipline.  

We may start a diet with heavy restrictions and stick with it for a while but eventually, life gets in the way. We “fall off the diet” for the weekend, lose will power and start to incorporate old habits, and eventually, since we are not seeing the results that we had hoped for –  the diet becomes a distant memory.

Here is the reality.

We all have to eat. Whether we are on a diet or not.

And we do it multiple times a day… For the rest of our lives.

There is nothing temporary about that.

Having a healthy diet and maintaining positive nutrition choices is a lifelong commitment that you can make by choosing to consciously think of your health and body every day. 

Instead of following the harsh restrictions of the latest fad diet and hoping to see lasting results without burning out, you can choose solid convictions when it comes to daily food choices.

The choice is yours. 

You decide what you put into your body each day. 

You do not need to cut out an entire food group in order to make healthy choices (unless of course you have an allergy or it makes you feel bad). Here’s the bottom line: Limit the processed foods that you consume. Limit your portion size. Pay attention to when you are full. Pay attention to empty calories and added sugars. Choose the fruit and veggie snack instead of the cookies and chips (most of the time).

You don’t need to “go on a diet” to have a healthy diet.  But you need to maintain a practice of making conscious choices when it comes to your diet.

Think about your diet. 

Ready to ditch the latest diets and trends and fuel your body for life?  Contact us HERE to set up a call to discuss your goals, current diet and how we can help! 🙂

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