It seems like everywhere you look there is new information on how to eat, what to eat and when to eat. These are usually followed by promises of weight loss, younger looking skin or to give you more energy. These claims are all over the internet and in magazines showing you what celebrities eat in order to look their best.
Do you get overwhelmed by all of it?
I know I do.
Those same people making the claims may say “if it worked for me, it can work for you!” But how do they know that’s true? Cutting out all carbs, going paleo, low-fat or high-protein diets will not give you the same results as someone else. First of all, many of these “diets” that are promoted are not healthy. They encourage you to cut out entire food groups or follow strict rules, which are usually followed by feelings of guilt if you break them.
The million dollar question is. “Where are they getting this nutritional information from?”
Is it some person who decided to eat these certain foods, lost a few pounds and now claims to be a “diet expert”? Or is it coming from a registered dietitian or other health care professional?
Before taking nutrition advice from anyone, look to see what their credentials are. If they are not a certified nutritionist, registered dietitian or other qualified nutrition specialist, think twice about listening to their advice. Doctors do, and can, give nutrition advice but they have had minimal education on nutrition. They have the right ideas, in regards to nutrition, but they do not always know the smartest and healthiest way to get you there.
Always seek out advice from professionals with credentials and advanced education in nutrition because truth is, nutrition information can be confusing. It’s a science that changes often.
There is no one diet that fixes everything for everyone. Especially with all the information in the media claiming that you should go gluten-free, sugar-free or preservative-free making it impossible to decide what is actually healthy.
You should definitely check with a registered dietitian or your doctor before starting any diet that has to do with “curing” a serious health problem. There are many holistic and nutritional approaches to curing certain diseases and illnesses but not all of them work. If you want to try these, continue your usual medication and inform your health care professional about them.
Since you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re looking for another way. Another way to get your nutrition information and a way to stop dieting.
I can help you with both.
As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I can provide you with correct and useful nutritional information. But, while more nutrition information may be helpful, that may not be what you need right now.
Take a look at where you are on your body love journey. Are you done with dieting? If so, intuitive eating may be your next step.
Intuitive eating is not a diet.
Intuitive eating will help you change your relationship with food; it is all about listening to your inner body’s signals and learning to re-trust your body once again! By listening to what your body wants and needs, you will be well nourished, your body will be happy and you’ll release excess weight.
Why will your body be happy? Because on your intuitive eating journey, you can eat whole, nutritious foods while still enjoying your favorite foods from time to time.
If you are looking to start on the intuitive eating journey, you can contact me here.