When most people hear the word "diet," they immediately associate it with something negative — usually struggle and starvation.
They think of some type of hellish journey with a start and end date, usually with the goal to lose weight or improve their health.
The mass media and profit-driven advertising would like us to believe healthy people and fit people somehow used a magic six-month diet plan to get to where they are now … that’s all it took … and now they can eat whatever they want because they paid their nutritional dues.
I’d be willing to bet that the phrases "I’m on a diet" and "I need to go on a diet" are two of the most-common ones used in the English language.
But the truth is, your diet is the way you eat every single day of your life. You’re always on a diet; it never ends. And either you’re eating healthily or you’re not.
One of the most-important steps to improving your health and nutrition is to overcome this false belief that life is a series of short cycles of dieting that require you to starve yourself and hate the food you eat.
Living healthy is a lifestyle and something you should enjoy every day. Not only does healthy, nutrient-dense food taste good, but with the right fuel you can feel great and energized all day long.
When people try to traditionally diet, it usually just means cutting calories very low. With that approach, they are just trying to make it to the end, to survive — and this is anything but healthy both physically and mentally.
When you adopt the mindset that your diet is a lifestyle, then healthy eating becomes a habit instead of a short-term sacrifice so many believe they need to make.
Hopefully this perspective can help some of you. We would love to hear how our readers have overcome their nutritional struggles and what has and hasn’t worked for them. Please feel free to share your journey with us in the comment section below.
Happy and healthy investing,
Uncommon Wisdom Daily