There are so many names given to different methods of eating that it can make your head spin!
Any dietary plan that emphasizes real food is worth thinking about and exploring. But you may find, as I did, that your body’s preferences do not fit neatly into any of the latest suggestions or recommended plans such as keto, paleo, grain free, etc. I learned this the hard way and hope I can save you from a similar fate.
Not every healthy option will be the best option for your unique needs.
The most recent food fads that I’ve seen hit the market have one thing in common that gives me great hope – they all talk about quality of food! Any food that is raised naturally, without chemicals, and in the best interests of that animal or plant is worth your consideration and experimentation.
Taste buds were once a powerful tool to help us navigate the world around us and recognize what was edible and what was potentially dangerous. But in this day and age, our taste buds are easily hijacked by products that have been intentionally manipulated to create cravings and addictions, tricking us into eating things that taste good but lack the nutritional value our bodies need.
Real food tastes good on its own and doesn’t need to be manipulated for you to perceive that it’s yummy and healthy for you!
Removing manipulated and processed foods from your diet resets your taste buds so you can once again rely on them to help you choose healthy foods.
There should also be a deeper, inner knowing that is subtler and more challenging to explain. When I eat food that is healthy for me, I can feel my body responding positively to it. Sometimes, if I am fatigued or feeling drained, I can feel the energy coming back to my body. It often feels like my brain is turning itself on again.
Your body has powerful, inner messages it is always sending you. Connecting with these inner messages will enhance your ability to crave and choose healthy foods.
Never underestimate the power of your own body and how you feel!
Many people are very disconnected from their bodies and think they feel fine. But when they start taking care of themselves and moving towards eating properly, they notice powerful shifts in how they sleep, think and feel from day to day.