A Healthy Reminder: There Is No Magic Answer

I came across this article this morning and I knew I had to share it here.  My personal beliefs about healthy eating (this includes, but is not limited to, being at a healthy weight) have been informed by loads of research, learning, and personal experience.  Ultimately, I firmly believe that there is no magic answer, so to speak, to creating a solid nutritional base and reaching your own personal healthy weight.

So often we are sold special diets as products, we are given partial truths from studies in order to push a new way of eating and thinking, causing consumers to run to the markets, filling their baskets and carts with the ‘healthy’ food of the moment and discarding what they are told is the new enemy (i.e. fat, carbs, sugar).

My approach to nutrition is firmly rooted in the understanding that our bodies need real (i.e. unprocessed or at least minimally processed) food and a balance of various nutrients from a variety of foods.  We need protein, carbohydrates, and fats.  This article presents a clear perspective on one recent ‘health’ trend and why eliminating one key nutrient in order to create an excess of another is not the way to go.

So if you have a moment, check out this article here and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Happy Tuesday!

2 comments on “A Healthy Reminder: There Is No Magic Answer

  1. Oh I absolutely agree with the “Real Food” approach! It’s why I could never go on any diet that relied on you buying their food, knowing that the minute you went ‘off’ the diet, you would put the weight back on because you never learned how to prepare your *own* food to sustain yourself and your weight.

    I love to cook, I love to create fresh food from fresh ingredients, minimal packaging and processing. 🙂

    • Thanks for commenting. I’m glad that you mentioned the minimal packaging aspect, too. It’s another very important aspect of eating food that supports wellness in our environment and communities as a whole! 🙂

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