A faceless woman chops bell pepper to prepare for a healthy and nutritious mealWith so many popular diets, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype of one or another. While many of these diets may work for some, others have mixed or no results. Everyone reacts somewhat differently to the same foods, and no diet plan is one size fits all.

Rather than restricting yourself to a specific diet, try to focus on eating real, whole, nutritious foods as much as possible.

It’s All About Balance.

Though many diet plans attempt to create rules based on carbs, fats, proteins, etc., it’s important to remember what healthy eating is all about. First, balance! Aim to get a mix of fruits, vegetables, protein, and more and create a balanced diet that works for you.

Everyone is Different.

There are general truths to what you should and shouldn’t eat. Working with a nutritional coach or dietician can help you understand how your body reacts to different foods. For example, you might discover that certain foods cause inflammation or low-level allergic reactions that are hindering your health. Working with a professional can also help you learn how to modify your meals and discover more about your specific body needs.

Lower Burnout Rate.

Many fad diets tend to have a high burnout rate, meaning people take them on for a week or month but ultimately succumb to breaking the rules. Even if you don’t break the rules for a set period of time, you may go back to your old habits immediately once the plan is over. Practicing balanced eating with room for the occasional indulgence can ultimately keep you from falling down that slippery slope of poor food choices.

Pairing healthy eating habits with regular physical activity will contribute to your health and well-being. Contact us today to learn more about the health and fitness programs we’re currently offering at McKendree Metro Rec Plex.