Thank You and Opinionated Thoughts

Today I’d like to say to all my followers, thank you! Thank you for walking with me through this journey and thank you for the words of encouragement, you have no idea how much you all mean to me.

I’d also like to add, I do not (and will not) claim to be an expert in the subject of nutrition – that’s why I see a nutritionist frequently. I will say that I have learned a lot over the last six mont…hs (and continue to learn). The things I post on this page are (in fact) my opinions about diets. There are a lot of diets out there (see my most recent blog post) and yes, I do believe that some of them are a bit extreme.

I can promise you, I have no intention of going extreme diet restrictions like some people out there. Not because I don’t think they’re good to follow, but because they are not the right diet for me.

My nutritionist and I have spent six months combing over every ounce of food that has entered my body. I am very confident in our decisions and my lifestyle changes.

I understand that some of my opinions on some diets that eliminate or limit certain foods may annoy some people but simply put – they are my opinions. Just as you researched to eliminate certain things from your diet, I have researched to keep those items in – and there is a good reason.

The reason I’m posting this is not to call out anyone, but simply make a statement that everything I post on this page is not the perfect answer – it’s what you make of it. Whether you’re for or against eating grains, peanuts, dairy, meat, cheese, eggs or even bacon – it’s what YOU decide is the right answer that matters.

Stop naming your diet and eat the way you want and deserve to eat that includes whole foods, rich nutrients and the things you love. It doesn’t matter if it’s called Clean Eating, Paleo, Weight Watchers, Atkins, Whole Food, South Beach or anything else out there on the market. Just eat real food – what you truly believe is real food – not processed that’s really the bottom line. Focus on your lifestyle changes and not the name of a diet you follow. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken… just ask my ice cream love (which won’t go anywhere). I’ve just learned to live with my love and appreciate it more when I have it!

And you can take that to the bank!

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