It Comes Down to the Facts
As I was enjoying my staycation this week, I was reminded how so many people are influenced by “the next best thing”. Whether that be the next fad diet, the most popular TV series to watch, or the latest fashion trend, we are all bombarded by messaging and left to figure out what’s real and what’s not. I find it very interesting.
If you don’t know me very well, let me tell you, I think. I think a lot. Lately, my thoughts are directed back to reminding me of my unique vantage point on the world, and how that has impacted my life up until now and continues to impact every decision I make. This is true for all of you as well.
For example, there is no such thing as normal. It’s all relative. We all believe normal to be what we know. But the truth is that normal is different for everyone. It’s a stupid word when you really think about it. Who is to say what’s normal? You!
I recently watched the Netflix documentary called “explained: Why Diets Fail” and it proved many of my thought processes about dieting to be correct.
The show mentions that the average American attempts to lose weight over a lifetime over 5 times for the general population and 7 times for women in particular. Every couple of months there’s a new diet fad that comes out. The marketing behind these fad diets is sending the wrong message to people, and I wish it would stop.
Almost every diet that is out there with strong marketing is not supported by scientific research. I believe the facts. Facts prove results.
The Keto diet and the Atkins Low-Carb diet claim that by cutting carbs, dieters can eat even more calories than normal and still lose weight. This is simply not true, and there are scientific studies supporting the contrary. These are two popular diets that took the world by storm, yet no one actually read into them enough to discover there is no research backing them.
Are you just going to believe everything that you hear? Think about what you are saying yes to when you do, and make a sound decision based on facts.
I’m writing this post to help you reconsider what you are saying yes to, especially when it comes to nutrition.
The Paleo diet is supposedly what the hunters and gatherers ate back in the day. However, scientific history documents that they ate wheat, barley, and rye. Who knew?
Many people may perceive I live a life of restriction to stay fit and healthy, but that is not the case at all. I practice what I preach, and I never feel like I restrict myself. Right now, I’ve found the perfect formula that works for me and my body, but I understand that I will need to adapt and change it as I grow. The perfect formula won’t always be perfect. This is part of what I teach my new clients, how to listen to their bodies.
For example, in Mexico, I was training at a high altitude. I didn’t have the same foods available that I was used to in the USA. So I had to adapt. It’s important to understand that once you find this perfect formula that works for you, you’re going to continuously refine it as you adapt to different situations and factors in your life.
Isn’t that true for you? When you go to a new place outside of your daily routine, that’s usually when your diet and exercise program suffers the most.
This week, I was tested during my staycation. My friend was visiting, so we packed in as much adventure as we could into a day. On most days, we woke up at 5 am and got home after midnight. One day, we really pushed our bodies to the extreme by hiking in Joshua Tree in temperatures over 100 degrees. The day before that we went on a wine safari. Those were two very contradicting days, yet I found it easy to keep my typical regimen in check. That didn’t happen overnight. It took me time to refine my lifestyle.
You’re adapting to become a new and better version of yourself with my programming. With the fad diets, you are looking for a quick short term fix that’s only temporary and difficult to do. Many people end up reverting back to their old ways after these types of diets.
When it comes to the grand scheme of things in life, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is.
There’s no one perfect formula that’s going to be the answer for you. Whether it comes to your nutrition, what makes you feel truly happy and fulfilled, or what makes you feel successful, all of these things are unique to each and every one of us. That’s why with my nutrition business KitBody, I only offer customized and individualized programs. There’s no one formula that’s going to work for everyone.
All of my nutrition education is scientifically based. Our society always wants that one easy answer or quick fix, but the truth is there isn't one. If you’re looking to change your lifestyle and begin living your best life, never dieting again, head over to the KitBody tab on my website to inquire how to get started.
KitBody is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. Let me guide you outside your comfort zone, one bite at a time.