There are only 2 types of foods you should never eat: one that’s rotten or one that’s stolen. With the growing body of knowledge supporting the connection between diet and overall health, many consumers are taking personal health and nutrition decisions into their own hands. Every week you can find promotions on a new diet for radical weight loss or a social media food scare about particular foods being dangerous. However, the bulk of our information is supplied from unverified sources such as blogs, office chats, and even friends and family. This has created opportunities for misinformation and “health fraud”. If you are caught in a whirlwind of mixed nutritional messages, you are not alone. Unfortunately, sensational headlines increase the nutrition hype surrounding wacky food trends and create food confusion. We have an endless list of such trends; Today’s celebrity culture continues to promote myths such as, “sugar causes diabetes;” or “wheat is bad for your health”.
Fad diets are unusual, and often unsustainable. They promote eating patterns with short-term benefits, but may have serious long-term effects on one’s overall health. These diets are often trendy and may be popular for short periods of time. Fad diets have no scientific basis, and promote ideas that consuming (or not consuming) certain food items, vitamin and mineral supplements, and combinations of certain foods, will help one lose weight or prevent/cure a disease. Examples include the “detox diets”.
Each person has a unique relationship between food and their body type. Science tells us that obesity is a complex condition influenced by genetics, food choices, portion sizes, personality traits, physical activity and sometimes a disease process or other physical ailment. Yet there are those eager to simplify this complex condition and blame a particular food as the sole cause. A visit to a qualified clinical nutritionist/dietician will unearth All the fads and myths. They will educate you on strategies that empower true, long-term behavioral changes and encourage you to make your own nutrition decisions based on your body type and scientific fact.
To help guide your daily food choices & lead a healthier life it is imperative for one to have a meal plan. A meal plan should take care of both your calorie needs as well as nutritional requirements. It’s the easiest & healthiest way to know what to eat, when to eat it and even occasionally when to eat those “unhealthy” foods such as bacon, juicy burgers or even chips. An experienced nutritionist will compose an individualized meal plan for you.
At Imara our team provides this service. Contact us on 0722353250 to set up an appointment with our nutritionist. You will not only get a meal plan, but also receive a lifestyle transformation coaching experience that may change your view on health and lifestyle.