Your Diet Determines Your Health
We were shocked to discover some of the statistics (aka growing problems) in the health and wellness industry:
- The average dieter tries 4-5 diets per year.
- Less than ½ of 1% of those dieters are successful in their long-term weight loss goals.
- Health and fitness is a trillion-dollar industry, yet 70% of Americans are overweight and 40% are obese.
That’s an outright problem, not a minor issue.
Something is VERY wrong with the health and wellness industry.
And we know what it is…
It’s OUR DIETS!
And there is a wealth of information out there to “help” you diet and lose weight.
We’re up to our EYEBALLS in free information on the internet these days.
And everyone is an “expert.”
I won’t claim to be experts. That’s why we’ve been sharing our clients weight loss stories.
We’d rather let the stories of our clients speak for themselves, and we’ll be sharing a few of those over the next few days.
It takes five minutes to consume 500 calories. It takes two hours to burn them off.
Doing more research and from our own personal experience, we noticed some strange things.
Things in both the plant-eating and meat-eating communities. Maybe some of these will resonate with you:
- So many myths, scams, and outright lies that people have become jaded and resigned to the “fact” that they can never be healthy and should just “accept” being overweight and tired. It’s very sad.
- There is a new “best” eating plan cropping up every week. Keto, Paleo, Vegan… And everyone claims that “their” diet is the OPTIMAL diet.
- Despite this overload of information on how to be “healthy,” people are more confused than ever about how to lose weight.
As we delved further into the rabbit hole of health and wellness, we learned a few things that became the principles of this website:
Core Principle 1: Your diet determines 85% of your health and the way you feel.
When most people have a medical issue like dry skin, they usually turn to a moisturizer to solve the problem.
While moisturizers are great, this is still the wrong “pill fix” mentality. It doesn’t get to the root of the problem.
The right question one should ask is “WHY do I have dry skin?”
Maybe your skin is dry because you are drinking virtually 0 cups of water a day!
Did you ever think that maybe those persistent headaches you get are not just random, but are actually caused by food intolerance?
These are just some of the many examples why… Food is medicine.
And no, food can’t cure everything.
There are genetics and other factors at play.
But you’d be surprised by how many “problems” people currently have and how their diet affects (and sometimes causes) them.
Your health, wellness, should not be a never-ending cycle of putting on bandages to cover things up.
If you eat healthy on the inside, you will radiate health on the outside.
Core Principle 2: Dieting is all about quality over quantity.
Calories matter. 100%.
Weight loss is still calories in, calories out.
BUT counting calories is mundane, boring, and most people are terrible at it.
It’s not a way to live your life… Even for just a few months while you’re trying to lose weight.
It’s not sustainable, and we are therefore not fans of this approach.
When you focus on eating lots of high-quality nutritious foods, getting in under your calories becomes almost automatic.
It’s not just about the calories; it’s what each of those calories is doing for you!
Core Principle 3: According to science there is no one-size-fits-all diet.
What you eat should be determined by your individual goals, tolerances, and intolerances.
Some people have celiac disease and cannot process gluten.
Many people are big proponents of vegan diets, but if you have nut and seed allergies, it can become difficult to get your nutrients from the right sources.
Having a one-size “cure all” diet for everyone, when the world comes from vastly different environments, makes no sense.
How you eat should also depend on your individual goals.
The optimal diet for weight loss is different than the optimal diet for skin health.
The optimal diet for muscle gain is different for both of those.