New Years bring new resolutions and let's face it, most resolutions are about diet, fitness or getting healthy. If you have made the decision that 2016 is going to be the year to make your health a priority, congratulations in making an investment in your future! So... now what? How do you eat healthy? What is the best diet? Do you chose to eat Vegan, or Paleo, Pegan (Paleo - Vegan), you could even try fasting days (like the 5:2 diet)... Which is the best diet for long lasting health? The answer isn't as black and white as you think and scientists have the same problems answering this question too!
I have studied more than 100 dietary theories and the best diet I recommend is bio-individuality. Bio-what? Bio-individuality! Bio-individuality acknowledges that we are all different - that different foods nourish us; different exercise regimes empower us; and different relationships enrich us! Bio-individuality bases the diet on you, the individual, and what works best for your age, gender, nationality, blood type and activity levels!
Maybe if I compare bio-individuality with the example of work...my mum was a nurse and although now she isn't nursing she still loves caring for and helping others. She will spend 5 minutes at the shops listening to the little old lady about her problems, empathising with her and showing compassion. It is in her nature to be a nurse. But to tell everyone that they should become a nurse is foolish. We are all different! If we were all nurses, who would build our roads, construct our houses, teach our children, be our politicians, etc.
It's the same for food. I know someone who thrives on a vegan diet, someone else I know loves a meat-heavy carb-restricted Paleo diet, and even more extreme is someone who eats only raw fruits and vegetables before 4pm. Guess what? They are all really healthy, happy, full of energy and have a zest for life. Why? Because they have found the diet that best suits their bio-individuality the best. If my vegan friend was told she had to eat more meat-based protein she would be miserable! A healthy and balanced vegan diet is perfect for her.
If you are interested in working out the best diet for you, you can try keeping a food journal. Write down what you eat and note how you are feel after eating. You might want to try different diets and see what makes you feel and look your best. Experiment and keep a record so you remember. Then you can make changes to your diet and create a diet that is best for you!
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Have a great day,