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The Perfect Diet

Written by Sara Theesen

I often get asked about what I eat which makes people curious what they should be eating.

Everyone is looking for a perfect diet. 

Is there such a thing as a perfect diet? (which I hate that word by the way, this is a lifestyle, people!)

My friend, Michelle recently said something that really got me thinking.

“It’s not that weight watchers is wrong, or whole30 is the holy grail or low carb is bad, its about each chapter in your journey. Obviously we all know healthy food and being active is important but we need to be giving ourselves grace to figure out the right way for ourselves and freedom to make changes if necessary. Each chapter and season are right for that particular time but we need to accept there are many ways for us all to reach healthy.”

A majority of the population is on a diet of some sort. Low carb, weight watchers, ketogenic and paleo, are just a few of the common ones out there right now.

Ask anyone whose on any diet and they are quick to defend it and tell you why you should do it too regardless if you have already found something that works for you! I’m totally guilty of this! I try to get all my friends and family to eat paleo and become addicted to CrossFit, I haven’t succeeded! 

I like eggs and CrossFit, you may like oatmeal and spinning; who am I to judge if we’re both reaching for the a healthy ending.

Healthy looks different to each of us, so will your journey there.

Over the 18 months it took me to lose weight, I changed my food constantly trying to figure out what works. I went from prepackaged meals for every meal to now hardly touching anything that comes in a package! Your body never stops changing, neither should your food. I’m still to this day adjusting my food, calories and exercise. It’s all about trial and error, be willing to research your body and find out what works for you! 

You will fail along the way but give yourself grace to try again.

The only perfect diet is the one you can stick to!

Do you follow a certain diet or are you looking for the perfect diet? Lets discuss! 🙂

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About the author

Sara Theesen

Sara has struggled with her weight her entire life. After losing over 100 pounds at 20 years old, she is on a quest to help others overcome their battles with weight. Sara is currently a student at UNK studying Health and PE K-12 with a minor in nutrition. She also is a certified CrossFit L1 CrossFit kids trainer at CrossFit Archway. You can follow her blog at http://fattofreedom.wordpress.com/ and follow her on Facebook at Fat to Freedom.