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THE 411 ON DIETS

Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
May 15, 2014
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Which diet is the best?

There isn’t just one. It all depends on you, my friend. We’re all a bit different – it’s called BIO-INDIVIDUALITY.

What is right for one person may not be right for the next. There is no “one diet fits all.” We can hear your groans from here. Sorry, wouldn’t want to lie to you!

The brilliance of the human body is that if you listen to it, it will tell you exactly what you need.

WHAT IS BIO-INDIVIDUALITY?

If you’re a vegetarian and your craving a cheeseburger, odds are your body needs that meat. Your body is speaking to you. Maybe you’re a card-carrying-carnivore who feels sluggish and is leaning towards salads these days. That’s your body telling you to eat some veggies and lay off the meat for a bit!

Now this doesn’t mean that if you’re craving cookies that your body needs cookies! Sugar cravings are not the same as whole food cravings. Sugar cravings manifest from an unhealthy imbalance in the body. Grab a banana instead. We swear it works.

Just as we are all different, special, unique beings, so are our dietary needs. You just have to figure out what works for you. Some people will lose weight when they tweak their diets to become vegetarian–others may gain weight.   Same goes for those other diets. The question is, what do you feel your best eating (energy, weight, etc), and stick to that. Your correct diet will have you feeling good and at a proper weight naturally.

Still wondering what to eat? Here are some guidelines to help you figure out what’s best for you:

- Lots of fresh fruits and veg.

- Protein that is the size and thickness of your palm (not the whole hand!), beef kept to once a week.

- 1/4 cup serving of whole grain carbs.

- Cook in olive oil, and use olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a dressing.

- 1 pat of butter when necessary.

-  Dairy as yogurt (plain and add fruits and agave to sweeten), cheese occasionally.

- A good food-based multi-vitamin, and Omega 3 fish oils as supplements.

 

You don’t have to eat all of these at every meal, just keep these guidelines in mind for nutrition and portion-control. Eat what feels right for you, and what keeps you feeling right. t

Listen to your body, ignore the unhealthy urges, move more. You’ll be surprised by what you see and hear!

 

 

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