Another diet? Interest in weight loss diets continues to grow, because no one way of eating works for everyone.
Whether it is intermittent fasting based (days or hours without food) or the diet promotes Paleo, high fat keto, low carb or sugar free, I suggest you proceed with caution.
Any eating regime that calls for strict adherence to general rules calls for careful investigation. There are five factors to consider.
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1. Food exclusions
Does the diet suggest you exclude certain food groups?
Each food group contained in the Australian Dietary Guidelines has a role in providing key nutrients to maintain our health and wellbeing, and contribute to the prevention of diet-related illness.
The only time I recommend that clients avoid certain foods is when food allergies or intolerances, coeliac disease or other food related health conditions are present.
What does the diet require of you?
Many diets come along with meal plans and recipes. Do you have the time to dedicate to changing your total approach to food preparation?
Learning new ways of preparing food can be fun, but only when you have time to do so.
Introducing a new recipe per week or fortnight with versatile ingredients will be more manageable than one to two new recipes a day.
3. Life-after the diet
If you have followed weight loss diets before, the fact that you are embarking on another one means that the previous diet didn’t work.
And you are not alone.
Take time to reflect on your experiences of eating and dieting.
- How do you feel when you commence a new diet?
- When do you decide to stop the diet?
- And what happens next?
- Do you return to how you ate prior the diet?
Eating for You offers a life long approach to stress free and guilt free eating, without a diet.
“The Eating for You approach is very personalised. I like how the course projects are self-directed, but Sallyanne is there, in the catch up calls, to provide support too.”,
Krysia, Human Resources Manager.
4. Your unique body shape
We all have a unique body shape and metabolism (how we use energy from food), so ‘a one diet approach’ is not going to meet everyones needs.
This knowledge has been in existence for 5,000 years through Ayurveda, the traditional medicine from India. I like Ayurveda’s description of the Doshas, which outline the Vata, Pitta and Kapha constitutions.
It makes sense to me that our different body types and mental attributes influence the type of eating pattern and lifestyle that we need.
The Eating for You approach brings together Western science and principles from Eastern nutrition.
“Eating for You, shows you how to eat for you. We are not all the same, so we shouldn’t eat the same.”
Mary, retired nurse.
Taking time to reflect on how eating affects how your body, mood and energy levels is one of the best investments in your health that I can recommend.
Eating for You incorporates the practice of mindfulness so you can connect with, observe and transform the way you eat.
Unfortunately our current interpretation of diet is strongly associated with something we start and stop, and restriction. And healthy eating doesn’t have to be that way.
If you would like to get started with a new way of eating,
Please join me in a free 15 minute online Emotional Eating Profile call.
You will leave the call with the first step you need to take to overcome your main eating habit.
Yes, I will share a tip to help you on your way.