How is it that women who value their health, and know a lot about food and nutrition, can still struggle to achieve optimal health?
I see a lot of smart women who know what they want – they’re just not getting the results they desire.
These women want to be trim and healthy and make achieving that goal a priority.
However for a number of reasons it’s just not happening.
They go from feeling like they finally get ‘it’ one day to falling off the rails the next.
It’s more common than you think.
We listened to a ‘health’ expert and think we’re doing the right thing, only to discover the changes we’ve made are not working or worse bad for our health!
I’ve done this myself.
Back in the ‘pre-Dietitian’ days I read Raw Energy by Leslie Kenton and decided to embark on an ALL raw diet…I lasted until lunchtime of DAY 1.
A massive headache had me heading for the local cafe.
In my thirties I tried again to eat more raw to see if that helped the gas & bloating I was experiencing but it only made it worse.
These days I understand what is going on.
The biggest underlying cause of gas & bloating is constipation – slowly raises hand!
And eating too much raw food like huge amounts of cabbage will give most people gas & bloating!
So we end up throwing our hands in the air and sighing that ‘it’s all too hard’.
I’m the first one to admit that health is confusing and that the amount of conflicting information is overwhelming.
I’d like to offer you 3 insights that could be holding you back from achieving your goals.
1. The keto culture has infiltrated our marketing and many of the ‘health’ foods, which means women are unknowingly eating a high-fat diet rather than a high-fiber, nutrient-dense diet.
And unless you are specifically following a high-fat diet like keto, and know how to navigate all those calories, you won’t lose weight (I don’t recommend these types of diets).
2. Not understanding the role that food plays in regulating your hormones, and therefore unwittingly eating foods that work against balancing those fluctuating darlings!
3. And finally not being aware of the impact of stress, coffee, and alcohol on your body’s ability to release weight. It doesn’t mean you have to become a teetotaller and say goodbye to your best caffeinated friend, but it does mean understanding how to minimise their impact…and yes it’s possible.
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