Every day I am reading about a new way of losing weight – a new diet plan. Have you ever done a Google search on diet plans? Some of them have the audacity to claim themselves as diets that work specifically for men or specifically for women, etc. Then you have the best diets, the 10 best diets, the 5 essentials of a diet, 8 ways to start a diet, etc. The list goes on and on.
What is it about our daily “diet” that we have to be on a daily diet? What ever happened to simply eating foods that we know are good for us? What about having Hot Doritos Jalapeno chips for breakfast? Is that good for you? They taste good. Sure, lots of things taste good and that is what the manufacturers want us to eat – anything that tastes good. If the taste is not to our liking, then we probably won’t eat it. Take kale for example. Read up on the nutritional value of kale. Have you ever even tasted kale? I used to think that even the word kale didn’t taste good in my mouth just because it was a green leafy vegetable. Try it by cooking it or even eating it raw with other vegetables. You will be surprised how there is very little taste to it. Much of this has been in your upbringing.
Do a Google search on kale. You will read everything on how nutritious and delicious it is, to how to take a distasteful vegetable and make it edible, and to why you shouldn’t eat kale. So it comes down to whatever opinion a person has for this vegetable. Who are you going to believe? If you go to any farmers’ market, I’m sure you will find it for sale. Would you want to make it part of your diet? If so, why? For me, it was simply being educated on what kale was all about. Then it was a matter of choice if I wanted to incorporate it into my eating habits.
What is the right diet plan for you? Great question and I don’t believe there is even a single answer that can apply to one individual or everyone. Obviously that is the reason for all the various kinds of diets that you read about. Even doing your research on the best diet plan for you may not be the best diet for you. I would not even want to recommend a diet plan to anyone. However, by using a little common sense, reading labels, doing research on your own, eating sensibly, and even using the government food guide as a template for your menus, no one should have to go on a specific diet plan to lose weight.
Even though we might be eating right, using our common sense, being logical about our eating habits, and eating junk food in extreme moderation, we still need daily supplements. Once again, research has shown time and time again that we are not getting the full daily requirement of nutrition that our bodies need. That is why I take the Shaklee Vitalizer on daily basis.