How to understand your optimal nutrition
Unfortunately, nutrition is a tricky puzzle to put together for a large population of people. However, it is very simple once you understand one important component of the puzzle. You!
Think about the color of your hair. Then think about the color of your eyes. How many people in the world do you think to share that same combination with you? Probably plenty right.
Okay, now add these combinations to the mix. Think about the different colors of your outfit, and the size of shoes you have. Now we are getting smaller!
There are currently 7.5 Billion people on this planet we call home. Every single one of us is different. We have approximately 37.2 trillion cells in our body, and this doesn’t even include the millions of microbes living on the outside of our bodies.
So what makes you think one set of one size fits all nutrition guideline is the right one for you? The best answer to this question can only come from one person, and that’s you!
Nutrition can easily determine your body shape, size, and composition. Nutrition also determines what genes can be turned on and off within your body. The only way you can ever get control of these attributes is by understanding what type of nutrition works best for you.
Sugar is more addictive than most other drugs today. We all know that sugar comes with undesirable health issues, so finding ways to eliminate or substitute it becomes a key attribute to a healthier lifestyle.
The ketogenic diet, for instance, is one of the most effective ways to eliminate sugar cravings. It simply focuses on a daily macronutrient ratio of under 5% carbohydrates, 20 to 30% protein and 65 to 75% healthy fats. Many people have been able to alter their body fat composition by using this roadmap for nutrition, simply by teaching their bodies to burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.
But how do you know if this type of nutrition is right for you? Many people have lost the ability to effectively listen to their bodies. Our fast-paced lives and regimented routines have thrown away the key to unlocking a healthy life that is tailored to your individual needs.
Whole foods have fell victim to the price wars of highly processed foods, thus rarely finding their way into our diet. Temptation swoons our boredom, and mindfulness has become something we do on our smartphones to declutter the mess that we created.
So what is the answer? The best part of life is discovering what works best for you. You can start this by making small adjustments to your daily routine, trial them out for two weeks, then make the decision according to how you feel. By listening to your body, you can unlock a huge treasure chest of potential energy, clarity, and concentration.
Use other people’s opinions as trials on your own journey, but never set them as rules unless they work for you. Do the absolute best you can, and just keep listening, 1% clearer every day.