Just Say No to the D Word
How is it that the “one size fits all” approach is the way that many of us look at our health daily?
We have all done it at one point or another. Talked to a family member or friend and thought to ourselves, “Wow. She looks great! What is she doing because I need to do that!” “If it is working for her, then I am game.”
And while what she is doing may be a good choice and may be working for her, that in no way guarantees that if you follow the SAME EXACT steps, her plan will work for you.
What I am trying to say is that ONE exercise program will not work for everyone.
One D word, dare I say it, DIET…one diet plan will not and does not work for everyone.
Diet. That extremely overused word in society, kind of similar to the word “busy.” Overused and losing meaning.
You name it…Keto, Paleo, Cabbage Soup, Low Carb, Weight Watchers, Master Cleanse, Zone, Atkins, Raw, Alkaline, Grapefruit, Gluten-Free. These are not an “end all, be all, all problems solved” solution to healthy living.
You and your friend may both be human, but are so completely different.
Different activity levels, different stress response, different nutrient intake, different sleep patterns, different hormones, different family life, different habits and routines and schedules, different jobs, different blood types, different social circles…
You get the point. I could go on and on but the take away is that there is no ONE diet plan will work for different people in the same way.
This is why I support my mission and belief that diets are not the way to go for most people. (Note: I say most people. While some may need that initial “kickstart,” it is important to educate and make behavior change during that period of time to make lasting changes)
If you want to be better, live better, feel better, sleep better and live a life full of energy and vitality – it requires some work, drive and lifestyle change.
Time to jump off the D-word bandwagon and commit to overall healthier lifestyle choices that you can maintain.