That’s right. The perfect diet DOES exist.
Is it the Mediterranean Diet? The Paleo Diet? Should you become a vegetarian or a vegan?
It’s difficult to find substantive nutrition information these days. Bestselling diet books often disagree with each other. The more extreme the diet, the more copies it sells. Some of my personal favorites include The Pineapple Diet, The Peanut Butter Diet and The Ice Cream Diet. These books make me laugh and cry at the same time. Why are there so many confusing messages out there? Who do you rely on for good, solid nutrition advice?
On top of that, we all know people who are extremely careful about what they eat and other people who have a more relaxed attitude toward food. Your best friend may thrive on a vegan diet while your grandparents are healthy eating animal foods. Which is correct?
Both! You see, each and every person has unique needs. No one diet works for everyone. At the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), I have learned that food must be about the individual, not about the theory. One person’s food is another person’s poison – a concept IIN founder, Joshua Rosenthal, calls Bio-IndividualityTM.
My goal is to help you discover your bio-individual diet. Your bio-individual diet is the perfect diet for YOU.
Human beings, like every species, know that what they eat changes everything. Over time people experimented, made mistakes, and slowly have started to realize that cookie cutter diets don’t really work.
You can’t tell people what kind of relationship to be in or what kind of music they’re going to enjoy. Why is it acceptable to tell people what kind of food they should be eating?
You are a very intelligent woman. However, with the endless diet books and quick-fix programs out there, you may have outsmarted your own eating intuition. It’s time to understand what foods you’re attracted to and why.
When you want to determine what to eat, you need to look and understand yourself. Your gender, age, and culture all influence your food choices and can help you discover your bio-individual diet.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
What is your gender? Chances are you’re a woman, but it’s important to know that men and women eat differently. What works for women, may or may not work for men.
What is your age? People eat differently at different ages. What worked for you when you were 18 or 25 years old may not work for you anymore. At this point in your life, what foods make you feel energized? What foods make you feel sluggish? What foods are easy or difficult to digest?
What is your culture? Everyone has a genetic predisposition to eat the foods from the country where our ancestors grew up. What are your comfort foods? What foods nourish your mind, body, and spirit?
What is your activity level? People who are physically active have different nutritional requirements than people who are not. Do you work at a desk and sit for most of your day? Do you have a labor-intensive job? How often do you exercise?
If you need guidance and support to discover your bio-individual diet, it might be time to finally hire a trained professional. As a Health Coach, I am your personal advocate for living a healthy, fulfilling and balanced life. By working together, we can discover the food and lifestyle choices that best support you.
To decide if health coaching is right for you, I invite you to schedule a free consultation (via phone or Skype) with me. During this consultation, we will discuss your health history and current lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals. Click here to get started.
P.S. If Bio-Individuality is a new concept to you, leave a comment below, and tell me why you’re excited about this cutting-edge concept. I’m excited to hear from you!
Source: Integrative Nutrition, Inc.