Disclaimer: I want to caveat that if your particular goal is weight/fat loss or you’re on doctor recommended diet then that’s different and this post may not be for you, I’m looking to maintain my current weight and continue to burn fat.
Let me just jump in and say I don’t count macros, calories, or follow a specific diet (other than no animal products). I follow what I like to call an intuitive eating diet. A strict diet mentality can be so stressful and can really cultivate negative relationships with food that can lead to eating disorders, binge eating, self-critique, and other health issues. People spend most of their time obsessing over the number on the scale, the size of their portions, and whether or not something fits into their macros. I’m here to tell you there’s another way to live and actually have abs while doing so. 😉
I bet some of are you thinking, “what the heck are you talking about intuitive eating ya crazy lady??” Well let me explain – it’s super simple – intuitive eating is the philosophy that truly gives you the control listen to your body and give it what it needs without putting crazy restrictions on yourself. I exercise 4-5 times a week depending on how busy my week is but I say this to say that I do exercise regularly. Educate yourselves on nutrient-rich foods, sources of protein, a balanced diet, benefits of fruits and veggies (ie. garlic can reduce head and lung congestion, broccoli purifies the liver & spleen, etc) and realize that carbs are NOT bad when choosing good carbs. Once you have a good understanding of the food you should be consuming, here are a few rules I follow:
I’m not sure as to why this method hasn’t gained more publicity or traction because I’ve honestly never been happier with myself and what I’m consuming. Obviously, I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian, or fitness expert.I’m just sharing my personal experiences with food and diets and what works for me personally. I hope this sparks some thought and motivates you!
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