It took me many years in clinical practice as a Gastroenterologist to find the "diet" for me.
There is no one right "diet" or pattern of dietary choices that are the best fit for everyone.
I use the word "diet" to mean "choices."
Choices in terms of what I eat. The same goes for what you eat. It is mostly—if not all—a choice.
How much. When. What. As in much of our life. All choices.
A meal I made at home in 8 min
For me, I was coached myself to focus on a diet “rich in vegetables, nutrient & fiber-rich carbohydrates, lean protein, and small amounts of healthy fats”—and I’m a Gastroenterologist.
I was eating "healthy" back in 2018. But, not "smartly."
Piling dried fruits and nuts on a salad, adding hummus in large portions, and consuming fruit drinks (with 52 grams of sugar per bottle) were some of my shortfalls.
Read the labels
I lost 15 pounds in 3 months in 2018. Decreased ~5% body fat. I changed my approach to eating and portion control. I saw a shift in my life on many levels.
Now I share "Balance. Portion control. Keep nutrition simple. Eat Smart. Eat Healthy."
Because I am sharing what works for me and what I now routinely recommend to my patients.
I am focussing on sharing my choices that support long-standing, sustainable, healthy, balanced weight loss.
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Note that there are roles of specific low-carb diets, like the ketogenic diet, for individualized medical conditions that may benefit from it. Personally, I do not feel the keto diet is a wise long-term approach to healthy eating.
Here is what I posted previously on the Keto Diet and Weight Loss.
Here is what I posted previously on that dreaded dietary "c" word; Carbs.
One based on simple, healthy choices, and easy to prepare meals.
One that is not too restrictive, obsessive, or complicated.
On that is not a starvation or fasting diet, but a component of a balanced lifestyle change.
Balance. Portion control. Keep nutrition simple. Eat Smart. Eat Healthy.
I started to reassess how I ate. How much. How often.
I went to a "coach." I mentioned above, that even as a Gastroenterologist—I needed coaching on how to "reset" my "healthy" eating, nutrition, and dietary choices. I needed accountability. We all do.
If it helps—and is a starting point for you—then join me on LinkedIn or follow what I post on Instagram and Facebook @dr.dooreck. Connect. Ask. Share. Message me. Just ask. No worries.
Health, Diet, Nutrition, Exercise, Lifestyle, and Balance.