Let’s Stop Putting Ourselves in a Box

By Joanne Mulhall

June 7, 2016

Core Wellness Solutions

Posted In: Nutrition, White Rock

I get asked all the time about different diets, fads and food trends and what I think about them. Let me say that I use to be the first person that could get on a soap box about eating philosophies and principles and rules! But happily with age and experience, I’ve let a lot of that go. These days I counsel my clients on a balanced approach that #1 looks at where they are currently on their healthier eating journey #2 what are their personal goals and vision for themselves and #3 how does this blend with their lifestyle, individual metabolic make up and mindset about food. You see, no one food trend or fad takes all of these things into account. What works for one person, may not work or be right for another. There are good points and drawbacks to every diet, food regimen or fad. Don’t get caught up with putting yourself in a food fad box. I am not vegetarian or vegan or pescitarian or paleo or raw foodist, but I incorporate a blend of food philosophies into my daily nutritional routine. It’s more important to eat for health, vitality, energy which involves whole fresh foods, superfoods high in antioxidants, clean protein, both animal and plant sourced and alkaline water. Keep sugar and processed foods to a minimum. Pay attention to the quality of what you eat. Listen to what your body tells you about what agrees with your system or not. Prepare food with love and enjoy the food you do eat!