By Dr. Angela Gala
We are constantly inundated with the latest diet trends. Everywhere we look, new diets are being touted as the cure-all for our nutritional needs. We’ve all heard that if we follow this specific plan, we’ll slim down, have more energy, and be healthier. Is there any truth to it? Or are we simply following the trends that appeal to us in the media without paying attention to our bodies actual requirements?
It may be hard to listen to our bodies, but it is not impossible. There are a few tactics for getting started in adjusting to your body’s demands. Keeping a food diary is one idea. This will allow you to document what you eat and how your body responds. You should pay close attention to any changes you notice in your body and how it responds to various meals. Finally, you may want to experiment with an elimination diet to see if there are specific foods your body does not tolerate well.
Ultimately, we can learn much about what is good for us and what to avoid by looking at our genes. With nutrigenomics, we can understand how our genes respond to different foods. This means that we can tailor our diets specifically to our own needs. Rather than jumping on the latest diet trend, why not pay attention to what our bodies tell us they require? They are, after all, the experts on our nutrition.
If you’d like to learn more about listening to your body and determining the best nutrition, contact us at Dr. Gala Health Coaching. We have been trained and partnered with a laboratory conducting epigenetic testing and can help you establish a nutrition strategy uniquely suited to you. Let your body lead the way rather than letting media influences dictate your diet!