Are you ready for another weekend? I don’t have too much on my plate: a long run tomorrow (and that’s relative to me) followed by some hot yoga goodness. I am trying out a new sriracha recipe with my Mom and I get to have a low key relaxing Sunday at home with the BF.
Let’s jump into a discussion, shall we? What comes to mind when you think of the word DIET?
Not good is it? I didn’t think so.
Now you all know that I am the Queen of Diets. I’ve done Weight Watchers, Eat Clean, 17 Day Diet, Low carb, no carb, high fat….I’ve tried them all!! And the one thing that we can all agree on is that a TEMPORARY diet will never work. Notice that I said temporary?
I think we all know that while Jenny Craig or any of the other meal order services would be nice, its not going to be logical in the long run (unless you are a celebrity). Now that the news has broken that short term eat plans won’t work, there’s a new trend: lifestyle eating.
Just like with any other trend/fad/whathaveyou in health and wellness ‘lifestyle eating’ is a smashing hit right now. I’ll tell you that ‘lifestyle eating’ is a term I made up about 30 seconds ago, so don’t google it – you won’t find anything…I think. By lifestyle eating I mean eating a certain way for the rest of your life.
But is this any different from a diet? I don’t know. A lot of people love and believe in a lifestyle eating plan (paleo, vegetarian, vegan). Is that bad? NO!
So why is there such a stigma when you say “I’m going to do ________ plan”?
Like I’ve said about so many other subjects here on the blog, I think its fear. Fear that someone else is doing ‘the right thing, the right way’. Fear they know something you should know. Fear their way is better than yours. I also think diet just has a bad rap from so many years of crazy fad diets.
Can’t diet just mean ‘the way you eat’?
But here’s the key: everyone is different, so one person’s eating style might not be the best option for you. Experiment!! Try out lots of different foods, cooking methods, types of cuisine. You will know what’s right for you when you try it. Eat food that makes you feels good (and not in an ‘I’m filling an emotional void’ sort of good).
I’ll leave you with this little nugget of wisdom….