DIET – Not Your Typical 4 Letter Word!
Diet…That 4 Letter Word that Could Be Your Arch Nemesis or Your Best Friend
Lets’s look at the word “diet” as an acronym:
E Eating & Exercise
Your best diet is the one which makes you feel better physically, emotionally & psychologically . By maximizing your health by feeding & exercising it appropriately, we are rewarded by how we feel and how we perform our many demands. The right nutritional program is designed with you, for you & your unique combination of demands & parameters. It energizes you and helps you focus,
and the truth is ……when you stray, you just don’t feel like you! There will be an inner calling that keeps you complaint.
All other desired outcomes of a nutritional program including adiposity management ( healthy body fat level) will follow, when you feed your body the nutrition it needs, in the right quantities, and eliminate the saboteurs.
Our problem is we have a completely inaccurate preconceived notion of diet. We think if anything is good for us, it necessarily has to be a form of deprivation & torture…. as seen with nutrition, lifestyle behaviors and physical activity. We are in a world of immediate gratification, living only in this moment- those few fleeting moments of taste, a misplaced sense of reward, hiding behind the scapegoat of too busy or no time.
By focusing on creating a balanced inner ecosystem, we avoid the highs, lows, moods, exhaustion, “off and ons” created by instant gratification. We build a solid foundation of health, which will allow us flexibility, and most of all an inner biology of strength and disease prevention.
DIET for our Cell-Being
Far too often ignored is the role of food to serve and protect at a much more crucial level- protecting our cells.
We live in a world where our bodies are attacked incessantly by mutagens, endocrine disruptors, toxins, electromagnetic radiation, viruses and bacteria….we have a very long list of cellular assailants. AKA Oxidative Stress – agents that have the ability to disrupt healthy cellular function, which is the root of disease.
Many poor food choices are sources of oxidative stress
Sound food choices should be based on nutrition that supports cell strength. There are a number of dietary decisions based on calorie content, “diet” foods. “low fat” or “low sugar” foods that are actually destructive on a cellular level.
Lifestyle Choices which may seem to be a better for our exterior, are not necessarily best for our cell-being. It is our cell-being that nourishes the inner ecosystem for strength and wellness.