By Varya Kapran
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Today I’ll be touching on a topic that I have wanted to write about for some time: how to determine if your diet is healthy and effective for you in the long term.
This is a really relevant discussion, since we are constantly bombarded with information to support various dietary approaches. It can get confusing at times, and we all need a way of weeding through it all. Of course, I always encourage you to study the science behind each approach, however it is important to temper scientific knowledge with personal experience and assessments. We’re all different. In the end, you need to determine what is right for YOU.
One of the great benefits to what I am about to share with you is that, once you have assessed and settled on a dietary pattern that resonates with you, your body and your long term health goals, you will have the tools to refine and tweak your dietary components according to your needs and, over time, to your changing needs that may occur with physiological changes (ie, increased stress, aging, or an injury).
Let’s define diet
Before we jump into it, let’s define that word. For the purposes of this article, we will be using the word ‘diet’ to mean the kinds of food that an individual habitually eats, as well as their lifestyle to some extent, rather than “dieting” in terms of restrictions, weight loss etc. To this end, a specific dietary approach would signify a preference to certain foods or methods of cooking or eating, based on certain principles.
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