It seems like every week there’s a new diet craze. Here’s all about the terrifying dieting myth!
The terrifying dieting myth
High carb, low carb, no fat, high protein, it can be quite hard to keep up for someone who is just starting their fitness journey. Sadly, as someone who has spent the better part of four years living the healthiest life possible I can see that as a population we are going about eating completely wrong.
People become lazy and want the body of their dreams but refuse to work for it. This then leads them to search for so called “miracle” diets that are simply taking advantage of people.
The whole concept of dieting is outrageous
A diet is designed to change a persons eating habits for a small amount of time in hopes to see some reduction of body weight. Therefore, once someone goes off their diet and returns to their same eating habits they will gain all the weight pack. This is a never ending cycle that so many people fall into and are never truly able to get out of.
Now with that being said there is an alternative to dieting and that is implementing a sound eating strategy that can be continued for the duration of someones life. Instead of focusing on how much or how little you are eating, you should be focused on the quality of that food and just how much nutrients you are giving your body.
Take this situation for example, if you have a new car and keep putting bad quality fuel in it the car will begin to run poorly. Your body is the same, if you are putting bad things into it its going to reflect that. Our body need good quality food to run properly, and most diets are so strict and reduce calories so much that your body will not be able to function correctly.
To begin an eating strategy that will change your life and your body you must have a solid foundation built on nutritional knowledge. Our bodies run off of three macro nutrients, carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Carbs are the most important one because the human body rely’s on them for energy. Sadly, people often think that carbs are bad for us which is simply not the case. When choosing proper carbohydrates focus on slow digesting ones that are high in fiber and low in sugar. Some example are brown rice, sweet potatoes, and whole grain pasta.
There’s a huge misconception when it comes to fat
Fat is very important but is quite calorie dense. When it comes to choosing fats one should choose the ones that are low in saturated fat, and have no trans fats. These lead to multiple health risks and should be avoided.
Lastly, protein should be a staple in everyone’s diet
Protein aids in repairing and growing those muscles that we work so hard for in the gym. When it comes to choosing the right protein source focus on lean meats, poultry, and fish. Some examples are flank steaks, tuna, and chicken breast.
It’s about time we start taking responsibility for what we put into our bodies and focus on making sound nutritional decisions rather than look for the easy way out. You will get what you put in, that can be said for the gym, the workplace, life, and of course our bodies.