What’s the deal with food?
What’s the deal with food?
Don’t eat that!
This is dangerous!
This is healthy!
No, it isn’t!
Don’t eat meat!
Only eat meat!
Yuk. What a bunch of garbage. Is there anything in this world we’re more in our heads about than our diets?
Our brains when deciding whether to eat a cookie
I’ve had people tell me I should write a book about nutrition. I always say one-page papers promoting simplicity and common sense don’t sell much.
Contrary to what most people believe, we already know just about everything we need to know. Don’t believe me? Let me ask you 2 questions.
What has more nutritional value? a. An Apple b. A Snickers bar
Should you eat fruits and vegetables? a. Yes b. No
If you answered “A” to both questions…
You’ve graduated from the “I Really Do Know What I Need To Know About Diet” course for confused adults.
I know the problem. You’ve heard so many conflicting messages your whole life. You’re in line at the grocery store and see Dr. Oz promoting the latest and greatest weight-loss supplement. You’re at the book store and see the “Blood Type Diet,” the “Keto Cookbook,” and the “Vegan Solution” all lined up in a row.
Which one is right? How can the best diet be based on blood types, eating mainly meat, and eating no meat, all at the same time?
Taking all this into account I’ve decided to write my book and publish it here.
Mitch’s Nutrition Book
What Is Important
Focus on lean protein.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Add in healthy fats.
Don’t be afraid of carbohydrates.
Drink plenty of water.
What Is More Important
Eat foods you like.
Eat foods that make you feel good.
Eat a little slower.
What Is Most Important
Don’t be afraid of food.
Overthinking and stressing over every single thing you eat is far more unhealthy than eating a cookie.
Fit food into your life, not the opposite.
It’s OK to enjoy eating.
Weight loss should not be your main goal.
Do some deep work to be able to trust yourself around food and uncover what really matters to you and why.
I know. Kind of simple, right? Or maybe it’s not. Especially that last part.
We’ve spent our entire lives absorbing damaging messages about food and our bodies. Especially if you’re a woman. The results of that are a constant barrage of negative self-talk every time we look in a mirror or eat or think about how we look or think about eating or plan to think about what we’re going to wear to that party or think about thinking what we’re going to eat at that party or…well…you get my point.
When we start to pick away at the Gordian Knot that is our subconscious we can finally start to get over the trauma of how we’ve been led to think about these things for so long.
Just have faith and know these two things:
You really do know what you need to know. (You passed the class!)
You are allowed to enjoy eating.
Mitch Rothbardt Castro Valley Fitness 510-754-7113 Mitch@CastroValleyFitness.com