Despite what the diet books say, there are lots of ways to eat healthily. You can eat well while being an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan. You can eat well while having a gluten-full diet; enjoying a glass of wine; eating plenty of carbs; having a regular piece of chocolate; including some sugar: shunning superfoods; avoiding carrots. All are possible.
Instead of being only one healthy eating path, there are many. Which means, for each of us, the best way to a healthy diet is finding out what suits you. What combination of foods, way of eating and strategies are best for you.
No matter what anyone else recommends and no matter how good the food, if an eating or lifestyle change doesn’t suit you it won’t work. For you. Which is okay, because, as I said, there are lots of ways to be healthy.
For a health change to stick, I mean really stick, it has to be right for you. It has to suit your tastes, budget, lifestyle, ethics, medical history, temperament. So rather than continually reading and listening to friends’ advice, why not start working out your way of eating healthily.
The first scientist says ‘I’ll have a glass of H2O”
The second scientist says ‘I’ll have a glass of water too. Wh… why did you say H2O? Like, I know it’s the chemical formula for water and all, but it’s the end of the day and there’s really no need to intentionally over-complicate things like that in a situation outside of work”
The first scientist stares at his drink, angry that his assassination plan has failed.
“A warrior feeds her body well. She trains it, works on it. Where she lacks knowledge, she studies. But above all, she must believe in her strength of will and purpose and heart and soul.”—David Gemmel (via heartfullofpeanutbutter)