The maze of diets and nutritional advice
Since Ayuronics have been professionally engaged in nutrition and lifestyle, we notice that many people have an opinion about nutrition. And also how many people are willing, both solicited and unsolicited, to give advice about what you should and should not eat.
We at Ayuronics prefer to avoid “fancy diet plans” type of discussion because it is often not about exchanging experiences sincerely but rather about expressing a certain belief. It may be that a diet has a good result in one person but not in another. The human body and mind is so complex that it cannot be captured in one solid diet that would be good for everyone.
The influence of the media on Dieting:
We think that people have all kinds of ideas about what healthy food is. Through all kinds of media you will receive daily information about the latest slimming diet, the latest scientific discoveries and the healthiest dietary habits of famous people.
From Raw food, to Keto, superfoods, detox cures and paleo diets. Ayurveda is also often used as a fashion word, as a ‘new’ trend. And there will undoubtedly be a source of truth in all of these methods and investigations. But what do you choose if you want a healthy lifestyle while the range is so large? How do you know what’s healthy for you and what’s not? Especially if information contradicts one another. Are saturated fats good or not? Or is it the sugars we should avoid? And what about glutes? It can be very confusing.
Trust yourself and use your common sense
So how do you choose a lifestyle and diet that suits you? From ayuronics own perspective we can give you some advice and tips on what to look out for.
First, take all advertising messages and opinions with a generous grain of salt. There are so many interests involved: products must be sold and egos must be caressed. Even when referring to ‘scientifically proven’ results, be critical. One scientific research is not the other. Has the research been conducted correctly? Has it been performed on humans or animals? Was it performed on 10 people or on 100,000? That’s a big difference. But this information is usually not mentioned.
Results are blindly adopted in search of a headline or a sales pitch.
A good example of a deliberately incorrectly conducted research that was taken over by many media can be found here: like “Chocolate makes you lose weight faster!”
Be critical, do your own research. Read on the topic, find out how they substantiate the health effects of the diet and whether it’s right for you. Can you follow what is explained? Consult various sources, preferably independent. Maybe there are people you know who follow the method? Ask them for their experiences. And if a method appeals to you, try it out for about three months. See how you feel afterwards. Have you lost weight? Do you feel fit? Has your stool got better?
After three months you usually experience results, then your body and mind can get used to your new diet and lifestyle. And if you experience little or no effects, then you stop. Apparently, this method did not work for you or if you do experience positive results then continue with it. After all, take your time when it comes to your health.
Now you may think: when does he start talking about Ayurveda? we would like to tell you about the usefulness of Ayurveda and all the benefits it gives, but we are not going to talk about that now. We think it is more important that people make a conscious choice for themselves and we wanted to write about that now. Ayurveda is often discussed in other blogs of Ayurveda and not westernized diet plans!