The DIY Diet
Some fad diets will ask you to change your entire lifestyle, completely cut out specific food groups, and adhere to strict regulations in order to be successful. The truth is there are certain foods and toxic ingredients that you should stay away from, but to consistently eat a healthy and balanced diet, you probably don’t have to change as much of your menu as you think. Making smart and strategic choices is what counts.
You can easily build your own DIY Diet once you have the right information. In my book, How to Live Until You Die, I explain how to recognize dangerous foods filled with harmful ingredients, and also how to identify the foods that will fuel you and provide long-lasting periods of energy. Knowing what’s good for you and what’s bad for you is a crucial step to building your own DIY Diet.
You also need to know how to balance your meals and what effect different foods will have on your body. Consuming healthy sugars found in whole fruits will give you a boost, but too much of these good sugars can spike your blood sugar and lead to an energy crash or worse. Try to eat a lot of low-glycemic fruits and vegetables. Doing this will help you control your blood sugar and also plays a big part in losing weight.
One of the most important things I tell my clients is to spend more time in the produce department and less time in the cereal and bread aisles. You would be surprised how many unhealthy additives are found in bread, and how many of the big seven toxins frequent your favorite cereals.
If you’re looking at a food that is raw, whole, and organic, it’s probably something that’s good for you. If it’s deep fried, heavily processed, or it contains high-fructose corn syrup, I suggest you put that product back on the shelf and make a healthier choice. Knowing what to eat and where to find it is another critical step to building a healthy and customized DIY diet.
There are three key components to every meal: Protein, carbohydrates, and fat. You may have been taught that fats are bad. In fact, the belief that all fats are bad is a common misconception. Healthy fats are actually an essential part of a good diet. Balancing these three macronutrients every time you have a meal will put you well on your way to a healthy and highly-effective personalized nutrition plan.
You don’t need diet pills or meal delivery subscriptions to eat healthy. You can save yourself a lot of money and avoid unnecessary stress by gathering a knowledge base of what you should put in your body, what you shouldn’t, and doing your own research to customize your diet to include foods that you enjoy.
For more information on eating healthy and learning to put together your own nutrition plan, get your copy of How to Live Until You Die today and discover the key ingredients to building your very own DIY diet.
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