We all value individuality. If you look at the hottest trends in any industry, it’s customization and personalization. But, when it comes to dieting, somehow we all still fall prey to one-size-fits-all diets. The first mistake is to even think of dieting as something that can help you get healthy. The second mistake is thinking that falling into a particular weight category or size category will equate health.
Why Diets Don’t Work
The goal of a diet is limited to weight loss, and weight loss has proven more and more not to be a significant factor in determining your health. That’s not to say that losing weight, in some instances, will help you get healthier, but we are putting way too much emphasis on weight and size. Just because you don’t fit into a size 6 doesn’t mean that you aren’t healthy, and it doesn’t mean that you are “too big.” Stop looking at the next diet fad and start looking at what your body needs to be healthy.
Diets Are Too Rigid
Diets come with a set of rules and instructions that you have to follow to see results. For example, the latest “Whole 30” fad is incredibly rigid. If you should stray from the rules of a diet you have to start over, then you’re back to square one. Diets are also not created to conform to your life and your lifestyle. They are a temporary disruption. Therefore, once you have completed the diet and return to real life, all your good effort starts to reverse, and most regain all the weight they lost.
Diets Focus on the Wrong Results
Many diets focus on weight loss and physical results but make little claims about improving your overall health. Thinking about weight as a measure of health is a health crisis because it falsely equates being thin with being healthy. Or worse, equating being fat with being unhealthy.
Diets Make You Fear Food
Have you noticed that people on a diet are never happy, and always stressed out about what they can eat, where they can eat, when they can eat, and how they can eat. Dieting makes us fear food, even good food. When food is taken away from us, or forced upon us, we are not going to build a healthy relationship to that food. Food should spark joy. Dieting takes away one of the biggest pleasures in life – eating!
At Nutrishop, we understand that everyone is different. Our goal is to give you nutritional guidance that is based on your body and lifestyle. Our recommendations for supplements and nutrition plans are based on a comprehensive analysis of your biological make-up. That way we are focusing on your needs, and not trying to get you to fit into a one-size-fits-all diet. We need to redefine health to be more than just weight loss, helping clients find a balance and a healthy approach to nutrition and food. The more we can help you understand your body, the better we can help you find the right approach to proper nutrition.