When it comes to starting a new diet and labelling the way you eat, it almost always results in restriction, frustration, a lack of consistency, intense cravings and a whole lot of added stress.
It’s also important to know that even if you are currently thriving on a specific diet right now, it doesn’t mean it’s going to always work for you. The reality is, there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to weight loss, health, and nutrition. Deciding what to eat and what not to eat should debased on what makes you feel your best. Just because something works for one person, doesn’t mean it will work for the next. Our variability in responding to food is so individual. I think every one of us needs to find out what works best for us through our own trial and error. I also think getting rid of labels can also help minimize food guilt – you don’t have to “cheat” on your diet when you’re not following a specific diet.
A health reminder: Everyone’s nutritional needs are so individual, and putting a certain label on your diet doesn’t make it better for you. Focus on nourishment, rather than restriction. Trust your body and the signals it gives you.