There are so many diets nowadays and every day a new one is out and actually all those diets are nothing more than different macronutrient ratios and we all get crazy trying to find which one is the best to help us lose weight as fast as possible.
Have you ever followed a diet to lose weight? I bet you have, for how long were you able to follow it? I´ve also tried to follow some diets, I´ve tried many of them but I couldn´t stay on track for more than 2 weeks in any of them, the reason?… I love food!!
Let´s go back some years ago when processed food was not everywhere, people used to buy fresh local ingredients and cook meals and dishes with them, most of their meals were based on real fresh food and since people used to cook more, they spend more time with family, all the family sat together at the table to have dinner and share their days.
Fast forward to today, there´s processed food everywhere, this processed food is full of sugar, trans fats and chemicals. People don´t cook as much as some years ago, actually the younger the guys the less they cook and since we´re bombarded with highly processed foods our diet is based on them.
The goal of food is to give nutrients to our body, food is fuel for our body, if we want our body to function at peak we need to give it the nutrients it need. Most processed foods do not have nutrients instead they are loaded with sugar and chemicals that our body do not know how to use.
I think we got everything wrong, we focus a lot on which diet is the best but we forget about the single most important thing, our diets are based on unhealthy processed foods, if we can only make a change in our eating habits and focus on eating more real fresh foods and less processed foods this will give us amazing results.
There´s no reason to follow strict low calorie diets if we´re eating a lot of unhealthy foods, there´s no reason to eliminate healthy options of macronutrients if we´re still eating junk. It´s not about counting calories or points, we´re here to enjoy life as much as possible and for me food is a huge part of everything life has to offer. If we focus on what matters which is giving nutrients to our body and avoid unhealthy processed foods we have a lot more freedom to try different dishes as long as they are cooked with fresh ingredients.
My approach to nutrition is to eat dishes or plates cooked with real, fresh, natural ingredients and avoid as much as possible all sweets, junk, processed and fast food. I know this may sound crazy but it´s the best way to get in the best shape of your life, sustain it and do it effortless.
Food is part of the culture and traditions of each country, there´s a piece of history on every plate.
There´s no way we can learn and know about each country if we´re following any diet that restrict some macronutrient which will only overcomplicate things and make it harder to stay on track when we´re out with friends or family.
Avoiding unhealthy foods which we all know which one they are and focusing on eating healthy foods which we also know which ones is the first step, once you get used to that step you can start adjusting macronutrients according to your goal. At this point your diet is based on healthy foods and you just make the adjustments necessary by decreasing carbohydrates, increasing protein or you can take it further and try ketogenic. Or if you are like me you can stick with the easiest nutrition plan, eat dishes or plates cooked with real fresh ingredients and enjoy!!
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