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.