There are so many different types of diets out there…
How do you choose? How can you determine which diet is best for you? How do you get started and find the resources you need in order to be successful and achieve your goals?
In my opinion, the whole foods diet is not really a diet but is a lifestyle. You are choosing to eat whole foods and to change your lifestyle avoiding processed foods and eating foods in their natural state.
There are many reasons why I recommend a whole foods diet to my clients, including:
To help lose weight
Improve overall health
Spend less money on groceries
Reduce sugar intake
Reduce lifestyle disease
So, what exactly are whole foods?
You can assume by now that it definitely isn’t found in a box or can with an indefinite shelf-life. Whole foods are things we consume as close to their natural state as possible. From the farm to the table is an easy way to remember it.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great example of whole foods. Whole grains, nuts, and seeds, legumes, and beans are examples of whole foods that require minimal processing before they can be consumed.
How does a diet like that sound to you?
Can you see why I believe that the Whole Foods Diet is really a lifestyle choice and not a diet per se?
Incorporating a whole foods diet into your life requires some planning.
My favorite saying is Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail… think about that for a moment
I know that if I fail to plan my day… my schedule will be thrown off. I will forget meetings or deadlines, I will spend too much time working on one task….
Do you have the same problem?
When it comes to making lifestyle changes, failing to plan will likely lead to failure of your new lifestyle changes…
But if you make a commitment to planning your change, you will set yourself up for success.
One step you can take if you're planning on changing to a Whole Foods Diet Lifestyle, is signing up for my self-study Whole Foods Diet Course that will get you ready for your new lifestyle. It will not only teach you about the Whole Foods Diet, but it will also help you plan for it!
When making big changes like this, keep in mind that it’s okay if you make a mistake and realize that it takes time to really incorporate these big changes into your life.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is that you plan out these changes…
You don’t have to jump in 100% on day one (actually I would avoid that..like you’d avoid the plague)
List out all the steps of the diet, all of the things you can & can’t have or do.
Start with 2-3 changes that you can commit to. Get these changes mastered and then add 2-3 more changes… and keep going until you’ve mastered everything… and now you have a lifestyle change!
I believe that the whole foods diet is probably the best diet lifestyle out there… one that nature intended for us...
So whether you’re on a quest to be healthier, reduce your pain, or be more eco-friendly the Whole Foods Diet offers a lot and will deliver if you commit and do the work!
If you’d like more information on whole foods click here and check out my Whole Foods Diet course that I offer.