Let’s go in alphabetical order.
A: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Fruit is bad on certain low carb diets.
B: Bananas are bad for you. But eat a banana when your potassium is low.
C: Only eat carbs during the day and definitely not at night.
D: Dairy is bad for you. But where do I get my calcium?
E: Eggs are better with the yolk, only the whites, or only eat 6 eggs a week, or never eat eggs.
F: Fats are bad for you. Put heaps of fat in your coffee every morning.
G. Eat your greens. Be careful to eat too many greens if you have thyroid issues
H. Hot and spicy isn’t good for your digestion. Hot and spicy is good for your immune system.
I. Don’t drink ice with your water. Take ice cold showers.
W: Drink 16 oz of water before you eat to help you with hunger. Do not drink water before you eat to support digestion.
I think you are getting my point. These rules may have been initiated by scientific research and guidelines, only to become all or none philosophies and are making you feel if you are doing it right or wrong.
Do you believe medicine is an exact science? Some research is showing medicine, is not an exact science. It can be described as an applied science, and its practice is an art and has evolved through the centuries based on human values and intuition. That is exactly what YOUR nutrition program is for you.
The art of you.
- Expressing yourself by trying new recipes
- Nourishing yourself with curiosity by trying new foods
- Being connected to yourself as you observe your body’s signals
- Discovering more about how to meet your needs in the moment
- Being uber-compassionate with yourself when emotions are being eaten versus felt.
I heard a friend say the other day that she never eats complex carbohydrates for breakfast. Does this rule work for her over 80% of the time? Sure. However, if that rule is controlling her morning, she may be missing out regarding the other 20% of the time when she needed a good ole bowl of oatmeal, my famous almond flour pancakes or a sweet potato with ghee and cinnamon.