Spring is in the air, things are thawing out and coming alive.  This is a great time to focus on, or return to healthy eating habits, especially as more and more seasonal produce becomes available.  Isn’t Spring and Summer awesome!


Eat to LIVE better, Eat to FEEL better, Eat to BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE!

Here’s an article to give you a little inspiration to listen to your body.  It isn’t about dieting but fueling your body!

Ditch the Diet and Do This Instead

Your body is constantly providing feedback.

But, are you listening?

It’s easy to get so caught up in trying to eat “right” that we stop eating in a way that’s right for us. Part of the problem lies in the fact that there’s an overwhelming surplus of conflicting information about just what “clean,” “healthy” eating really means (If you’ve spent any time researching nutrition, or eating to build a better body, you know exactly what I’m talking about.). This information overload can leave us feeling confused, helpless, and completely out of touch with what’s actually good for our bodies.

Welcome to what I like to call Nutrition Insanity.

Just What is “Nutrition Insanity”?

To get a sense of what I mean by “nutrition insanity,” let’s use a quick Google search. A few minutes of searching will supply us with tons of information stating not to do the following:

  • Don’t eat fruit
  • Don’t eat meat
  • Don’t eat eggs
  • Don’t eat butter
  • Don’t eat beans
  • Don’t eat grains
  • Don’t eat dairy
  • Don’t eat cruciferous vegetables
  • Don’t drink coffee
  • Don’t use intermittent fasting
  • Don’t count calories or weigh your food
  • Don’t eat fat
  • Don’t eat carbs

But here’s the thing: You could just as easily find equal amounts of information claiming that you should do all of the above. The same is true for myriad other nutritional do’s and don’t’s.

Because we want to feed ourselves correctly and build strong, healthy bodies that function as well as they look, we keep searching for the “right” answers. But in the end, many of us wind up more confused than ever and plagued by “analysis paralysis”—the feeling of powerlessness that comes from hearing so many conflicting messages about what (and how) we should or shouldn’t eat.

This is the result of nutrition insanity, and it’s something many people with an interest in health and nutrition, myself included, have experienced. Even after all our research and experimentation, we are still left wondering, “What the heck should we eat, and how should we eat it?”