We’ve finally reached a point in health culture where fat is no longer demonized. In fact, consuming healthy forms of dietary fat is now recognized as critical for maintaining ideal body weight, proper organ function, long-lasting mental health, and overall well-being.
How many diet crazes can you name? A few come to mind for me: the cabbage soup diet, the Atkins diet and the Paleo diet. While I don’t disagree with all aspects of these diet crazes—and I even follow a few of their principles—one diet craze that I’m happy has ended is the low-fat diet. We are truly starting to realize that it’s time to eat fat; that eating fat will not make us fat; and that certain low-fat foods are far worse for us than we first thought!
There are two things that will always be around: eating and emotions. You have to eat in order to live, and as a human, you’re going to experience emotions. But when these two constants are paired together, it can become quite a challenging combination!
When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, regular workouts and a nutritious diet go hand in hand. But how do you avoid fads and falsehoods when it comes to advice on what to eat? Begin with a clear understanding of how to select the healthiest foods to fuel your body. That means understanding the ingredients when reading food labels, choosing the healthiest whole foods and avoiding calorie-laden foods marketed as healthy.