When it comes to starting a new diet and labeling 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 always going to 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 be based 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 believe that every one of us needs to find what works best for us through our own trial and error.
I think getting rid of labels can also help minimize food guilt – you don’t have to “cheat” on your diet when you’re not on a specific diet.
A healthy 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.