Updated: Jan 27, 2020
I bet you’re thinking I’m about to tell you that you should go vegetarian. Well, think again!
It’s true that right now I follow a vegetarian diet. It’s also true that I feel amazing and highly recommend it.
But the bottom line is this: every single body is unique!
In my perspective there is no “one size fits all” diet plan.
Different bodies need different foods at different times to be healthy.
One person may thrive on a vegan diet, while another person may need to eat meat on a regular basis. Some people can go carb free and be just fine – others need carbs or they’ll literally pass out. There are also lots of people in between!
I recently (approximately 3 months ago) decided to go vegetarian. Before this I had tried mostly elimination diets. No bread, no carbs, gluten free, dairy free, etc. I felt about the same for all of it.
Being vegetarian, however, is different. Although it is still rather new to me, I can tell you for sure that I’m loving it and feeling amazing! My skin is clear, my digestion is great, and my stamina for cardio is better than ever!
I have no idea how long I’ll stay vegetarian, if I’ll eat meat again soon, or if I’ll go vegan one day. All I know is that I feel good now, and really that’s the point.
You see for me, choosing what to eat is about health, energy, and fueling my life purpose.
It’s less about sticking to a specific diet and more about a relationship with this body I have. It’s about tuning in to see what it needs in every moment so that I can be my best self. Because when my body has what it needs, I am better in every way.
So, if you ask me what you should eat, I would ask the question back to you. Only YOU can feel your body, only you know how you perform after eating different foods, only you can know best if what you are doing is working or not.
I encourage you to play around with it. Try different diets, different nutrition plans, going organic, intermittent fasting – try it all! Get some good data on how your body feels and functions with different nutrients. Then learn from it and go from there.
Also, give yourself permission to change it up along the way. If you enjoy something for a few months, that doesn’t mean you have to do it for the rest of your life. Your diet can be flexible and different over time.
Most importantly: eat what you do out of love for your body! Take care of your body and it will take care of you.