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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Diet Frustrations? It's Time To Address The Reasons Why It's Not Working For You

Are you joining the masses in making resolutions for a better, brighter, leaner and greener you this new year? Are you thinking of all the unbeatable ways in which you’ll improve every aspect of your physical and mental health? How will you ensure that this year’s lofty plans for self-improvement don’t end in confusion, frustration and ultimately abandoning your plans for self betterment? After all, it’s a well known fact that 88% of New Year's resolutions fail. When it comes to making positive lifestyle changes the starting point should always be your diet. You are what you eat, after all. If you’ve already started making radical changes to your diet and are encountering frustration when you don’t see the results you desire, you need to address the other variable…

Your body.

Here are some reasons why your diet may not be working for you...

You may have a food intolerance and not even know it
When it comes to health and fitness, we’re all looking for “one size fits all” solutions. But the truth is that our bodies are more complicated than that. We are all unique and even though a fruit or vegetable might be billed as the great new superfood that doesn’t mean that our bodies are well suited to processing it. It’s worth checking out some POTS Treatment Center reviews and booking an appointment to see if you have a food tolerance you were previously unaware of… especially if seemingly healthy foods make you feel bloated, sluggish and lethargic.

You may be the wrong blood type
Even your blood type plays a part in determining which foods you’re best predisposed to burning as energy. Ever wondered why some people swear that low fat diets are the only way to lose weight sustainably while others are convinced that fats are absolutely fine and that carbs are the food of the devil? It’s because different foods are more conducive than others to losing weight for people with different blood types.

Veganuary is a great bet for people with Type A Blood, for example, because they are well disposed to processing fruits, veggies, legumes and grains.

You’re buying low fat prepackaged foods
We’ve all been suckered by those convincingly packaged foods on the supermarket shelf with the ripped model jogging along a beach somewhere. They are uniformly emblazoned with the words LOW FAT and marketed as health foods so we assume that they’re healthy… but we’re often deceived.

When it comes to prepackaged foods, low fat invariably means high refined carbs. And you can’t get a carbohydrate that’s more refined than sugar. A look at the ingredients list may reveal not only a great deal of sugars but also all kinds of artificial colorings and preservatives… and they’re not good news no matter what your blood type.

Stick to whole foods and home cooking and you can’t go far wrong.

You’re being too hard on yourself
Finally, in your zeal to transform your diet, don’t fall into the trap of being too hard on yourself. A weekly cheat meal is a great way to give your metabolism a kickstart and also keep cravings manageable.

Go on… treat yourself!
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