Here are the steps to find what is the perfect diet for your body.
Step 1. Sit down
Step 2. Decide what you FEEL like
Step 3. Eat it.
Step 4. You have found the perfect diet for you.
It’s as simple as that.
But seriously. Stop searching for the latest diet to follow; the latest food trend you need or what is going to make you lose the most weight. These will not give you lifelong sustainable results or satisfaction. You will start to view food in a different way and may find you become fearful of it. This is when a negative relationship with food can start to grow. Start connecting within. We get so caught up on the diet craze and forget to bring it back to the simple things we all know. We forget about the basics we got taught when we were kids!
Wholefoods- we know these are good for us. We know they nourish our bodies! We know our bodies thrive off fruit and veggies. Eat more of these and find your body will thrive.
Processed foods- limiting our intake. Now this does not mean you cannot have it. This does not mean you must cut it out completely. It just means cutting it down and limiting our intake of these things. Having them as treats or every so often- and when you have them, allow yourself to enjoy it! Accept it. There is no point eating it and stressing about what you just ate. You’ll end up regretting every bite which will do more harm to your body than you realise. You will stress your body out and find you were better off not eating it at all. Give yourself permission to enjoy yourself when you have your treat. Give yourself permission to remove the guilt, remove the fear and accept your body is strong and can digest this.
Life is all about balance. If there’s one thing I have learnt on this journey, it is the best diet to follow is a #nondietapproach. One of my favourite nutritionists, inspirational authors and all-time role model; Jessica Sepel (also known as JSHealth) has taught me the importance of this approach and ‘giving up dieting, throwing out the scales and finding balance with food for life’. Her approach is simple and one I now live by. She removes counting calories and instead focuses on nourishing her body with wholefoods and showing gratitude for her body instead of letting it define who she is.
“I have a gentle approach to nutrition, health and wellbeing. I listen to my body and give it exactly what it needs. I enjoy a wholefood, balanced diet, and I’m kind to myself.”
Remove the fear from food. Remove the guilt that continues to consume you. Start appreciating your body. Start focusing on changing your mindset and making it a positive one. We need to stop putting so much pressure on ourselves to join this diet craze. To join this diet culture. It will not give you long term balance, long term rewards. Focus on healing your body. Healing your mind. Healing your relationship with food. Focus on shifting your perspective to start viewing food as medicine. Something that nourishes our bodies and helps us thrive.
Life is all about balance. Find your happiness. Repair your relationship with food. Heal your mind. Remove the guilt. Remove the judgement. Listen within. Eat what your body is craving. Find balance. #loveyoubody
That is the perfect ‘diet for you’. #bodyacceptance
Love from the Italian who loves to speak,