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You know your body best

There are so many different theories around..

Which diet works the best: low carb, low fat, high protein, high carb, raw, paleo, 5:2, 16:8 …

Which exercise regime gives the fastest results: hiit, tabata, weights, cardio, boxing …

The options are endless. And confusing!

My amazing friend and personal trainer Kate Martin said: “You know yourself best.”

Trust your instincts, listen to your body.

I know my body responds really well to raw foods. It annoys me when I’m told to add a bit of protein, some fish or eggs. I know I have a leaky gut. I know I need to heal it. And I know how!

However, despite all I know; I have not been successful at creating a routine or strategy that complements my life, my thinking, ….and my excuses.

Which is where hearing what others have to say or what they believe in, helps me fine tune my process.

For instance, the GP I saw (Dr Malcolm MacKay) suggested that some complex carbohydrates in each meal is essential. He means brown rice, sweet potatoes, etc. Apparently as a means to balancing your blood sugar levels.

I have been avoiding complex carbs like the plague. But it makes sooo much sense to add a tiny bit to enhance satiety. (It doesn’t take much to make you feel satisfied!) And hence enhance success. The challenge is to stop at just a little. So far, it has been an insurmountable challenge. But I will prevail!