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The most offensive 4 Letter word: D.I.E.T

Posted on | December 17, 2009 | No Comments

I hate the word Diet

I hate the word Diet

When I hear the word ‘Diet’ it’s almost as painful as hearing fingernails scratch down a blackboard.  It’s become the most misunderstood and misused word I can think of.

“I need to go on a Diet”  “My diet starts on Monday”  as well as all of those rediculous money making schemes: “Lemon Detox Diet, South Beach Diet, Blood Type Diet”  blah blah blah blah

Effectively what we’ve been conditioned into thinking is that “Diets” are all about these temporary stages in your life (say 3 – 4 weeks) where the goal is to lose weight in a hurry – eating as little as you can – not caring about energy or nourishment – cutting out important food groups.  Of course the outcome for many that go on ‘diets’  is that it’s painful and hard to achieve for any length of time, they’re starving, tired, have no energy, yes they may lose weight but when they return to eating normally again, will gain weight back on.  The net result for most is being very disappointed and using the word DIET like it’s an offensively naughty 4-letter word.

I spend most of my time educating people that your DIET should be considered as the necessary calories, energy, nourishment & balanced food groups that you fuel your body with.  And your DIET is a permanent thing in your life – it should occur 3 times a day at Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.  DIET should be all the things you put into your body – not the things you leave out. As I believe in a protein dominant food pyramid this is what my DIET looks like every day:

Breakfast:  40g Muesli, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 tub no-fat Yoghurt, fruit

Lunch:  120g portion of lean protein (chicken, fish etc), 1/2 portion of carbs (rice, noodles, 1 slice bread) and unlimited green leafy vegetables or sald

Dinner:  Exactly the same portions of protein & carbs.  But of course I have variety – it’s easier to cook a lovely piece of lean steak or salmon & have delicious hot vegetables.

I often cheat when I’m really busy (or lazy) and have Xndo meals.  They are ready-to- eat meals that are protein dominant, big portions, really low in calories and taste great.  They have meals, soups & puddings that are all protein dominant so they variety is good too.

So do yourself a favour – never go on a fad diet ever again.  They simply don’t work. As the saying goes – You are what you eat.  Further to that, You are what you eat and you get what you eat.  Food is fuel.  Fresh is Best. Start eating for life.  Make your Diet the most important thing you do for your body.

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