Nutrition Is Not A One-size Fits All
It’s safe to say that there is no shortage of nutritional content out there. But with the so much information and options to choose from, it may be difficult to decide on which nutritional plan, programme or ethos to explore.
The key is to constantly check in with your body; because what works for someone else might not work for you- there is no one-size fits all nutritional plan.
The way you choose to nourish yourself will depend on many factors, some of which are: your lifestyle habits, food preferences, culture, and location.
But, there are a few nutritional options you can choose, which are a sure fire way to keep you nourished and healthy, namely: try to stick to an unprocessed, natural diet wherever possible and avoid additives and added sugars.
Explore What Feels Good and Doesn’t Feel Good in Your Body
If your chosen diet is creating discomfort in your body and causing some form of suffering, you may look at cutting out one or more of the following groups of foods:
- Foods containing Gluten
- Dairy Products
- Stimulants (Caffeine, cigarettes etc.)
Not every dietary discomfort requires you to take an allergy test, although if you feel you really want to, you should definitely go ahead. If your diet is causing you some suffering, simply remove the food group from your diet for a week and see how you feel. If you feel a whole lot better then consider at removing it entirely.
Beyond this, you can refine and edit your diet to suit your own personal needs. With so many options out there from Coconut to Almond flour, you now have an abundance of healthier food options.
Keep A “Food and Mood Diary”
Keeping a “Food & Mood” diary is a great way to keep yourself in check and find out what foods may be making you ill. Also, remember that stress plays a part in many modern day illnesses, so consider your mental health as well.
Always approach your health from a holistic point of view and look at the bigger picture! Remember to give yourself room to explore what works for your body, be very discerning about which plan you choose to adopt, they key is to find alignment between your body and healthy food options.