Nutrition confusion 2

 

It is a wonder people can figure out what to eat these days with all of the nutrition confusion surrounding what is healthy, “diet-friendly”, natural, the list goes on. One person will tell you meat is bad, another will say they put butter on everything, carbs are the enemy, fats make you fat. I’m sure you have heard some if not all of these claims before. How can you expect to live a life of health, energy, and productivity if you are constantly being given mixed signals like a bad date?

Let’s face it, food and nutrition are some of the most scientifically controversial topics around, and unless you have a PHD it is nearly impossible to understand what you should be consuming. Even doctors, nutritionists, and scientists can’t agree on what is “good” for you to eat. This is where I come in. I am not going to tell you what you should eat because that probably won’t add much to the already confusing conversation. I will, however, provide you with information on various foods that are typically misunderstood. As far as “bad” foods are concerned, there are for sure some foods that you should avoid at all costs (more on that in a later post), but there are some that in reality may not be bad for you. I also want to help you understand how to turn foods that are typically seen as bad into healthier versions so that you never feel like you are missing out on anything.

The goal of these posts is to educate you a bit about particular food items, but ultimately it comes down to what is good for YOUR body. You are uniquely you, and what works for one person might not work in your body, and that is OK! You should however, love yourself enough to give your body what it wants and needs to function optimally, and at the end of the day, only you know what that is. So, let’s debunk some myths and clear up some nutrition confusion.

 

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