Tareshvari (Tish) from Australia joins Marc David for this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast. Tish, 59, finds herself in a place of deep nutritional confusion. She was trained as a health coach, which she thought would help her find clarity about what to eat — but it only seemed to create more uncertainty about what foods are truly best for her health and well-being. The experts she follows in the health and nutrition space all seem to contradict each other, and so does the research. Listen into this powerful episode to learn how you can get out of nutritional confusion and find the eating style that works for your unique body.
There’s a lot of conflicting information about food, eating, and weight loss. Knowing how to choose what’s right for your unique body can be understandably confusing.
The science of nutrition is still in its nascent stages, which is one of the reasons there’s so much conflicting information.
An important distinction for all of us is the concept of being a nutritional explorer: someone who acknowledges the unique and changing physiological needs of their own body, and who is willing to experiment to find what foods help the body thrive.
So many of us are looking for the “one perfect diet” that we can follow for the rest of our life. But this isn’t realistic given the changing needs of the body. Things like stress, illness, age, and more all influence our body’s nutritional needs at any given time. Tuning into our body and following our intuition is as important as following the latest research or listening to our favorite health experts.
Nutritional confusion versus nutritional uncertainty are very different. Confusion keeps us paralyzed and feeling torn in many directions, while uncertainty recognizes that we simply haven’t quite figured it out yet. When it comes to our relationship with food and body, be careful about the words you use as they deeply influence our eating challenges.
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