Do you have a lot of rules about what you can and can’t eat?
Some people have lists of food rules that are almost as long as the United States tax code.
No refined flour.
Only eat fruit before noon.
No fried foods.
Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
Drink apple cider vinegar before every meal.
Only eat during an eight-hour window.
You get the idea.
Well guess what? These rules are probably keeping you from losing weight.
You can overeat healthy food. I know. I did it for decades.
And they’re stressful, right?
I don’t like rules. Especially ones that are counterproductive.
So I want you to forget all of these rules that tell you what to eat and what not to eat and when to eat. Toss ‘em all!
Tune in to this week’s episode to learn the only four guidelines you need to be a healthy weight while enjoying the foods you love.
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The only rules I've been listening to lately are the Indian Ayurvedic that have taught me a lot. Since my dosha (body type) is Vata, I've learned to eating mostly cooked foods, including vegetables. What a difference it's made in my body. Highly recommend as something to look into.
Yes, Ayurveda is so helpful. It got me eating mostly cooked foods, too, as I have a vata digestion. Great recommendation, Laurie. Thanks!
Now that you mention it, I don’t think of these recommendations as rules, but I guess you could. It is challenging to get 5 servings of fruits and veggies in my daily diet. And I eat a lot of them. Will have to listen to your podcast.