Fad Diets or Michael Pollan’s Advice?
I have talked before about making healthy living a lifestyle, and its benefits over adopting a “fad diet” or racing to see how quickly you can possibly lose 10 pounds. I guarantee you, you can be so much happier and more energetic, and your healthy lifestyle (and body) will last far longer, if you focus on eating healthily rather than eating “diet food” or following a “fad diet.” I’m a huge believer in bio-individuality, and I don’t think that one nutrition plan is right for everyone, but I’m pretty confident that most fad, “too-good-to-be-true,” “lose-10-pounds-overnight”-type diets are helpful for almost no one. (picture source)
In the past several weeks, I’ve stumbled across some crazy (in my opinion) diet “trends” … a woman feeding herself a tapeworm, abrasive tongue patches that make it painful to eat, and everything from wearing blue glasses to make food look nasty to eating cotton balls to fill up. At first, they seem funny, but really … it’s so sad that people will take such extreme measures to have their body look a certain way, instead of eating (and enjoying) delicious whole foods and appreciating themselves the way they are! Today, take advice from one of my favorite quotes by Michael Pollan: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Skip those crazy fads, and give your body some fruits, vegetables, and whole foods that make you feel great. Happy Monday!
So, tell me in the comments … on Motivation Monday, what are YOU doing to make yourself healthier in the long term? Have you ever followed a crazy “diet trend”?