4 Common Myths About Diets Dispelled

If dieting is your thing, how about putting a different twist on that thinking. For example, the word diet no longer means gloom and doom eating. Let’s look at a few diets dispelled myths you can toss out with the garbage, and leaving a more enjoyable mindset on food and diet.

“This is the Best Diet Ever”

Each person owns his or her DNA – the chemical, the biological and physiological makeup of a body. There is no ‘one best diet’. Foolproof diets are not a given success story because each body metabolizes differently. Proper dieting is all about smart choices, balance, and clean foods that take a personalized situation in mind.

“Hyper Specialized Diets Are for Everyone”

Everyone’s heard of people who have decided to do something extreme like only beef or other food for an extended period of time and gaining huge results. Dieting choices of eating all protein, no fat or cutting so many calories we starve our bodies were wrong then and now. Extreme specialization dieting is not an ideal scenario for proper health. Go back to basics. Incorporate time and attention to a balanced selection of real foods on a daily basis. Doctors might suggest a specific specialized diet to help with your unique situation, and could seem unhealthy at times, but most of the time, it will help you address a need in your diet you didn’t see yourself.  Otherwise, diets should be a variety of clean water, organic fruits, vegetables, and proteins.

“You Can’t Eat Healthy on a Budget”

Yes, this is possible, you can actually eat healthy on a budget! Fresh, organic, grass-fed and non-genetically modified foods are the waves of the present and future, and easy to do. Don’t be fooled otherwise. Nobody says every bite has to be organic. But, the more high-quality foods you put into your body, the more your body and your bank account will thank you in the long run.

Each weekly grocery visit should incorporate at least one organic type of meat, and plenty of fruits and vegetable. Select bunched produce to go further such as unpackaged organic romaine lettuce, one bunch organic bananas or organic carrots. With 1 pound of organic ground beef, you just created a meal for 2-3 people. Do this once a week, and you’ve succeeded in eating healthy on a budget!

“You Can’t Eat Your Favorite Foods Anymore”

While you may need to cut down on some of the really unhealthy foods that you consume regularly, you don’t need to get rid of everything you love just to lose weight! You should be eating a lot of whole foods and watching your portions, but there are everyday items that you can still take advantage of. For instance, take peanut butter. Peanut butter has plenty of health benefits and it can be used in a large variety of recipes. Plus, it is just plain old delicious. There is no need to get rid of your favorite sandwiches while dieting.

Naturalistic nutritionists are wonderful resources. They can help in becoming further educated of how dieting is actually a good word if the definition of it reflects the balance, distribution, and assimilation of clean, organic whole foods smartly eaten on a daily basis. But this is just one of the ways that you can take a few steps forward to living an overall healthy diet.

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