So you’ve decided you want to make changes to your diet, and maybe lose some weight?
But how do you know which guru’s diet to follow this January? All of them claim to work miracles with our waistline, but at what cost?
The perfect diet, if it existed, would let us eat what we want, when we want it, and still help us to fit back into our favourite pair of jeans. But the majority of diets out there are just too restrictive for most of us to follow. They are often very effective in the short term, but they rarely offer a solution to balancing good nutrition and tasty food with our busy lives.
However, it is possible to change the way you eat, enabling you to have freedom of choice while also achieving your weight loss goals. There are plenty of people who are able to make conscious decisions everyday about what they eat, and through this alone they are able to free themselves forever from restrictive, complicated dieting.
And you don’t need a dietitian to tell you what’s good for you. The simplest way to get started is to get back to basics.
Our bodies, and what they are designed to eat, have changed very little over a very long time. Yet many of the ‘foods’ we are eating wouldn’t be recognised by our great-grandmothers, let alone our Stone Age ancestors. Our bodies just aren’t designed to cope with the high percentage of heavily processed foods that have become the staple of today’s society. (See last weeks newsletter on Why Detox?)
So it’s time to get back to basics, and start eating real food again!
But real food doesn’t have to be boring, costly or complicated. In fact, it can be quicker to cook a steak and fresh veg than it is to cook pasta. Not sure which is better for you? Just ask yourself what your Stone Age relatives would have been eating.
By getting back to basics first, and then learning about the way your own body reacts to different foods, you can start to make your own conscious decisions about what you eat. You can then move towards achieving your desired shape without ever counting calories, drinking potions or, even worse, popping pills.
For many of our clients, the weight loss turns out to be a bonus, while the main benefit is how much better they feel. They are able to change the outlook they have on food, essentially getting back to a state of mind where they are in control. By freeing themselves of the cravings and habits they are able to enjoy a much healthier diet without ever feeling deprived. And when they decide to have a glass of wine or a bar of chocolate they do so free of guilt.
But while the theory is great, if you want results you must take action!
You can start right now by downloading the Combined Fitness Clean Eating Guide by entering your name and email address in the web form in the link below.