Have you found the "perfect" diet for yourself? Does it even exist?

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Bennett Coffey | 2 Comments

 

Is this true for you? Have you figured it all out? I dare you to question your beliefs around food. In the food world, it seems that we believe everything we hear before actually testing it out ourselves. We hear “eat more protein” and we adopt this new eating behavior without even realizing the affect it has on us or thinking twice about it. Nothing ever stays the same, our bodies are constantly changing. A certain way of eating might have worked for you for a period of time in your life, and then as your body changed and/or your environment changed you may have found that your old ways of eating no longer sustained you. This is the key to finding what works best for you…to be in tune and aware of your body’s calls for something different (especially if you live in a place with seasons). It doesn’t mean we have to get frustrated or beat ourselves up, it just is the way it is, and if we can learn to go with the flow we will find less resistance and dis-ease…in all areas of our lives. Every single person or body on this earth is different, so one person might need to eat more meat than another person, some people don’t need to eat any meat, some people need more fat, some people need less fat, some people like to be marathon runners and some people like to walk and do yoga. It’s truly about finding what works best for you and realizing that the more rigid we become around food, the more disconnected we become from what our body really desires. Play around with different foods, experiment, HAVE FUN with it! Use your energy levels, your digestion and your moods to help guide you to the perfect diet for your body, at this point in time. Have you found that your diet has changed over time? How does it make you feel? Are you resistant to the changes? (I know I can be.) Please share your thoughts below!


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Alysha
Alysha

March 12, 2013

I’m currently experimenting with transitioning from a gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian diet to a GF vegan diet and attempting to maintain a healthy energy level and stable emotional state. Defying the protein myth has been a fear for me to overcome while avoiding hypoglycemic episodes that I have struggled through in my youth, since I thought I was in need of continuous protein to maintain stable blood sugar and energy levels. Now my concern is more about becoming deficient in minerals or vitamins with a vegan diet. I am a Full time student, senior year of college, and cannot afford expensive supplements or afford ample time to prepare elaborate meals. I’ve been getting by alright for the last three months but have definitely noticed a tax on my stress levels, both in handling stress and rising above things that shouldn’t stress me.
I’m often told that only a full blood test will screen for anything I may be lacking, but again I lack resources to have this performed. I feel mostly in tune with my body and able to feel which foods are not making me feel wholesome and healthy – but I fear I’m lacking specialized insight into what foods I should be feeding my body more of to fulfill all it’s nutritional needs. Insight?

fae kontje-gibbs
fae kontje-gibbs

March 12, 2013

Thanks for this article, Bennett. It is such a matter of balance in the 2nd and 3rd chakras for me. I have always been a foodie, and it IS a constant exploration. Where I am in it now is to really LISTEN to the inner “yes” or “no” and honor it…not only about what but also how much, when, and where. I don’t always want to slow down to listen, and it is always better when I do. I also am tuning in more to pleasure (2nd chakra) and beauty in my food and allowing myself to really be nourished by that, letting go of old, pre-programed “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” which can seriously block nourishment. The shoulds and shouldnts keep me from being present with the food, stir up feelings of rebeliousness, and lead to stuffing, sneaking, and other numbing behaviours. Loving my food, my body, and what is! I’ll go for that instead! cheers, fae

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