With all kinds of food now available any time, any where I think we're in danger of forgetting what a diet is, let alone ensuring we have one. I don't mean 'to diet' as in to lose weight I mean our everyday blend of food. I keep seeing this 2000 calories a day guideline but who actually knows what that is in terms of the food we consume?
It's just too easy to eat treats everyday and this to become the norm. We mentally don't give ourselves time to even realise what we're eating half of the time. I feel we're falling into a culture of compliance, just blindly stuffing things into our mouths without understanding or taking responsibility for the impacts on our body and health.
The famous quote, 'you are what you eat' is fact, your body uses what you eat to function. It gives you energy, it feeds your muscles and brain etc. So I question what percentage of us give ourselves the vitimins, minerals and blend of food needed to keep you at your best? Afterall you only get one body if you abuse it then that's your choice.
As I'm sure you can see strength of mind and self control are becoming much more important as the availablility of so many food choices increase. You now have to rely on will power and decisiveness to create a diet which you're happy with and to stick to it, despite many temptations from advertising, shops, kids, restaurants, takeaways etc.
So what makes up a good diet? Now this is about balance so I urge you to include some treats. We're not talking about deprivation here, doing that sends you into craving mode and you're more likely to eat the entire supply instead of just the one. So be kind on yourself and your body and create something which is a balance.
This is what I focus on in my weight loss plan. A healthy balance which you can sustain and enjoy free from demons, habits and thoughts which have held you back. Along with some brain boosting power to make you feel great and tips to help you be nice to yourself. If this sounds like something you need please do get in touch, I'd love to help.
Have a great day.