My client Kate called in for the first session.
So, Joanna, she said, I just really want to know what is the right way to eat. Just tell me what and when and I will be good to go.
This is not an unusual request. With so much conflicting nutritional information out there it is easy to get lost and confused.
Unfortunately I had to disappoint Kate, as there is no one “right” way to eat for everyone. Yet so often we go looking for the latest “it” diet that promises the world and never really delivers.
The failed diet doesn’t mean you have no will power or that there is something wrong with you. Most of the diets out there are based on what worked for their author and a group of people. No one diet will work for everyone.
I’ve been through that vicious cycle of dieting too many times and through the process I learn to stop dieting – that’s the only thing that ever truly worked for me and didn’t make me feel miserable.
The key is to learn to pay attention to listen to your body and actually notice how you feel after eating a meal.
- What’s your energy level?
- How is your sleep?
- How is your digestion?
Those were some of the questions I asked Kate when we worked on finding the right way to eat for her.
Yes, it takes more work and trial and error to work it out this way, rather than follow an eating plan, but it is the only way that’s sustainable in the long run. You don’t want to go on a restrictive diet, loose all the weight and then gain it all back when you finish it.
I am curious – let me know if you have ever been on a diet? And if so how did that work for you?
PS I’d love to get on the phone with you (it’s my gift to you, it’s complimentary and no obligation) and help you work out what the best way to eat would be for you. I only have a handful of slots available this week so grab yours today. Here is the link to my diary: www.fiminska.com/apply