I believe it’s also very important to learn to listen to our bodies instead of following the new trend or diet. Although diets can be great if a specific goal needs to be reached in a short amount of time or if a specific health condition needs to be addressed, I think it’s best to consume real foods, eat until satiety is achieved, and eat according to what our bodies need. I believe in bio-individuality – I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all diet as each person is unique and has different nutritional needs, according to gender, age, size, health, constitution, lifestyle, and ancestry. The goal, in my opinion, is to find what works for each one of us.
I’m a big advocate for healthy eating, but I also believe it’s important to enjoy life. Life is not only about food, restraint, and control but also about fun, noteworthy experiences, and making memories. It’s important to be able to go out with family or friends and enjoy that special dinner, birthday party, holiday, or vacation. It’s healthy as well – just in a different way. Balance and moderation are the keys. We should be able to enjoy those special moments in our life without stress or guilt. We don’t only feed our body but our mind and soul as well.
Lastly, our thoughts and feelings affect our health. It’s important to be grateful for the food we have – no matter what kind of food it is. When we practice having positive thoughts, it affects our health positively. We have so much to be grateful for, and we live in a world of abundance. We can’t control everything but we can control the way we think. I believe that if we can learn to find beauty in every situation of life and be more at peace within, it’s another beautiful way to remain healthy.