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I hear ” I need to start eating right” a lot and today I want to talk about why there is no such thing. First, I’ll say that are plenty of general guidelines for eating a healthy diet. Things like avoiding fast food, soda, and refined sugars and instead eating whole foods like eggs, lean meats, fruits, and veggies.

Pretty basic stuff.

But following a diet is a very individual thing and success and adherence can depend on many things from social situations, resources, and personal preferences.

In my opinion, no diet is right for everyone and low carb works as well as high carb which works as well as no carb. It’s all about these 3 things:

  • Is it healthy?
  • Does it give you the results you want?
  • Can you sustain it?

Regardless of what approach to eating you choose, if it possesses these 3 things, it will work if you stick with it.

While I don’t believe there is a “right or wrong” way to eat, there are a few things you should consider when looking at nutrition.

These are some rules that I live and teach by and have had a great deal of success with:

  1. Keep nutrition as simple as possible
  2. Consistency is more important than which diet you follow
  3. Don’t sacrifice your happiness in the name of losing weight
  4. If you’re not losing weight and you think you’re doing everything right, you’re probably not in a calorie deficit for long enough
  5. Eat as many single ingredient foods as possible
  6. You don’t need a meal plan or prep and cook for hours. You need a better relationship with food

Most people don’t follow a diet because they don’t really want to. They like the idea of eating clean more than they like actually doing it. Just remember, there isn’t a right way to eat. Make good choices and use your head.

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