What diet is right for me?

RE-THINK-HEALTH

“The new fad diet”… There will always be. The pressure is always on you especially during the holiday season leading into the new year.

Diets are everywhere. Whatever suits you best, you will find it.

  • Loose weight quick diets…
  • New years resolutions diets…
  • Detox diets…
  • Vegan, low cal, no sugar, no fat, more fat, high protein, low protein… And on and on.

So what diet is right for you? Let’s dive into the top reasons why dieting may not be the best thing for you.

Here are some familiar ones I’m sure you’ve heard of…

  • Weight watchers..
  • Big loser..
  • The Dash Diet..
  • Mediterranean.
  • Mind..
  • Flexitarian.
  • Atkin.
  • Slim fast..
  • Whole 30.
  • Dukan.

Millions of followers and Millions of dollars.

Over 45 Million People try new Diets every year! There were 38 Different diets put up by health and wellness specialists for review just this past year. Why the need for so many? Why put ourselves through a strict diet anyways?

Do Diets Really work?

Yes we can say that diets help us for a specific short period of time to detoxify our bodies (I will talk about that later). Unfortunately, in the long run they can be horrible for our health.

Eat what you Don’t want to eat and Stop eating what you Do want to eat”.

Diets do make a good effort and can be good for a short “reboot” but often fall short.

  • They tell us to eat better..
  • They educate us a bit on what is good and bad.
  • What to eat and what not to.. “do’s and don’ts”
  • Useful to lose weight for a period of time.
  • Helps reboot our body and get control of sugar cravings.

You may lose a bit of weight, but in the end you often return to the weight and condition you once were, and sometimes worse. We say: “I can’t wait to finish this diet so I can have my pop and pizza again!” aka: Sugar and grease…

Here are some very good reasons why diets can cause more harm than good to us. We begin with sugar.

Diets don’t work because we are addicted to sugar.

Research has shown that sugar acts on a chemical called Dopamine in our brain. It has a similar trigger reaction as cocaine!! It gives us the “good feelings” pleasure and happiness.

This leads to the addiction that needs to be fulfilled by having more and more and is never satisfied. Would you give ourselves or your children cocaine? Parents, you can see how sugar affects you and your children without question but we joke and call it a “sugar high”…

Yes, we do need sugar for our neurotransmitters and cells to work properly in the brain. We get it through carbs that break down to create energy. However, we eat WAY too much and we eat the Wrong kind. The work of this is in obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure to name a few. These lead to a host of chronic conditions.

Sugar is in everything and we are addicted to it! Also, we need to get back to eating food in its natural state. Sugar is included in that. Our diet is processed, modified and refined sugar that is killing our body.

There is no way we can trade our bag of chips and bottle of coke for a hand full of carrots and a glass of water.

Our diet may last a few days but we will always return to the junk we love. Sugar has us addicted. We can’t wait for the first day off our diet so that we can order the biggest plate of sugar and grease! Sound Familiar???

Diets don’t work because they can often harm your body.

Your body is not used to such a dramatic change from off and on eating restrictions. (Ie: Carbs – no carbs.. lots of fat – no fat). We see the immediate evidence from going on and off a diet in – headaches, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea and vomiting.

Your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong, but we are very quick to brush these “warning signs” off as nothing. (Not to mention,  letting these signs continue on or masking them with medications will have a big impact on the long-term health of our organs).

You need to be consistent in what you eat. Bring your body back to its natural healthy state by eating what your body is made to eat. Gradually start good habits and the bad will die out! A good consistent balance and not off and on extreme restrictions.

A good consistent balance and not off and on extreme restrictions.

Diets don’t work because most are a money scam.

People will try anything and believe anything to lose weight quick. You can rest assured that your body wants to be healthy. The body wants to get back to its original healthy state. This is called homeostasis. Your body will heal its-self. You just need to give it what it needs to be able to do it. You most often do not need a restrictive diet to accomplish this.

Diets don’t work because you ultimately want freedom and not restrictions.

You want to eat whatever you want, when you want. And that stems from what you crave and what you crave comes from what you are addicted to. They control us. Following strict checklists and calorie counting does not last. Life is too busy and gets in the way. Dieting is impossible for the best of us. So don’t fall into the “New fad”. Please.

What we crave comes from what we are addicted to.

Then what should we do?

There is and always has been only one way to eat. We have moved far from it by replacing what we know to be true for a lie. Brainwashed. You know what food is healthy to eat, but you choose not to eat it because you are addicted to fake food. And you think going on a diet will be the quick and easy answer.

You have been given all you need to live a healthy life.

Are bodies are meant to eat from the earth. Plants, herbs, fruit, vegetables, meat.. ALL IN ITS NATURAL STATE. The less interference the better. Real Raw food. Click “here” for lots more on what that looks like.

When you begin to eat natural (organic) food our bodies will soon remember the food it is made to eat and not crave the junk! Naturally! We can witness a total switch over.

Your body being transformed back to its original state is the only way to cut the cravings and therefore eat right. It is so much easier when your body wants the good and not the bad. Click “here” for my own experience in this.

No more lists of do’s and dont’s.

You will never know how bad you actually feel until you experience how good you can feel! You will not want to go back.

How to begin.

As I said earlier, you need to start putting good habits into your life, and the bad will soon die out. A good help is gradually cleaning the processed, refined food out of our pantries and fridges! Replace it with whole, raw and organic (natural) food. And start eating it.

Make a plan and start gradually cutting back on your bad habits, at your own pace. Practice self-control. If you need help, reach out to me!

Think about joining the 5 day family smoothie challenge. This will take you through the essentials to living a healthy vibrant life.

Fresh raw fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies are a great way to get lots of good nutrients in quickly. Visit HERE for recipes.

Visit some of the following articles that will get you started on the right path.

In the future, the Dr will not give medicine but will involve the patient in proper use of food, fresh air and excersise. – Edison.

Please do not get caught up in the “lose weight quick” scams. It is fine to do a small detox to reboot every once in a while; but please just give the body the nutrients it needs through a Natural, whole raw lifestyle.

Get lots of fresh air and water, and keep your body moving! Also, remember that we have organs that are meant to naturally clean anyways. The body is one system. When it cleans and heals, it will clean and heal everything. It wants to be healthy. Just give it some time. 

There is no “real” get fit quick fix. Good results always come from hard work. It is your choice. What we put in our body can harm or heal us.

Its a lifestyle.

New recipes HERE.

I hope this will give you some insight, and that you won’t chase after the next New diet to come.

Published by Daniel Matthews

My passion is to help people regain their health through nutrition and a balanced lifestyle! I currently work as a Paramedic and an AIM Living Well Coach.

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