Forget everything that you’ve been told about nutrition, eating healthy, and dieting.
For the vast majority of us, all it has done is create confusion.
So wipe the slate clean.
This is the best advice I ever heard:
#1: EAT WHAT ENERGIZES AND SATISFIES YOU
Our body is smarter than us. It knows which nutrients it needs and it will lead us there if we let it. We crave for a reason and to continually deny these cravings (for saturated fat, sugar, and salt) will do more harm than good.
Pay Attention. So we fell asleep after eating breakfast. What and how did we eat?
How do we feel after a muffin? sausage and eggs? lentils and broccoli? 3 bowls of ice cream? (There is a nugget to be found in these answers…)
Our energy and satisfaction will show us if these foods are for us.
#2: TRY A LOT
We don’t know what we don’t know, so we have to experiment.
Try a lot of different foods. Try eating a lot in the morning. Then try it at night. Try fasting. Then try eating all the time.
Find (and apply) what works and discard all the rest.
Once again, follow your energy and satisfaction.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
It doesn’t have to be harder than this.
As technology grows, however, and information flows, it’s just going to get more complex.
More studies, more diets, more gurus pointing to such and such food as the next best thing, it’s all going to be vying for our attention.
So be critical.
Listen to your body, not the authorities.
“No Pain, No Gain” in the dieting realm will make your life miserable.
Instead, make it enjoyable.
Eat what you like, when you like, how you like, and most of the time, keep your future energy and well-being in mind.