What is a Healthy Diet?

What is a Healthy Diet?

Perhaps you are suffering from gastro-intestinal issues. Maybe your doctors just told you that your sugar levels are in a pre-diabetic range, or that you need to watch your cholesterol. Or maybe you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Whatever the reason, you’ve become convinced you want to try to eat healthier.

Great! So now what? What is a healthy diet? There are so many diets to choose from: vegan, vegetarian, paleo, caveman, intermittent fasting, Mediterranean, and the list goes on.

Your friend swears by a low-carb keto diet. You’ve also been hearing more about plant-based diets, with others saying Paleo is the way to go. You keep seeing gluten-free items in the store. You were watching TV and heard a doctor say lectins are bad for you. It’s no wonder you are confused and not sure what to do.

The truth is there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Deep down, you knew there couldn’t possibly be the perfect diet that works for everyone, right? The trick is to find what works for you. One of those diets listed above might end up ultimately being the right template and guideline for you. I can help you figure that out!

First, can we talk about the word “diet?” It has such a negative connotation. The first thing you probably thought of (even as you were reading the list of diets above) is depravation—what you can’t have.

Lesson number one is switching that mindset and thinking about all the food you will eat.

Second, dear reader, since I don’t know you personally, I do need to speak in generalities here. The overwhelming majority of people would benefit from a nutrient-dense, real-food diet as opposed to the standard American diet most people eat. I call this “becoming a nutrivore.” A “nutrivore” is someone who eats for the maximum amount of nutrients per calorie. Read more about that in my article, “What is a Nutrivore?

Third, you’ll need to decide if you are the type of person who wants to go slow and wade in or if you are someone who wants to jump into the deep end. Or, maybe you’ll start to wade in and realize the water is fine, and then you’ll want to jump in. Whatever you choose is fine, and it’s completely up to you.

The point is to start your journey to health and well-being. Is today the day? If not, when will you start?

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