REFRAME THE THREE ‘C’S OF DIETING17 Mar 2021, Posted by FYS News in
One thing my Celebrating Ageing Series taught me is how energising and inspiring a reframe can be. I’ll be honest, all of last year I was kind of dreading turning 50, but, when I started to ask questions and looking at age from all angles, I uncovered quite a different approach. Changing my attitude towards ageing has had a snowball effect and I am seeing this change in attitude in so many places. Starting with the whole concept of diet.
The Three ‘C’s of Diet
I know we have come a long way in terms of the truth behind diets and I am going to assume, as you are reading my newsletter, that you know the whole calories in, calories out idea of diets have been debunked. It is all about the quality of what we eat.
Yet I continue to hear from people who still have what I call the 3 C´s of Diet:
Confusion about what to eat and who to listen to, have difficulty making sense of the contradiction in what they hear about diet and nutrition and feeling like dietary changes are going to involve a compromise on taste.
There is no one size fits all diet that will work for everyone. No matter what the influencers or the research study says.
Harvard Health published a study in early 2020 called the Diet Review. They looked at 39 diets from vegan to keto to Mediterranean, gluten free, Nordic…. You name it, they reviewed it. They looked at the evidence for each, whether there was any and how positive or contradictory it was. They concluded, that most of those diets have good points and bad points but that there is no one diet that works for everyone. There are many ways to eat for health.
It is all about YOU
That’s right, we need to put YOU at the centre of this. This is the first step to taking a personalised nutrition approach. This is not just about getting fancy with genetics (although it can be amazing if you have that information to layer on top).
In my Food for Thought programme the first module is all about YOU: Your food preferences, your current diet, your why, your health history and your current diet.
Then I share the foundations through my tried and tested tools: my food pyramid, the diversity challenge, build-a-plate, special brain foods, blood brain barrier protection, 4R’s of digestive health, movement challenge and more.
I share the knowledge of WHY these foundational tools are key, how they work, what and they do. I also mentor people on how to apply them. It is a bespoke approach. You build a diet and lifestyle that works for you with the full understanding and knowledge, I’m simply there to provide the information, support and mentoring.
Making it a way of life
The word diet actually stems from the Greek word dieta meaning “way of life”. With my approach, this is what people come away with.
In health & happiness
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