Although I’m a recovering yo-yo dieter, I’m still a perfectionist (to a degree!) and I like rules and structure. I’m always trying to clean up my diet just a little bit more and when I think about not being able to have something, it frustrates me – just like it would anyone. And then it hits me…why do we feel like we have to follow a “diet” perfectly for it to work or be healthy for us? For a while now I’ve been mixing up different ideas on what is healthy and it has worked for me. I continue to get healthier each time I add this or remove that.
Lately I’ve been intrigued by a more primal approach to eating. This approach removes all grains (as well as some other foods). I believe in the science behind it, but it would require me to give up my oatmeal 🙁 I like my oatmeal!! Who says I MUST eat this way? I believe that there is no “one size fits all” approach to nutrition so why am I trying to put myself in a box? I’ll continue removing the junk, the processed frankenfoods, the added sugars, but I think I’ll keep my oatmeal for now.
How are you trying to fit in one of the “diet” boxes? And how are you breaking free?
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